Acer Iconia W700-6465 Review

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wumpus

Ok, it is a better ultrabook than ultrabooks. For those who bought such things, they can go out and rush out an buy one of these.

Tablets appear to be ideal media consumption devices. I'm not sure just how you are supposed to do anything else when it isn't in the dock. This leads to the obvious issue of why didn't you put a real desktop where the dock is, and how this would compare to a desktop+ARM tablet. The ARM tablet might have less power and battery life while surfing and otherwise consuming media, but it is unlikely to be noticeable.

There is no way that a docked tablet (within a year or two) will compare with even the low end ($1000-$tablet) desktop. The only issue is you might have to leave the desktop on if you want to share storage space with the [ARM]tablet, but even then the [win]tablet won't be able to compete with the desktop's (possibly rotating) storage.

If it is just something you want to be seen using, buy an iPad. If you want to get things done, have a desktop and toy*

While I tend to point out where the "death of the desktop" articles get things right, this is one of those things where "a fool parts with his money (and power/features/usefullness) due to the desktop's imminent mortality"

*(non-ultrabook) laptops may or may not fit in between. It entirely depends on how much screen and what type of power you need. Since not all laptops hold themselves to the extremes of ultrabook constraints, there could easily be a laptop that fits your needs (it still won't consume media with the ease of the tablet).

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tony2tonez

I hope you guys review Samsung Ativ Q. that setup looks like it has the best of everything besides being a powerhouse desktop.

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burntham77

This is getting pretty close to a desktop workstation replacement. A bigger SSD, maybe an AMD chip to lower the price a little, and I would ditch my desktop PC workstation.

As is, it's still a compelling unit.

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elzafir

I need Windows 8 tablet with stylus support (the Wacom-sort), a keyboard dock that will make it a laptop, decent front and back cameras, one or two full size USB slots and HDMI on tablet, and 3G data support. Which tablet will be the best for me?

Of course ultra-long battery life, high capacity storage/drive, high resolution screen will be a nice bonus.

And is there a Windows 8 tablet capable of graphic editing with Photoshop and corel Draw, or even better, capable of mid-range gaming in the Nvidia GT740M level?

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burntham77

I had a Lenovo Twist with an i3 CPU that could run Photoshop well enough. It was a little slow to start, but once the program was running, it ran smoothly. This Acer unit in the review would most likely handle it well too.

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Formedras

Surface Pro. http://www.penny-arcade.com/2013/02/22/the-ms-surface-pro
Gabe says so.

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elzafir

Double post.