The Acer Iconia W4 is a Windows 8.1 tablet with an 8 inch display and an Intel Atom Z3740 Bay Trail processor. It was announced at about the same time as similar models from Dell, Lenovo, and Toshiba — but while all of those tablets are available for purchase, the Acer Iconia W4 hasn’t hit store shelves yet.

The wait could be over soon though. Acer posted a promo video for tablet recently, and the folks at Lowyat noticed that Acer also posted a product page for the tablet recently… and then removed it.

If nothing changes before launch though, it looks like Acer’s new 8 inch Windows tablet will sell for $330.

Acer was actually the first company to launch an 8 inch Windows 8 tablet. But the Iconia W3 had a relatively slow Intel Atom Clover Trail processor and a display with poor viewing angles. The new W4 model has a faster CPU and a should also have a better screen.

The tablet’s expected to have 2GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, a 1280 x 800 pixel display, and a quad-core Bay Trail processor with Intel HD graphics.

It features 802.11a/b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth, HDMI output, and a 4960mAh battery for up to 8 hours of run time. The Iconia W4 measures 8.6″ x 5.3″ x 0.4″ and weighs just over 15 ounces.

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You can find full details at a Google cached copy of the Acer product page.

At $330, it’ll sell for about the same price as a Toshiba Encore tablet, but about $30 more than a Dell Venue 8 Pro or Lenovo Miix 8.

via UMPC Portal

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17 replies on “Acer Iconia W4 Windows 8 tablet coming soon for $330”

  1. What is with the 1280×800 subpar resolution? Wintel tablet makers have done a great job with the hardware and software since Bay Trail, Haswell, and Windows 8.1 . . . but they all seem to be completely fumbling with these crummy screens. I will NOT have a tablet at less than 1920×1080, unless someone gives it to me at the school raffle or something.

    Secondly, you just cannot sell me a full Win 8.1 machine and it’s bloated OS with only 32GB storage. Would ANYONE buy such a machine with a 32GB HDD? Not on this planet. But call it an SSD and hey that’s okay? Come on.

    I was tempted with the Dell 8 Venue Pro at $229. But . . . see above.

    1. I understand what you mean by Windows 8.1 being bloated. I was trying to install a dual-boot session on my laptop with Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 13.10, and was baffled to see that Windows 8.1 took up 20 GB of my SSD! So technically that would mean that you only get about 12 GB free with this tablet.

      Ubuntu only requires around 4 GB of free space, so maybe if I were to get this tablet, I’d either install Ubuntu on it or put Android x86 on it. Or both, since they’re both quite small. I could use Android for just recreational purposes, and if I wanted to use the tablet for work or something, I’d connect a keyboard, reboot into Ubuntu which would give me a full desktop interface, and do my work that way.

      Sorry, got a bit carried away there. xD

  2. You guys need to do a thorough, side-by-side comparison of the Toshiba Encore, Lenovo Miix, Dell Venue, and Iconia W4. I’m going to buy one of these, but I don’t have a clue which one …

  3. Unfortunately, the 64 bit driver isn’t here yet, even if bay trail architecture was supposed to have it. you’ll have to wait for next year till you see 64 bit bay trail systems with more than 2GB RAM.

  4. Nope, still pretty underwhelming. If you want to use it for anything more than a couple of browser windows open at a time, you’ll need more than 2GB of RAM. Not a fault of Win8 thou, it’s just how large memory footprint sites got lately (nobody does optimization of code anymore). I also wouldn’t buy a tablet with 32GB eMMC, you’ll have about 8-10GB free out of the box. So nope, still waiting.

    1. You clearly don’t know what you’re talking about. You obviously haven’t tried the new quad core atom. You can easily have 4 windows open each with 20 tabs while running photoshop with multiple tabs and layers while running a 3D modeling program like blender while streaming a movie or two while playing an online game at medium frame rates. As for the memory, you can always buy a memory stick.

      1. I’m not talking about the CPU. I’m talking about the amount of RAM and that most internet sites use so much javascript and addin codes that they easily take a couple hunderd of MB of RAM whatever browser you use. This means 10 windows open can easily fill up your puny 2GB. You can use mobile sites, disable flash and all the plugins, install an andblocker and try to compress your memory footprint, but that’s not really full dekstop experience, is it? Also will it be enough next year when there will be even more JS and other shit? Again it’s not the fault of the Atom CPU or Windows, it’s just how the internet works. Memory stick can give you storage space, yes. Also it’ll be slow. Even the faster ones, made for photographers will not come close to your SSD. And you can’t install more RAM into these machines. If you could drop in another 2GB of DDR3, i’m sold for it.

      2. I’d like to see a video of this happening all at the same time with only 2 GB of RAM like what zdanee said.

    2. I agree 32GB is small, but most of these have 64gb variants. You can also add a 64gb SD.

    1. Not yet. Wait a few months for higher resolution sub 10” windows tablets.

      1. The HP Omni 10 has a 10″ 1080p display although 10″ is too big for my use case.

        1. 8.5 inches is the sweet spot significantly bigger thn 7 but not as unwieldy or batt hungry as 10. I’d be proud to carry one of those in my pocket. (google nexus 8.5). Then, to run win8.1 or Android?? which will run mobile civ6 better?

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