Acer will soon bring out the Iconia W4, an inexpensive mid-size Windows tablet that will replace the Iconia W3.
The W3 drew frequent criticism for its poor-quality screen. Its successor is going to have an 8-inch, 1280 x 800, “”Zero Air Gap”, IPS display. This means it will have much broader viewing angles, and offer better readibility in all conditions.
The upcoming tablet is going to run Microsoft Windows 8.1 on a 1.8GHz Intel Atom Bay Trail processor. There will be 32GB and 64GB versions available, and users will be able to add more storage with a microSD memory card.
Also included in the W4 will be a 5MP main camera and 2MP front-facing one, as well as Microsoft Office Home & Student 2013 pre-installed.
Acer is going to ship two versions of a Bluetooth travel keyboard for this tablet, as well as a passive stylus and an external battery.
The 32GB version of the Iconia W4 will sell for $330, and the 64GB one will be $380, when these two are introduced later this month.