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.
These specs should be $275-$300 and only because of the SSD
Might have done with nand mem, except the OS and the active tiles bog everything down.
Is this SDXC at least?
That hands-on made it look slow and unresponsive.
I thought the earlier model was sold at $400 at launch. If it has been lowered to $249, it is probably ok device for such a low price. The screen really was bad compared to the rest but not much worse from a lot of whitebox Android devices. It probably also shows the device was made with $150 profit margin so Acer could have done a better job using a better screen and slightly larger SSD such as 64Gb.