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Acer Iconia W3

alaTest has collected and analyzed 29 reviews of Acer Iconia W3. The average rating for this product is 3.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Tablets for all reviews. People really like the design and portability. The battery and usability are also appreciated, whereas opinions are divided on the reliability. Some have doubts about the GPS navigation and features.

price, usability, battery, portability, design

screen, features, GPS navigation

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Tablets the Acer Iconia W3 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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(Based on 29 reviews)

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Acer Iconia W3 Review


Acer unveiled the first 8-inch Windows 8 tablet just few months ago when they announced its Iconia W3. The Acer Iconia W3 features an 8.1-inch WXGA 1280 x 800 display, a 1.8GHz Intel Atom Z2760 processor, 2GB of RAM, a […]

The Iconia W3 doesn’t have the best display, most powerful specs or a great camera, but its portability and battery life make it an overall good tablet. As long as you aren’t looking for fancy bells and whistles along with a Windows 8 tablet, and...

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Acer Iconia W3 (64GB)


The Acer Iconia W3 is the first 8-inch Windows 8 tablet, offered at an affordable price, but this little tablet falls short.

Smallest Windows 8 tablet on the market. Small form factor is portable and convenient. Long battery life

Sub-par display. Shoddy accessory keyboard

We've seen a lot of Windows 8 tablets in the last several months, but Acer's newest entry in the category is a big deal because it's so small. The first 8-inch Windows 8 tablet to market, the Acer Iconia W3 takes all the Windows functionality seen in...

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Acer Iconia W3 review: a new, smaller kind of Windows 8 tablet


Acer's Iconia W3 is the first of its kind: an 8-inch Windows 8 tablet. It marks the start of a new category of smaller Windows tablets that are expected to debut over the coming months. When Windows 8 originally debuted in October it inspired PC makers...

Windows 8 works well in portrait mode ; Good battery life ; Windows 8.1 update coming soon

Terrible display ; Bulky and heavy ; No Windows 8 app snapping


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Acer Iconia W3 ( 64GB)


Between large-screen phones (sometimes described with the ridiculous term "phablet"), 7-inch Android tablets, and the excellent iPad Mini , it would seem that Windows 8 has been forced to carve out its territory in relatively larger screen sizes. Most...

Parts of the Windows 8 experience work surprisingly well in the Acer Iconia W3 , which is a smaller 8-inch tablet. The carry-along keyboard is clever, and battery life is excellent for a non-Haswell system.

Outside of tile-based Windows 8 apps, navigation is a pain. Screen quality is exceptionally poor, and the keyboard dock lacks a touch pad or even a track point.

The smaller 8-inch Windows 8 tablet is a form worth exploring, and the Acer Iconia W3 can be fun to use, but it's also buggy and held back by shortcuts and lackluster features.

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Acer Iconia W3 review: what's it like using Windows on an 8-inch tablet?


It's sort of hard to believe, but the first sub-10-inch Windows 8 tablet only just went on sale two weeks ago. For now, at least, the Acer Iconia W3 is

Reasonably priced ; Microsoft Office included ; Long battery life ; For now, the only 8-inch Windows 8 tablet

Washed-out screen with poor viewing angles

In addition to its portable, easy-to-hold form factor, the W3's long battery life and reasonable price make it a great value among Windows tablets.

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Acer Iconia W3 Review


With the Acer Iconia W3 you've got Acer's first 8.1-inch Windows 8 effort on the market – and the first Windows 8 tablet on the market with an 8.1-inch display in any case. Acer's previous efforts with Android tablets have been decent – we've seen the...

While we’ve yet to see any company bring the full-powered mini-tablet with high-definition display to Windows 8 that we desire – or at least desire to see – Acer currently leads the pack with this machine.

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Review: Acer Iconia W3 Windows 8 Tablet


The first 8″ tablet running full Windows 8, where you can install desktop apps, is here: the Acer Iconia W3. It's about the size of an iPad Mini, except that, on the W3, you can do real MS Office work with assured format-fidelity. We've had our first...

Just a few shots of the W3 before we get down to the verdict.

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Hands-on: Acer Iconia W3 review


With the Iconia W3, its new 8.1-inch Windows 8 tablet, Acer is hoping to put a fully-functioning desktop in the palm of your hand and wipe out the need for the iPad mini or Nexus 7 at the same time. It seems it might well have achieved exactly that....

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Acer Iconia W3


Hands-on: The first 8-inch Windows tablet, and also the cheapest.

was for Windows Phone 8.

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Acer Iconia W3


The smaller 8-inch Windows 8 tablet is a form worth exploring, and the Acer Iconia W3 can be fun to use, but it's also buggy and held back by shortcuts and lacklustre features.

Parts of Windows 8 work well ; Carry-along keyboard is clever ; Battery life is excellent

Windows 8 non-tile navigation is hard ; Exceptionally poor screen ; Buggy, some lacklustre features



Product Specifications


Convertible: No
DVD Writer: No
Embedded 3G/4G: No
Fingerprint Reader: No
Hard Drive Type:Flash Hard Drive
Remote Control: No
TV Card: No
Video Editing Card: No
Web Cam: Yes


Bluetooth: Yes
Card Reader:Single Card Reader
TV Output: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
Wireless LAN: Yes


Aspect Ratio:16:10
LED Backlight: No
Touchscreen:Multi Touch
True Resolution:WXGA

General Features

Media Centre Edition: No
Operating System Version:Windows 8


Brand of Graphic Chip:Intel ®
GPU Model (Graphic Card):GMA 3650


Chipset Brand:Unknown
Chipset Type:Unknown
Processor Brand:Intel ®
Processor Number:Z2760