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What’s Hot: Great value for a money, really good full HD display, discerning Core i5 and lots of bundled accessories including a dock.

What’s Not: No digital coop option.

Reviewed Apr 16, 2013 by Lisa Gade, Editor
in Chief (twitter: @lisagade)

You knew a MS Surface Pro wasn’t a usually Windows 8 inscription with a Core i5 in town, right? The Acer Iconia W700 is an 11.6″ Windows 8 64 bit inscription with an 11.6″ full HD IPS arrangement and a same Intel Core i5 1.7GHz CPU, 4 gigs of DDR3 RAM and a 128 gig SSD as Surface Pro. It lists for $999, and for that cost we get a wharf that adds 3 USB ports, a really serviceable Bluetooth keyboard and a modest though organic case. And there’s an HDMI to VGA adapter in a box too.

The Acer Iconia W700 has a USB 3.0 port, micro HDMI and a 3.5mm audio jack and good stereo speakers with Dolby Home Theater 4.0 audio. It weighs 2. 1 pounds and is 0.47″ thick. Though Windows 8 hold shade convertibles and tablets with Intel Core CPUs haven’t had a best battery life, a Acer manages to stir us with 6.5 to 7 hours of battery life with liughtness during 50% and WiFi on. Since a IPS 1920 x 1080 arrangement has 350 nits brightness, 50% is a ideally reasonable and splendid sourroundings for indoor use. If you’re gaming, pattern shorter runtimes, though if we especially use it for capability (MS Office, web, amicable networking, email, song playback and some streaming video) it will now exist other Core i5 Windows tablets on a market.

Design and Ergonomics

Your call: is this a clean, minimalist pattern or an unexcited chunk of aluminum. To my eye, a surrounding looks high peculiarity enough, though it also resembles a pattern lab simple surrounding before a product goes by a character phase. The W700’s surrounding is a singular square of aluminum and it feels and looks like a good done square of hardware. There’s a singular USB 3.0 port, micro HDMI, 3.5mm audio and surprisingly good stereo speakers. The inscription has volume controls, a arrangement revolution close slider, energy symbol and a earthy (moving) home symbol next a display. The behind is brushed aluminum that’s really identical to a 11.6″ Acer Aspire S7 Ultrabook, and it has no flex. The arrangement bezel is comparatively slight and a enclosed brownish-red mistake leather box acts as a stand. Though a bundled wharf is truly weird and a small ugly, we adore a combined functionality.

Performance and Horsepower

We perceived a Core 1.7GHz i5-3317U (it’s now accessible with a 1.8GHz Intel Core i5-3337U) with Intel HD 4000 graphics, and it’s accessible with your choice of a 64 or 128 gig SSD drive. There’s a Core i3 indication accessible for a small less, though we don’t suggest it given a opening is significantly reduction than a Core i5 and a assets isn’t that great. There is no Core i7 model. The inscription runs comparatively still and cold compared to Ultrabooks and laptops. You’ll hear an ever so still wheeze of atmosphere many of a time and a fan usually kicks adult when stressing a complement with tasks like perfectionist gaming and HD video export. The CPU does tend to stifle conservatively to keep temperatures down, though many users won’t notice this unless they’re estimate HD video. Still, it’s not totally wordless like an iPad, nor is it both wordless and cold like Intel Atom fanless Windows 8 tablets such as a HP Envy x2. That said, a W700 doesn’t get toastier than a iPad 3 or Retina iPad and is generally cooler than a Microsoft Surface Pro.

Benchmarks

PCMark 7: 4357 (Intel Core i5-3317U)

Windows Experience Index (scale of 1.0 – 9.9):

Processor: 6.9
RAM: 5.9
Desktop Graphics: 5.4
Gaming Graphics: 6.3
Primary Hard Disk: 8.1

Benchmark Comparison Table, Windows 8 ULV Notebooks and Tablets:

 
Acer Iconia W700
MS Surface Pro
Samsung ATIV 700T
Dell XPS 12 (Core i5)
Asus Taichi 21 (Core i7)
Sony Vaio Duo 11 (Core i5)
Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13 (Core i5)
HP Envy x2 (Intel Atom)
PCMark 07
4357
4657
4034
4678
4952
4772
4427
1523

 

Full Windows 8 64: it Runs Everything Made for a PC

This is a full Windows 8 appurtenance with Ultrabook internals, so we can run Adobe Photoshop, iTunes, Windows Media Player, program growth collection and any other Windows 7 .exe app we desire. It’s really discerning and responsive, distinct Intel Atom tablets that are excellent in a Windows 8 Live Tile sourroundings though can be indolent in desktop mode. It’s as intelligent and spritely as any Ultrabook on a market.



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