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Acer's Iconia W4 houses Windows 8.1 in an 8-inch $299 package (pictures)

The Iconia W4 from Acer is the followup to the badly received Iconia W3 from earlier this year.

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Improved screen

I know. You can't tell from this shot, but the Acer Iconia W4's screen really is a huge improvement over the W3's. The tablet runs Windows 8.1 and will ship for $299.
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That button

If there's one thing I don't like about the W4's design is its way-too-small Windows button. I could barely get my -- admittedly large -- fingertips in there.
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Girth

It's not the thinnest tablet in the world, but it's also not uncomfortable to hold.
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SD

The Iconia W4 features a microSD card slot, just in case you happen to run out of space.
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Back camera

I didn't get a chance to test out the back camera during my brief time with the device.
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Front

Nor the front camera. However, look for some in-depth testing when the tablet is released.

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