Updated on:Dec 05, 2016
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A classy Hybrid
Display and design
Acer Iconia W700 sports a 11.6 inch Full HD TFT LCD display with a screen resolution of 1920x1080 pixels. The full HD display is gorgeous to look at and results in great visuals. This device poses an aluminium plush design and all external ports are precisely cut, giving it a sleek and edgy appearance.
Processor and OS
This hybrid device is powered by 1.4GHz Dual Core Intel i3 processor paired with a 4GB RAM. Though the stripped version of processor cannot compete with the Ivy Bridge chip, still it possesses the capability to deliver a decent performance with respect to everyday tasks.
Dealing with platform dependency, this device runs on the full version of Windows 8 OS instead of a lower edition.
Camera and Storage
Acer Iconia W700 64GB poses a 5.0MP rear camera that lacks an LED flash. To serve the purpose of video calling and self portraits, a 0.3MP front facing camera is also provided.It boasts 64GB of SSD drive which can be expanded by investing on an external storage.
Connectivity and Battery
This sleek and classy hybrid of notebook and a tablet, is the ultimate destination for multimedia lovers. To add an external connection you have to dock the tablet to the cradle. The dock adds the essential extra USB’s and is also meant for charging purpose, though it is cumbersome to carry the dock everywhere. The Bluetooth keyboard completely transforms this tablet into a commercial notebook/laptop. Acer has very well delivered a hybrid device that looks unique and blends performance with style.
Windows 8 has seen a host of fresh designs for tablets and laptops, with many manufacturers trying their hardest to build a device that`s capable of doing both jobs. That has led to some innovative thinking, such as the screen-spinning Dell XPS 12 and the Microsoft Surface and its detachable keyboard. However, the Acer Iconia W700 has a slightly simpler take on the hybrid design. The Iconia W700 differs from other hybrid tablets by not having a k...
Pros: Clever dock system, Great connectivity, Clear screen, Affordable,
Cons: Hard to carry dock, Lacks grunt, Flimsy dock,
Verdict: The Acer Iconia W700 comes the closest of all the tablets we`ve seen to being able to replicate the experience of a laptop. However, while you do get a lot for your money, we`d recommend the Core i5 version if you want a rich Windows experience....