About Windows 8.1 Tablets
When Windows 8 was released in 2012, Microsoft restricted the OS to devices with a minimum of 10-inch screen size. However, as lots of Windows 8 problems started to affect the sales of the new operating system, Microsoft removed such restrictions and soon Windows 8 powered 8-inch tablets were launched in the market.
The first such 8-inch tablet featuring Windows 8 was from Acer named as Acer Iconia W3. Soon, other major tech players like Dell, Toshiba, and Lenovo also released a few versions of 8-inch Windows 8 tablets.
About the new Acer Iconia W4 tablet series
With Microsoft fixing at least some of the Windows 8 problems with Windows 8.1 update, Acer soon released a whole-new series of 8-inch tablets powered by the new OS. Microsoft has two variants for tablet operating systems – Windows 8 or 8.1 RT, and Windows 8 or 8.1 desktop OS compatible with tablet devices. Apart from that, there are the 32-bit and 64-bit versions available for all these operating systems.
Reports say that Window 8.1 is superior to Windows 8.1 RT OS. But, it requires more systems resources and is also more expensive. Acer Iconia W3 and W4 tablets featured the high performance Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 OS rather than going with their RT versions. Also, in the new W4 series, Acer has made a lot of improvements to the tablet, especially concerning its battery life.
The Iconia W3 series had a battery life of about 8 hours. With the Iconia W4 series though, Acer has now increased this battery life close to 24 hours. This all-day battery life certainly pushes Iconia W4 to the top in the league of 8-inch tablets available in the market.
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Acer has also improved thing on the price front too. The price for Iconia W3 devices was about $400, but you can get the new Iconia W4 for just around $300. This $100 difference in the launch price for Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 tablets actually reflects upon the lack of demand for Windows-powered tablets in the market. There is a good chance that Acer might be forced to knock this price further down, as Windows 8.1 was also not much appreciated by users.
Iconia W4 comes with a decent configuration – a 1.33GHz Intel Atom Z3740 processor with 2 GB RAM and 64 GB SSD hard drive. Contact our tech support team to learn more on the hardware configuration of the device.
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