Acer Iconia W510 and Windows 8

Another technology begemoth Acer eventually presented new Iconia W510, - Windows 8 Tablet with slim docking keyboard and is designed for business needs and can be used for entertainment. Windows 8 allow users to install any software they wants – from disk, USB and from online application store:



Iconia W510 has modern and slim design: silver plastic body alongwith soft curving edges. Its weight is about 570 gr. (aprox. 1.25 pound), which makes it very good for devices of such class. Set of input/output connections is rich enough: micro USB, micro SD, micro HDMI, slot and standard headphone jack. The tablet has 2 cameras (one: 2-megapixels - on the front and second: 8-megapixels - on the back), - both of them can make 1080p video. Max screen resolution (1,366x768 pixels) makes the desktop interface looks pretty decent and fascinating.
W510 tablet uses five-point touch whereas other modern models have ten-point one, however this doesn’t seem a big problem at least for everyday usage. 
Keyboard is perfectly slim. However, docking parts don’t provide strong balance which sometimes makes it difficult to work with the tablet.  



W510 is supplied with the 1.5 GHz dual core CPU. As declared, it has very good horsuting all common tasks. However tests showed that it is rather slow in certain operations. Program loading is very, very slow. And even internet browsing is not as fast as for other similar tablet models. On the other hand, this processor has one meaningful advantage – the power consumption is low enough which helps the tablet works unplugged longer – it has up to 9 hours of uptime with regular usage. 


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In conclusion, Acer Iconia W510 is an elegant and stylish Windows 8 device with a separate docking keyboard, combined together as a laptop. It has a whole set of ports for connection with other devices but low processor horsepower decreases its laptop capabilities.

Acer Iconia W510  -  Price: $650

  • Processor: Intel Atom Z2760 (1.8 GHz)
  • Display: 10.1" 1366x768 pixels, Active Matrix TFT LCD
  • RAM: 2GB of LPDDR2
  • Ports: 1 x microHDMI, 1 x MicroSD, 1 x microUSB,
  • 64GB SSD
  • NIC: WIFI:802.11b/g/n: Bluetooth 4.0 +HS
  • Cameras: 2MP front, 8MP rear
  • E-Compass, Gyroscope, Ambient light sensor, Accelerometer,
  • Keyboard Dock
  • Weight: , 1.3 pounds
  • Dimensions: 10.18 x 6.60 x 0.35 inches/

Pros : Good performance, very portable, unbeatable battery life,  .
Cons : Not enough storage, no GPS, screen is shaking, when attached to the docking keyboard.
Rating : 8 out of 10. Recommended.

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