Acer has recently released an 8.1″ Windows 8 tablet called the Acer Iconia W3. Due to a few different reasons this model has received mixed reviews. Keeping in mind that this is the world’s first Windows 8 tablet in the 8″ form factor, and the retail price is currently $299 for the 32 GB and $379 for the 64 GB model, I wanted to review this device for myself. Acer was nice enough to send me a new unit (64 GB version) to evaluate.
In the iOS and Android realms the 7″ and 8″ tablets seem to be outselling their larger counterparts. The smaller form factor of the mini tablet seems to be more natural to hold than the larger 10″ models. I am excited to see whether the same is true with this Windows 8 tablet. I will be reviewing this Acer Iconia W3 on both a personal and professional level.