Acer Iconia W3-810-1600 8.1-Inch 32 GB Tablet (Silver)
Mediocre tablet that could have been great
This tablet is pretty good on paper. As much screen resolution as a normal 12-14″ laptop, a “decent” netbook processor, 8 hour battery life, and “free” Office 2013 (if you don’t already own a copy already and want it, it makes the price of this tablet worthwhile). All the things that “should” make for a decent tablet, right? I’ve been stalking this tablet for months now, and preordered it the very hour it popped up on Amazon, and I finally got it on my doorstep this afternoon. What should have been a blissful after lunch experience suddenly became a headache.
Out-of-box Windows Setup uses the customized Acer “green” interface. It was at this point that it became clear that this tablet must sport a TN panel — the green text looked almost checkered from bad flickering, and what is supposed to be a solid green background was a gradient due to the horrible viewing angles. It was almost black past the 50% point to the right. I had read other Acer tablets use an…
Great Windows Tablet once you update to 8.1
I like this tablet. It is a good size where you can easily take it along with you and hold it in one hand comfortably. It feels sturdy and solid and does not fill hollow or flimsy like some cheaper items. Setup is easy with a few questions you have it setup. I purchased the Protective Case from a local office store (I looked at the keyboard and it is expensive and makes it so much larger that I do not like it, I did get a BlueTooth keyboard for typing and already had a BlueTooth mouse that pairs easily and works well, however, I only use them when I know I will be sitting and can use it like a laptop). I really like the protective case. It is like a simple snap on around the edges (does not interfere with pulling in from the edges) and closes like a book, wraps around for holding like a tablet and also allows for it to stand upright at two different angles (depending on where you are using it).
I set the device up and removed all the junk that Acer installed (this is…
Better than I expected
So I’ve only had this tablet 2 days. Take what I say with a grain of salt. I’ll post more as I come to know it better.
The main thing this tablet had going for it currently is price. $280 is a decent deal for ANY tablet, and it will take a heck of a lot of negatives to overcome that. Still, it took me a week of puzzling the bad reviews to pull the trigger on this. My opinion… the bad reviews have perfectly valid points… and I kinda don’t care. This tablet brings what I want to the table.
So… bad screen… yeah, it’s not great… not particularly good either, but it’s actually perfectly acceptable. Resolution is actually slightly better than iPad Mini, and it’s fine for watching a video on. Viewing angle… actually I didn’t see a problem with the right side angle. Left side angle is really bad though. However, really, if you’re sitting there watching your tablet at an angle… you’re doing it wrong.
Speed… No. This is basically a netbook in…
- Windows 8, 8.1-inch Display
- Intel Atom Dual-Core Processor Z2760 – 1.5 GHz (1 MB Cache)
- 32 GB Flash Memory, 2 GB RAM Memory
- 8-hour battery life, 1.1 pounds
Description : Acer Iconia W3-810-1600 Tablet comes with these high level Specs: Intel Atom Dual-Core Processor Z2760, Windows 8, 8.1″ HD 1280 x 800 resolution high-brightness (300-nit) Acer CrystalBrite LED-backlit TFT LCD, 5-Point multi-touch screen, supporting finger touch and image auto rotation, Intel Graphics Media Accelerator with 64MB of dedicated system memory, High-definition audio support, 2048MB of LPDDR2 800 MHz Onboard memory chip support , 32GB Internal Storage, 802.11a/b/g/n Wireless, Bluetooth 4.0+EDR, 2MP Rear-facing camera, 2MP Front-facing camera, 1 – Micro USB 2.0 Port, 1 – Micro-HDMI with HDCP support, 2-Cell Li-Polymer (3500 mAh) Battery, Up to 8-hours Battery Life, 1.1 lbs. – 0.50 kg (tablet only), Microsoft Office Home and Student 2013The Acer® Iconia W3 Series puts desktop PC productivity in a tablet, so you can work on the go more conveniently than ever. At 8.1″, it is compact enough to hold in one hand, yet sports a screen big enough for comfortable viewing. With Microsoft® Office Home and Student 2013 and sporting 8-hours of battery life, this tablet keeps you in touch and productive while traveling, at work or play. Rounding out this premium mobile-productivity package are Windows 8 and a robust Intel® processor.
