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Acer Iconia W511 Review

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Acer Iconia W511 Review
Users who value battery life should be satisfied with the Acer Iconia W511 and its 3540 mAh battery. It will last for about 9 hours on a single charge – almost as much as an iPad or a high-end Android slate. Sure, other Windows-based tablets can do even better, yet a figure like that is still more than acceptable. When docked, the W511's battery life doubles to 18 hours, so no matter how hard you're pushing it, rest assured that the device will last you through at least a whole day of heavy usage.


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The Acer Iconia W511 is clearly aimed at tablet buyers on a tight budget, or simply people who aren't willing to spend too much on a Windows 8 hybrid device. It may look a bit uninspiring, but it's light, affordable and offers an adequate set of features combined with a decent battery life. Moreover, with it you get the complete Windows 8 experience with legacy app support and all that good stuff, while the Atom processor delivers performance, which users that aren't too picky will be fine with.

But while it is an okay Windows 8 tablet, we can't really recommend it as a notebook/netbook replacement. Something in the back of our heads is telling us that its build quality isn't as good as it should be, while the touchpad is downright pathetic. In case what you're really looking for is a productivity device, you might want to look elsewhere, or better yet, get yourself a proper notebook.


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Pros

  • 3G connectivity
  • Full-blown Windows 8 with legacy app support
  • Decent battery life
  • Cheap for a Windows 8 hybrid

Cons

  • Bland design
  • Dubious build quality
  • Touchpad is uncomfortable
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posted on 04 Apr 2013, 07:55 1

1. EXkurogane (Posts: 863; Member since: 07 Mar 2013)


Took really long for PA to review this it seems; But it's going for around USD $550 without the dock in my country, and despite the average rating this is the tab to go for if u r comparing this with the Surface RT simply because it runs full windows 8, not RT.

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 08:27 1

2. TechBizJP08 (Posts: 491; Member since: 25 Mar 2013)


It nice. The design is quite good. And cheaper having windows 8 with desktop on board. I'd say good Job Acer..

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 09:43 1

3. rashsys (Posts: 16; Member since: 05 Mar 2013)


Quote: "Another connectivity feature that's missing is GPS."
Wrong. The W511 is equipped with A-GPS chip. At least here, in Russia all W511's are GPS-enabled.

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Acer Iconia W511

Acer Iconia W511

OS: Windows 8 Pro
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Display10.1 inches, 1366 x 768 pixels (155 ppi) IPS LCD
Camera8 megapixels
Hardware
Intel Atom Z2760, Dual core, 1800 MHz, Saltwell processor
2048 MB RAM
Size10.18 x 6.59 x 0.35 inches
(258.5 x 167.5 x 8.8 mm)
20.46 oz  (580 g)

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