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Acer Iconia W4 W4-820 / W4-821

alaTest has collected and analyzed 156 reviews of Acer Iconia W4 W4-820 / W4-821. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Tablets for all reviews. Opinions about the battery and usability are overall positive. The screen and performance are also appreciated. The connectivity and touch screen get negative comments, while there are mixed reviews on the camera and durability.

portability, performance, screen, usability, battery

touch screen, connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Tablets the Acer Iconia W4 W4-820 / W4-821 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Review analysis

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Acer Iconia W4 W4-820 / W4-821

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 12 user reviews of Acer Iconia W4 W4-820 / W4-821 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Tablets on Amazon.co.uk. Reviews about the price and size are overall positive. The screen and performance also get good opinions, whereas there are some critical reviews about the usability.

portability, performance, screen, size, price

usability

92% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Acer Iconia W4-820 8.1-inch Tablet (Silver) (Intel Z3740 1.33GHz, 2GB RAM, 64GB Storage, Wi-Fi, BT, Camera, Windows 8)

May, 2015

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Acer Iconia W4 W4-820 / W4-821

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 47 user reviews of Acer Iconia W4 W4-820 / W4-821 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Tablets on Amazon.com. Reviews about the price and screen are on the whole positive. The performance and portability also get good opinions. There are some mixed comments about the design, and some have doubts about the connectivity and durability.

usability, portability, performance, screen, price

touch screen, durability, connectivity

81% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Acer Iconia W4-820-2894 8-Inch 32 GB Windows Tablet (Smokey Gray)Acer Iconia NT.L31AA.008 8.0 inch Intel Atom Z3740 1.33GHz/ 2GB DDR3/ 32GB eMMC/ Windows 8.1 Tablet (Gray)

May, 2015

Expert review by: Michelle Mastin (pcworld.com)

Acer Iconia W4 review: After last year’s rocky start, this tablet is finally a good buy

 

It's a big step up from the original W3, though other than an HDMI-out port it doesn't stand out from the crowd.

Micro HDMI port ; Good benchmark performance

Mediocre display ; Thick and heavy compared to much of the competition ; Comparatively low battery life

Acer’s Iconia W4 is a big step up from its predecessor, but it doesn't stand out among the current crowd of 8-inch Windows tablets.

Apr, 2014
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Expert review by: Dan Ackerman (cnet.com)

Acer ICONIA W4-820-2882

 

Acer's first attempt at an 8-inch Windows 8 tablet, the Iconia W3, worked well enough for an early example of the style, but it was soon eclipsed by newer models from Dell, Lenovo, and others with better design, features, and performance.

Acer's Iconia W4 has excellent battery life for an 8-inch Windows tablet; plenty of ports for a slate, including HDMI, SD card, and USB, as well as a decently large 64GB SSD.

The clunky plastic design does the W4 no favors, and it's thicker and heavier than many other Windows tablets. The screen resolution feels dated compared to a growing number of HD-or-better tablets.

The 8-inch Acer Iconia W4 has a few advantages that help it stand out from a crowd of similar devices, including great battery life and enough ports to support basic productivity. It's also much better -- and less expensive -- than last year's W3...

Apr, 2014

Expert review by: sandra vogel (zdnet.com)

Acer Iconia W4 review: Affordable 8-inch Atom-based Windows tablet

 

This affordable 8-inch Atom-based (Bay Trail) Windows 8.1 tablet has a nice IPS screen and delivers all-day battery life under light usage modes. Limited screen size, internal storage and processing power will prevent it from being more than a...

Decent performance ; Microsoft Office (Home & Student) included ; Good battery life ; Good-quality IPS screen ; Supports USB storage

Ergonomics for business productivity could be better ; Short on internal storage ; Not suitable for demanding workloads

Good battery life should keep the Iconia W4 going through the working day, so long as you're not taxing it with over-strenuous workloads. With an external Bluetooth keyboard and mouse it could probably cope with more serious work than web browsing,...

Apr, 2014

Expert review by: Joel Santo Domingo (pcmag.com)

Acer Iconia W4-820-2466

 

The Acer Iconia W4-820-2466 is a bright, compact 8-inch Windows 8 slate tablet. With a full copy of Microsoft Office Home and Student and almost 10 hours of battery life, it's a viable alternative to carrying an ultraportable laptop to class or meetings.

In-Plane Switching (IPS) screen. Micro-HDMI port. Includes Microsoft Office Home and Student. Almost 10 hours of battery life

A bit pricier than rivals. No GPS. No 3G/4G/LTE. Lots of bloatware

The Acer Iconia W4-820-2466 ($379.99, as tested) is an entry-level Windows 8 slate tablet that is small enough to carry around while you attend a day's worth of classes or business meetings. It's not quite a laptop replacement until you add extra...

