Acer has introduced the successor to the Iconia W3 tablet, the Iconia W4. The company keen out that the latest tablet has a “vibrant sharp” IPS display, a feature Acer prone deeply focused on specified all the pessimism surrounding the previous model’s display. The Acer Iconia W4 also crowds the hot-off-the-press Windows 8.1, gist no long upgrades after drawing it out of the box. The next generation Iconia W4 tablet is one of the first to cross our desks, and it has some welcome new features. The Iconia line consists of two families – A-series parts for Android tablets and W-series for Windows. The W4 utilizes Intel’s Bay Trail platform, which means an Intel Atom Silvermont CPU, running at up to 1.8GHz. That should grant an upright amount of compute performance, though early signs are that Bay Trail will still wrap behind other options in terms of GPU performance. The tablet will hand on in United States this month and moves toward in two variants. The model with 32GB internal storage is priced at $329.99 while the 64GB model will come at $379.99. The Windows 8.1 of W4 brings latest additions like improved searching and sharing features Internet Explorer 11, enhanced touch optimization and conveys back the ‘Start’ button.
Acer Iconia W4 Tablet Display
The Iconia W4 is a follow-up of current W3 and the W3 display feature was negatively focused but Acer now pointed out that the new tablet has a “vibrant sharp” IPS display. According to Acer, the tablet’s 8 inch display will have a 1280 x 800 resolution, a 16:10 screen ratio, and viewing angles up to 170 degrees. The screen is an 8″ 1280×800 IPS panel, with Zero Air Gap technology, which ought to be a better robust for the GPU than an ultra-high resolution display. The multitouch display also has light sensor.
Acer Iconia W4 Design
The latest successor of Acer, the Iconia W4 design doesn’t show the dramatically modified to the W3. The design is almost same but little difference in its size, weight and somewhat looks. As for the main Iconia W4 tablet, it weighs 0.91 pounds (415 grams) and is 0.42” (10.75mm) thick- less than its antecedent, which stands at 1.1 pounds and 0.45 inches. That’s mean the Iconia W4′s screen size and usability doesn’t plunge far from the Iconia W3 tree.
Acer Iconia W4 Hardware
The W4 employs Intel’s Bay Trail platform, which followed a 4th generation fairly snappy Intel Atom Silvermont CPU, running at up to 1.8GHz Dual Core processor. That should provide a decent amount of compute performance, though early indications are that Bay Trail will still lag behind other options in terms of GPU performance. The latest tablet also have a graphics processor and it sported a 2 GB RAM inside it.
Acer Iconia W4 tablet key specifications
8-inch IPS (1280×800) display with Zero Air Gap technology
1.8GHz Intel fourth generation (Intel Bay Trail series) Atom processor
32GB/ 64GB inbuilt storage, expandable up to 32GB via microSD card
5-megapixel rear autofocus camera
2-megapixel front-facing camera
Acer Iconia W4 Camera
The latest tablet features a 2-megapixel camera up front, and a 5-megapixel auto-focus shooter on the back. The rear camera can shoot up to 1080p videos at 30 frames and 720p videos at 60 frames per second. The 2 mp front camera also featured 720p video recording.
Acer Iconia W4 Peripherals
Acer also has numerous peripherals for the new tablet W4, counting a Keyboard Cover, protective film, a “responsive” passive stylus, power bank, and an adapter kit with bag. Perhaps more motivating are the Crunch Cover and Crunch Keyboard. The Crunch Keyboard is a yielding synthetic leather wrap that folds out as well as functions as a tablet stand. It measures 0.21” thick (5.3mm) and works via Bluetooth 3.0, with recharge via micro USB, so while it doesn’t frankly provide more battery life to the tablet it doesn’t necessitate a physical connection and won’t lessen battery life. The Crunch Cover is made of sturdy microfibers and folds into a stand for the tablet, with several angles obtainable it keeps all of the ports open and comes in several different colors. Acer doesn’t cite pricing on any of the accessories, so we’ll have to wait and see how much they cost.
Acer Iconia W4 Connectivity
Acer latest tablet support almost all types of connectivity features such as Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, USB 2.0, microUSB, Mass storage device, USB charging, Micro HDMI (Type D) and Computer sync, OTA sync. But provides no mention of what standards are available, so possibly an 802.11n 2.4GHz solution and Bluetooth 3.0 connectivity will be present.
Acer Iconia W4 Storage and Battery Power
The Iconia W4 comes in two storage variants, one is 32 GB variant and other is 64 GB variant. MicroSD card slot is available for the latest tablet. The battery support is also huge. Batter will provide about 10 h service without charging.
Acer Iconia W4 Price and Availability
The Acer Iconia W4 is officially announced supposed to release on October, 2013 but surely it will ship the online market in the instant month. The latest W4 might release first in US market with two variants with two separate price tags. The 32 GB model will be priced at $329.99 and the 64 GB model at $379.99.