Acer to bring a better display to the Acer Iconia W3

Acer to bring a better display to the Acer Iconia W3
The Acer Iconia W3 will always be known as the first 8.1 inch Windows 8 Pro tablet. But one thing that it definitely doesn't want to be known for is the numerous complaints about the display on the device. The screen has a resolution of 1280 x 800 which works out to a pixel density of 186ppi. Now, there is some speculation that Acer plans on addressing the complaints about the display by producing an updated version of the tablet.

The published report on Tuesday claims that the next version of the Acer Iconia W3 will have an improved screen and will also be thinner and lighter, as well. It will replace the TN-LCD glass currently on the tablet with an IPS display. The updated slate should be on the market by September, although it isn't clear whether Acer will affix the same name to the revised tablet. There is also a possibility that the current price of 329 EUR ($433 USD) for the device will be changed.

source: (translated), MicrosoftNews via WMPoweruser

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Iconia W3
  • Display 8.1 inches
    800 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 2 MP (Single camera)
    2 MP front
  • Hardware Intel Atom, 2GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB, microSDHC
  • Battery 3400 mAh
  • OS Windows 8 Pro



4. 7thspaceman

Posts: 1597; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

This real good news because some reviewers said that if had a better touch screen it would be a very good tablet indeed reviewers stoned the device because it's touch screen was below the quality of cheaper 200 dollar Android tablets. Acer even made better tablets than the W3 it's nice to cut costs but a company can Overdue it too.

3. Mrmark

Posts: 430; Member since: Jan 26, 2013

Really nice to know

2. techman001

Posts: 5; Member since: Feb 14, 2013

They are already discounted to 299 this week at office depot in the u.s. Staples is matching the price for 299 for the 32GB version and 349 for the 64GB version

1. Birds

Posts: 1172; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

I hope so. Many reviews like this form factor. Many complained about dat screeeeeeen tho....

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