Acer Launches the Iconia W4 Windows Powered 8 Inch Tablet

Last week, Acer released a Windows 8.1 powered tablet, the Iconia W4 powered by a 4th generation Intel Atom processor paired with a bunch of interesting accessories.

Acer ICONIA W4The Iconia W4’s announcement comes quickly after their W3’s launch, which saw some complaints about the screen quality. With the W4, Acer has fixed that problem with a better IPS screen which features Zero Air Gap technology with wider viewing angles and better display clarity both indoors and outdoors.

Acer is targeting the Iconia W4 towards active and professional users who are looking at using the device on the move for both work and play. In fact with Windows 8.1, Microsoft Office for Home and Student 2013 comes pre-installed in the tablet at no extra cost.

According to Acer the W4 should give you about 1o hours of internet browsing or 8 hours of continuous video playback time on the 4960 mAh battery which powers it.

“Modern consumers want an all-pervasive computing experience, one that is high on speed and performance as well, taking care of their mobile demands. Addressing the consumer desire for portable computing, Acer has launched a host of computing devices in flexible form factors including convertibles, all-in-ones, and tablet PCs. As a part of our focused efforts to offer industry-changing experience and newer form factors, we bring to you our latest tablet, the Iconia W4. The ultimate on-the-go entertainment hub, the Iconia W4 will appeal to a cross section of users from busy professionals to ultra-mobile youngsters”, asserted Harish Kohli, Managing Director, Acer India during the launch of the device.

Quick Specs

ProcessorIntel Atom 1.8Gh Z3740
Screen
Screen Size8 inches Capacitive
Resolution1280 x 800px @ 16:10 Aspect Ratio
TechnologyIPS LCD with Zero Air Gap
Operating SystemWindows 8.1
Storage
Internal Storage32 / 64 GB
External StorageMicroSD Expandable upto 32GB
ConnectivityWifi, Bluetooth 3.0,Micro HDMI Micro USB
Camera
Rear5 Megapixel
Front2 Megapixel
Battery4960 mAh
Form Factor
Dimensions134.9 x 218.9 x 10.75 mm
Weight415 grams

 

Accessories for the Iconia W4

Crunch Keyboard from AcerAcer Crunch Keyboard 

For users who need a 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  CrunchCover Red

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.

Other W4 accessories include the Acer Keyboard Cover, protection film, responsive passive stylus, power bank, adaptor kit with bag, and Micro USB cable.

Price and Availability

The 32GB device is priced at Rs.24999 and the 64GB at Rs.26999. You can get your hands on the Acer Iconia W4 at at Croma and Reliance Digital outlets across the country. If you prefer buying online, the you can get yours at Flipkart.

Acer beTouch E110 – Android phone at an affordable price

The Acer beTouch E100 is an affordable Android phone from Acer. If you are looking for an Android phone below Rs, 15,000, here is one of the contenders to look at. This phone retails for 9,999, so you should get it for slightly cheaper if you look around for a bargain. The beTouch E110 runs on Android Cupcake (version 1.5) and sports a 400 Mhz processor,  2.8 inches TFT resistive touchscreen and a 3MP camera.

Connectivity

The beTouch E110 is Quad-band phone with 3G capabilities. WiFi capability is missing, so you better have a good 3G or EDGE provider  if you’re planning any heavy app downloads.
The phone also features a micro-USB for PC connectivity and charging.  You can also connect to other devices using Bluetooth 2.0.

Storage

The memory on this device is 256MB RAM and 256MB ROM for applications. You can extend this storage using a microSD card up to  32GB.

Multimedia

The  beTouch E110 sports a 3 MegaPixel camera and an FM radio. The phone ships with Nemo player for browing and surfing through you photos, music and videos. There’s also a built in FM Application to surf the radio waves.
Acer has also bundled an  Exclusive Spinlets™ application which provides free streaming of worldwide music and video, that can be shared with friends and family via the web or e-mail.

Social Networking

You can take your Social Networks on the move using the built in Facebook client. As a plus point, for hardcore twitter addicts, this phone comes with Twidroid Pro pre-installed, so you can use your multiple twitter accounts in one app. Other Social Network users can download other clients from the Android Markets, so you’re not limited to what Acer bundles with the phone.

Price in India

The Acer  beTouch E110 is currently retailing for Rs. 9,999. Hunt around for a good deal if you’re planning on getting this phone.