Saturday, April 5, 2014

Acer Iconia W4: First Impressions

So far, I'm really enjoying this device. This device has been with me for what? 2 days? Of course, I cannot fully tell you yet the Pros and Cons but I'm here to detail to you my first impressions.

Out of the box, it does look like an Acer Iconia W3 which I reviewed 3rd quarter last year (link here). The only difference you can immediately notice is the color. Also, the review unit I got this time came with a bluetooth-case keyboard which is REALLY handy. It might seem small but having a full windows portable device wouldn't be as easy to use without one. Previously, I used my Apple wireless keyboard with it. It was comfortable, yes because it was a full size keyboard but it was not convenient. With the case+ keyboard option, you can now bring it with you anywhere without looking awkward.

One thing I noticed is the screen sometimes flicker. I immediately did a search on it and found out several solutions which I will indicate in my full review. It did lessen it from once every few minutes to once every few hours.

The keyboard needs a bit getting used to. If you have big fingers, you might want to try using one first before getting it. I categorize my fingers as small to medium and I still sometimes hit the wrong key. Some keys that I use often like the quotation marks, " ' ", and " + " needs you to press the "Fn" button to use it. Similarly, the "Home" and "End" button needs you to press "Fn" to activate it as well.

Using a mouse, you need to use the microUSB to USB female converter as the device doesn't have a USB port due to its size. I was able to use a wireless mouse with it like previously done with the Acer Iconia W3.

Battery life so far is impressive. I have been able to use it for work, developing websites and editing images plus browsing on the side. This is a MUST HAVE if you travel often and if you need a full windows PC to work.

More about the device on my full review. Let me just enjoy a classic game of Transport Tycoon Deluxe I installed on this device.

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Gel said...

Hi! Just to update the info on this blog. My fiance and I went to QC City Hall last week. If you are 24 years old and below, you need to attend BOTH the Family Planning seminar (at the City Health Office) and the Marriage Counseling seminar (at the Social Services Division). Unfortunately, both seminars are scheduled 1pm on weekdays so if you're like me who's below 25, you really need to return to the City Hall another day just to attend the other seminar.

But thank goodness the officer at Counter 11 of the Civil Registry Office was very nice. He allowed us to submit our application even if it lacks the other seminar certificate and our CENOMAR. We just have to furnish the documents once we return to claim our marriage license.

So here are the requirements we had to submit:
1. Community Tax Certificate of both parties

2. ID photo of both parties

3. NSO Birth Certificate of both parties (photocopies)

4. Certificate of Attendance in Marriage Counseling (for 24 years old and below) and Family Planning (required for all)

5. Both parties present (in signing marriage license and attending the seminar)
6. CENOMAR or Certificate of No Marriage from NSO (both parties)
7. Signed parental advice (since I am 21 years old)

Hope this helps. :)

ag said...

Quickdelivery has better service than "Citydelivery", who makes you wait for several hours just to confirm an order.

Jimmy C. Paclibar said...


THE said...

Nah, Quick delivery also let's you wait for several hours