Editors Liked

  • In-Plane Switching (IPS) screen. Micro-HDMI port. Includes Microsoft Office Home and Student. Almost 10 hours of battery life
  • Acer's Iconia W4 has excellent battery life for an 8-inch Windows tablet; plenty of ports for a slate, including HDMI, SD card, and USB, as well as a decently large 64GB SSD
  • Decent performance, Microsoft Office (Home & Student) included, Good battery life, Goodquality IPS screen, Supports USB storage
  • Low weight, Color rich, bright screen, Very good runtimes, Comparatively swift SSD, Decent 5 MP rear-facing camera
  • Much-improved display, Above-average battery life, Good performance for the money
  • Display offers good viewing angles and color reproduction. Good performance from Intel's Bay Trail SoC
  • Beautiful display, Long battery life, Solid build quality, microHDMI port

Editors Didn't Like

  • A bit pricier than rivals. No GPS. No 3G/4G/LTE. Lots of bloatware
  • The clunky plastic design does the W4 no favors, and it's thicker and heavier than many other Windows tablets. The screen resolution feels dated compared to a growing number of HD-or-better tablets
  • Ergonomics for business productivity could be better, Short on internal storage, Not suitable for demanding workloads
  • Not for power users, Few interfaces, Short Wi-Fi range
  • Slightly bulky compared to other 8-inch Windows tablets, Subpar speakers
  • Lousy camera and speakers. Disappointing display resolution. Bloatware. Uninspiring design
  • Heftier than 8-inch competition, Lackluster camera, Speakers a bit soft