Acer Iconia W4-820-2466

Specifications

Acer Iconia W4-820-2466Notebook: Acer Iconia W4-820-2466 (Iconia Tab Series)
Processor: Intel Atom Z3740
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail)
Display: 8.1 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 0.417kg
Price: 349 euro
Average Score: 74.6% - average
Average of 10 scores (from 14 reviews)
price: 78%, performance: 69%, features: 64%, display: 79% mobility: 86%, workmanship: 70%, ergonomy: 68%, emissions: 83%

Reviews for the Acer Iconia W4-820-2466

80% Review Acer Iconia W4-820-2466 Tablet | Notebookcheck
Pocket Windows II. Acer launched an 8-inch Windows tablet based on the Clovertrail platform just a little under a year ago. Now its successor is beginning to take shape with the Bay Trail SoC. Does it add power to the pocket?
70% Acer Iconia W4 review
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
The Acer Iconia W4 is cheap enough to make Windows RT devices feel totally pointless. There's just no reason now to buy a Windows RT tablet and restrict yourself to the Modern UI and Windows Store apps. You might find yourself spending less and less time in the Windows desktop, but it's really good to know it's there, and that all familiar Windows software is just a few taps away.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/10/2014
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 80% performance: 70% display: 70% mobility: 80% workmanship: 70%
83% Acer Iconia W4 review: a big upgrade to a small Windows tablet
Source: Engadget English
Going into this review, we were skeptical that Acer could fend off its challengers. And yet, for the most part, it has. The Iconia W4 has the screen we were looking for the first time around, better battery life than some of its peers and the performance to handle most apps with grace.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/21/2014
Rating: Total score: 83%
60% Acer Iconia W4 Tablet Review
Source: Techspot English
Eight-inch Windows 8.1 tablets simply aren't a great proposition right now. If you're dead set on the platform and form factor, and waiting is not an option, it boils down to what compromises you're willing to make. Performance-wise we've seen pretty much the same from the trio of tablets tested. Overall Lenovo's Miix 2 8 would be our go to pick if it weren't for an annoying touchscreen responsiveness issue. Between the Encore and Iconia W4, Acer's tablet will save you $50, but Toshiba's uses a much better camera -- if that's important to you.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/20/2014
Rating: Total score: 60%
80% Acer Iconia W4 review Windows 8.1 tablet is highly evolved
Source: Techradar English
If you pick up the Acer Iconia W4 tomorrow, you're unlikely to be disappointed. It can perform a far wider range of tasks than your average iPad or Android tablet thanks to the inclusion of Windows 8.1 and the ability to install legacy Windows programs. However, you would be better off with one of the aforementioned platforms if you're looking for a more 'classic' app-driven tablet experience. If that's the case, a sharper screen and beefier processor can be found in Apple's iPad Mini with Retina.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/28/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% Acer Iconia W4
Source: Laptop Mag English
Acer's Iconia W4 is a very capable Windows 8.1 tablet that packs a beautiful display into a sturdy frame. We also like that the Iconia W4 offers a micro HDMI port, which lets you easily share content on a big screen. However, while the W4 is sleeker than its predecessor, it's heftier than competing 8-inch Windows 8 slates.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/28/2014
Rating: Total score: 70%
60% Acer Iconia W4 review
Source: T3 English
So, is it worth a look? A lot will depend on what you think of Windows 8.1. If you're happy using it, and are after a cheap but relatively cheerful tablet with a decent camera bolted on, the Acer Iconia W4 is maybe worth a look. But a low-powered processor and underwhelming screen mean most of us will be better off elsewhere.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/20/2014
Rating: Total score: 60%
83% Acer Iconia W4 review
Source: PC Pro English
The Acer Iconia W4 is a huge improvement on its predecessor, largely thanks to the inclusion of an IPS screen and faster processor. It also narrowly bests the VivoTab Note 8 thanks to its faster eMMC storage, improved battery life and additional video output. At £250, it’s a good £50 cheaper, too. It might be lacking in premium appeal, but the Iconia W4 is one of the most promising Windows 8 tablets we’ve seen yet.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/14/2014
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 83% performance: 83% features: 67% workmanship: 67%
Acer Iconia W4
Source: Trusted Reviews English
Set to go on sale in February for around £250-£260, the Acer W4 addresses some of the issues that blighted its predecessor, notably the sub-standard screen. However, it's not the massive jump up in quality we had hoped for. It does run nice and quick and makes a better first impression than the Toshiba Encore did so it's one of the better options to get that full Windows experience on a smaller slate. Whether the W4 is a better alternative to the iPad Mini 2 retina or the Nexus 7 is something we are not entirely convinced about so the search for a great portable Windows 8 tablet still goes on.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/06/2014

