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.
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
Summary: The Acer Iconia W510 is a fairly attractive tablet that can double as a notebook, offering a design that makes it easy to change modes, plus a comfortable keyboard and very long battery life. The fact that you can get more than 15 hours of endurance with the keyboard dock alone will cause some to look this Acer's way. The W510 also has a leg up on the Microsoft Surface RT and Vivo Tab RT in that it can run traditional desktop programs.
Pros: Lightweight design, Long battery life, Comfortable keyboard dock, Useful Acer Ring app
Cons: Poor graphics performance, Slow flash memory, Sluggish camera
Excerpt: With an available keyboard dock, Windows Pro 8, a 10.1-inch display and a dual-core Intel Atom processor, the Acer Iconia W510 is a decent tablet hybrid. The display supports native Windows 8 touch inputs and gestures to make it easy to use in tablet mode and make the most of the new Metro interface.
Conclusion: By running Windows 8 instead of Windows RT, the W510 instantly sidesteps one of the biggest issues of Windows tablets; the lack of compelling software in the app store. Yet it does so while still offering a decent performance and excellent battery life. Usability is affected by the compromises of the keyboard layout, but the W510 makes up for it with a fine screen and a comfortable weight.
Pros: Good design with versatile hinge, Excellent battery life, Affordable price, Runs full-fat Windows 8
Cons: Minor issues with the keyboard layout, More a convertible netbook than laptop
Conclusion: The 10-inch Acer Iconia W510 comes very close to being our favourite Windows 8 convertible tablet/laptop with Atom inside. It’s smaller and lighter than 11.6-inch rivals, but doesn’t compromise on resolution, connectivity or battery life to get there. It also sports a unique (at least for a detachable convertible) rotating hinge that genuinely expands it usability, while its screen and speakers more than hold their own.
Pros: Lightest & cheapest Win 8 hybrid, Superb battery life, Good screen and speakers, Flexible hinge, Well-built
Cons: Atom performance still disappoints, Cramped keyboard with poor layout, Touchpad buttons stiff, No bundled or optional stylus