Just a few hours ago, we were at the Wondermama Restaurant & Cafe, Bangsar as Acer Sales & Services Sdn. Bhd organised a little get-together to treat members of the media to lunch and also showcase their second generation 8-inch Iconia W-Series tablet that made its debut a few weeks ago at the recent PC Fair.

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The Iconia W4 is an 8-inch tablet that features a HD (1,280×800) resolution screen with IP SDisplay and also Zero Air Gap technology that provides enhanced clarity and sharper display from a wide viewing angle of up to 170-degrees. While we only had a short time with it, we found this 8-inch tablet to be quite comfortable to hold due to the fact that it is only 415g light and measures in at 10.75mm thin.

The Iconia W4 also comes with a 5-megapixel rear camera that supports 2,592x1,944 resolution and Full HD video recording

The Iconia W4 also comes with a 5-megapixel rear camera that supports 2,592×1,944 resolution and Full HD video recording

Seen here on the side of the Iconia W4 is the microSD card slot and also micro HDMI with HDCP support

Seen here on the side of the Iconia W4 is the microSD card slot and also micro HDMI with HDCP support

Despite the ultra-portable form factor, the Iconia W4 can be used as a workhorse or entertainer as not only is it powered by a 1.8GHz Intel Atom Z3740 processor, it also has 2GB of RAM and Intel HD Graphics. For those who love watching movies and videos when they are travelling, this tablet has a 64GB internal storage and can further be expanded with a microSD card.

Jeffrey Lai, Product Manager, Mobile Notebook & Smart Handheld, Acer Sales & Services Sdn. Bhd. giving us a look at the optional Crunch Keyboard

Jeffrey Lai, Product Manager, Mobile Notebook & Smart Handheld, Acer Sales & Services Sdn. Bhd. giving us a look at the optional Crunch Keyboard

On top of all that, the Iconia W4 is actually a full-fledged PC as it runs on a Windows 8.1 32-bit and even comes pre-installed with Microsoft Office Home & Student 2013. But for those who don’t like typing on a touchscreen, never fear as one of the accessories for the Iconia W4 is the Crunch Keyboard that is priced at RM149. Other accessories for the Iconia W4 include the Crunch Cover at RM99 and a screen protector set that comes with both a matte and glossy screen protector for only RM49.

If you have been looking for a Christmas gift for a loved one who is always on-the-move and yet needs a device that keeps them entertained or productive, the Iconia W4 might be a good gift as it is priced at RM1,099 and is already available in the market.

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