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Acer Iconia W4 W4-820 / W4-821 / W4-820P / W4-821P

alaTest has collected and analyzed 247 reviews of Acer Iconia W4 W4-820 / W4-821 / W4-820P / W4-821P. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.5/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the size and portability. The usability and screen also get good views, whereas there are some mixed comments about the touch screen and durability.

performance, screen, usability, portability, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Acer Iconia W4 W4-820 / W4-821 / W4-820P / W4-821P is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Elias Plastiras (goodgearguide.com.au)

Acer Iconia W4 Windows 8.1 tablet

 

Acer's 8in Iconia W4 Windows 8.1 tablet is a decent unit overall, but was a little problematic during our test period

Decent overall performance ; Good button layout ; Long battery life

Reflections can get annoying ; HDMI output didn't work properly ; Some reliability issues with Wi-Fi

Acer's Iconia W4 Windows 8.1 tablet has a lot of good features, but it wasn't well behaved during our test period. It gave a us a couple of frustrating problems that didn't all go away after restoring. Looks like it needs some updated drivers if it's...

Feb, 2014

Expert review by : Dan Ackerman (cnet.com.au)

Acer Iconia W4-820-2466 review: All-day battery life from the 8-inch Acer W4

 

A big improvement over the previous model, Acer's W4 Windows 8 tablet has decent performance, good battery life, and plenty of ports.

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.

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.

The 8-inch Acer Iconia W4 has a few advantages that help it stand out from a crowd of similar devices, including great battery life and enough ports to support basic productivity. It's also much better -- and less expensive -- than last year's W3...

Apr, 2014

Expert review by : Bobby McPherson (bit.com.au)

Acer Iconia W4: one of the most persuasive Windows 8 tablets yet

 

The Acer Iconia W4 is the company's second stab at a compact Windows 8.1 tablet, and hopes to make amends for last year's disappointing Iconia W3. On paper, it does everything right: it has a faster Atom Bay Trail processor, a free copy of Microsoft...

The Acer Iconia W4 is a huge improvement on its predecessor, largely thanks to the inclusion of an IPS screen and faster processor. It also narrowly beats the VivoTab Note 8 thanks to eMMC storage, improved battery life and additional video output. It...

Jun, 2014

Expert review by : Bobby McPherson (bit.com.au)

Acer's Iconia W4 reviewed: a persuasive Windows 8 tablet

 

The Acer Iconia W4 is the company's second stab at a compact Windows 8.1 tablet, and hopes to make amends for last year's disappointing Iconia W3.

The Acer Iconia W4 is a huge improvement on its predecessor, largely thanks to the inclusion of an IPS screen and faster processor. It also narrowly beats the VivoTab Note 8 thanks to eMMC storage, improved battery life and additional video output. It...

May, 2014

Expert review by : Bobby McPherson (pcauthority.com.au)

Review: Acer Iconia W4

 

The Acer Iconia W4 is the company's second stab at a compact Windows 8.1 tablet, and hopes to make amends for last year's disappointing Iconia W3. On paper, it does everything right: it has a faster Atom Bay Trail processor, a free copy of Microsoft...

A pretty good argument for Windows 8 on a tablet device.

May, 2014

Expert review by : David Richards (smarthouse.com.au)

REVIEW: Acer Is Not An Apple & Its Iconia A500 Tablet Reveals Why

 

When JT Wang, Acer's chairman and temporary CEO stood up recently and said that he wanted the Taiwanese Company to be "more like Apple" and that Acer was a serious competitor in the tablet market I decided to take a look at the new Acer A500 Iconia...

On the looks and efficiency front it is as good as any other Android tablet out there. ;

Acer's A500 Iconia Tablet has a long way to go before it is on a level footing with the Motorola Xoom or the Toshiba Honeycomb Tablet. While it is stylish and functional it needs a software makeover to bring it up to speed.

Jun, 2011

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:DTS HD Premium Sound / High Definition (HD)
Built-In Microphone:No / Y / Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y / Yes
Number of built-in speakers:1 / 2 / 4

Battery

Battery Capacity:2780 / 3000 / 3260 / 3400 / 3540 / 3650 / 4600 / 4960 / 6100 / 6800
Battery capacity (Watt hours):10.28 / 17.5 / 18.6 / 22.4 / 27 / 36
Battery life (max):10 / 18 / 3 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery voltage:3.7 / 3.75
Browsing time:10
Browsing time (Wi-Fi):10
Continuous video playback time:8
Number of battery cells:1 / 2 / 3 / 4
Standby time:18

Camera

Auto Focus:Y / Yes
Built-in Camera: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Front Camera:No / Y / Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3 / 2
Main camera resolution:1280 x 1024
Main camera resolution (numeric):1.3 / 2 / 5 / 8
Maximum Video Resolution:1280 x 800 / 1920 x 1080 / 640 x 480
Rear camera:Y / Yes
Rear Camera Resolution:1600 x 1200 / 2560 x 1920 / 2592 x 1944 / 640 x 480
Rear camera resolution (numeric):2 / 5
Second Camera:No / Yes
Second camera resolution:1.3 / 2
Video capturing speed:60
Video recording:Y / Yes
Video recording modes:1080p / 720p,1080p

