Acer Iconia W4 tablet with 8-inch display, Windows 8.1 launched at Rs. 24,999

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Acer has launched the successor to the Iconia W3 tablet, the Iconia W4 in India. The Acer Iconia W4 32GB variant will be available at Rs. 24,999, while the 64GB variant of the tablet will be available at Rs. 26,999.

Acer launched the Iconia W4 for the US in October this year.

The Acer Iconia W4 tablet runs Windows 8.1, Microsoft's latest operating system for desktops, notebooks and x86 tablets. Windows 8.1 brings new additions like enhanced searching and sharing features Internet Explorer 11, improved touch optimisation and brings back the 'Start' button.

The tablet is powered by 1.8GHz quad-core Intel Atom Z3740 'Bay Trail-T' processor coupled with 2GB of LPDDR3 RAM. The Acer Iconia W4 tablet features an 8-inch IPS (1280x800) display and sports a 5-megapixel rear autofocus camera and alongside a 2-megapixel front-facing camera.

The Iconia W4 comes preloaded with Microsoft Office Home and Student 2013 for creating and editing Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents. The tablet also supports additional storage up to 32GB with the help of microSD card. Connectivity options on the tablet include Micro-USB, Micro-HDMI and microSD slot.

The company also bundles a keyboard with the Iconia W4 tablet, which features leather cover that folds out, also serving as a tablet stand.

Acer had unveiled its first 8.1-inch Windows 8 tablet, the Acer Iconia W3, back in June at Computex 2013. It is powered by an Intel Atom Z2760 processor with a 1.8GHz dual-core chip. The tablet comes with a 1280x800 pixel resolution LED-backlit display. It also has a 2-megapixel front facing camera and a 2-megapixel rear camera.

Connectivity options on the Iconia W3 include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, Micro-USB and Micro-HDMI, lacking USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt ports seen on previous Windows tablets from Acer. The device weighs 540 grams and is 11.35mm thick. Acer promises around eight hours of battery life for the tablet which happens to be pretty good for its size.

Acer Iconia W4 tablet key specifications

    8-inch IPS (1280x800) display with Zero Air Gap technology
    1.8GHz Intel fourth generation (Intel Bay Trail series) Atom processor
    32GB/ 64GB inbuilt storage, expandable up to 32GB via microSD card
    Windows 8.1
    5-megapixel rear autofocus camera
    2-megapixel front-facing camera
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