Well, the rumors about a successor to the Acer Iconia W3 tablets can finally be put to rest. The Netherlands-based tech blog Bouweenpc.nl has posted their first hands on experience with the Acer Iconia W4 during an Intel event held earlier today, and so far it looks like there will be a string of upgraded features across the spec sheet to look forward to.
The Iconia will come equipped with an Intel Atom Z3740 1.33GHz quad-core CPU, 32GB SSD, and an 8.1 inch display to pair perfectly with Windows 8.1. The 1200 x 800 screen will only reach about 178ppi (for comparison, the Nexus 7 2 from Google sports a 323ppi monster). Hopefully the screen quality will be better on the Acer Iconia W4 than it was on the Acer Iconia W3. 2 GB of RAM will ensure you don’t get bogged down when multi-tasking, and will keep two apps running in the same tab without the loss of framerate or stuttering.
No word yet on an exact date the Acer Iconia W4 will be on shelves, but we’ve been told to expect it around the end of October at the latest.
Chris Stobing contributed to this post.