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    News - Acer Iconia W4 Windows 8.1 Bay Trail tablet seen at Intel event

    Video shows a hands-on with this unannounced Acer tablet.
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    Re: News - Acer Iconia W4 Windows 8.1 Bay Trail tablet seen at Intel event

    Too much at $380.

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    Re: News - Acer Iconia W4 Windows 8.1 Bay Trail tablet seen at Intel event

    Agreed, this needs to be similar price to the ipad mini to gain any headway.

    If it was, I would buy one.

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    Re: News - Acer Iconia W4 Windows 8.1 Bay Trail tablet seen at Intel event

    It's not up against the iPad Mini, but against the 8" Bay Trail tablets from Dell, Lenovo and others, which are expected to be cheaper.

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    Re: News - Acer Iconia W4 Windows 8.1 Bay Trail tablet seen at Intel event

    Quote Originally Posted by realstock View Post
    Agreed, this needs to be similar price to the ipad mini to gain any headway.

    If it was, I would buy one.
    This is the issue, you want the form factor of the iPad mini, at the same price, but without the limitations and drawbacks...... Hah!
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    Re: News - Acer Iconia W4 Windows 8.1 Bay Trail tablet seen at Intel event

    With an 8.1 inch screen the attraction of running the old desktop apps disappears for me. I'd rather have a 8inch WinRT tablet, which I'd expect to be smaller, lighter and have better battery life.

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    Re: News - Acer Iconia W4 Windows 8.1 Bay Trail tablet seen at Intel event

    Quote Originally Posted by Animus404 View Post
    With an 8.1 inch screen the attraction of running the old desktop apps disappears for me. I'd rather have a 8inch WinRT tablet, which I'd expect to be smaller, lighter and have better battery life.
    The new Atom tablets should be mostly battery/weight comparable with an RT tablet. Atom Z series and the ARM based tablet SOCs are broadly even now, not a lot to choose between them, from what I've seen Atom edges it for CPU grunt but some of the ARM based SOCs have better graphics.

    I'd much rather have that x86-64 capability so I can run stuff if I want to (e.g. connect to external peripherals at a temporary desk) rather than being limited by ARM and RT. I really don't see a big place in the market for RT now that Atom has achieved parity with the ARM SOCs.

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