During a special Intel event the new Acer Iconia W4 tablet was somehow part of the showcasing, available for people present at the show to handle. This is an 8.1 inch slate with an Intel Bay Trail processor and it’s supposed to be the successor to the W3 launched last year.


The newcomer uses an Intel Atom Z3740 processor, which is the new Bay Trail CPU with 4 cores clocked at 1.33 GHz. It’s produced on the 22 nm processor and has 2 MB of cache, plus a TDP of 2 watts. There’s 2 GB of DDR3 RAM inside and the viewing angles of the W4 are quite wide, courtesy of an IPS panel.


By the way, the resolution remains unchanged: 1280 x 800 pixels and the screen supports up to 5 point multitouch points. Acer installed a 32 bit version of Windows 8..1 on the slate and also preinstalled Microsoft Office 2013 Home and Student on the device. I have to say that the product looks quite elegant, in spite or only being said to cost 330 euros.