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Acer Also Announces European Arrival of Iconia W4 Windows 8.1 Tablet

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  1. Cristian_25H

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    Acer today presents the new 8.1-inch Iconia W4 tablet running Windows 8.1 and the 4th generation Intel Atom processor. Compact enough to hold in one hand yet spacious enough for comfortable viewing, the Iconia W4 brings mobile productivity and media consumption to the next level.

    It targets consumers and professional users who want a tablet that's easy-to-carry and convenient for all the multitasking they do - all in one sleek device. It comes preloaded with Microsoft Office Home and Student 2013, at no additional expense, for managing documents and an optional ultra-slim and portable keyboard for those who need to type as well.

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    Equipped with an IPS technology display, the Iconia W4 provides consistent images, color and brightness from a wide range of viewing angles, up to 170 degrees, ideal for sharing. Furthermore, Zero Air Gap technology removes the air between the touch panel and LCD module, reducing reflection and boosting readability even under sunlight. The Iconia W4 features a 16:10 ratio with 1280x800 pixel resolutions, a 2MP 1080P front camera, and a 5MP rear camera with autofocus that supports 720p/1080p at 60 FPS/30FPS respectively for great photos and videos.

    Driven by the 4th Generation Intel Atom 1.8 GHz processor, users can enjoy a smoother video playback, gaming and web-browsing experience. For true one-hand tablet usage, the built-in tablet portrait mode provides a pleasant one-page experience whether users are checking apps, browsing the web, reading or even responding to emails and social media posts.

    Windows 8.1 includes several new and intuitive features, such as InstantGo which makes the tablet ready to go at any moment by keeping data and apps refreshed and up-to-date even when the screen is off, by maintaining an internet connection.

    The Iconia W4 comes with Microsoft Office Home and Student 2013 so users can create and edit Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint docs virtually anywhere, while an optional full-sized keyboard enables more productive typing on the go.

    In addition, sharing content and data between the Iconia W4 and other devices is convenient through its range of ports. The Micro HDMI port provides easy audio-video connections to an external display for sharing presentations and other content. It also has Micro USB for connecting to devices like phones, for transferring files or for power charging. Plus customers will always have room for content and data on the Iconia W4 - it comes with either 32 GB or 64 GB of internal storage, and supports an additional 32 GB of storage capacity via the microSD.

    What's more, the Iconia W4 also features a sleek design that is slim and lightweight - it weighs only 415 grams and measures 10.75 mm thin, so it's easy to take anywhere.

    Accessories for extra productivity and protection
    A variety of optional accessories make the tablet experience more enjoyable and productive.
    • Acer Crunch Keyboard - Acer offers a state-of-the-art, ultra-slim Crunch Keyboard fitted in a soft synthetic leather cover that easily folds outs while also serving as a tablet stand. The stylish 5.3 mm (0.21 inches) thin silver keyboard offers Bluetooth 3.0 connectivity and is rechargeable via Micro USB.
    • Acer Crunch Cover - made with durable microfibers, the Crunch Cover folds out into a tablet stand with multiple angle settings to suit each user's reading preferences. The slim-fit cover keeps clear of all ports and is available in several fashionable colors.
    • Acer Power Bank - it offers up to 4 hours extra battery life for tablets and up to 30 hours talk time for cell phones. A LED Light indicator displays battery and charging status. Small enough to fit in a small pocket, it weighs only 100 gr.
    Other options include the protection film, passive stylus, and Traveler adapter kit.

    Availability and Pricing
    The Acer Iconia W4 will be available from end of January with a starting price of €299.
     
  2. Ravenas

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    What sucks about these new Atom tablets is that their displays don't support 1080P HD... At this point, 1080P is a standard to me. Apple and the Android base are just dominating these low end displays using their ARM processors.
     
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    Until Microsoft can make Windows 8 can scale dpi as good as iOS and Android with smaller display panels, 1280 x 800 is good enough for an eight inch screen on a Windows device.
     
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    I think you mean until Intel gets enough junk in their GPU trunk, cause windows has scaled just fine since Vista on small tablets, they just need to stop using Intel Atom in these, I imagine ARM/AMD are both supplying as much as they can on current process nodes with phones, laptops, netbooks, consoles, and other hardware, but I have never been impressed with Intel GPU's, and even on my work laptop i5 its junk compared to the one I had in Colorado with a AMD for image quality.
     
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    AMD will be giving answers as to what they can provide with the Mullins chip set to be showcased at CES.
     
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    Some Windows elements scales fine, but a lot of things does not. The log in screen for instance. Not to mention many, many programs, some of them not legacy programs.

    AFAIK the Metro UI and its apps scale beautifully though.

    EDIT: And those old tablets generally had a pretty low resolution iirc.
     
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    so at least i say windows 8 should for tablets and phones
     
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    sounds like the typical windows user...
     
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    Of course, have you ever used the classic Windows desktop or legacy Windows applications on a Surface Pro/Pro 2? Until Microsoft finds a way to make resolution scaling better on Windows, it's a constant fight to switch between 125% and 150% scaling when you're using Excel or other text heavy applications on 1080p+ screens smaller than 12".
     
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    true. if only a multi-billion dollar company to do what the open source community does...
     
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