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 Bouweenpc.nl 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.