Acer Iconia W3 8 inch Windows 8.1 at first sight # bldwin
Acer caused enough noise when he announced during Computex your Iconia W3, 8-inch device with Windows 8. During build we could see a bit more closely and find out how well it works Windows in this small format.
One of the striking things is the addition of a vertical version of the home screen in Windows 8.1, which lets you use the tablet in this regard, recalling a bit like a giant smartphone. It is a practical addition that can make us see more alternatives with small screen sizes in the near future.
The device weighs 540 grams, is metallic plastic on the back and edges ahead. There seems to be crafted with great detail and care, but it is supposed to go on sale for $ 350, perhaps justifying a device that is not as polished.
As a keyboard accessory, which is larger than the tablet, to allow writing more comfortably. However, when transporting the size difference does not seem to be the most practical alternative.
The tablet is placed on the keyboard using a rubber support, which does not have any connectors. Instead, you have to use Bluetooth to communicate to both parties. The keyboard has no battery, but uses AAA batteries. It will be sold separately for about USD $ 90.
The keyboard issue is not a minor, considering that this tablet comes with free Office and several want to use it. Apart from the size, W3 Iconia screen is not too impressive. Not enough brightness and colors are rather muted. Anyway Resolution reaches 1280 x 800.
The equipment includes a rear camera and 2 MP front each, a micro USB port, a micro HDMI, an Intel Atom 1.8 GHz, 32 or 64 GB of storage, plus a microSD card slot.
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