18 of 20 people found the following review helpful
Great tablet & Laptop,
This review is from: Acer Iconia W700 11.6-inch Tablet with Keyboard (Silver) (Intel Core i5 3317U 1.7GHz, 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD, Camera, Wi-Fi, BT, Windows 8) (Personal Computers)
I first must confess to be a complete gadget geek, if its new and techie, I will buy it first and think of a use after. That said I bought this to replace the Microsoft Surface which I bought and quickly decided I didn't like, don't get me wrong it was a great device with a great screen, but I wanted full access to Windows 8, not the cut down RT version.
I did a lot of research of Window 8 tablets and went for this one based on price and quality. All reviews I read stated that the i3 version was underpowered, so I went for the i5 version which included a 128gb SSD and a case with a built in Bluetooth keyboard (this version does not come with the plastic docking station).
I love it, and am very pleased with my purchase, I can sit on the sofa updating my Office documents without having to get out a full laptop.
As a pure tablet, it is not as a smooth as the Ipad or my Galaxy Note 10.1 for that matter, but as a device with all around flexibility it is fantastic.
The keyboard is brilliant, some have criticised the lack of a touchpad mouse, but I have found I don't need this with the touch screen. I have found battery life to be around the 8 hours quoted.
Almost instant boot up
Great battery life
Full windows 8
Powerful enough for most use
Extremely portable for something which is a laptop and tablet.
Heavy compared to an Ipod
Touch User interface not as good as Galaxy tab or Ipad