Design

Cable lock slot:Kensington
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Certification:Energy Star, RoHS, WEEE / Energy Star\nWEEE / WEEE / WEEE\nEnergy Star
Colour of product:Aluminium, Grey / Anthracite / Black / Black, grey / Black, Silver / Black, White / Grey / Silver / Silver, White / White
Device Type:Full-size tablet / Mini tablet
Fingerprint Reader: No
Form factor:Convertible (Detachable) / Slate
Kids tablet:No / Yes
Product colour:Anthracite / Black / Black,Silver / Black,White / Grey / Silver / Titanium / White
RoHS compliance:Y / Yes

Display

Aspect Ratio:128:75 / 16:10 / 16:9 / 4:3
Display brightness:350
Display diagonal:17.8 / 20.3 / 20.6 / 25.6 / 29.5 / 35.6
Display number of colours:262144 colours
Display Resolution:1024 x 600 / 1024 x 768 / 1280 x 768 / 1280 x 800 / 1366 x 768 / 1920 x 1080 / 1920 x 1200
Display Technology:IPS / LCD / LCD/TFT
LED Backlight:Y / Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch / Single-touch
Touchscreen:No / Y / Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Graphics

Graphics adapter:GeForce Graphics / GMA 3650 / HD Graphics / HD Graphics 4000 / Radeon HD 6250 / Radeon HD 6290
Graphics adapter family:AMD / ARM / Intel / nVidia
Maximum graphics adapter memory:128 / 256

Memory

Internal Memory:1 / 2 / 4
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM / DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM / LPDDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:2 / 8
Memory clock speed:1333 / 800

Messaging

E-mail:Y / Yes
Instant messaging (IM): Yes

Networking

2G: Yes
2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE, GPRS / EDGE, GPRS, GSM
3G:N / No / Y / Yes
3G standards:HSDPA / HSDPA, HSPA+, HSUPA / HSDPA, HSPA+, HSUPA, WCDMA / HSDPA, HSPA, HSPA+, HSUPA / HSDPA, HSPA, HSUPA / HSDPA, HSUPA / HSPA / HSPA+
4G:N / No
4G WiMAX: No
Bluetooth:No / Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:2.1 / 3.0 / 3.0+EDR / 3.0+HS / 4.0 / 4.0+HS / 4.1
Data network:3G / No
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified: Yes
Ethernet LAN:No / Yes
SIM card type:NanoSIM
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11ac / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n / Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac)
Wi-Fi data rate (max):300
Wi-fi Standard:IEEE 802.11n
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g / 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11a, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11a,Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac),802.11b,802.11g,Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n) / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11ac / IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11n
WWAN: Yes

Operational conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):20 - 85
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35

Other features

64-bit computing: Yes
Cabling technology:10/100Base-T(X)
CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Contrast ratio (typical):1500:1
Docking connector:No / Yes
Drivers included: Yes
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100 / 10,100,1000
ExpressCard slot: No
Full HD: No
Graphics adapter memory type:DDR3 / GDDR2 / GDDR3
Hard Drive Interface:SATA
Hard drive speed:5400
HD-Ready: No
HDD interface:Serial ATA
HDD Speed:5400
HDMI: Yes
Infrared data port: No
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-x
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-x
Internal modem: No
L2 Cache:1024
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2
Memory slots:1 x SO-DIMM
Mouse included: No
Networking features:Ethernet, Fast Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Fast Ethernet, WLAN / WLAN
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
Power requirements:100-240 V
Power supply type:AC / AC/DC / AС/DС
Processor Socket:BGA1023 / BGA1380 / BGA592 / FC-MB4760 / Socket FT1 BGA
SIM card support: No
Solid-state drive capacity:32
Solid-state drive interface:Micro Serial ATA
SSD capacity:32
SSD interface:Micro Serial ATA
Total Storage Capacity:32
TV in port: No
TV Out:N
TV out port: No
TV tuner integrated: No
TV-Out :N
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1
Video Playback: Yes
Volume Control:Digital
Weight:1.58
Wi-Fi: Yes

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Cables included:AC / USB / Yes
Docking station included: Yes
Keyboard Included:N / Y
Keyboard supplied:N / No / Yes
Manual:Y / Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

Accelerometer:Y / Yes
Ambient light sensor:Y / Yes
Assisted GPS (A-GPS):N / No / Y / Yes
Audio formats supported:MP3
Electronic compass:No / Yes
GLONASS:Y / Yes
GPS:No / Yes
GPS (satellite):No / Y / Yes
Gyroscope:Y / Yes
Operating System Architecture:32-bit / 64-bit
Orientation sensor: Yes
Position location:N / No / Y / Yes
Proximity sensor:Y / Yes
Trusted Platform Module (TPM):No / Yes

