Specs summary

Screen
11.6"

The Acer Iconia W700's screen is 11.6 inches with 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution.

Processor
1.8 GHz

There is a Intel Core i3 1.8 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The tablet runs on the Windows 8 operating system (OS).

Camera
5+ MP
You can take photos or capture video with the tablet's onboard 5+ megapixel camera. There is also a secondary front facing camera with 1+ megapixels resolution.
Storage
64 GB

Internal memory is 64 GB. No external card slot is available for expansion.

Battery
4850mAh

The tablet is powered by a Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 4850 mAh battery. Acer's performance ratings are 80 days standby time.



Acer has delivered a surprisingly powerful and affordable hybrid device that is hampered by design issues.

- Matt Smith , Digital Trends 


The tablet balances size, performance, and battery life with some success.

- Andrew Cunningham , Ars Technica 

Reviews (7.2/10 Avg. rating)


APC

A potent performer

from APC

The ICONIA W700 is a brute of a tablet. With an array of extras — not to mention the fastest hardware we’ve seen in a tablet — the high price tag is easier to justify. If you want a tablet that does it all and don’t mind paying with a lower battery life and hotter operatin...More

The ICONIA W700 is a brute of a tablet. With an array of extras — not to mention the fastest hardware we’ve seen in a tablet — the high price tag is easier to justify. If you want a tablet that does it all and don’t mind paying with a lower battery life and hotter operating temperatures, this speedy jack-of-all-trades is the one for you.

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TrustedReviews

A hybrid Windows 8 tablet that throws a desktop dock and Bluetooth keyboard into the fray

from TrustedReviews

The Acer Iconia W700 is not a bad product, but it makes more promises than it keeps. It's neither a great tablet, nor a great laptop replacement as its battery life is too short and the supplied accessories too cumbersome. The only genuine bright spot is the screen, but it's not enough on its own to convince us.

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The Acer Iconia W700 is not a bad product, but it makes more promises than it keeps. It's neither a great tablet, nor a great laptop replacement as its battery life is too short and the supplied accessories too cumbersome. The only genuine bright spot is the screen, but it's not enough on its own to convince us.

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Tablet News

Power of an ultrabook, bulk of a giant

from Tablet News

It’s trully a great ultrabook replacement and you’ll probably never need a laptop again. It does have its disadvantages, like the huge size, but at least we’ve got a Full HD screen and top notch CPU.

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It’s trully a great ultrabook replacement and you’ll probably never need a laptop again. It does have its disadvantages, like the huge size, but at least we’ve got a Full HD screen and top notch CPU.

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Coolsmartphone

A powerful device that comes in a variety of specs

from Coolsmartphone

Overall the W700 is a great device, once you get past the rather odd dock and kickstand combo and use the nice leather case instead you’ll be happy. It is a powerful device that comes in a variety of specs, there is a model with just the tablet, the leather case and an integrated keyboard, ther...More

Overall the W700 is a great device, once you get past the rather odd dock and kickstand combo and use the nice leather case instead you’ll be happy. It is a powerful device that comes in a variety of specs, there is a model with just the tablet, the leather case and an integrated keyboard, there is also a Intel Core i5 128GB model as well. Offered a Microsoft Surface RT or the Iconia W700 I would go for the W700 as it is more functional, although if I had to move around a lot or take it on the road I’d think twice. If you’re looking for a Windows 8 tablet and you don’t fancy the Microsoft offerings then Acer certainly have a wide range of Windows 8 devices to choose from, if only this tablet was a bit thinner, a bit lighter and dare I say it possibly running Windows RT.

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Expert Reviews

A great Windows 8 tablet, but the cradle and keyboard could be better

from Expert Reviews

In everyday use, we were impressed by the W700’s high-resolution display. It isn’t the brightest around, but the IPS panel has superb viewing angles and produces vivid colours. The screen’s glossy finish helped produce the stunning visuals, but it also created unwanted light reflections. It...More

In everyday use, we were impressed by the W700’s high-resolution display. It isn’t the brightest around, but the IPS panel has superb viewing angles and produces vivid colours. The screen’s glossy finish helped produce the stunning visuals, but it also created unwanted light reflections. It responded reasonably well to touch controls, with a small amount of flex in the glass and the occasional hiccup with registration, but we could easily navigate Microsoft’s modern user interface.

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PC Pro

Modest performance and plasticky accessories colour its appeal

from PC Pro

Acer’s Iconia W700 is a reasonable attempt at a consumer Windows 8 tablet, and it’s keenly priced. It has serious weaknesses, however. On the move, the lack of a docking keyboard makes it far less usable than many rival tablets or hybrid devices, and the absence of active stylus suppo...More

Acer’s Iconia W700 is a reasonable attempt at a consumer Windows 8 tablet, and it’s keenly priced. It has serious weaknesses, however. On the move, the lack of a docking keyboard makes it far less usable than many rival tablets or hybrid devices, and the absence of active stylus support hinders its appeal as a dedicated tablet. Factor in the modest performance and, although the price may be right, this tablet doesn’t quite make the grade.

