Acer may refresh new Windows 8 tablet to fix key problems
hough only a few months old, the 8-inch Iconia W3 tablet may be up for a
revamp to address issues with its screen quality, says a Dutch Web
Is Acer’s brand new Windows 8 tablet getting the heave-ho in favor of a new and improved version?
A successor to the Iconia W3 is already in the works
Acer spokeswoman Sterre Swank reportedly told Dutch Web site Tweakers.
Due to reach consumers in September, the new model would be thinner and
lighter than the current Iconia W3 and offer a better screen.
The W3 made a splash in June as the first 8-inch
Windows 8 tablet. But reviews haven’t been too kind.
In particular, the W3 has been dinged for its poor display quality.
Assuming Tweakers’ story is accurate, Swank didn’t reveal how that
problem would be resolved. Tweakers speculated that Acer may upgrade the
display from TN-LCD (twisted nematic LCD) to IPS (in-plane switching),
which offers better viewing angles and more accurate colors.
Still unknown is whether the new model would stick with the same name and sell for the same price.
Info-Pc contacted Acer for comment and will update the story with any further information.