- 08-28-2013, 11:13 AM #1
I realise the pros and cons of the its-cheap-but-maybe-too-cheap Iconia W3 have already been heavily debated but I'm still a bit leaning towards it in spite of the "horrible" screen (I did see it at a Currys PC World the other day, it's not *that* bad IMO).
What's drawing me is the FREE Office 2013 deal (worth £80-100) for a tablet that only costs £249 plus whatever micro-USB adapter and SD card I need.
What I'd like to ask specifically the following:
If I buy this, will I be able to remove Office and install it on another laptop?
(Microsoft's site says 1-user 1-pc licenses are transferrable, but not sure if that applies for pre-installed software)
Due to all the negative press surrounding the bad screen, Acer was rumoured to be working on an improved, lighter W3 with an IPS screen. Any idea if/when that's coming out?
Thanks a ton!
- 08-28-2013, 02:39 PM #2
- 09-05-2013, 03:27 PM #3
Well it's actually a key you get. By default, the Office that's already installed is a trial version. once you enter that key, it becomes a full version. So I say, you're safe to install Office on any machine as long as the key hasn't been used.
- 09-08-2013, 07:18 PM #4
I've heard that you cannot use the product key for another computer and that it is somehow tied into the installation or computer ID?
I'm just curious, it might be more worth it to activate this software on my other computer if you can actually move it.
10-02-2013, 09:51 PM #6
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I can confirm that the office installed on the W3 is a trial version and you do get a code in the box. I don't know if it is tied to the W3 or not. The way the process went made it seem like it wasn't tied to the device but i didn't try to install it on another computer first, so i can't tell you definitively if it would work or not.
- 10-02-2013, 10:18 PM #7
Forgot to update -
I did end up trying the product key on my desktop and it accepted. So you get a legit full transferable copy of windows with these tablets, another excellent value adding feature if you would like office for another computer! Basically only $120 for the tablet!!
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