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Acer Iconia W4 W4-820 / W4-821 / W4-820P / W4-821P

alaTest has collected and analyzed 248 reviews of Acer Iconia W4 W4-820 / W4-821 / W4-820P / W4-821P. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People are impressed by the size and portability. The screen and usability also get good views. There are mixed comments on the storage and touch screen.

performance, usability, screen, portability, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Acer Iconia W4 W4-820 / W4-821 / W4-820P / W4-821P is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 17 user reviews of Acer Iconia W4 W4-820 / W4-821 / W4-820P / W4-821P from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. Views about the reliability and usability are on the whole positive. The screen and performance also get good reviews.

portability, performance, screen, usability, reliability

88% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

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

Oct, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

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

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 47 user reviews of Acer Iconia W4 W4-820 / W4-821 / W4-820P / W4-821P 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 products in the same category on Amazon.com.

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 W4-820-2894 8-Inch 32 GB Windows Tablet (Smokey Gray)

Oct, 2018

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 : 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

Expert review by (cnet.com)

Acer ICONIA W4-820-2671

 

The new Iconia W4 corrects a lot of what we didn't like about the original (but not everything), and the all-day battery life is enough to make it one of the better 8-inch Windows 8 tablets. With an Intel Atom CPU, 2GB of RAM, and a 64GB SSD, it's...

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 : Dan Ackerman (cnet.com)

Acer Iconia W4-820-2466 review

 

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 : 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 : Cisco Cheng (pcmag.com)

Acer Iconia 6120

 

The Acer Iconia 6120 dual-screen laptop is a unique and innovative take on multitasking, but the virtual keyboard and Acer's touch software pack aren't ready for prime time.

Dual screens equals lots of screen real estate. Innovative touch software bundle. Reasonably priced. USB 3.0 port included. Its TouchBrowser utilizes both screens.

Virtual keyboard will anger and flummox most typists. Big and heavy for a tablet or laptop. Bottom screen is hard to use under a bright light. Media card slot reader is an external USB attachment. Gesture editor and number of other utilities are too...

The ring utility also includes a gesture editor, which lets you create your own gesture to launch any given program. To my displeasure, though, it took multiple tries tracing the letter "I" with my finger to launch Internet Explorer. There's a Web clip...

Apr, 2011

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 : 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 : 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

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:High Definition (HD)
Built-in Microphone:Y / Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:1 / 2 / 4

Battery

Battery Capacity:18.6 / 27 / 3000 / 3260 / 3400 / 3540 / 36 / 3650 / 4600 / 4960 / 6100 / 6800 / 7300
Battery capacity (Watt hours):18.6 / 22.4 / 27 / 36
Battery life (max):10 / 18 / 3 / 6 / 8 / 9
Battery performance:3000 / 3260 / 3400 / 3540 / 3650 / 4600 / 4960 / 6800 / 7300
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery voltage:3.75
Browsing time:10 / 9
Browsing time (Wi-Fi):10
Continuous video playback time:8 / 9
Number of battery cells:1 / 2 / 3 / 4
Standby Time:18

Camera

Auto focus: Yes
Built-in camera: Yes
Built-in flash: Yes
Flash Type:LED
Front Camera:N / Y
Front camera resolution (numeric):2
Main camera resolution:1280 x 1024 / 3264 x 2448
Main camera resolution (numeric):1.3 / 2 / 5 / 8
Maximum video resolution:1280 x 800 / 1920 x 1080
Rear camera:Y
Rear Camera Resolution:1600 x 1200 / 2592 x 1944 / 3264 x 2448
Rear camera resolution (numeric):2 / 5 / 8
Second camera:No / Yes
Second camera resolution:1.3 / 2 / 8
Video capturing speed:60
Video recording: Yes
Video recording modes:1080p

Design

Cable lock slot:Kensington
Certification:Energy Star, RoHS, WEEE / Energy Star\nWEEE / WEEE / WEEE\nEnergy Star
Color of product:Aluminium, Grey / Anthracite / Black / Black, Grey / Black, Silver / Grey / Silver / Silver, White / White
Device type:Full-size tablet / Mini tablet
Fingerprint reader: No
Form Factor:Convertible (Detachable) / Slate
RoHS compliance:Y / Yes

