Acer’s Iconia W4 tablet looks to be facing a delay and is unlikely to be available now until the new year. Originally planned for a launch at the end of October, users will now have to wait until the end of January before they can get their hands on the device.
Although Acer themselves have not announced the delay, early listings of the Iconia W4 indicate that the device will be ready for launch in around 2 months. The price of Acer’s tablet is reportedly $379 for the 64GB model, whilst the cost of the 32GB version is still unconfirmed.
The Iconia W4 is a powerful 8 inch device which packs a Quad core 1333 MHz Intel Atom Z3740 processor, 2048 MB of RAM and 32 GB of internal storage. The W4 comes loaded with Windows 8.1 and features a 1200 x 800 pixel display; however the pixel density is low at 189 ppi. The rear 5 MP front camera can shoot video in 1080p HD but is let down by a lack of flash, the W4 has a 2 MP front camera also.
The Acer Iconia W4 will now miss out on the chance to wow Christmas shoppers who may have been planning to buy an Acer slate as a gift. In terms of the most desired tablet brands that people intend to buy this holiday season, Acer are fifth with Apple at the top of the pile. Acer do however have the Aspire Z3-600 all in one PC tab on sale for $799 if you are looking for one of their higher end products.