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Acer Iconia W3 gets its price slashed, now $299

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Acer Iconia W3 gets its price slashed, now $299
The Acer Iconia W3 tablet hasn't really been out for that long. Pre-orders for it began in early June when the base 32GB version of device was offered for $380. Now – about two months after it became official – the same Iconia W3 model can already be bought for just $299, either from the Microsoft Store or from a third-party retailer.

This $80 discount can be interpreted in several ways: either Acer is trying to move stock faster in order to make room for an upgraded Iconia W3 successor, or it is just that the tablet isn't selling very well. And since the said W3 refresh has yet to be announced, our money is on the latter.

The Acer Iconia W3 was released as the first Windows 8 Pro tablet to come in a smaller package. With its 8-inch screen, the device is more compact than its 10-inch siblings, and at the same time, its dual-core Intel Atom processor should deliver adequate performance considering the tablet's price point. But the device is getting mixed reviews, which is likely putting off at least some of its potential buyers. Lots of complaints are related to the display and its underwhelming quality. Other buyers, on the other hand, appear to be satisfied with the device when its cost is taken into consideration.

So yeah, the price of the Acer Iconia W3 may be down to $299, but that doesn't necessarily make it a killer deal. To learn more about the device, check out our Acer Iconia W3 hands-on.  

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posted on 04 Aug 2013, 23:18 2

1. gazmatic (Posts: 795; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)

acer needs to pay me 150 to own this piece of junk

posted on 04 Aug 2013, 23:38 3

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

$300 is great with full windows 8. But i want to wait for the successor unit with a better screen and next gen of processor.

posted on 05 Aug 2013, 00:39 4

3. tigermcm (Posts: 860; Member since: 02 Sep 2009)

my lady loves hers, all she does is surf the net and play FB games. I believe the ppl complaining are the ones wanting BMW quality but buy a Chevy

posted on 05 Aug 2013, 03:34

4. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 2285; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)

Hmmm...not bad,,,but ill wait, on the next gen... 8-)

posted on 05 Aug 2013, 03:57 2

5. fanboy1974 (Posts: 1345; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)

Heads up!!! Office max has a 20% off coupon that's good for tablets. I was able to pick up a 32gig Nexus 7 2013 for $215 plus tax. Should work on any tablet office max has in store.


posted on 05 Aug 2013, 10:35

6. 7thspaceman (Posts: 1580; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)

Acer had a chance to make history with this device but Blew it by putting a cheap screen on it.
the new 7 inch high def screen "Nexus 7" screen tablet has the type of screen a Windows 8.1 small tablet needs to help windows 8 smaller tablets sell. 2 more Windows 8.1 tablets are due out for sale soon. Microsoft is said to be making an 7.9 inch screen "Mini Surface" to the Public to buy. I hope they learned from Acer's mistakes and puts Samsung high def Nexes 7 screens on their "Mini Surface" and sells it well below 400 dollars. I think people will give a try because internet tech sites Testors report that you can see printed material clearly on a Nexes 7 tablet using the new Samsung mini screens for small tablets

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