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:10 / 16:9 / 4:3
Display brightness:350
Display Diagonal:10.1 / 14 / 8 / 8.1
Display number of colors:16.78 million colours / 262144 colours
Display Resolution:1024 x 768 / 1280 x 768 / 1280 x 800 / 1366 x 768 / 1920 x 1200
Display Technology:IPS / LCD / LCD/TFT / TFT
LED backlight:Y / Yes
Touch screen:No / Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-Touch / Single-touch
Touchscreen:N / Y
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240 / 120 - 230
AC adapter output current:2.5
AC adapter output voltage:5
AC adapter power:10 / 18 / 40
Energy Star certified: Yes
Power auto-sensing: Yes

Graphics

Graphics:GeForce Graphics / GMA 3650 / HD Graphics / Radeon HD 6250 / Radeon HD 6290
Graphics adapter:GeForce Graphics / GMA 3650 / HD Graphics / Radeon HD 6250 / Radeon HD 6290
Graphics adapter family:AMD / Arm / Intel / NVIDIA
Maximum graphics adapter memory:128 / 256 / 64

Memory

Internal memory:1 / 2 / 4
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM / DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM / LPDDR2-SDRAM / LPDDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:2 / 8
Memory clock speed:1333 / 800

Messaging

E-mail: Yes
Instant messaging (IM):No / Yes

Networking

2G:Y
2G standards:EDGE,GPRS / EDGE,GPRS,GSM
3G:N / No / Y / Yes
3G standards:HSDPA / HSDPA,HSPA+,HSUPA / HSDPA,HSPA+,HSUPA,WCDMA / HSDPA,HSPA,HSPA+,HSUPA / HSDPA,HSPA,HSUPA / HSPA / HSPA+
4G:N
4G WiMAX: No
Bluetooth:No / Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:2.1 / 3.0 / 3.0+EDR / 3.0+HS / 4.0 / 4.0+HS / 4.1
Data network:3G / No
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified:Y
DLNA Certified: Yes
Ethernet LAN:N / Y
Ethernet LAN connection:No / Yes
Near Field Communication (NFC): Yes
SIM card type:NanoSIM
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11ac / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n
Wi-Fi data rate (max):300
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g / 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11a, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11ac / IEEE 802.11n
WWAN: Yes

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):20 - 85
Operating relative humidity range:20 - 85
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):5 - 35

Other Features

64-bit computing:No / Yes
Backlight display: Yes
Cabling technology:10/100Base-T(X)
CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Connectivity Technology:Wired & Wireless / Wireless
Contrast ratio (typical):1500:1
Display Type:LCD
Docking connector:No / Yes
Drivers included: Yes
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100 / 10,100,1000
ExpressCard slot: No
Full HD: No
Graphics adapter memory type:DDR3 / GDDR2 / GDDR3
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Hard drive speed:5400
HD-Ready:No / Yes
HDMI: Yes
Host interface:SATA
Infrared data port: No
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-x
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-x
Internal modem: No
L2 cache:1024
Maximum number of SMP processors:1
Memory layout:1 x 2
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2
Memory slots:1 x SO-DIMM
Mouse included: No
Networking features:Ethernet, Fast Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Fast Ethernet, WLAN / WLAN
Number of processors supported:1
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
Power Requirements:100-240 V
Power supply type:AC/DC / AС/DС
Processor socket:BGA1380 / BGA592 / FC-MB4760 / Socket FT1 BGA
SIM card support: No
Solid-state drive capacity:32
Solid-state drive interface:Micro Serial ATA
Solid-state drive interfaces:Micro Serial ATA
Total Storage Capacity:32
TV in port: No
TV out:N
TV out port: No
TV tuner integrated: No
TV-out:N
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1
Video playback: Yes
Volume Control:Digital
Weight:3.48
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wireless technologies:Wired & Wireless / Wireless

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC / USB / Yes
Carrying case: No
Docking station included:Y
Keyboard supplied:N / No / Yes
Manual: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

Accelerometer:Y / Yes
Ambient light sensor:Y / Yes
Assisted GPS (A-GPS):No / Y / Yes
Audio formats supported:MP3
Electronic compass:No / Yes
GLONASS:Y
GPS:No / Yes
GPS (satellite):N / Y
Gyroscope:Y / Yes
Operating system architecture:32-bit / 64-bit
Orientation sensor: Yes
Position location:N / Y
Proximity sensor:Y / Yes
Trusted Platform Module (TPM):No / Yes
Windows operating systems supported: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port:No / Y / Yes
DC-in jack:No / Yes
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone Out:N / Y
Lightning connector:N
Micro HDMI ports quantity:1
Micro-USB 2.0 ports quantity:1 / 2
Microphone in:No / Y / Yes
Mini HDMI ports quantity:1
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL):N
SmartCard slot: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1 / 2 / 4
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240 / 120 - 230
AC adapter output current:2.5
AC adapter output voltage:5
AC adapter power:10 / 18 / 40
Energy Star certified:Y
Power auto-sensing:Y

