The lineup of Windows 8 devices boasting unique designs is growing. Acer's Iconia W700 is pitched as a tablet (running the full Windows 8 and not the "lite" RT version) that can double as a laptop with the included Bluetooth keyboard and docking station.
It boasts an Intel Core i5 processor (1.7GHz), Intel HD Graphics 4000, an 11.6-inch touch screen display (1920 x 1080), and a 9-hour battery life. You'll find 4GB of RAM and a 128GB solid state drive on the Iconia W700 and a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera and HD-quality front-facing cam. Finally, the W700 offers a pair of stereo speakers and a USB 3.0 dock. It's a Wi-Fi only device with a retail price tag of $999.
Reviewers weren't all that impressed with the W700, docking it for mostly design points. They noted that the accessory keyboard isn't fixed to the display, so it can't be used as a real laptop. It's also more clumsy to carry around, since it has multiple components (dock, screen and keyboard). As a tablet, reviewers found the W700 too heavy and awkward and many were turned off by the price -- basically double the top-of-the-line iPad.
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