Acer Iconia W3 being revised just two months after launching

Acer Iconia W3 being revised just two months after launchingAcer was first off the mark with a small-screened Windows 8 tablet when it announced the Iconia W3 last month, and it could be ready with another new WP8 slate as soon as September.

But it's not a second model to sit alongside the W3 in an expanded product lineup. It's a replacement, potentially to address criticisms of the original's TN-LCD display.

According to comments from an Acer Netherlands spokesperson, the revamped Iconia W3 will be thinner and lighter than the current model, and will be available by the end of the quarter.

What wasn't given was an explanation as to why the Iconia W3 was being updated so soon after its original annoucement.

However, TabletGuide suggests it's to do with the screen, pointing out that the original's 8.1in TN-LCD display had been widely criticised for its narrow viewing angle and general lack of quality.

Moving to an IPS panel would address those concerns, even if it's a slightly costlier display type. That said, the spokesperson wouldn't confirm the switch, so we'll wait and see.

As it stands, the Iconia W3 offers a dual-core Intel Atom processor, up to 64GB of storage, and runs the full version of Windows 8. Prices start at £280 right now, and we presume the revised model will stick to the same pricing structure.

Via Slashgear

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