- 8.1″ 1280 x 800 resolution, high-brightness (300-nit): with integrated 5-Point multi-touch screen, supporting finger touch and image auto rotation
- Windows 8
- Intel® Atom™ Dual-Core Processor Z2760 1.5GHz with Intel® Burst Technology up to 1.8GHz
- 2048MB of LPDDR2 800 MHz Onboard memory chip support
- Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator with 64MB of dedicated system memory
- 32GB Internal Storage
- High-definition audio support
- Two Built-in Stereo Speakers
- Integrated Digital Microphone
- 802.11a/b/g/n Wireless
- Bluetooth® 4.0 + EDR
- 1- Micro USB 2.0 Port
- 1 – Micro-HDMI™ with HDCP support
- MicroSD memory slot up to 32GB(SDHC 2.0 compatible)
- 2MP Rear-Facing Camera
- 2MP Front-Facing Camera
- Sensors:Gyroscope, E-Compass, G-Sensor, Ambient light sensor
- 2-Cell Li-Polymer Battery
|The Acer® Iconia W3 is the first 8″ tablet with Windows 8 for a smooth, hands-on multimedia, 5-point multi-touch experience. The exceptional 8″ display makes you feel what you see with consistent and accurate colors from wide viewing angles.
A true multi-user tablet, the W3 breathes life into movies and games, lets you enjoy reading and picture editing, and provides easy access to personal apps and settings via live tiles, plus access to the Windows Store to add even more. The W3 also comes with Microsoft® Office Home and Student 2013 so you can edit Word, Excel and PowerPoint docs on the go.
Windows 8 has been re-imagined to be all about you. Put what matters most right on your Start screen, and get instant access to your people, apps, sites and more, so you can spend less time searching and more time doing. Windows 8 is smooth, intuitive, and designed to let you do what you want, the way you want.
|With MS Office Home and Student 2013, You’re in control of getting things done and delivering amazing results according to your schedule. Edit Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote documents on the go, at the office, home, or school.
The Iconia W3 syncs across all your Windows 8 devices, so what you need is always there for a universal experience. Opt for the full-size Bluetooth® keyboard that snaps to the back of your tablet, and the W3 becomes as productive as a notebook, while preserving tablet mobility.
Bring your files because there’s a microSD™ card slot built in. Port your whole experience to your big screen TV in full HD glory through the Micro-HDMI port. The W3 also features a Micro-USB port for sharing and expanded storage capacity.
You’ll enjoy high-quality face-to-face chats thanks to the built-in 2MP front and rear-facing cameras and 802.11b/g/n wireless, while Bluetooth® technology lets you wirelessly connect to other Bluetooth-enabled devices such as phones and printers, eliminating the need for cables. Acer Instant Connect gets you to the web in 4x faster than conventional notebooks by remembering previous Wi-Fi spots you’ve visited!
With AcerCloud, your PC’s storage IS your Cloud storage with wireless access to your photos, music, videos and documents—wherever you are, on any PC, on all your devices! With Acer Always On technology, simply press it and it’s on and updated, just like a phone.
|Compact enough to hold in one hand, yet big enough for comfortable reading, web browsing and video enjoyment, the W3 houses a powerful Intel® Atom Dual-Core processor for optimum performance and reliability.
With enough battery life for up to 8 hours of 720p video playback, you have the entire day to do what you want—check the morning news, update your social media at lunch, and watch a movie in the evening.
Matched with a large 16:10 display, the W3 is ideal for HD entertainment on the way or getting some serious work done without scrambling for a power outlet.