Processor

Chipset:AMD A50M
Conflict Free processor:Y
Graphics & IMC lithography:22
Motherboard chipset:AMD A50M
Processor:C-50 / C-60 / MT8389W / Tegra 2 (250) / Z2760 / Z3735F / Z3740
Processor architecture:ARM Cortex-A53
Processor ARK ID:70105 / 76759 / 80274
Processor boost frequency:1.333 / 1.8 / 1.83 / 1.86
Processor cache:1 / 2 / 3
Processor cache type:L2
Processor code:SR0Z4 / SR1M5 / SR1UB
Processor codename:Bay Trail
Processor cores:2 / 4 / 6
Processor family:AMD C / Intel / Intel Atom / Intel Core i5 / Intel® Atom™ / Mediatek / NVIDIA Tegra
Processor frequency:1 / 1.2 / 1.3 / 1.33 / 1.5 / 1.8 / 2.1
Processor front side bus:1066
Processor lithography:22 / 32
Processor model:C-50 / C-60 / MT8163 / MT8167 / MT8167A / MT8389W / MT8735 / Tegra 2 (250) / Z2760 / Z3735F / Z3740
Processor operating modes:32-bit / 32-bit, 64-bit
Processor package size:14 / 17
Processor series:Intel Atom Z3700 series
Processor threads:4
Scenario Design Power (SDP):2 / 2.2
Stepping:B2 / C0
Thermal Design Power (TDP):2
Tjunction:90

Processor special features

Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:No / Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel Active Management Technology: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel HD Audio Technology: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel Matrix Storage Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:No / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-x
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT):N
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N / Y
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):N / Y
Intel® Insider™:Y / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST):N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Y / Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:N / No / Yes
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N / Y
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes

Software

Bundled software:-Microsoft Word, Excel\n-Bing Bar\n-Windows Live / Acer Explorer , Acer Recovery Management, Evernote, Skitch, Fresh Paint, 7Digital, Spotify, TuneIn, Mahjong, Tap Tiles, Acer Touch Tools, Acer Screen Grasp, Acer Scrapboard / Microsoft Office Starter, Bing Bar, Windows Live Essentials / Microsoft Office Starter\nBing Bar\nWindows Live Essentials
Operating system installed:Android / Android 7.0 / Windows 7 / Windows 7 Professional / Windows 8 / Windows 8 Pro / Windows 8.1 / Windows 8.1 Pro / Windows Vista
Operating system version:4.0 / 8.1 / 8.1 Pro / Home Premium / Pro / Professional
Platform:Android / Windows

Storage

Card reader integrated:No / Y / Yes
Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC / MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC / MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDXC / MicroSD (TransFlash),MicroSDXC / MicroSDXC / MMC, SD / No / SD / SDXC
Internal storage capacity:16 / 32 / 64 / 640
Maximum memory card size:128 / 32 / 64
Storage media:eMMC / Flash / HDD / SSD

Technical Details

Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Quick Sync Video

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.346 / 0.425 / 0.488 / 0.626 / 0.63 / 0.701 / 10.2 / 5.31 / 6 / 6.57 / 6.58 / 6.59 / 6.61 / 7.32 / 7.48 / 8.19 / 8.34 / 8.43 / 8.58 / 8.62 / 9.8
Height:0.346 / 0.352 / 0.356 / 0.358 / 0.36 / 0.362 / 0.384 / 0.386 / 0.39 / 0.402 / 0.421 / 0.425 / 0.437 / 0.449 / 0.626 / 0.63 / 0.736 / 0.768 / 1.26 / 10.8 / 5.31 / 6.61 / 6.89 / 7.48
Package depth:7.05
Package height:2.56
Package weight:32.2
Package width:10.6
Weight:12 / 13.4 / 14.6 / 15 / 15.1 / 15.2 / 16 / 16.8 / 17.6 / 18.7 / 19 / 2.78 / 20.5 / 21.2 / 21.5 / 24 / 24.7 / 3.48 / 34.2 / 6.17
Width:10 / 10.2 / 10.8 / 13.7 / 5.02 / 5.04 / 5.31 / 5.75 / 6.61 / 7.36 / 7.48 / 8.62