Acer Iconia W4

After the quick launches of new Nokia Lumia devices in recent times, the device revelry continues in this part of the world. The Acer Iconia W4 tablets are available for pre-order on Flipkart, India’s leading online retailer.

Since Microsoft’s flagship Windows device – Surface – never hit the shores here and we still don’t have any clue about the availability of Dell Venue 8 Pro, the Acer Windows 8 tablets are the first ones to arrive in India.

The Acer Iconia W4 is an 8-inch Windows 8.1 (not Windows RT) tablet and bundles the complete Office 2013 Home and Student Edition. Powered by a 4th generation 1.8 GHz Intel Atom Quad Core processor and 2GB RAM, the device features a 1280 x 800 IPS display. The Acer Iconia W4 is the next step from the Iconia W3, the dubious tablet that was the first 8-inch one in the market but disappointed with the lacklustre display.

While it’s not much progression in terms of specifications, they’ve fixed the display which was the biggest, and perhaps only, sore point of the W3. The 32 GB edition is priced at INR 24,999 and the 64 GB edition is priced at INR 26,999. The estimated release date is in fourth week of December. The store also lists cases for Acer Iconia W4 tablets in several colors available for INR 2,999 although none are in stock yet. Check out the store here.

Would you pick or recommend the Acer Iconia W4? It’s full-blown Windows, pint-sized.

Thanks Sritech for the tip!