Acer launched its first 8 inch Windows 8 tablet a while ago, the Iconia W3, but that product didn’t quite impress us. Now they’re back with the Iconia W4, that was unveiled a few weeks and has already suffered some modifications. Those include an upgraded display, that’s detailed below.


The W4 remains an 8 inch device, but the 1280 x 800 pixel display is now an IPS and offers better viewing angles and color reproduction. Acer also mentioned that its W4 display relies on Zero Air Gap technology, that means removing the air between the panel and the LCD to improve readability and reduce the reflection.

Leaving the display aside, the W4 also packs Intel’s fourth generation Atom 1.8 GHz processor, a 5 megapixel back camera and a 2 MP front shooter. The design is similar to the W3’s, but the weight has been decreased. Also, the product is 10.75 mm thick and weighs 415 grams and while that’s slimmer than the W3, it’s still fat compared to the iPad Mini.

The 32 GB model of the device will cost $329.99 and the 64 GB one will be priced at $379.99.