So far, there has only been a handful of windows 8 tablets in the market. As the Android market has grown in a massive manner, Windows is trying to catch up with it in a slow pace specially regarding the tablets. Never the less various tablet manufacturing giants are trying to pull up the Windows 8 market and now Acer has recently launched another tablet with the same OS running in it called Iconia W3. This is the first tablet to come with the display size of 8 inch and it was first unveiled in the Computex 2013 recently. The Iconia W3 comes at the cost of Rs. 30,499 onwards. To go by the past records, Acer already has few devices under Iconia line up that runs on the same platform, viz. Acer Iconia W510 and Acer Iconia W700.
Going by the specs, the Iconia W3 has a 8.1 inch capacitive LCD multitouch display that offers a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels. The tablet runs on Windows 8 Pro on Intel's x86 architecture. Iconia W3 is powered by a dual-core Intel Atom Z2760 clocked at 1.8 GHz, which includes hyperthreading and comes with a built-in Intel HD graphics. The dual channel RAM architecture (LPDDR2) is limited to 2 GB RAM. The tablet houses 2 MP camera on both front and rear side.
The device comes in two variants with 32 and 64 GB internal storage options that is expandable by additional 32 GB via microSD card. The tablet can output full-HD through its micro-HDMI port and other connectivity options include USB 2.0 port and 802.11b/g/n WiFi. The device comes with a Microsoft Office 2013 edition pre-installed, and promises an 8-hour battery life.
There is also an optional keyboard dock for those who want a physical keyboard experience, and it's possible to place the tablet in either portrait or landscape mode, although the dock is noticeably larger than the tablet. The dock has a full QWERTY keyboard and slightly raised keys.
Here below on the slides are five worth buying aspects of Acer Iconia W3:
Windows 8 in 8 inch Tablet
Firstly it is a first windows 8 tablet with 8 inch display. This is the unique combination others never thought of before. The Iconia W3 with Windows 8 is a true multi-user tablet. It syncs across all your Windows 8 devices. Plus, Windows 8 provides you with built-in security and parental controls.
Acer Iconia W3 comes with an optional full-size Bluetooth keyboard that holds the tablet upright for typing and then conveniently docks to the tablet to lay flat for easy, screen-protected transportation. The keyboard mirrors the size of those found on larger 13.3-inch notebooks, so it is comfortable to use and ensures working on documents and presentations even more convenient.
Free Microsoft Office 2013
The device comes pre installed with the office suite that enables students and others to prepare and view docs and spreadsheets in a go as it includes all Microsoft office tools like Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote.
Competitive Specs and Fair Price
The Iconia W3 comes with a competitive specs like Windows 8 Pro, Intel Atom Z2760, 8 inch WXGA Multi-Touch LCD display. It also houses a 2 GB RAM, eMMC32GB, Intel Graphics Media Accelerator, Bluetooth, micro HDMI,micro-USB 2.0 port and an 8 hours battery like. Not only this but the device comes with a docking station composed of a Bluetooth keyboard and an office suite. The device is priced fairly at Rs. 30,499.
The Iconia W3 Series puts desktop PC capability in a tablet. There are devices in the market running on Windows 8 Pro platform and this one now surely will occupy the top positions. It has got all the features to be used as a Laptop and 8 Inch display makes it seem like one. Mobility of the tablet can also be take care of easily and with the keyboard coming along with the device, it will definitely be a combination like peas and carrots.