Apr, 2014

Expert review by: Jon Fingas (engadget.com)

Acer Iconia W4 review: a big upgrade to a small Windows tablet

 

Acer's Iconia W3 wasn't quite the best introduction to 8-inch Windows tablets; we liked it, but its subpar display and modest performance kept it from be

Much-improved display ; Above-average battery life ; Good performance for the money

Slightly bulky compared to other 8-inch Windows tablets ; Subpar speakers

The Iconia W4 may not stand out in any one area, but it's a textbook example of how to do a small Windows tablet with a solid design, a pleasant display and long battery life.

Mar, 2014

Expert review by: Cherlynn Low (laptopmag.com)

Acer Iconia W4 Review

 

The Acer Iconia W4 is a well-designed 8-inch Windows 8.1 tablet with a gorgeous IPS display and very good battery life.

Beautiful display; Long battery life; Solid build quality; microHDMI port

Heftier than 8-inch competition; Lackluster camera; Speakers a bit soft

The Acer Iconia W4 is a well-designed 8-inch Windows 8.1 tablet with a gorgeous IPS display and very good battery life.

Feb, 2014

Expert review by: TechReviewSource.com (techreviewsource.com)

Acer Iconia W4-820-2466

 

The Acer Iconia W4-820-2466 is a bright, compact 8-inch Windows 8 slate tablet. With a full copy of Microsoft Office Home and Student and almost 10 hours of battery life, it's a viable alternative to carrying an ultraportable laptop to class or meetings.

Apr, 2014

Expert review by: goldfries (goldfries.com)

Acer Iconia W4-820 Windows 8.1 Tablet Review

 

If you're looking for a small Windows 8.1 tablet, the Iconia W4-820 could be the one for you.

Apr, 2014

Expert review by: Shawn Knight (techspot)

Acer Iconia W4 Tablet Review

 

We've seen a flurry of 8-inch Windows 8.1 tablets hit the market over the past several months. Next up is the Acer Iconia W4, the follow-up to the company's first Windows 8.1 tablet, featuring an 8.0-inch 1,280 x 800 display and the same quad-core...

Display offers good viewing angles and color reproduction. Good performance from Intel's Bay Trail SoC.

Lousy camera and speakers. Disappointing display resolution. Bloatware. Uninspiring design.

The 5-megapixel rear-facing camera leaves a lot to be desired. Image quality indoors is flat out terrible while photos snapped outdoors under ideal lighting conditions are still pretty lousy. I get trying to save a few bucks by including a cheaper...

Mar, 2014

Expert review by: thinkdigit.com (thinkdigit.com)

Acer Iconia W4 Review

 

If you are comfortable with Windows and are open to the idea of getting yourself a Bluetooth keyboard and mouse, then the Acer Iconia W4 will make a good buy. However, if you're looking for a pure tablet experience that will give you optimal...

Good performance, Solid build, Comes with Windows

Windows 8 isn't a very good tablet OS, Needs a Bluetooth keyboard+mouse to achieve full potential

Dec, 2013

Product Specifications

Built-in Camera:Double Camera

Configuration

Convertible: No
DVD Writer: No
Embedded 3G/4G:3G / No
Fingerprint Reader: No
GPS Receiver:Built-in
Hard Drive Type:Flash Hard Drive
Integrated TV Tuner: No
Keyboard: No
Phone Function: No
Remote Control: No
TV Card: No
Video Editing Card: No
Web Cam: Yes

Connectivity

Bluetooth: Yes
Card Reader:2 in 1 Card Reader
TV Output: Yes
USB:USB 2.0
WiFi Connectivity: Yes

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:10 / 16:9 / 4:3
Display Technology:TFT Display
LED Backlight:Edge LED
LED Technology:Edge LED
Number of Displays:1
Touchscreen:10-Point Touch / 5-Point Touch / Multi Touch
True Resolution:WXGA

General Features

Built-in Camera:Double Camera
Convertible: No
Media Centre Edition: No
Operating System:Android
Operating System Version:Android 4.2 JellyBean / Windows 8
RAM Type:DDR3 SDRAM

Graphic

Brand of Graphic Chip:Intel ®
GPU Model (Graphic Card):HD GPU / Intel ® HD GPU
GPU TYPE:OnBoard Graphic

Processor

Chipset Brand:Intel®
Chipset Type:Unknown
Processor:ATOM / Atom™
Processor Brand:Intel ® / Intel®
Processor Number:Z3740 / Z3740D
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