Acer inadvertently confirmed Iconia W4’s price tag by posting a product page for the 8-inch Windows tablet and then removing it, which means the slate may well launch in time for Christmas.
Microsoft’s Surface line is in a sea of troubles as it is, so the ever growing competition inside the tablet/ultrabook hybrid niche can only cause it deeper headaches. The latest Surface rival to go official comes from Acer and is dubbed Travelmate X313.
Windows RT is (pretty much) dead, long live Windows 8.1. That seems to be the message Microsoft’s tablet manufacturing partners want carried out of late, as Asus, Dell, Lenovo, Toshiba, HP and Acer all look to have something in the pipeline in that department.
Well, look who’s getting bullish about its Android prospects. It’s Acer, which seems to have gotten fed up with living in the shadows and might look to bathe in the spotlight come next week’s IFA.
It’s the same old story with just a slightly tweaked script. Windows-based tablets are better than Apple’s iPads, despite what sales numbers say, and the best Microsoft can come up with to prove that is through deceitful commercials that only tell one side of the story.
You didn’t have to be a rocket scientist to tell the recent Surface RT price cuts were just the beginning of something. Something that’s now seen both the Surface Pro and Acer Iconia W3 get heavy discounts themselves.
Nvidia’s Tegra 4 chips might have little to no chance of ever achieving the heights of popularity of their predecessors (aka Tegra 3), but that doesn’t mean we can’t get psyched over the handful of devices that will end up using the costly platform.
It’s no longer a secret that Nvidia has lost a very important battle against the likes of Qualcomm, MediaTek or Samsung due mostly to the high cost of the new Tegra 4 platform, but the mobile processing war is not over.
One of the smallest Windows 8 tablets to date, Acer’s Iconia W3, has gone through a long teasing process in the past couple of months, becoming official just a few weeks back and being up on store shelves starting today.