Acer Iconia W4 locally launched for under Php19K

Acer Iconia W4 locally launched for under Php19K

Last night, Acer launched their latest Windows 8-powered 8-inch slate carrying a price tag that is under Php19K, the Acer Iconia W4.

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The Iconia W4 is the successor to the Iconia W3 that was locally launched back in June. It sports an 8-inch HD IPS display with Zero Air Gap technology, Intel’s Atom Z3740 CPU, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage, and Microsoft’s Windows 8.1 OS.


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Acer Iconia W4-820 specs:
8″ (1280 x 800) IPS w/ Zero Air Gap, 189ppi
Intel Atom Z3740 CPU @ 1.33GHz
microSD card slot
5 megapixel rear camera
2 megapixel front-facing
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
microUSB port 2.0
microHDMI w/ HDCP support
4,960mAh, 8-hour battery life
218 x 135 x 10.8 mm
430 g

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The Acer Iconia W4 comes bundled with a full-size Acer Crunch keyboard, Windows 8.1 OS, and Microsoft Office Home and Student 2013. Price tag is at Php18,900 and will be available in stores starting next week.

This article was written by Louie Diangson, Managing Editor of YugaTech. You can follow him at @John_Louie.

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18 Responses

  1. Glen says:

    looks good, okay to sa mga students…
    Sana pwede dual boot android os

    • Sus says:

      Pota! Okay na eh! Bat pa lalagyan ng walang kakwenta kwentang os tsk!!

    • Techniichan says:

      Possible mag dual boot kaso ma void ang warranty dahil unofficial OS builds lng makukuha mo.

      Kung android applications lang naman ang habol mo and since this is running a full version of Windows 8.1, puwede kang mag run ng android games or applications on this device using Bluestacks. Hope that helps.

    • trixxer says:

      hey techniciian, paelaborate naman ng bluestacks! will try to google pero much better kung may magexplain na mas madali. lol
      im using this acer iconia now, so far, can’t complain. this just meet my requirements. malas lang 32g lng nabili ko.
      i badly need some apps from android, kelangan ko na silang pagisahin dito. nahihilo ako sa dami ng gadget na kelangan ko (virtual assistant kc ako na hndi mapakali sa bahay) nakakatakot lng pag nasa labas.

  2. DongYan says:

    Sana ganyan din price Lenovo Miix 2, I hope feature nyo din dito sa site nyo. Thanks.

  3. Charmaine says:

    I used the W3 before and I liked the portable 8 inch size but I eventually go back to 10 inches because of its poor display. The screen was too small to even enjoy microsoft office word.

    Plus the bluetooth keyboard with my W3 was a battery hugger. I usually just get around 5 hours of battery life because of it.

  4. random says:

    which is better, this or the asus transformer book T100?
    the difference is practically the screen size (8in vs. 10in) and the form factor, everything else is similar in configurations :)

    • Sony says:

      Asus of course, the screen size, the solidness of the tablet and the keyboard, plus the looks. It doesn’t look odd. I like the W4 but it really raises eyebrows when you use it with the keyboad dock.

    • Techniichan says:

      They may be a bit similar but real time applications differ in many areas

      -Both use the same SOC from Intel Valleyview of the Bay Trail platform line of processors and the same version of eMMC standard for storage (same CPU base speed, burst speed and graphics core)
      -Both have IPS display and Corning Gorilla Glass (btw, W4 display is a big boost from its predecessor the W3)
      -Both are running Windows 8.1 with Microsoft InstantGo technology and bundled Microsoft Office 2013

      The Differences:
      -build, design and materials
      -While both of them run at similar resolutions, at 1366×768, the T100 consumes more Video RAM than the 1280×800 of W4. This however, is only noticeable when running graphics intensive applications that requires much vram
      -Pixel Density is greater in W4 and the “Zero Air Gap” feature gives it crisper and more vivid colors almost like AMOLED
      -Rear Camera is not present in T100
      -Front Camera 1.2MP (T100) vs 2.0MP (W4) [quality yet to be compared since higher megapixels doesn’t equate to performance]
      -You could squeeze 2-3 more hours in the T100
      -USB 3.0 support for the T100 while W4 only support USB 2.0 (USB 3.0 provides more power and more speed and more data management security)
      -“ASUS Instant On” as added feature on top of Microsoft’s InstantGo (Asus Super Hybrid II Technology gives it about 2 seconds to boot and about two weeks on stanbytime, secures your data by automatically saving them at 5% battery) gives the T100 more productivity
      -ASUS WebStorage vs AcerCloud (different storage plans and real time features – for practicability and reliability Asus wins this one)
      -SonicMaster Audio technology gives the T100 fantastic learning experience

      With a price difference of 5k, T100 wins for me 65-35 vs the W4. With the added screen size, data & power transfer speeds, battery life, sound quality, and data/cloud reliability/security, it’s actually great deal. If the price difference would have been 8k, i still think that I would give it 50-50.

    • random says:

      nice insight Techniichan, very informative too :D

  5. Sonofa says:

    Di ba dell venue 8 pro ang kalaban nito?

    • Techniichan says:

      Sa price range ang Toshiba Encore katapat ng Iconia W4. Regarding similar specs naman you have the Lenovo Miix2 as mentioned by Dongyan above, the Dell Venue 8 Pro which has the same price range as the Miix2, and the Asus Transformer Book T100. Hope that helps.

  6. mase says:

    difference nung 4 na 8 inch tablet lenovo mixx 2 i think is lightweight and slimmer, acer w4 may hdmi, dell venue 8 pro dual band wifi, toshiba encore 8mp camera kaso wala ata auto focus, dell venue 8 pro lang nag use ng d sa model ng baytrial atom wich is single channel only compare sa walang d sa model dual channel

  7. mase says:

    in addition, kahit na ang dell venue pro 8 lennovo miisx2 and toshiba encore dont have hdmi out ang pagkakaalam ko yung intel baytrail nag support ng wi di (wireless display) you can still mirror videos on your tv from your tablets as long as yung tv mo is may miracast, if wala you need to buy a miracast adapter. d ko lang alam kung pede ka mag multitask while naka mirror. correct me if mali info ko ehehehe. ang sony xperia z1 lg g2 and lg pro yata alam ko pede mag multi task

  8. xunter says:

    There is also Asus Vivotab Note 8. This one having a wacom digitizer, so it could be better than Dell venue pro 8.

  9. unnamed10 says:

    T100 owner here. Given the price of W4 I’d still choose the T100. Overall experience for a tablet is there and having it setup as a tablet or a netbook makes it of ease to carry around. As for the camera, it will be more of a preference, since my purpose of getting the asus is more of a home-office use. Just do not expect to have it running graphics hungry apps.

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