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TechCrunch

Can genuinely offer the experience of a full laptop and a tablet as well

from TechCrunch

The Acer Iconia W700 comes the closest of all the tablets we've seen to being able to replicate the experience of a laptop, in a true tablet form. While you certainly get a lot for your money here, we worry that the poor performance limits the life of this hybrid PC, and would push those looking...More

The Acer Iconia W700 comes the closest of all the tablets we've seen to being able to replicate the experience of a laptop, in a true tablet form. While you certainly get a lot for your money here, we worry that the poor performance limits the life of this hybrid PC, and would push those looking for a rich Windows 8 experience to look at the Intel Core i5 version.

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Digital Trends

There are too many small issues for a broad recommendation

from Digital Trends

Acer’s Iconia W700 is an interesting take on the PC’s future that can be surprisingly functional despite its unusual design. We used the docked system to write articles, edit photos, and browse the Web, then un-docked it to play Cut The Rope and watch YouTube. Though a laptop or tradi...More

Acer’s Iconia W700 is an interesting take on the PC’s future that can be surprisingly functional despite its unusual design. We used the docked system to write articles, edit photos, and browse the Web, then un-docked it to play Cut The Rope and watch YouTube. Though a laptop or traditional tablet would be better in some situations, the Iconia is good enough in most. However, there are some problems. Windows 8 isn’t the best tablet operating system, and Acer hasn’t properly thought out certain elements of the dock and tablet. The buttons should be more accessible when the tablet is held in portrait mode, and the dock should allow for one-hand operation and tilt adjustment. Weight and bulk are also an issue.

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Wired

A solid product with some issues

from Wired

As slates go, the W700 looks good when you’re on the go. The aluminum chassis is streamlined, cool, and sturdy. The screen looks good, too. But general difficulties with Windows 8 and a poorly-conceived cradle system just don’t help you make the most of your investment.

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As slates go, the W700 looks good when you’re on the go. The aluminum chassis is streamlined, cool, and sturdy. The screen looks good, too. But general difficulties with Windows 8 and a poorly-conceived cradle system just don’t help you make the most of your investment.

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ITProPortal

The W700 does a pretty decent job as a desktop Windows device

from ITProPortal

Windows 8 makes so much more sense for a tablet crossover device like the Acer Iconia W700. The operating system's interface is in its element in tablet mode, as is the W700, but the latter also does a pretty decent job as a desktop Windows device. We have to admit to being generally impressed by the W700, despite its flaws (with the storage limitations and lack of pointing device other than touchscreen top of our list of gripes)....

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Windows 8 makes so much more sense for a tablet crossover device like the Acer Iconia W700. The operating system's interface is in its element in tablet mode, as is the W700, but the latter also does a pretty decent job as a desktop Windows device. We have to admit to being generally impressed by the W700, despite its flaws (with the storage limitations and lack of pointing device other than touchscreen top of our list of gripes).

As is generally the case for Acer products, the W700 is quite reasonably priced, starting at just under £600 for the basic model we have here. So if you do want the armchair ergonomics of a tablet, but in a device you can also use to run full Windows software, the Acer Iconia W700 is only a small premium over an iPad, and well worth considering.

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Full Specs

Overview
Release date November 13, 2012
Regions available USA
Networks
No cellular data
SIM card No
Dual SIM No
Operating System Windows 8

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Secondary OS No
Processor Intel Core i3 1.8 GHz
Internal Flash Memory 64 GB
RAM 4 GB
ROM No
Digital compass Yes
Flightmode No
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
SAR Unknown
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual
Power & battery
Type Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol)
Battery Capacity 4850 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Battery Charge Time 3 hours
Video Playback Time 9 hours
Wi-Fi Surfing Time 9 hours
3G Surfing Time No
4G Surfing Time No
Reading Time No
Standby Time 80 days
Physical Characteristics
Material Plastic
Colors Silver
Dimensions [H x W x D] 19.1 x 29.5 x 1.3 cm (7.5 x 11.6 x 0.5 in)
Weight 1043 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels
Pixel density 190 pixels
Size 11.6 inches
3D No
Sensors Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope
Graphics Wallpapers
Themes No
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen
Input / Navigation
Touchscreen Yes
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Predictive Text Entry No
Physical keyboard No
Text-to-Speech No
Screen Reader No
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity Unknown
Multiple Numbers Per Contact No
Contact Groups No
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client No
Email Protocols No
Additional Email Features -
Messaging No
Connectivity
USB Yes
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 4.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HFP, HSP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot No
Expansion Slot Info No
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out Yes
DLNA Support Yes
NFC No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
5+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
Additional Rear Camera Info
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels)
Front Camera
Resolution
1+ megapixels
Zoom
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MIDI, MP3, MP4, eAAC+, AAC+, AAC, WAV
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock No
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch No
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer Yes
Viewable document types DOC, DOCX, PDF, PPT, PPTX, XLS
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps No
NotePad No
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps -
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): Acer W700-6607

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