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One Day Sale On Acer W3 At Woot

Many of us are using the ACER w3 810 Windows 8.1 tablet for controlling our EZ-B robots. I just noticed that Woot has the 32 gb model on sale for $119 (factory reconditioned) which is a pretty good price. You can get lucky on eBay and get it for less, but this is a good deal for a guaranteed and warranted device.

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Bluetooth works great. The little Acer now successfully operates a new project I am working on.
Thank you for the help and the cable link.

Do you have a link on the mini sd card? Sounds like a good idea.
Steve S
You actually want Micro-SD card. Get a Class 10 card. I am not sure if the Acer can handle 128gb cards, but they are still expensive. Amazon has a bunch of 64gb cards on sale now though.
64gb microSD cards at Amazon
I can confirm that 64g works as I am using one in my ACER W3 without issue...
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As am I (however as stated earlier I haven't actually needed to use it yet since I haven't come close to filling the space left on the tablet).
I would imagine that if all that is on it's hard drive is windows and ARC (after the bloteware is removed) the only other thing that you would need room for is sound files and the ARC robot project. If you can use mp3 files instead of wav (mp3 is much smaller) you may not need extra storage space.
Thanks for the great comments and tips on the Acer W3.
Has any one utilized a Bluetooth mouse on this unit?
Rich mentioned A bluetooth mouse and keyboard would always be a good option to have.
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Both bluetooth keyboard and mouse are on my wishlist (and after having to use mine tonight to do some excel spreadsheet stuff I really could have done with it).

While I haven't used one on this I do use a bluetooth mouse on my desktop PC without any issues. It should, at least in theory, work in exactly the same way.
I'll test out my BT mouse tonight or this weekend and report back. After taking the tablet bike riding with me because I was on-call a few weekes afo, and struggling to actually do some work when one of my systems crashed, a small BT keyboard with touchpad are also on my upcoming purchase list

Just paired my Microsoft Presenter Mouse 8000 and it works perfectly, and makes selections much easier in the traditional desktop (which is not touch optimized to begin with, made more difficult by the screen only being 8.5").

Wish I had thought of doing this earlier.

Here's a LINK

This is a handy little keyboard and mouse pad all in one. 2.4 bluetooth and even has a rechargeable battery that is charged using the included USB cable.

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Thanks for giving the great tip on the ACER W3.
I really like it.
It runs EZ Robot great, both Mini six and the large file Captain Ann Droid.
Just received my BT Mini keyboard (see pics) .from Amazon.
It has a touchpad and is compatible with windows 8.
It gives great navigation with mouse features and keyboard.

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I appreciate all the great help from this forum!

Steve S

here is link.

Amazon Mini BT keyboard w t pad
Ordered Sunday, received today (Wed, 7/30/14)
I was looking at ordering that same mini-keyboard. Glad to hear it works well for you.

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I'm personally after a Logitech Denovo (have been for some years now). Price has dropped a bit but it's still far too expensive for what it is (and has it's own problems).
Thanks Steve S. I missed out on the first Woot offer.
I decided to give one of these a shot. Thanks for the heads up Steve S.
I can also recommend the keyboard that Steve S linked to above. I picked one up, and it worked great but had a minor manufacturing defect (had 2 "r" keys, and no "w" key - keys work right, just labeled wrong). I was concerned because the documentation states there is a 1 year warranty, but no contact info on the box or the document. I had decided to live with it rather than dealing with Amazon returns, but when I checked my email, the vendor had contacted me an hour after delivery just to see if everything was OK. I responded about the defect, and they sent me a replacement at no charge, but said I could keep the original too, so now I have one for my robot and one for my Media Center PC.

I just got an ASUS T100 about the same specs, Windows 8.1, but a 10.1 screen and it comes with a keyboard dock. It runs apps pretty well. But goodness sakes the windows updates run soooooo slow! Anyone else notice that on their tablets?

@Alan - lucky you!
Yes the download rate is meant to be downloaded slowly in the background. It saves microsoft money.
asus t100 is bad ass.

and way cheap too. good buy man, got it for tmy wife about 6 months ago...shes super happy.

I got a dell 8 inch windows 8 tablet for 200.00

love it.