The 20-minute video below might be a little long for the average YouTube video hopper but I’m sure it will have more meaning here where there appear to be quite a number of people joining us via Google searches for W510, ATIV 500T and related terms.
In the video below youâ€™ll see start-up times for the Acer Iconia W510 (20 seconds or less,) start-up times for a big set of Windows 8 applications and speed-of-use with Windows 8 apps.
Youâ€™ll also see a bug rear itâ€™s head because there seems to be an issue with the audio which stops working, prevents any videos from playing and requires a reboot to get working again. It might even be the cause of some system lock-ups I’ve seen too. Note that I havenâ€™t made any attempts to look for newer drivers yet.
- Windows 8 Mail,
- Internet Explorer
- Sky News
- Nextgen Reader
- 7 Digital
- Fruit Ninja
- Skype, which can be used as an always on VOIP application
Iâ€™ve been using the Aceras a desktop PC again today and I must say that for basic browsing, photo editing and text input, itâ€™s fine. You do notice that itâ€™s slower and I have to agree with anyone that says itâ€™s not as productive as a Core-based laptop but I canâ€™t see anyone having issues with this when on the road; Itâ€™s way more productive and flexible than even something like the ASUS Transformer Android tablet.
Note that I’m using an external 1080p screen and wireless keyboard and mouse here today â€“ the keyboard on the W510 is a little on the small-and-cheap side for all-day working!
Coming soon: Windows 8 Desktop Apps demo. Let us know if thereâ€™s anything specific you want to see that could also be interesting for our community.