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All posts tagged "iconia"

  • Acer’s new 10″ tablet, the Iconia A3 is another bland Android slab

    Acer plans to lift the lid on a brand-spanking new 10-inch tablet, the Iconia A3. Laptopmag spills the beans on a very ordinary tablet that’s thankfully priced rather well. The US$330 (R3 300) tablet will launch in Europe, Africa and the UAE first come October. The 3G version is said to cost US$299 and will land November. The specs are decent for an Android tablet, so let’s see what the Iconia A3 offers us. The Iconia A3, which will only be legitimately revealed when IFA 2013 begins, is a 10-inch Android 4.2 tablet with a 1280×800 resolution, a quad-core 1.2Ghz CPU and...

  • Acer Iconia W510 unboxing

    The Acer Iconia W510 is two parts of a juicy whole. The screen is sharp, the tech specs are decent and the price is just right for a product that is easily worth US$800. In reality, it costs US$650 and it’s worth every cent of that. You’re essentially getting two devices in one: a great Windows 8 tablet and a laptop when docked into the very responsive keyboard. This is just an unboxing of the Iconia W510, but our review went live a few weeks back. We loved it and said that it’s one of the best hybrid laptops you...

  • Acer Iconia W510 review: Windows 8 finally does good

    The Iconia W5 is the latest Windows 8 laptop/tablet hybrid (a “lappitablet”) from Acer. While it’s not perfect, it’s better than the Surface RT, as it’s a full Windows 8 experience now, not a stripped down version of the maligned OS. With some decent specs, a great screen, the option of having both a laptop as well as a tablet essentially, and a very solid keyboard (an optional extra), the W5 is the best hybrid Windows 8 computer yet — but the US$500 price hurts it. A dual-core 1.5Ghz Atom CPU with a 64GB drive may not be enough for a...

  • Acer Iconia Tab A210 review: great value plus a USB slot

    Although it’s still the iPad and, to some extent Samsung’s Galaxy lineup of tablets that grab the headlines, the future looks brightest for good value 10-inch tablets. The Google Nexus is perhaps the front-runner for now, but Acer’s Iconia A210 – a 10.1-inch tablet recently upgraded and now running an updated Android 4.1 Jelly BeanOS — is a great value effort that deserves a second look. As well as some half-decent speakers, the A210 comes with a very handy USB slot — something that will make life very easy for those who download a lot of video. Who needs complicated cloud-based...

  • Acer Iconia W700 review: high-end 11.6-inch Windows 8 tablet

    Windows 8 has seen a host of fresh designs for tablets and laptops, with many manufacturers trying their hardest to build a device that’s capable of doing both jobs. That has led to some innovative thinking, such as the screen-spinning Dell XPS 12 and the Microsoft Surface and its detachable keyboard. However, the Acer Iconia W700 has a slightly simpler take on the hybrid design. The Iconia W700 differs from other hybrid tablets by not having a keyboard that attaches to the body of the tablet to create a laptop-style device. Instead it looks like any normal tablet, albeit bulkier and 11.6 inches across. It...

  • Acer Iconia W510 review: more tablet than ultrabook

    Don’t let the Acer Iconia W510 and its hearty hinge confuse you. It’s a tablet, not one of those convertible laptops you’ve been seeing lately. It may transform into three different modes, but it’s a Windows 8 slate with a keyboard dock, pure and simple. Why? Because its 10.2-inch form factor and low-wattage Atom processor make it less than functional for all but the most basic computing tasks. Despite running the full version of Windows 8, it has more in common with the Microsoft Surface RT than a true convertible like Lenovo Thinkpad Helix. The Iconia W510 in tablet, productivity and presentation mode Our configuration of the...