The Acer W3, the 8-inch Clovertrail-based Windows 8 tablet with bundled Microsoft Office is now only $299.99, or $349.99 if you want 64GB of storage. Similar price cuts are being seen internationally.
The Acer W3, a smaller screen version of the W510 I took on holiday last week, has one discount cialis online major issue though. Itâ€™s such an issue itâ€™s prevented me from writing about and recommending it. The screen. A cheap non-IPS screen is running the experience for many. While I havenâ€™t used the W3 myself, Iâ€™ve read many a review that highlights the problem. The screen resolution, at 1200×800, is also somewhat limited.
Is it worth buying, at any price? For $299 youâ€™ve got yourself quite a nice bit of technology and connected to a large screen, a reasonable video player or streamer. Itâ€™s fanless too. You could, at a pinch, use this as a holiday PC but if the screen is really that bad, reading is going to be a horrible experience.
Itâ€™s a cheap way to test Windows 8 connected standby and could potentially make a very low power web server or data collection tool. Youâ€™ll have to stick to Windows 8 though as itâ€™s a closed system.
At $299.99 it might indicate that itâ€™s possible to sell a Windows 8 tablet at such a low price buy my feeling is that Acer are trying to shift stock. 5 years ago we would have jumped at this, but not today.
Your suggestions for this $299 UMPC are welcome below.