01-28-2013, 11:18 AM #2
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I personally don't own one but I do sell computers so I have used it first hand and its one of my favorite tablets to recommend. It has a great solid aluminum build quality, fantastic 1080p screen, and a decent 6 hour battery life as most reviews claim. My only gripe is the dock is a little chintzy, cheap feeling and so is the Bluetooth keyboard, but the case that it comes with is nice. Its also nice that it has a usb 3.0 port on it as well. My major issue with it and why I didn't get it is because its an i3, there's nothing wrong with the core series except for the fact that they don't get good battery life, I mean this is one of the core tablets with a longer battery life, most of them get around 5 hours. I personally bought a tablet with an atom and mine gets around 8 hours and is thin and light with no fan. The i3/i5/i7 tablets need fans so I feel that they are rather big and bulky, this one being the case. Its not hugely heavy or anything but I'm retty sure its a good 2.5-3 lbs and feels significantly heavier than say, an ipad.
- 02-05-2013, 07:23 PM #4
I have the Acer Iconia W700 and the Surface RT. I plan to pick up the Surface Pro. Here's my quick take on the W700:
+ Battery Life is good. It lasts all evening after I get home from work.
+ The W700 is fast. It scores as fast as comparable ultrabooks, minus the 3d graphics performance of course
+ Comes with a nice flip case
+ Best intel based, 11.6" windows 8 tablet currently available (the ATIV Smart PC has quality issues so I returned it, plus it's mad expensive)
- I think all first gen Windows 8 Tablets need a keyboard and mouse (dock or touch cover) due to the lack of touch friendly apps
- The included keyboard doesn't include a trackpad. You will need to buy a mouse.
- Out of the box WiFi issues
- No stylus pen
- No SD slot
- You may find the W700 a little heavy
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- 02-05-2013, 08:37 PM #5
Thanks for that! I ordered my W700-6691 last night, and I'll be posting here and in my Acer W700 thread in the correct forum!
Does the Acer still respond to stylus pen input the way a Surface tablet would?
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02-06-2013, 03:56 AM #11
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I own a W700 - the model with an i5 processor and 64gb of memory. For my purposes, 64gb is quite comfortable since I don't install stuff like Photoshop and I save my photos to the cloud (dropbox, skydrive).
The battery life is very good and the thing comparable to a full fledged PC.
The screen is good but 1080p resolution is tiny! Good thing there's the micro hdmi out...