Acer Iconia W3

Acer Iconia W3
Brand: Acer
Category: Windows Tablet
  • Display: 8.1 inches, 800 x 1280 pixels
  • Chipset: Intel Atom Z2760
  • RAM: 2GB
  • OS: Windows 8 Pro
  • Battery: 6800 mAh
  • Released Date: June 2013



Device Type Tablet
Model Iconia W3-810 64GB
Released June, 2013
Status Discontinued


Dimensions 219 x 134.9 x 11.4 mm
Weight 500 g
Colors Black, White


Display Type Display Technology => A number of display technologies and types used in mobile phones => TFT (Thin Film Transistor), IPS (In-Place Switching), OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode), AMOLED (Active-Matrix Organic Light-Emitting Diode), Super AMOLED (an even advanced version of AMOLED), Resistive Touchscreen (Resistive touchscreens contain two layer of conductive material with a very small gap between them which acts as a resistance), Capacitive Touchsceen (Capacitive touchscreen technology consists of a layer of glass coated with a transparent conductor) LED
Size 8.1 inches
Resolution 1280 x 800 pixels
Pixel Density Pixel Density (PPI) is refers to the concentration of pixels on a particular display, measured in pixels per inch (ppi). Pixel density is calculated by dividing the diagonal pixel resolution of a display by its diagonal size, higher pixel density better display quality. 186 ppi
Features Capacitive touchscreen, Multi-touch


Operating System OS => Every computer system run on a base software called Operating System (OS). Operating System controls all basic operations of the computer (such as smartphone, PDAs, tablet computers and other handheld devices). The Operating System allows the user to install and run third party applications (apps), apps are used to add new functionality to the device. Windows 8 Pro
SIM SIM (Subscriber Identity Module) is a small card that contains mobile network subscriber's account information. This allows the phone using the card to attach to a mobile network. The SIM card is most commonly associated with GSM and UMTS mobile networks. Moving a SIM card from one phone to another allows a subscriber to switch mobile phones without having to contact their mobile network carrier. SIM cards can also be used by a phone to store limited amounts of data, such as phone numbers and text messages. No SIM


Chipset Chipset is a group of integrated circuits designed to perform one or a more dedicated functions, often with real time computing constraints, Popular smartphones are equipped with more advanced embedded chipsets that can do many different tasks depending on their programming. Intel Atom Z2760
CPU Dual-core 1.5 GHz
GPU GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) is a single-chip processor designed to rapidly manipulate and alter memory to accelerate the creation of images in a frame buffer intended for output to a display, This includes things such as lighting effects, object transformations, and 3D motion. Intel 3650
RAM RAM (Random Access Memory) is a type of computer memory that can be accessed randomly, any byte of memory can be accessed without touching the preceding bytes that allows information to be stored and accessed quickly from random locations. RAM is the most common type of memory found in computer systems, smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices. 2 GB
Internal Storage Internal Storage is a data storage space (flash memory) mostly used in smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices where operating system, apps, music, photos, videos, files and other user data Is stored. 64 GB
Memory Card Slot Memory Card Slot is a special slot for inserting a memory card. Memory cards allow you to expand the phone's built-in memory, A memory card (sometimes called a flash memory card or a storage card) is a small storage medium used to store data such as text, pictures, audio, and video, for use on small, portable or remote computing devices such as mobile phones, mp3 players, digital cameras. Yes
Sensors Sensors are electronic components that detects and responds to some type of input from the physical environment. The specific input could be light, heat, motion, moisture, pressure and location, The output is generally a signal that is converted to use in computing systems, a location sensor, such as a GPS receiver is able to detect current location of your electronic device. Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope, Light sensor, Proximity sensor
3.5mm jack Yes
Loudspeaker Multiple speakers


Capacity Battery Capacity is a measure (typically in Amp-hr) of the charge stored by the battery, and is determined by the mass of active material contained in the battery. The battery capacity represents the maximum amount of energy that can be extracted from the battery under certain conditions. 6800 mAh
Battery Life Up to 8 hours talk time


Rear Camera Camera is able to capture photographs and usually videos, The most important characteristics of a camera are the resolution (measured in megapixels), lens focus type (fixed or automatic), higher megapixel cameras are known to capture higher quality photos, but not always a good measurement of the photos quality. 2 MP
Front Camera 2 MP
Video 1920x1080 fps
Camera Features Digital zoom
Flash Flash Light => There is commonly two types of flash lights are used in camera mobile phones, LED Flash (LED flash offers lower power consumption with drive circuitry that takes up very little room, LEDs can be strobed faster than any other light source), Xenon Flash (xenon flash produces an extremely intense full-spectrum white light for a very short duration) No


