Acer Announces and Releases Iconia W4, 8 inch Screen, Windows 8.1 Tablet


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Not long after Acer had announced that it would be showcasing two Android powered Iconia brand tablets at the Consumer Electronic Show (CES) it came right back at us with a Windows tablet that is available now in some regions.

The Acer Iconia W4 was announced in a press release yesterday. It sports a 1280×800 8 inch screen with a 170 degree viewing area, the low energy consumption Intel Atom Bay Trail quad-core CPU clocking in at 1.8Ghz, a 5MP back facing camera, a 2MP front facing camera, 2GBs of RAM and the option of either 32 or 64GBs of expandable storage.

Judging by Acer’s claims of the Iconia W4 having 170 degrees of viewing angles, the Iconia W3‘s screen glare issues seem to be a thing of the past. Acer stated that the new screen is “great for sharing” and uses “Zero Air Gap” technology that boosts “readability even under sunlight.”

With Acer making multiple announcements everyday leading up CES, it is a wonder if they will have anything left to show us when the show finally arrives.

The Iconia W4 is currently on sale in India at retail outlets and Flipkart.com for 24999Rs (401USD, 295EUR) or 26999Rs (434USD, 319EUR) a worldwide release is planned but we will likely have to wait until January 7th, the date of CES to find out more.

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