Acer proceed to come back out with new Home windows Eight kind components and the newest I’m testing is the Iconia W700 pill. The W700 is an 11.6″ pill working Home windows Eight with a core i3 processor, 4GB ram and 128GB SSD drive. The W700 comes with a stand/docking station that may be utilizing in panorama or portrait mode and slim case that comes with a Bluetooth keyboard, extra on that later.

The W700 has a very nice show it runs at 1920 x 1080 which appears extraordinarily sharp and clear. In Home windows desktop mode the excessive res show appears nice nevertheless it does make it nearly unattainable to make use of with contact because the targets are so small you simply cannot press them along with your finger, this is not a fault with the W700 is an issue with Home windows, hopeful Home windows 8.1 might repair this. As a pill it isn’t significantly gentle, it weighs about 925g and is slightly on the thick aspect however utilizing it as a pill in panorama mode is it very usable and the i3 processor makes the metro apps work very properly. Acer say you must get about Eight hours battery life, I discovered it as nearer to five hours however that’s about what I might count on with a tool like this. Having the SSD makes the Home windows startup time very quick and the resume from standby is as fast as my Floor or iPad. The gadget has a pleasant stable with a USB Three port, headphone port, quantity rocker and energy button on the aspect and warmth ports on the underside.

The W700 comes with a really slim Bluetooth keyboard which has a pleasant typing motion and together with the supplied case makes it in to a neat pocket book, the case protects the pill properly and with the addition of the keyboard is a really usable. One this that’s lacking is a trackpad or mouse pointer on the keyboard, on my Floor once I want to make use of the desktop I can use the keyboard and trackpad in a single self-contained unit however with however with the keyboard having no trackpad you’ll want to use a mouse. Because it’s acquired a contact display you might suppose you do not want a mouse however the hi-res Home windows desktop means you will want one. You possibly can use a Bluetooth mouse however its simply one other factor to hold round.

Additionally with the W700 there’s a stand/docking station, it has three USB ports and an influence port so would make a great docking station. It may be utilized in panorama or portrait mode and for writing portrait mode works very properly.

General I used to be impressed with the W700, it is a good hybrid Pocket book/pill and works very properly in both mode. For those who want a pill that can be utilized as a pocket book then it is a good gadget, it isn’t a lightweight because the Floor Professional however its cheaper and the Floor does not have a dock just like the W700. The dearth of trackpad on the keyboard is irritating however not the tip of the world. The pill prices round £549 on Amazon.