Bluetooth Bluetooth is a wireless communications technology for exchanging data between mobile phones, headsets, computers and other network devices over short distances without wires, Bluetooth technology was primarily designed to support simple wireless networking of personal consumer devices. v4.0
Wi-fi Wi-Fi is a popular wireless networking technology using radio waves to provide high-speed network connections that allows devices to communicate without cords or cables, Wi-Fi is increasingly becoming the preferred mode of internet connectivity all over the world. 802.11 b/g/n
USB microUSB 2.0, USB 2.0, Micro HDMI
GPS GPS The Global Positioning System is a satellite-based radio navigation system, GPS permits users to determine their position, velocity and the time 24 hours a day, in all weather, anywhere in the world, In order to locate your position, your device or GPS receiver must have a clear view of the sky. Yes, with A-GPS
NFC NFC (Near field communication) is a set of standards for smartphones and similar devices to establish peer-to-peer radio communications with each other by touching them together or bringing them into proximity, usually no more than a few inches.


User Reviews 1 User Reviews I felt the Iconia W3 is an attractive Windows 8 tablet option due to its portable size, lower price point, and inclusion of Office suite software versus Android or iOS devices. However, I was very disappointed with the tablet's display quality.
- Hardware Canucks
User Reviews 2 I see the Iconia W3 as a good choice for people who specifically need Windows in a small, pocketable form factor, despite not being the fastest tablet around.
- MobileTechReview
User Reviews 3 I impressed by the overall diminutive size, the multiple ways to configure it between tablet and laptop modes, and the fact it affords the full desktop OS in a miniaturized package
- SlashGear
Tabletmonkeys Reviews Tabletmonkeys Reviews Pros:
- Compact, portable size
- Runs full Windows 8, not just Windows RT
- Good battery life exceeding 8 hours
- Grainy, low quality display lacking vibrancy and clarity
- Intel Atom processor slower than Core CPUs
- Screen size makes navigation difficult

Our Rating

The overall rating is based on review by our dedicated team and users.

  • Performance 6 / 10
  • Display 3 / 10
  • Battery 8 / 10
  • Design 5 / 10

Acer expands its Windows tablet lineup with the new Iconia W3, the first 8-inch Windows 8 tablet to hit the market. The diminutive device crams the full desktop version of Windows into a slim, pocket-friendly chassis.

Powering the petite slate is an Intel Atom processor, affording true x86 compatibility to run legacy Windows desktop programs.

This contrasts rival ARM-based Windows RT tablets that only supportapps from the Windows Store. Users also get a generous 2GB RAM helping handle multitasking.

On the storage front, Acer serves up 64GB flash memory for saving apps, media, and personal files. External expansion comes through MicroSD.

Despite the compact footprint, Acer manages to incorporate a surprising number of ports. You'll find Micro HDMI and USB alongside volume controls, headphone jack, and power button, enabling broad peripheral support. There's even a webcam above the 8.1-inch touchscreen.

Users can utilize the Iconia W3 as a standalone tablet for gaming and web browsing. But Acer also offers a Bluetooth keyboard dock transforming it into a mini laptop replacement for productivity.

The full-size keys make typing lengthy documents or emails comfortable during travel.

Software capabilities prove a primary selling point. As a genuine Windows 8 slate, owners gain access to legacy desktop programs including the full Microsoft Office suite. This enables seamless syncing of content from larger Windows machines.

Reviewers praise the Iconia W3's enduring 8+ hours battery life and wallet-friendly $429 starting cost. But while performance suffices for Office apps and light computing, the Atom CPU understandably falls short of flagship tablets and laptops using Intel Core processors.

The most common complaint remains display quality. Critics battered the LCD's graininess and lackluster colors. They argue visuals seem more comparable to tablet's from 5 years ago.

Overall the Iconia W3 will suit mobile professionals needing desktop-class software on a secondary device. But for pure media enjoyment, alternatives like the iPad Mini likely tempt buyers despite higher prices.

Disclaimer Note

We always try our best to keep our website content and information updated and correct. If you see wrong information, please contact us: We always check our inbox daily.