BUILD Attendees to Get Acer Iconia W3. Windows 8.1 Download Announced.

Posted on 26 June 2013 by

Just 10 minutes into the keynote at the 2013 Microsoft BUILD event Steve Ballmer has announced a focus on “small tablets running Windows” and, for attendees, a free Acer Iconia W3. This is significant. This is the NewUMPC being pushed forward in a very powerful way. For UMPCPortal fans and followers, it should make you happy.


We’re following the BUILD live stream and suggest you catch up with the sessions here. The Windows 8.1 download can also be found here (link not live at time of writing.) Note that some Intel Atom tablets/hybrids are not supported. The Acer W5 appears to be supported but we haven’t completed all stages of the upgrade yet. Update: Confirmed working and stable after a 2hr upgrade process.

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More Acer Iconia W3 news here.

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    Can anyone confirm if Windows 8.1 adds/brings back the following:
    -Option to disable going into Connected Standby when the screen is turned off but eventually go into Connected Standby after a user set period. Also have separate settings when on AC or battery for this.
    -Automatically connect to WiFi networks when in Connected Standby (at least my Latitude 10 doesn’t and I waited a few hours to see if it ever did).
    -Manage network profiles without a command prompt (Windows 7 had this).


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