Upcoming Acer Iconia W4 8-inch Tablet With Bay Trail Chip And IPS Display Spotted (Video)

Acer W3 Windows 8 PC1Acer released the first 8-inch Windows 8 device Iconia W3 few months back and device is now selling for just under $300. Even though the device provides great value for the money, it got poor reviews due to two main things. First, the poor LCD display. Second, the last generation Atom processor. Acer has listened to both of these complaints and an updated product named Iconia W4 is coming next month.

The Iconia W4 will have same design as W3, but will come with 1.33GHz Atom Z3740 processor and a much improved “wide view angle” display. Similar to current model, it will come with 2GB RAM and 32GB storage.

As it is coming next month, we can expect it to run Windows 8.1 out of the box.

Are you looking forward to is?

via: Engadget

  • Davey

    Yes, yes I am.

  • Bugbog

    Again, Microsoft have left the 8″ category open for OEM’s, and again they are screwing it up. All are using Bay Trail, which is making them thick. None of them have any original, or desirable designs (so far). And, judging by the Acer demoed in the video, whilst they may have [finally] improved the screen, it doesn’t look as if the tablet (or its components) are well optimized!

    Indicative of Full Windows + Bay Trail, or just poor quality work?

    Just a pity.

  • FateStayNight

    As you can see from my present avatar, I have a W510. I also have a Dell Latitude 10E. I’ll give everyone the benefit of my experience with both devices as Dell and Acer are about to debut new 8″ tablets with same specs and with designs similar to their much bigger brethren. So if you’re thinking about the w4 or the dell venue, hope this helps you. Here goes! The w510 looks slimmer even though both are the same size. It’s also noticeably lighter specially when I’m reading in bed holding it in portrait mode. Downside, the paint COMES OFF. I slid it in a poetic case and the silver finish scrapes off easy. Judging from the w4, it will do the same thing. Dell lat10 looks bulky, is bulky and feels even bulkier, probably to fit in the full size usb port. The n

  • Lenn Liggins

    Unless they up the resolution to the same as the Nexus 7 (2013), nothing really matters.

  • gwine

    Seems to me that the person using it did not know how to use it or the tablet was slow to respond in some things. Rotation seemed very slow and the user had difficulty closing windows, etc.

  • PoohGQ

    That device looks rather painful. He had to make multiple attempts to get it to react and the rotation was extremely slow. Is that a screen issue? My Surface RT doesn’t seem to suffer that kind of insult although it had it’s own teething problems!

    • Sunny

      This is a prototype. Win 8.1 is not released for mass consumption.

  • PoohGQ

    I just can’t help but notice how that picture of the hand holding the 8″ tablet is so disproportional to the size of the wrist! :/

  • Habib Wakil

    My problem is this: “Acer has listened to both of these complaints and an updated product…” Companies continue to be reactive instead of proactive. Why not just make the very best tablet that you can at various price points so that customers cannot have any valid complaints? Instead we continue to get specs in generation 2…that we should’ve had in generation 1. This can’t possibly cost effective. Why not make an awesome product to begin with? You know what the consumer wants…the fastest computer, with the best screen/camera as thin and light as possible at any price point! It’s not hard, just look at the best tablet/computer that you can buy at that price point and one-up everything…then there will be no valid complaints

  • Yuan Taizong

    It’s great to see cheap low-end Windows Tablet-P.C.’s, this is what Microsoft really needs to gain marketshare, you build from the ground up, not the top down, although Apple usually attacks the high-end, their power-source came from the iPod, which is why Macintoshes and Macbooks have way less apps than Windows’ Windows Store. Good job Acer.

  • iamwarpath

    Give me a GPS chip and you will have my money ACER.