Bay Trail-Powered Acer Iconia W4 Tablet Makes Appearance
The Acer Iconia W4 tablet features an Intel Atom "Bay Trail" processor, an 8-inch IPS display and runs Windows 8.1.
Back in April, reports surfaced that Intel was targeting a Q4 2013 release for its new Bay Trail processors. The recent appearance of the Acer Iconia W4 tablet seems to suggest that Intel's plans are well on schedule.
According to Dutch website BouweenPC, the Iconia W4 features an Intel Atom Z3740 "Bay Trail" processor, 2 GB of RAM, a 32 GB SSD, and an 8-inch IPS display with a resolution of 1280 x 800. Also included are 5 MP rear and 2 MP front cameras, microSD expansion slot, micro HDMI port, Bluetooth, GPU and Wi-Fi connectivity.
Though no official information has been provided regarding the release date, the fact that it runs Windows 8.1 precludes a launch before mid-October. Judging from previous reports on Intel's release timetable, it may in fact be targeted at this year's holiday season. The Acer Iconia W4 tablet is expected to retail for €330 and $400 in Europe and the United States, respectively. You can check out BouweenPC's brief hands-on video below.