Onboard Or Cool Remote , Acer W3 Win 8 Tablet Netbook Alternative


I wanted to point out this for an excellent netbook alternative. I got to play with it a while and it's smoother and faster than any netbook but at the same time sports a thin small profile. It easily could be in the front or back of a robot or even just sit on a dock in the room the robot interacts with because it's so small. Bluetooth and WiFi are built in and uses atom x86 architecture so it runs ez builder. The Microsoft surface 500 dollar tablet uses a arm architecture and though it looks like win 8 it won't run a pc program but the 279.99 acer w3 will! ! With a advertised 8 hour battery life it should run a long time and uses very low power for a built-in robot installation

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Acer Iconia W3-810-1600 Tablet comes with these high level Specs: Intel Atom Dual-Core Processor Z2760, Windows 8, 8.1" HD 1280 x 800 resolution high-brightness (300-nit) Acer CrystalBrite LED-backlit TFT LCD, 5-Point multi-touch screen, supporting finger touch and image auto rotation, Intel Graphics Media Accelerator with 64MB of dedicated system memory, High-definition audio support, 2048MB of LPDDR2 800 MHz Onboard memory chip support , 32GB Internal Storage, 802.11a/b/g/n Wireless, Bluetooth 4.0+EDR, 2MP Rear-facing camera, 2MP Front-facing camera, 1 - Micro USB 2.0 Port, 1 - Micro-HDMI with HDCP support, 2-Cell Li-Polymer (3500 mAh) Battery, Up to 8-hours Battery Life, 1.1 lbs. - 0.50 kg (tablet only), Microsoft Office Home and Student 2013


I believe DJ has used the W3 in some videos and a few others have used it for EZ-Builder. I know it's been discussed as it's the one I recommended for a reasonably priced windows tablet Smile


The one he used in the videos was a older 10 inch model and it's about a inch thick. This is the newer better one and half the price of the old w500 c50 model 10 inch. It's a cool gadget.


@jstarne1 Thats LeXI's Brain. Check my thread you'll see it in the video and pics installed in her backpack. there great small and cheap, $249.99.
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Oh so you have a tablet on the front and back... I emailed you by the way


jstarne1 and aameralis,
Does the Acer w3 8" tablet run processed video on EZ Robot?
Looks interesting, any drawbacks?
Steve S


Yes. Drawbacks are going to come into play when using more than one camera or more than one ezboard. I imagine you could run 2 ez boards without any significant delay maybe 3 but two cameras will bog it down because it does not have a robust graphics chip. Basically it's only downfall is that it doesn't have lots of usb inputs like a laptop


I use a micro to standard usb cable connected to a usb hub. the camera on the tablet runs fine wit the ezb in both video modes. The wifi cam works just as good.


@jstarne1 also I forgot to address the question about the front and back tablet. the aw3 is on her backpack running the show. the screen in her chest I the mimo usb monitor running apps from the aw3.


Oh ok I didn't know it was a mimo so your using a a usb hub to get more usb inputs right?