Acer Iconia 8.1" 32GB Windows 8 Tablet

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Acer Iconia 8.1" 32GB Windows 8 Tablet
Price: $144.99
Shipping Options: $5 Standard
Shipping Estimates: Ships in 1-2 business days (Wednesday, May 14 to Thursday, May 15) + transit
Condition: Factory Reconditioned


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Performance wise, this tablet is pretty good. The screen, on the other hand, is awful. It’s not the size of the screen, it’s the color reproduction (they are washed out) and viewing angles. Another bad thing about the screen is that you can see the glue that holds the touchscreen on (it looks like a bunch of tiny bubbles). Even with the screen issues, $144 is not a bad deal.

I have not had a lot of success with ACER products overall. However, I recently bought a Chromebook from them that seems to be a nice device…I am torn about this tablet…There are others with similar specs for close to the same price. I am not a newbie. I just would like the opinions of actual users to sway me one way or the other…

No GPS in this unit, but it does come (reportedly) with Office 2013 Home and Student included. Seems like a decent deal for an entry-level Windows tablet.

[MOD: We cannot promise that a Factory Reconditioned tablet will come with Office.]

For this price, this is quite a deal. There are two main issues with this tablet. First, the screen is a TN not IPS like you might be expecting, so viewing angles and colors are not as clear and vivid. Second, there is no GPS sensor. You can use a Bluetooth GPS however. You could connect a multitude of USB drives, GPS, etc but it makes for a cumbersome setup. But still, for this price you get a lot of tablet.

Check out this “very good” review over at cnet

Does it really? I’d love to be able to open up and edit my one note notebooks on something this small.

You see, this right here is why I love Woot.

Anybody here ever dual-boot this with Linux?

OneNote 2013 is free these days:
Whether it includes office or not, you’re all set on that front.

Curious little tablet. I do like the portability of an x86 Windows-based system. While it seems, more or less, a you get what you pay for kind of a device, the price makes it interesting for another reason. ~$150 might make it an interesting home theater pc/media player.

Anyone know if this system has enough OOMPH to play 1080p H/X.264 videos through its mini HDMI at 1920x1080?

To hopefully answer my own question:

It appears the Z2760 supports hardware decoding of 1080p video, so that LOOKS like it IS capable of being a full media center system…

We are checking to see whether the Factory Reconditioned Iconia W3 that we are selling today comes with Office 2013 Home & Student .

UPDATE: While the new Acer Iconia W3 did include Office 2013 Home & Student, we can’t promise that a Factory Reconditioned tablet will.

In for one. I use the old Adobe Audtion 1.5 on my HP notebook with 8.1 and now I can tote something a bit smaller.

These units are pulling me away from Android.

You might try putting Puppy Linux on the Micro SD and booting from it. Puppy runs 100% in RAM, including all apps, and is quite remarkable. Just be sure to save your work!

so what does this mean? is this your final answer or are you saying it’s just the luck of the draw? The outcome will determine my decision. I tend to travel and sometimes carry my heavy laptop in case their is some work emergency. I’d rather carry this. unfortunately, our office runs on ms office and not google docs, so I need office. please give us a final answer. yes, no, or is it simply a roulette.

We do not do the reconditioning on tablets. It depends on the wipe method the vendor uses. We have been unable to obtain confirmation from them one way or another. I’m sorry but I have no further information available. That is my final answer. :tongue:

But are you really sure that your not sure :slight_smile: