Acer Iconia W510 review: Windows 8 finally does good
8 March 2014
Conclusion: 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.
Excerpt: The brand isn’t exactly synonymous with slimline tablets, yet the new incarnation of the Iconia Series sees an effort at making the tablet line more in the mind presence. For starters, they move away from the early chunky heritage, topped with the aluminumish touch seen across their Windows 8 offerings, right from the S7 variants.
Pros: Design curvature, 360 degree hinge, Battery life
Summary: The Acer ICONIA W510 is a tablet of good quality even if not excellent, Whose main feature is the detachable keyboard docking, Which Allows to use similar to that of a laptop, but the price that also increases compared to other tablets. Among the features stand out the two cameras, both high-resolution, HDMI port and connectivity. The most serious Is That the absence of the SIM card slot, on the other hand, this model Acer Iconia Tab W511P .
Pros: Windows 8; HDMI port; Autonomy, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, Design, detachable keyboard docking; Front Camera
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.
Excerpt: It might not be quite as cheap as the most affordable Windows RT tablets but Acer is definitely aiming for thinner wallets with this Windows 8-powered hybrid. Bought without the keyboard it’ll set you back around $700 putting it right in line with Apple’s iPad 4 and other Windows RT devices with the cost rising slightly if you shell out for the extra keyboard.
Pros: Fantastic battery life very portable solid performance.
Cons: Not a lot of storage screen bounces when docked no GPS.
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