The new Acer Iconia W700 is a 11.6-inch Full HD touchscreen tablet loaded with the latest Windows 8 OS . Windows 8 is the highly anticipated OS as both consumers and Microsoft has high expectations from it . Due to Acer Iconia W700 size and OS, eventually Iconia W700 can be called a notebook replacement tablet.
At first glance Acer’s entire Windows 8 lineup looks significantly improved from the company we knew just a few months ago. There’s a lot more attention paid to styling, ergonomics and the user experience of these new Windows 8 devices.Iconia W700 is an outcome of Acer plans. Despite sporting Thunderbolt connectivity, the docking station for the W700 relies on USB 3.0. The left-hand side of the dock sports three USB 3.0 ports courtesy of a hub and oddly enough there’s a small cut-out to make room for the rear camera on the right-hand side.
Acer Iconia W700 Specifications
- Operating System: Windows 8 OS
- Intel Ivy Bridge Processor
- 11.6 Inch Full HD 10-Finger Multitouch Touchscreen
- Connectivity: 3 x USB v2.0, HDMI, Thunderbolt Port
- Optional Keyboard
- Dolby Home Theater Sound
- Up to 70 Degrees While In Landscape Mode
- Goes to 20 Degrees For More Convenient Touch Angles
Price-wise the W700 isn’t likely to draw a lot of consumer attention, because Acer is hoping that potential buyers are going to be willing to spend between $799 and $999, which seems far too steep considering its many limitations and rather cheap docking solution.
In final words, The W700 is comfortable to hold but you can’t one-hand. Even with just Ivy Bridge however, the W700 is the beginning of something special. An ultra portable device that can truly serve as everything from a tablet to your desktop. I don’t know that the W700 is an iPad competitor, but it will offer an option for those users who want to consolidate their devices.