Foreign Reviews

80% Leichte Neuauflage
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/02/2014
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 71% features: 78% display: 74% mobility: 89%
80% Wintech Review Acer Iconia W4
Source: Wintech Portuegese PT→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/29/2014
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 80% display: 90% workmanship: 70% emissions: 80%
Okienkowe starcie na szczycie
Source: PC Lab.pl Turkish PL→EN
Positive: Good screen, performance, battery life, and HDMI port. Negative: High price; poor workmanship; poor quality of the speakers; thick and heavy.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/26/2014
Recenze: Acer Iconia W4 - tablet s Windows téměř do kapsy
Source: Notebook.cz CZ→EN
Positive: Good battery life; excellent viewing angles. Negative: Missing stand; you can not connect a USB device to charge.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/13/2014
Acer Iconia W4-820 вече е в България – кратко представяне и цена
Source: Tablet.bg BU→EN
Positive: Quality 8-inch display with IPS and Zero Air Gap Technology; Powerful quad Intel Atom (Bay Trail) processor.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/07/2014
윈도우 태블릿, 새로운 도약을 준비하다 - 에이서 아이코니아 W4
Source: Notegear KO→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/28/2013

Comment

Model:

The Acer Iconia W4-820-2466 is an 8 inch Windows 8.1 tablet. It is a follow up to the previous iteration, the Iconia W3. Improvements include more power with newer components and an improved Bluetooth keyboard. It is also smaller and lighter than the previous version and features a better screen. The price is affordable, and it weighs in at a svelte 0.412 kg. Featuring a 1280 x 800 screen resolution, the IPS should provide a decent viewing experiences. However, there are definitely more impressive screens to be found on similar devices out there.

At the moment, consumers are spoilt for choice in the Windows 8.1, 8 inch device range. With plenty of competition, Acer does have a few features that stand out. They offer a nearly full size Bluetooth keyboard, which may be better for typing than the more compact versions out there. With the Intel Bay Trail Atom processor that clocks in at 1.8GHz , performance should be smooth with most everyday tasks. Considering this is a full OS, this machine is more than capable of being a useful machine for those who work and travel. More intensive tasks may not lend itself too well to the size of the screen, but this should work well for word processing, excel and powerpoint use. Even photoshop will work well here, for light tasks.

Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail):

Integrated GPU for tablet and notebook Bay Trail SoCs. Based on the Ivy Bridge GPU with four Execution Units and support for DirectX 11.

Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Intel Atom: The Intel Atom series is a 64-Bit (not every model supports 64bit) microprocessor for cheap and small notebooks (so called netbooks), MIDs, or UMPCs. The speciality of the new architecture is the "in order" execution (instead of the usual and faster "out of order" execution). Therefore, the transistor count of the Atom series is much lower and, thus, cheaper to produce. Furthermore, the power consumption is very low. The performance per Megahertz is therfore worse than the old Pentium 3M (1,2 GHz on par with a 1.6 GHz Atom).


Z3740: Soc with an integrated quad core Atom processor clocked at up to 1.86 GHz (Turbo), an Intel HD Graphics GPU and a dual channel LPDDR3-1067 memory controller.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


8.1": » To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


0.417 kg: This subnotebook is one of the most lightweight of all notebooks and can be carried very easily. There exist hardly any models in this extreme class of weight. 7-9 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.


Acer: Acer Incorporated is a Taiwanese multinational electronics manufacturer. Its product lineup includes desktops and laptops, as well as personal digital assistants (PDAs), servers and storage, displays, peripherals, and e-business services for business, government, education, and home users. Acer is the third largest computer manufacturer in the world (by sales) after HP and Dell Inc (2007). The company owns the largest franchised computer retail chain in Taipei, Taiwan. Originally named Multitech, it was founded in 1976. Gateway and Packard Bell are economically connected with Acer. Market share regarding sales of personal computers in 2007 (market research IDC): HP 18.9 %, Dell 16.4 %, Acer 9.9 %, Lenovo 7.5 %, Apple 5.7 %

Acer reviews


74.6%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2014-01-12 (Update: 2014-01-12)