In a series of disorders ICONIA – this modern tablets running on Android, and Windows. One representative of this line was announced at the IFA 2012 in Berlin. New feature called Acer ICONIA Tab W511, but it is built on a platform of Intel CloverTrail and running on the new operating system Windows 8. The tablet sports a stylish design, pleasing rich set of interfaces as well as the ability to connect to a docking station. At the same time, it is hardly unique, because users are already well known around the world similar models, for example, ASUS Transformer Pad Infinity TF700T and TF300TG, Transformer Prime TF201, Acer W500. Those who closely follow the product Acer, certain to see the maximum similarity W511 with the W510. And this is really the case, since the difference between these tablets only having 3G.
|Processor:||Atom Z2760 1500 MHz|
|Memory:||2 GB 800 MHz LPDDR2|
|Storage:||64 GB of internal memory|
|Display:||10.1 “1366×768 WXGA LED IPS, glossy|
|Video:||Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 3650|
|Wireless:||Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, 3G|
|Interfaces:||Micro-USB, Micro-HDMI, the SIM-card, card reader microSD, proprietary port, combo audio jack, dock: USB 2.0|
|In addition:||2 megapixel front webcam, 8 megapixel rear webcam|
|Battery:||2-cell Li-Polymer 3540 mAh|
|Dimensions and Weight:||258.5×167.5×18.7 mm, 580 g|
|Operating system:||Windows 8 32-bit|
|Options:||Acer ICONIA Tab W511-27602G06ISS|
Housing of the tablet is made of plastic. It is relatively strong, so the device can withstand the daily workload. By the way, the size of the Tablet PC is not too big to be a burden. Thus, the width and depth of the device are 258.5 and 167.5 mm, respectively, and thickness – 18.7 mm. In this case, the gadget weighs 580 grams and with a docking station – 1.26 kg.
Display, audio, webcam
In the tablet installed capacitive touchscreen display measuring 10.1 inches and a resolution of 1366×768 pixels. Metro tile interface on this screen, convenient size, can not be said about the classic icons of the desktop.
Keyboard and Touchpad
To enter the Acer ICONIA Tab W511 tablet, you can use the touch keyboard. Also in the package includes a docking station, with its physical QWERTY-keyboard and touchpad.
Gadget Acer ICONIA Tab W511-27602G06ISS runs on 32-bit Windows 8 with energy-efficient processor Atom Z2760 (Intel Clover Trail) on board. This CPU is built on 32 nm process technology and is optimized for tablets as offer good performance. Z2760 has two processing cores, clock speed of 1.5 GHz, increasing to 1.8 GHz, and the second-level cache in the amount of 1 MB. There is support for multi-threading technology Hyper-Threading, and Intel Burst, providing speed. Despite this, the quickness of the tablet only works at low loads, but if you start a series of demanding applications tasks is not too smooth. Processor complemented by integrated graphics Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 3650, based on a chip PowerVR SGX 545. Graphics has the support of DirectX 9.1 and OpenGL 3.0, and uses up to 64 MB of system memory. In general, GMA 3650 can cope with simple tasks such as decoding of HD-video, streaming video output to an external display via HDMI. Of course, as for gaming, this card should not be considered, except for the old and very undemanding.
Ports and Communications
Interface is equipped with not only the tablet, but the docking station. The side faces the dock is almost empty. Right on the special ledge is only full-port USB 2.0, and left on the same – the port for recharging. As the ends of the tablet, the speaker is provided on the left speaker. But the right to host not only the volume rocker and the second speaker, and a Micro-USB, Micro-HDMI, and two slots: SIM-card and microSD.
It automatically scans the points of access that you visit often, and then allows them to connect for 2-3 seconds. tablet also includes a number of required sensors built-in accelerometer, gyroscope, compass, light sensor. Moreover, in the ICONIA Tab W511 is a module of GPS, however, it is not defined in all applications, but in a Yandex. Maps works fine. GPS module can also be used simply to determine its location.
ICONIA Tab W511 is equipped with a 2-cell lithium-polymer battery capacity of 3540 mAh (27 Wh). It provides about 9 hours of «Read’s» and a little more than 5:00 in «Classic». Battery charging power supply, having a power of 18 watts. For simultaneous battery charging dock and the tablet should connect them to the network and connect the docking station. To extend battery life, you can connect the dock. Additional battery has the same capacity, so the duration of the battery will increase by 9 o’clock. For a long trip, especially if you encounter unexpected delays along the way, that’s more than enough. It’s also nice and the fact that most smartphones can not run that long. If this tablet is in sleep mode, thanks to constant switching technology from Acer Always On the information on it will be updated as soon as you start to work on it.
After considering this tablet, we note that it is not the bet is placed on performance, but on the battery life, which for such devices is very important. At Acer ICONIA Tab W511 is high and is about 9 hrs without the battery in the dock. Of course, thanks to the Tablet PC, you can watch videos, explore the internet, as well as perform daily tasks. Among the advantages of this gadget also highlighted the presence of a variety of sensors, wireless modules, including a built-in 3G, and thoughtful set of ports and connectors. Perhaps less important will be the price of the tablet with a docking station, which is less than $1,000, as many it will seem excessive. In any event, such a purchase would look equally good in the hands of a businessman and a young girl as a universal design.