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better late than never,
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This review is from: Acer Iconia W700-6691 11.6-Inch 64 GB Tablet (Silver) (Personal Computers)
Just today my acer w700 was delivered to my house. I was pretty aggravated that amazon and acer both said that it would be out on October 26th, but it's here now at least. I am typing this review using the wireless keyboard and it does the job. The keyboard has media and other keys and is automatically connected to the tablet beforehand and has Duracell batteries in it.
First impression of the weight of the tablet is that it weighs a lot less than anticipated, in fact I think it seems to weigh less than this keyboard does (the keyboard is a bit heavier than you think it'd be). It comes with the obvious docking station, that I don't really plan on using, and nice leather case that I put it in and it fits nice and snugly.
The unit is fast and responsive, although not charged out of the box. I've already been using Windows 8 since a couple days after it was released so there wasn't much to get used to on that account but the Acer Ring (touch 5 fingers to the screen to bring up a radial menu of favorites) was a nice touch. If I use it is left to be seen. The resolution makes the default icon size and text a little small so went to display and made them display larger, and expect probably most people to want to do that as well. The high resolution is apparent as everything is very crisp.
I will have to see what sort of battery life I get out of it as well as how hot it gets. I wish the leather case had some way to fit the keyboard into it so you could carry them together more easily. I have had no real trouble typing this review on the keyboard, it wasn't hard to adjust to. The onscreen keyboard is about what you'd expect, relatively easy to type on however the keys seem a little too widely spaced and I don't know if there is an option to change that.
Acer puts a ton of programs and apps on it including mcaffee and preinstalls office 2010 however doesn't give you a key for it. I recommend wordament as a fun little game to play if you haven't tried it.
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Initial post: Nov 13, 2012 9:39:55 AM PST
K. S. Hodge says:
Does the unit have:
A Thunderbolt port?
A solid feel? You said it felt light, but does it feel solid?
Also, how would you rate the overall physical quality?
Posted on Nov 13, 2012 11:35:28 AM PST
R. Hunnicutt says:
Hey, thanks for reviewing the product. If you get a chance please provide some numbers on how long the battery lasts. That is the biggest question I have. Also, what would be great is if you could load up a game of some sort and see how hot and loud it gets under a load. Thanks.
In reply to an earlier post on Nov 13, 2012 5:17:30 PM PST
J. Yuen says:
No thunderbolt on any Win8 device as of now due to MS mandate
Posted on Nov 15, 2012 4:00:22 PM PST
The item description doesn't say weather it is Windows 8 32, or 64 bit ? Anyone know ?
Posted on Nov 22, 2012 6:14:43 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 22, 2012 6:14:56 AM PST
Twilight Dweller says:
does anyone know if the price has gone up? It used to be $799 right?
In reply to an earlier post on Nov 22, 2012 8:45:07 PM PST
Mr. Panah Mosaferirad says:
That is for the i3 model. This is the i5 model. The lowest I saw for this was $849 and that did not include the keyboard
Posted on Nov 23, 2012 3:51:32 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 23, 2012 3:51:59 AM PST
Amazon Customer says:
Does anyone know if this tablet has a pen function, such as with the Samsung Galaxy Note tablet? I would like to be able to take notes using S-Pen technology. I'm assuming this tablet does not have that function, but I just wanted to be sure. Thanks.