Oct 27, 2012

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Acer Iconia W510, the Windows 8 tablet-netbook hybrid

With the official launch of Window 8, we’re seeing a lot of tablet-notebook hybrids cropping up. Acer decided to test the netbook waters with Windows 8 using its own hybrid version, the Iconia W510 which is an Intel Atom-based 10-inch tablet that comes with a keyboard dock.

Acer Iconia W510

While docked, the Acer Iconia W510 looks just like your typical 3-pounder netbook running on Windows 8. It is powered by an Intel Atom Z2760 1.5GHz dual-core processor which is specifically designed for Windows 8 tablets having Intel Burst and Intel Hyper-Threading technology that can be used with sleek and lightweight form factors.

Acer Iconia W510

The tablet has a 10.1-inch 5-point multi-touch display with a 1366 x 768 resolution which is good for those Windows 8 tiles. It also has 2GB RAM, integrated Intel GMA which supports up to DirectX 9, 64GB embedded storage with microSD expansion support, an 8-megapixel rear camera plus a 2-megapixel front camera capable of 1080p video conferencing. The tablet is rated with 9 hours of battery life and another nine for the keyboard dock.

Acer Iconia W510

The tablet portions docks sturdily on the keyboard so doing your touch gestures while docked won’t be an issue. Once docked, it automatically leeches of juice from the keyboard’s battery pack when required. They keyboard dock also has a USB 2.0 port so you can plug your external drives where you should be storing most of your files due to the limited storage on the W510.

Acer Iconia W510

What’s unique with this tablet + keyboard dock setup is that you can rotate the tablet all the way outward with they keyboard flipping over so you’ll get a tablet-only stand. Small rubber pads are conveniently placed around the palm rest so that the keyboard won’t touch the surface of the table.

The Acer Iconia W510 is set to be available next month with a price tag of Php29,900. I know it’s a bit too much for an Atom-based device but remember, you’ll get a tablet that transforms into a netbook here.

Acer Iconia W510 Specs:
Intel Atom processor Z2760 (1.5GHz dual-core processor)
Windows 8
10.1” IPS multi-touch display, 1366 x 768, 350-nits brightness
64GB embedded MMC
2GB LPDDR2 800 Mhz RAM
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 3650, 64MB dedicated memory
Acer InviLink Nplify 802.11 b/g/n WiFi
Bluetooth 4.0+HS
8 megapixel rear camera, 2 megapixel front camera
micro-USB 2.0, micro-HDMI, microSD card reader
Up to 9 hours battery, plus 9 hours from keyboard dock
1.3 lbs (tablet only), 3 lbs with keyboard dock
SRP: Php29,900


  1. StratoSpHere says:

    Ayus naman… Hopefully other manufacturers follow suit hehe. :D

  2. Ugly and a bit overpriced. 25T would be perfect

    • Yeah, it would be great for 25k. Maybe they could have a 25k unit without the keyboard dock. If they could do that then it compares favorably to the 16gb iPad wi-fi since this one has 64gb.

  3. Nice!
    Iniisip ko din. Kelan kya sila gagawa ng tablet + netbook hybrid na high – end specs? Pero all-in-all, maganda ung specs. kung ico-compare mo sa old netbooks na atom-based processors, kakayanin naman pero hindi mo cya basta2 mai-install kasi me required CPU instructions na wala sa mga older CPUs.

  4. Hapi smiley says:

    Hi yuga, just want to ask, since this tablet/netbook comes with only 1.5 ghz dual core, does it mean that the galaxy note 10.1 has more processing power since it comes with a quad core, though both have 2gb RAM? Thanks

    • quad-core > dual-core pero apples and oranges pa rin ito pre. arm yung note while x86 itong acer. android yun while windows ito.

    • yep tama. kung processor lang pag-usapan syempre mas malakas quad-core. pero iba ang implementation sa ARM devices and sa x86 devices so di rin pwede icompare sa processor alone.

      • Sir Calvin, what if 8GB ang RAM? Does it also matter instead of the processor. I really look forward to one day when companies will produce tablets with the following specs: 8GB RAM, intel core i7 specs (if possible since meron nang intel core i5 ivy bridge), and maybe 500GB storage capacity. Pang high-end laptop and tablet in one ba.

  5. papaalam ko lang sa mga hndi pa nakakaalam ung Atom Clover Trail ung GPU na gamit nya ung lumang PowerVR SGX 545 kaya wag kayo aasa gagana ung mga PC games nyo pero ung AngryBrids gagana ^_^ v

  6. sana AMD Z-60 Hondo nalang ginamit nila maganda pa GPU matipid rin sa koryente ;(

  7. Brand: Acer

    OS: Microsoft Windows 8

    Display Size: 1280 x 800 / 8.1 in

    Weight: 1.1 lbs

    WLAN: Yes

    USB: Yes

    Primary Camera: Yes

    Secondary Camera: Yes

    Processor: Intel Atom / 1.5 GHz

    Internal Memory: 64 GB

    Sensor: Yes

    Battery Standby: 4 Hours

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