Acer Iconia W4  vs Tab W500 

Released October, 2013

Acer Iconia W4

  • 8"
  • 32 GB
  • WiFi
  • Windows 8.1
Front view of Acer Iconia W4
8.2 Out of 10
Its silver aluminum build keeps it lightweight, but it's also attractive.
by c|net (Oct, 2012)
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Released April, 2011

Acer Iconia Tab W500

  • 10.1"
  • 32 GB
  • WiFi
  • Windows 7
Front view of Acer Iconia Tab W500
9 Out of 10
The screen quality is decent, with excellent viewing angles and a very bright and colourful display.
by TrustedReviews (Mar, 2012)

TabletRocket Review Our evaluation of W4 vs W500

Performance

Processing power and speed

Passmark, Geekbench, AnTuTu, BrowserMark and Sunspider 0.9.1

Graphics

3D and 2D graphics

GLBenchmark 2.5 and GLBenchmark 2.7

Battery Life

How long will the battery last

Battery life

Reviews

How do our trusted review sites rank these products?

Reviews from phonearena.com, techradar.com, reviews.cnet.com and trustedreviews.com

TabletRocket Score

Performance, Graphics, Battery Life and Reviews

Winner
Acer Iconia Tab W500 

TabletRocket recommends the Acer Iconia Tab W500  based on its graphics and reviews.

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Benchmarks Real world tests of Iconia W4 vs Tab W500

GLBenchmark 2.7 3D graphics performance

Iconia W4
2.9 fps
Iconia Tab W500
16.6 fps

GLBenchmark 2.5 3D graphics performance

Iconia W4
8.2 fps
Iconia Tab W500
31.9 fps

Differences What are the advantages of each

Back view of Acer Iconia W4

Reasons to consider the
Acer Iconia W4

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Much longer battery life 10 hour vs 6 hour More than 65% longer battery life; surf the web longer without having to plug in
More cores Quad core vs Dual core Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Much lighter 415 g vs 970 g 2.3x lighter
Much smaller Unknown x Unknown x 10.8 mm vs 275.1 x 190 x 16 mm 100% smaller
Much thinner 10.8 mm vs 16 mm Around 35% thinner
Supports voice commands Yes (Windows 8.1) vs No (Windows 7) Somewhat common; Can be operated hands free
Much faster processor 1.8 GHz vs 1 GHz 80% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
Newer Oct, 2013 vs Apr, 2011 Release date over 2 years later
Has a GPS Yes vs No Somewhat common; Get directions and navigation, geotag photos
Has a microphone jack Yes vs No Somewhat common; Can use an external microphone for superior audio quality
Significantly higher resolution rear camera 5 MP vs 1.3 MP More than 3.8x higher resolution rear camera; Can be used like a point-and-shoot camera
Sharper screen 188 ppi vs 149 ppi More than 25% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
Higher resolution front camera 2 MP vs 1.3 MP Around 55% higher resolution front camera; Video chat with other people
Front view of Acer Iconia Tab W500

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Acer Iconia Tab W500

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Significantly faster graphics 16.6 fps vs 2.9 fps Around 5.8x better GLBenchmark 2.7 score
Has a Wi-Fi 802.11n vs None Most tablets have a Wi-Fi
Much newer operating system Windows 7 vs Windows 8.1 Newer windows OS; Get all the latest features and security updates with a more recent version
Much faster Bluetooth 24 Mbit/s (Bluetooth v3.0 + HS) vs 3 Mbit/s (Bluetooth v3.0) 8x faster Bluetooth
Has a light sensor Yes vs No Somewhat common; Automatically adjust screen brightness for environmental factors
Significantly bigger screen 10.1" vs 8" More than 25% bigger screen
Significantly more expandable storage 2,048 GB (SDXC) vs 128 GB (microSD) 16x more maximum capacity

Specifications Full list of technical specs

display

Iconia W4  vs
Tab W500 
Size 8" 10.1"
Technology IPS LCD TFT LCD
Resolution 1280 x 800 1280 x 800
PPI 188 ppi 149 ppi

network

Wi-Fi
802.11n
802.11g
802.11b
802.11
Bluetooth Bluetooth v3.0 Bluetooth v3.0 + HS
Supports 3G No No

processor

Cores Quad core Dual core
Clock speed 1.8 GHz 1 GHz

sensors

Has a GPS Yes No
Has a light sensor No Yes

storage

Iconia W4  vs
Tab W500 
Internal storage 32 GB 32 GB
RAM capacity 2 GB 2 GB
Supported card formats
SDXC
microSD
SDHC
SD
Maximum capacity 128 GB 2,048 GB

photo & video

Adobe flash support Yes Yes
Webcam 2 MP 1.3 MP
Rear camera 5 MP 1.3 MP

ports

USB support Micro USB USB 2.0
Hdmi support Micro HDMI HDMI 1.0
Has a headphone jack Yes Yes
Has a microphone jack Yes No
Has a built-in microphone Yes Yes

form factor

Weight 415 g 970 g
Size Unknown x Unknown x 10.8 mm 275.1 x 190 x 16 mm
Thickness 10.8 mm 16 mm
Battery life 10 hour 6 hour
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