The unique functions of desktops and laptops are vital, but they’re too much to carry around. Acer’s Iconia W3 fuses the functionality of a desktop and a laptop with the portability of a tablet. Hyped as the first 8-inch tablet with the Windows 8 OS, the Iconia W3 is feature-packed. Its sleek body can be used in tandem with a Bluetooth keyboard for you to maximize its desktop functionality. You’ll be able to stay connected as this slim and light tablet fits perfectly in your bag. The Iconia W3 also boasts of an 8.1-inch multitouch screen with a 1280 x 800 WXGA resolution. Its battery life can last up to 8 hours, which means you can accomplish much-browsing, working, and taking photos or videos-without running to the power outlet too soon. Microsoft Office Home and Student 2013 are pre-installed, offering productivity right out of the box.
First published in Gadgets Magazine, August 2013