So I've had an Acer W4 for a few years now and it has been a good reliable tablet but I wanted something newer with 4 GB ram and a higher res screen. My journey to replace the Acer W4 has been a literal nightmare but I think I have finally done it. Acer W4 Pros + Very reliable + Amazing battery life - 11+ hrs of normal use +Feels quick for only 2GB ram +All around great Tablet very durable a tablet you can count on, no driver or wifi issues +Headphone output sounds really good with good headphones + was only $250 new Cons - only 2GB ram - I have to close programs to prevent rendering issues - 1200X800 Screen, looks fine but very low res Tablets I have bought over the last 4 months to replace my Acer W4 Onda V919 - $185 The Onda was not a horrible tablet, it is a 9.7 inch tablet decent build quality, good looking screen but the Wifi adapter in it only did 2.4 GHZ and it was pretty slow, only allowed 1/4 of my max internet speed. It also used the slower 8300 Cherrytrail. Not bad but wifi was a deal breaker a shame as another 5$ invested in a better wifi chip would have made this a nice tablet. Sold that one on Ebay. Pro's + Only 185$ +Build quality was better than you'd think + Screen was HD + and looked nice + Battery was decent maybe 5-6 hrs Con's - Horrible wifi adapter only does 2.4GHZ, drivers are VERY picky if you upgrade windows they blow up, only get 1/3 max speed standing next to the wifi router - At 9.7 inches it was to large, I like 8 inch windows tablets since I also use them as portable audio devices. Lenovo Thinkpad 8 - 4GB ram/128GB drive 4G LTE I was able to track one of these mythical tablets down on Ebay and this is a piece of junk, horrible tablet and it's probably why this never made it to the States. So you look at the specs and think this is the best 8 inch Windows tablet ever made, you think hey a Baytrail with 4GB ram and a 1080P screen it must get good battery life and not have the throttling issues of the new Cherrytrail? WRONG this tablet was not worth what I paid for the Acer, I paid almost $600 for it and it was a pretty bad experience. So day one I had lots of wifi issues I had to wipe start over and omit several driver updates to keep wifi stable. Then I notice a small section on the left side of the touch screen was not responding to any touches. Also the tablet got incredibly hot on the back and the battery life was probably 3.5 hrs at best which is horrible. While it is built well it feel like a solid heavy piece of glass and if you even slightly drop it it will shatter in a million pieces. It has an awkward full USB 3 wide connector at the top of the device, this placement is awkward for charging. So because of the touch screen issue I returned the tablet to the ebay seller. He tried to fight it but I got Ebay involved and they resolved it since the tablet was kind of defective when he sold it to me. So this was the worst tablet of the Bunch, horrible Pro's + Screen looked nice + Spec's look nice on paper Con's - Got WAY to hot under normal use - Battery is horrible 3.5 hrs at best - Feels like it will shatter in a million pieces if you drop it - I had touch screen issues that were a hardware defect - Wifi adapter very picky about drivers - Overall package not even close to worth the price - Full USB 3 connecter is awkwardly placed and is not very standard New Dell Venue Pro 8 Did not buy, just read user impressions on the Dell forums here and it is a nightmare, probably on 2 out of 30 people kept the tablet everyone else returned theirs. Reports are BSOD, horrible battery life (4hrs), touch screen issue when laying flat as in the touch screen turns off. Avoid this one no one likes it and nearly everyone return theirs. HP 608 G1 1st unit So after all of this I decided to just buy an HP 608 with 4Gb ram and a 128Gb drive Win 8.1 version. I bought my first one directly from HP. It took about 3 weeks to get here. Build is nice so started doing the routine of updates etc. I noticed after firmware updates that the touch screen was laggy, like their was a split second delay in the touch screen noticing you touched it after every 3-5 second interval. Well that sucked turns out that the 1.08 firmware update introduces to touch lag issue. Many people on the HP forums are having the same problem. I notice on the HP website their is new Atmel firmware for the touch screen. I update and blam touch no longer works. Seems this touch screen update is only intended for firmware version 1.09. Guess what 1.09 is not available at the time. So after a few days they actually put 1.09 up I attached a keyboard and mouse to the tablet since the touch screen is dead update to 1.09 then reinstall the Atmel firmware and the touch screen works again. Well the problem is the touch screen is still laggy. So I contact HP and return the tablet. Many users on the HP forums suggest get another one and DO NOT update the firmware and you'll be fine. HP 608 G1 2nd unit So after I confirm HP got my old tablet and will refund me I bought another one. This time I bought it from Provantage.com and saved $100 on the 4GB/128Gb drive version. This tablet came in only a couple of days. Good place to buy from. So after Windows updates and NOT updating firmware I finally have a working tablet. 1.08 and 1.09 are bad firmware avoid at all costs. I've heard HP support are working on new Atmel firmware to fix the touch screen lag issue but no ETA. The only issue I have is the Wifi will go into limited mode when it goes to sleep mode. Every blue moon it will go into limited after a few mins of coming out of sleep mode. I toggle airplane mode on and off to fix. I would like a real fix to this but considering my previous issues I can live with it. My first tablet did this as well so it is a driver issue of some type consistent with the HP 608 G1. The drivers do not have a power management option so I can't tell the wifi adapter to not be power managed. So after getting a real working tablet I really like the HP 608. Screen is really nice, audio headphone output is really good and pretty loud but still with good quality. The wifi adapter if very powerful in AC mode. I get 125MBPS connection to the internet from my living room room about 30 ft away and a few walls in between the router. This is my max speed and the same speed my PC directly connected to the router gets. Build quality is really good, it is well made, pretty thin but doesn't feel like it will shatter if you drop it. 4:3 ratio works pretty well for it. Battery life is pretty good 6-7 hrs. So finally I have a keeper and a real replacement for my Acer W4. I went ahead and put Win 10 on the Acer W4 to use as a test tablet and it upgraded fine. Pro's + Screen looks amazing + 4GB ram is nice and you can feel it runs better + Battery is not bad at 6-7 hrs of real use + Wifi speed is excellent I get my max internet speed from different rooms + Build quality is nice, feels very good to carry, not to heavy but not fragile either + Headphone output sounds really good can be used as a portable audio device with good headphones and it can drive them well. Cons - Firmware 1.08 and 1.09 causes laggy touchscreen, the only fix is to return the tablet and buy another one, it is a deal breaker very very annoying - Wifi goes into limited mode when the tablet goes to sleep. Happens 70% of the time I have to question WTF these Tablet makers are doing with their Wifi adapters and drivers. Each of these tablets displayed some issue with Wifi. Considering this is how you connect to anything Wifi needs to be a huge priority and in order to have a good tablet you need to get this part right. Well this was a journey over 4 months and I probably spent $2000 total to get to this point, I recouped the money from the Onda tablet and the Thinkpad8 and the first HP 608 so I ended up only out the price of the second HP 608. Overall now that I have one that works I'm pretty happy and will be keeping it.