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: 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.
Conclusion: The Acer W5 ships with a full copy of Windows 8. I’ve worked with Microsoft’s latest operating system during my time with the Lenovo Yoga 13 , a convertible notebook / tablet hybrid. As mentioned in that review, Windows 8 (partially) offers a new UI experience that will take some time to get used to, but as you will quickly realize the operating system feels right at home on a hybrid like the Iconia.
Acer Iconia W510 – Acer combines the best of three worlds in one package
3 March 2013
Conclusion: The Iconia W510 has been announced several months ago, and it was just released at the end of January. You can find it on sale in stores and online, with the tablet itself going for around $499, and $699 if you want the keyboard dock – kind of a steep price for the keyboard dock, but if you want a cheap Windows 8 tablet , the W510 is a great choice.
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.