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Acer Iconia W4 review: After last year’s rocky start, this tablet is finally a good buy

Acer Iconia W4

At a Glance

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  • Acer Iconia W4-820-2466
    $350.00

    Acer’s Iconia W4 is a big step up from its predecessor, but it doesn't stand out among the current crowd of 8-inch Windows tablets.

At a Glance

Acer’s Iconia W4 is a big step up from its predecessor, but it doesn't stand out among the current crowd of 8-inch Windows tablets.

Price when rated: $300 (street price); 32GB model available for $250

Pros

  • Micro HDMI port
  • Good benchmark performance

Cons

  • Mediocre display
  • Thick and heavy compared to much of the competition
  • Comparatively low battery life
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