A man's hand is seen on an Acer logo as he pastes a poster below at a computer mart in Taipei
A man's hand is seen on an Acer logo as he pastes a poster below at a computer mart in Taipei April 23, 2008.REUTERS

After weeks of photo leaks and speculation, Taiwanese PC maker Acer has finally unveiled the much anticipated tablet Iconia W4 in the US.

The new Acer tablet sports an 8.0-inch IPS HD (1280x800p) display with 170-degree viewing angle; it also boasts Zero Air Gap technology, where in it eliminates air between the touch panel and LCD module so that the reflection on the tablet screen is reduced and users will have less trouble viewing contents under direct sun light, said the company.

Under-the-hood, it packs the fourth generation Intel Atom 1.8GHz processor aptly backed by the new updated Windows 8.1 OS, which comes with colourful refreshing interface having improved App view, customisable (icons) tiles size and Start button back on the screen, which was missing in the previous iteration.

The Iconia W4 houses a 5.0-megapixel camera at the rear and a 2.0-megapixel secondary camera at the front. Both cameras are understood to have the ability to record full HD videos.

Acer has reportedly confirmed that the Iconia W4 will be made available in two variants: 32GB-$330 (₹20,230) and 64GB-$380 (₹23,300) and will go on sale in the US markets this month. The company is also said to offer a couple of optional accessories: Crunch Cover $40(₹2,450) and Crunch Keyboard (with Bluetooth support) $80 (₹4,900) separately. However, there is no word on when the new tablet would be released in other markets.

Key specifications of Acer Iconia W4:


Acer Iconia W4


8.0-inch IPS HD(1280x800p) display with Zero Air Gap technology


Windows 8.1 OS


Fourth generation Intel Atom processor with 1.8GHz CPU speed

Storage capacity

Will be available in 32GB and 64GB, both can support additional 32GB via memory card


Main: 5.0-megapixel camera with full HD video recording ability

Front: 2.0-megapixel camera




Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v3.0, micro-HDMI port, Microsoft Office Home and Student 2013

Dimension and weight

10.75 mm thick; weighs 415 g


32GB-$330 (₹20,230); 64GB-$380 (₹23,300)