Acer Iconia W4 Windows 8 Tablet Spotted at Intel Event

Pulkit Chandna

Packs Bay Trail chip and IPS display

Despite publicly voicing its displeasure over having to compete with Microsoft in the tablet market, Acer earlier this year became the first company to launch an 8-inch Windows 8 tablet — the Iconia W3. The device itself, though, didn’t exactly set the world alight. Things were so bad, in fact, that reports of a replacement started doing the rounds just a few weeks after it first became available. Turns out those reports were mostly accurate.

Called the Iconia W4, the successor to the poorly received W3 was recently spotted at a recent Intel event, with Dutch site even managing to shoot a short hands-on video of the device. According to the site, the W4 has an Intel Atom “Bay Trail” Z3740 chip and an IPS display, both of which are a marked improvement over the W3’s dual-core Intel Atom “Cloverview” Z2760 processor and shoddy Twisted Nematic display.

Further, the 8.1-inch Iconia W4 is said to have 2GB of DDR3 memory, 32GB of storage, 5MP front camera, 2MP rear camera, 802.11n WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, micro-USB, microSD card reader and micro-HDMI.

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