Acer Iconia W4: Second-gen small-screen Windows tablet

Acer Iconia W4

Acer Iconia W4

It is becoming clear that PC manufacturers are scrambling to become the dominant player in the tiny yet nascent Windows tablet market. Major players like Toshiba, Dell, and more recently, Lenovo, have put out their respective 8-inch slabs that run on Windows 8.1. Now it is Acer’s turn to unveil its second-gen small-screen Windows tablet.

The Acer Iconia W4 follows the footsteps of the Iconia W3. It sports a fourth-generation 1.8GHz Atom processor, an IPS display with 1280 x 800 resolution, a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera, and a 2-megpaixel front-facing camera. The tablet has a micro-USB slot, a micro-HDMI port, and is available with your choice of either 32GB or 64GB of internal storage, both are expandable with an additional 32GB using a microSD card.

Acer Iconia W4

Much like many other new Windows tablets, the Iconia W4 comes pre-installed with a full copy of Microsoft Office Home and Student 2013 edition. Acer will also offer a variety of accessories for its latest tablet, including a passive stylus and two types of cover. The Crunch Cover protects the gadget’s display and also folds out into a tablet stand, while the Crunch Keyboard has the same capabilities, except that it comes with a Bluetooth keyboard that is chargeable through micro-USB.

The Acer Iconia W4 will ship later this month. The 32GB model is priced at $330, while the 64GB version costs $380. Prices for the accessories remain undisclosed.

Source: PC World

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