Conclusion: All told, the Acer Iconia Tab W510 is a very capable Windows 8 tablet that can handle light x86 Windows app use and is more than capable to run Live Tile apps that are built-in or downloaded from the MS app store. For those of you who love the MS Surface RT form factor and weight, the 1.3 lb., 0.35" thick Acer Iconia W510 adds the ability to run Windows 7 apps, and that's a key feature at this price range and size.
Pros: Affordable and highly portable tablet that runs x86 Windows 7 apps. Lovely display, excellent battery life. Lots of value for tablet's price (keyboard dock makes it somewhat pricey).
Cons: Modern UI runs fine, but the Windows 7 desktop mode and apps lag. Optional keyboard is cramped.
Summary: Under the hood, the Acer Iconia Tab W510-1422 is a decent tablet PC that performs well. It has good technical specifications and is easy to use. However, its inconvenient and cumbersome design leaves much to be desired and there are more user-friendly and better-designed convertible notebooks out there.
Pros: The screen can conveniently function as a standalone tablet.
Cons: The device is plagued with poor design; docking, undocking and closing the system can be difficult.
Summary: The Acer Iconia W510 retails for Rs 46,349 with the keyboard dock. If that’s too expensive for you or if you don’t need the dock, you can opt for only the tablet, which costs Rs 35,019. That’s a very good price considering high-end hybrids cost thrice as much and the premium ones such as the HP Envy x2 (which also comes with a keyboard dock) cost around Rs 14,000 more.
Acer Iconia W510 review: Windows 8 finally does good
29 April 2013
Conclusion: Verdict: The Acer Iconia W5 is a shockingly robust lappitablet. It’s comes with a great battery life, a class-leading screen, USB 2.0, an excellent optional keyboard and much more. It’s a great device for daily use thanks to its instant-on startup and HD-streaming capabilities. While I’m still not happy with the US$500 price, the W5 wins me over by being Windows 8’s best mobile platform yet.
Acer Iconia W510 – Acer combines the best of three worlds in one package
3 March 2013
Conclusion: Thankfully, Acer knows its stuff and did not skip on the important part – internal hardware. Everything is very decent when it comes to that, with the Iconia W510 packing a 10.1 inch display with a 1366×768 resolution, an Intel Atom Z2760 dual core processor running at 1.8 GHz and featuring Intel’s own graphics adapter (which is pretty powerful), 2 GB of LPDDR2 800 MHz RAM and 64 GB of onboard SSD storage space (which is noticeably faster than the normal NAND flash used...
Excerpt: In the time since Windows 8 launched, we've seen a number of different devices and different form factors that take advantage of the operating system's touch capabilities. Ultra-portable Windows 8 devices range from ultraportable notebooks to touchscreen tablets that feature attachable keyboards. We've seen a number of hybrid ultrabooks as well. So what's the best form factor and hardware combination?
Pros: Runs Windows 8, not Windows RT, Keyboard dock provides additional battery life and flexibility, Various ports including USB, microUSB, micro HDMI, and microSD, Excellent battery life
Cons: Touchpad doesn't support gestures, Screen resolution of 1,366 x 768 might not be high res enough for some
Summary: As you’ve no doubt realized, the hardware isn’t perfect. Far from it. The build quality could be slightly better, the preinstalled apps could be fewer (or eliminated), and the camera image quality could be improved. But from a software standpoint, it’s hard not to recommend the Acer Iconia W510. It may not look like much, but it’s got it where it counts: performance, compatibility, and battery life.
Excerpt: The Acer Iconia W510-1422 is a 10-inch tablet running Windows 8 (32-bit) with a docking keyboard for those times that you want to use a keyboard and mouse. Equipped with an Intel Atom processor, the Iconia W510 may be a bit underpowered compared with your regular laptop, but it's efficient enough to give you all-day power—enough to not only last you through a full workday, but long into the night.
Conclusion: Still, the Iconia W510 is well-built and attractive, and it comes with plenty of connectivity options and a great-looking screen. The exceptional battery life will also be a killer feature for some, especially with the keyboard dock attached. During our hands-on trials, the Iconia W510 processed Web sites fine, handled e-mail, made short work of social media, and ran standard office productivity programs well enough, and it held its own when displaying digital images and...
Pros: Long battery life, Sturdy-feeling, Good-looking screen and chassis, Ample connectivity, Battery-boosting keyboard dock
Cons: Sluggish graphics performance, No 64-bit application support, Not enough RAM to run very demanding apps