Effective Tablet

The W4 is powered by a 1.33GHz quad-core Intel Atom (Z3740) Bay Trail Processor and is paired with 2GB of RAM.
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Acer Iconia W4 is an effective tablet

Acer Iconia W4
Ratings: 4.5/5

Price: Rs 24,999
Specs: 8 inch tablet, Windows 8.1, 5MP rear camera; 1.33 Ghz quad core processor; 2 GB RAM; 415 grams

In the world of Android tablets, the W4 is successor to the Acer's W3 (that ran Windows RT). It has a bulky design and feels heavy at 415 grams. It features an 8 inch display with 1280 x 800 pixel resolution with good viewing angles.

To add a premium feel, Acer has given a brushed metal finish to the plastic chassis and a silver-grey matte finish on the side edges. The W4 has the latest software on board, Windows 8.1. This makes it capable of running all the apps that run on a regular Windows laptop. This includes Microsoft Office, Adobe Photoshop, etc.

A lot many apps are pre-loaded on the tablet, which includes Acer Docs, Acer Media, Acer Photo, Nero BackItUp, Evernote Touch, Amazon, Kindle, newsXpresso, TuneIn radio, etc. It also has the full version of Office Home and Student 2013 onboard.

The W4 is powered by a 1.33GHz quad-core Intel Atom (Z3740) Bay Trail Processor and is paired with 2GB of RAM. It features Intel Graphics Media Accelerator HD GPU.

Be it web browsing, playing games, making documents or watching HD videos, the tablet can handle the usual daily tasks with ease. The Iconia W4 features a 5MP rear camera and a 2MP front-facing camera, which are just average. The tablet offered close to 7 hours on a single charge.

Bag it or junk it: One of the most affordable Windows tablet in the market.

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