Phone features

Video call:Y
Voice call:Y

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port:No / Y / Yes
DC-in jack:No / Yes
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone Out:N / No / Y / Yes
Micro HDMI ports quantity:1
Micro-USB 2.0 ports quantity:1 / 2
Microphone in:N / No / Y / Yes
Mini HDMI ports quantity:1
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL): No
SmartCard slot: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1 / 2 / 4
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240 / 120 - 230
AC adapter power:10 / 18 / 40
Energy Star certified: Yes

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Conflict Free processor:Y
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):17
Graphics & IMC lithography:22
Integrated 4G WiMAX:Y
Motherboard chipset:AMD A50M / Intel HM77 Express
PCI Express configurations:1x16,2x8,1x8+2x4
Processor architecture:ARM Cortex-A35 / ARM Cortex-A53
Processor ARK ID:65707 / 70105 / 76759 / 80274
Processor boost frequency:1.333 / 1.8 / 1.83 / 1.86 / 2.6
Processor cache:1 / 2 / 3
Processor cache type:L2 / Smart Cache
Processor code:SR0N8 / SR0Z4 / SR1M5 / SR1UB
Processor codename:Bay Trail / Ivy Bridge
Processor Cores:2 / 4 / 6
Processor family:AMD C / Intel / Intel Core i5 / Intel® Atom™ / MEDIATEK / NVIDIA Tegra
Processor frequency:1 / 1.2 / 1.3 / 1.33 / 1.5 / 1.7 / 1.8 / 2.1
Processor front side bus:1066
Processor lithography:22 / 32
Processor Model:C-50 / C-60 / I5-3317U / MT8163 / MT8167 / MT8167A / MT8167B / MT8389W / MT8735 / Tegra 2 (250) / Z2760 / Z3735F / Z3740
Processor operating modes:32-bit / 32-bit, 64-bit / 64-bit
Processor package size:14 / 17 / 31
Processor Series:Intel Atom Z3700 series / Intel Core i5-3300 Mobile series
Processor threads:4
Scenario Design Power (SDP):2 / 2.2
Stepping:B2 / C0 / L1
Supported instruction sets:AVX
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):17 / 2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y
Tjunction:105 / 90

Processor special features

Embedded options available:N
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:No / Y / Yes
Execute Disable Bit:Y
Idle States:Y
Intel 64:Y
Intel Anti-Theft Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Demand Based Switching:N
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology:Y
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y
Intel Fast Memory Access:Y
Intel FDI Technology:Y
Intel Flex Memory Access:Y
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:No / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology:No / Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):No / Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y / Yes
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):No / Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):No / Y / Yes
Intel® Insider™:Y / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):No / Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): No
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / N / No / Yes
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):No / Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes

Security

Cable lock slot:Y
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Fingerprint Reader:N

Software

Bundled software:-Microsoft Word, Excel\n-Bing Bar\n-Windows Live / Acer Explorer , Acer Recovery Management, Evernote, Skitch, Fresh Paint, 7Digital, Spotify, TuneIn, Mahjong, Tap Tiles, Acer Touch Tools, Acer Screen Grasp, Acer Scrapboard / Microsoft Office Starter, Bing Bar, Windows Live Essentials / Microsoft Office Starter\nBing Bar\nWindows Live Essentials
Operating System Architecture:32-bit / 64-bit
Operating system installed:Android / Android 7.0 / Windows 7 / Windows 7 Professional / Windows 8 / Windows 8 Pro / Windows 8.1 / Windows Vista
Operating System Version:4.0 / 8.1 / Home Premium / Pro / Professional
Platform:Android / Windows

Storage

Card reader integrated:No / Y / Yes
Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC / MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC / MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDXC / MicroSD (TransFlash),MicroSDXC / microSDXC / MMC, SD / No / SDXC
Internal storage capacity:16 / 32 / 64 / 640
Maximum memory card size:128 / 32 / 64
Storage Media:eMMC / Flash / HDD / SSD

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.24 / 1.59 / 1.6 / 1.95 / 13.5 / 152.4 / 16.7 / 16.8 / 167.1 / 167.2 / 167.5 / 18.6 / 19 / 19.1 / 20.8 / 21.4 / 21.8 / 21.9 / 211.9 / 24.9 / 25.9 / 8.8 / 9.3
Height :1.02 / 1.07 / 1.08 / 1.11 / 1.14 / 1.59 / 1.6 / 1.79 / 1.87 / 1.95 / 16.8 / 17.5 / 189 / 19 / 27.5 / 3.19 / 8.8 / 8.95 / 9.05 / 9.1 / 9.15 / 9.2 / 9.75 / 9.8 / 9.9
Package depth:179
Package height:65
Package weight:913
Package width:270
Weight:1.26 / 1.58 / 2.8 / 270 / 340 / 380 / 415 / 425 / 429 / 430 / 430.1 / 454 / 475 / 500 / 530 / 530.7 / 540 / 580 / 610 / 680 / 700 / 970
Width:109.3 / 12.8 / 127.5 / 13.5 / 14.6 / 16.8 / 18.7 / 19 / 21.9 / 25.8 / 25.9 / 254 / 258.3 / 258.4 / 259 / 26 / 27.5 / 29.5 / 34.7