If Acer Iconia W3 is not your cup of tea, check its slightly bigger brother, Acer Iconia W4 is a great alternative. It is powered by Intel Atom Z3740 bay trail processor and features a bigger 8 inch display. This W-series tablet runs Windows 8 32 bit operating system. Compared to the W3, it has better display, faster processor (tiny bit slower than Atom Z3770), and improved battery runtimes as well.
Its specs include 2GB RAM, 32GB eMMC flash storage, 5 mega pixel rear camera, 2 mega pixel front facing camera, micro SD card slot, micro HDMI port, 802.11n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS. Like W3, it has 1280×800 pixel resolution screen, which is not bad for a windows 8 tablet with 8 inch display.
The tablet, like the W3 comes with Microsoft Office 2013 home and student edition which MS is offering to every windows tablet with 10 inch or smaller display. While there is no word on its price, we are expecting it to cost less than $400. Availability of it should be around mid-October.
Acer Iconia W4 with Atom Z3740 is a great package, but keep in mind you get a TN panel, and not an IPS display like Apple iPad Mini.