Conclusion: It's difficult to judge this tablet as a competitor with any other similar solution since it basically stands alone in the field right this minute. While Acer has brought forth a relatively decent effort in the 10.1-inch space for tablets with the transforming Acer Iconia W510 , it's here that the company goes all-in with a stand-alone mini-tablet effort for Windows 8 at last.
Acer Iconia W3 – the smallest Windows 8 tablet yet shows a lot of promise
14 August 2013
Conclusion: The Acer Iconia W3 is marketed as an affordable device, and indeed it is – you’ll pay only $380 for the base 32GB model, which makes this tablet the cheapest x86 Windows 8 tablet yet. If you want to go 64 GB (which is really desirable) you’ll have to pay $430, and $70 if you want the Bluetooth keyboard/dock. Considering that this is the smallest tablet in its class, that’s not a bad pricing – if you need the most compact x86 Windows tablet on the market, this is it.
Conclusion: If you're a sys admin or sales type that needs networking programs or Windows-based x86 programs to get your job done, the Acer Iconia W3 is temptingly hyper-portable and affordable. Once you've installed your Windows programs and finished with the bevy of initial Windows updates, speed is tolerable for MS Office, web-based database access and even some light photo editing. Battery life is good enough to hang with Android tablets and the tablet is silent and cool.
Pros: Incredibly portable and affordable full Windows 8 tablet.
Cons: Grainy display, like all current generation Atom Windows tablets, it's not terribly fast.
Summary: Being the first 8-inch Windows 8 tablet means Acer has set a precedent not only to itself but to other companies who want to deliver the same kind of device in the future. The Acer Iconia W3 may not be the best Windows 8 tablet out there, but seeing how it’s the only 8-inch tablet available, it’s pretty much your only option if you’re looking for a device like this.
Summary: Pocket-Windows. Acer offers a small tablet (8.1-inch) with standard Windows (no RT version) for 329 Euros (~$433) and Microsoft Office 2013 (Home and Student) as a free addition. Our review will reveal whether the Iconia W3-810 is a universal and compact companion or Acer had to make drastic cuts for this price.
Pros: Full Windows 8, x86 applications can be executed, MS Office 2013 (Home and Student) for free, Good battery runtimes, Recovery DVD, Windows 8 works well on a small tablet. You get a versatile tablet for small money. Battery runtimes are also decent.
Cons: No IPS panel, Bad viewing angle stability, Limited storage, Device warms up too much, Bad WLAN reception, A better display would be nice. The 32 GB storage is also very limited.
Summary: The Acer Iconia W3-810 provides a more-than-serviceable Windows 8 experience in a design you can easily take with you. WIth nearly 9 hours of battery life, a free copy of Office 2013 and some helpful Acer software, this tablet can help you do real productivity work and run all of your favorite Windows applications on the go. What holds the Iconia W3 back is its lackluster display. You can get a screen with better viewing angles for less than half the price.
Summary: Introduction Experience Windows 8 on hands, with all new Acer Iconia W3-810 tablet , in a pocket friendly budget. The gadget is handy and lightweight, not going dead before 9 hours. The device makes an allowance for office 2013 home and student. It’s astonishing to see how this 8 inch tile runs an extensive operating system while producing nice turnovers.
Acer's Iconia W3 is an 8.1in Windows 8 tablet that could struggle to find a niche
Good Gear Guide.au
19 August 2013
Summary: Acer's Iconia W3 tablet will appeal to those of you who have longed for a tiny Windows 8 tablet. It's an Atom-based device with a low screen resolution and it should be used strictly for consumption tasks such as Web browsing, watching video, listening to music and viewing photos, and all preferably within the Windows 8 Modern UI.
Pros: Battery life, MicroSD card slot, USB and HDMI ports
Cons: Too small to be useful as a full-blown Windows machine, Performance isn't great, Screen
Excerpt: Until now, tablet support for Windows 8 was limited to 10-inch devices. This is less than ideal from a portability standpoint. The Iconia W3 is the first 8.1-inch tablet to ship with support for Windows 8 Pro. While it does offer improved portability, it comes with a few tradeoffs in return.
Acer Iconia W3-810 – Das erste 8-Zoll-Windows-Tablet enttäuscht
31 May 2014
Conclusion: Acer bringt mit dem Iconia W3-810 ein Tablet auf den Markt, auf dass ich mich aufgrund des Formfaktors sehr gefreut habe. Windows 8 macht auf dem kleinen Tablet trotz einfachen Intel Atom-Prozessor wirklich Spaß – mit Windows 8.1 kommen zudem noch Verbesserungen für kleinere Tablets dazu.