Get PC Productivity with an Acer Tablet #Giveaway #Ad

This post was written by 5 Minutes for Mom contributor, Jennifer D. We were compensated to write this post, but as always our writer’s opinions are her own.

acer iconia w3I bought a new laptop just over 2 years ago. I seriously considered getting a tablet at that time. I loved the idea of portability and a size small enough that I could keep it with me all the time. I wanted it to work as a smaller lighter laptop, effective for checking email and working on blog posts when I was on the go. In the end, I opted for another laptop and decided to make sure it was light, so I didn’t mind carrying it when I was traveling, because I decided it wouldn’t do what I wanted to.

Flash forward to the present. My husband is now looking to replace his laptop, and he started having the same thoughts I did. Things have changed a lot in two years!

If the Acer Iconia W3 tablet had been around, I think I might have been sold, and I think that’s the direction we’re going to go when we replace our second laptop. It truly has the functionality of a PC, including the pre-installed Microsoft Office suite.

My old college roommate just sent her oldest daughter to college (Let’s not talk about how we’re not old enough for that reality!). She said she bought a Windows tablet, because she’ll use it for her textbooks.

The technology world changes quickly, as the rise of tablets proves, and the differences in their functionality from the last time I looked into them until now.

From the Manufacturer:

The World’s First 8” Windows Tablet — The Acer® Iconia W3 Series puts desktop PC productivity in a tablet, so you can work on the go more conveniently than ever. At 8.1″, it is compact enough to hold in one hand, yet sports a screen big enough for comfortable viewing. With Microsoft Office Home and Student 2013 and sporting 8-hours of battery life, this tablet keeps you in touch and productive while travelling, at work or play. Rounding out this premium mobile-productivity package are Windows 8 and a robust Intel® processor.

Enter to win!


Click through this link first to read about the tablet and then answer the question, “What would you do with an Acer Iconia W3 tablet?”

After you browse the product page, enter your email address in the Giveaway Tools widget to get started.


  1. Fabs says

    I would definitely replace one of our laptops with this. I’m embarrased to say, but we kind of hate lugging our laptops around.

  2. says

    Give it to my Mother in law. She’s terminally ill and pretty much spends all of her time in bed. She’d love to be able to use her computer but doesn’t have a laptop or tablet and her smart phone is pretty much too small for her to use a lot.

  3. Dawn Monroe says

    Id do a little of everything. Id play games, listen to music, read books and surf the web. Thats what Id do if the kids let me have a turn!

  4. Stephen Reddington says

    If I were to win this tablet, I would give it to my youngest son. He is in college and this would be sooo helpful in school.

  5. Marc Uydess says

    I would give it to my wife so she can take it in the field to take notes when she is doing her investigations. She works for the State of NJ with Child Protective Services.

  6. Margaret Smith says

    I would really love to keep it for myself. I often travel by train to visit my Dad. It’s a 16 hour ride, each way and this would enable me to keep occupied and in touch.

  7. Katie Roch says

    I would use the Acer Iconia W3 to keep my busy while traveling. I could use it to watch movies with the Netflix application or answer e-mail.

  8. Sarah L says

    I don’t have a laptop so this will be great to take with me out of the house. (first I have to learn Windows 8)
    Thanks for the contest.

  9. Christy Tai says

    I would give it to my best friend as a birthday present. He is a single dad who is doing a wonderful job of raising a very special little girl. He just started his own business and he could really use this for work!! I hope I win; because, I am so proud of the amazing job my friend is doing raising his daughter on a very limited budget.

  10. says

    Oh-My-GOSH! I would use this for a ton of things. I would share with my kids too. It would help me with blogging and networking and youtubeing how-to-videos and the kids can use their learning apps. I would love love love to win something like this!

  11. Linda says

    I have two granddaughters (20 months and 6 weeks old) that I babysit frequently. It’s very hard to take a laptop with me to try and get a little work done here and there. This would make it so much easier!

  12. christine Burd says

    I would gift this to my daughter who will be moving to Hawaii so that we could communicate thro facebook and email..

  13. kim says

    I would enter contests and surf the net especially when I have to go to my endless dr appts it would give me something to do

  14. says

    I’d use it for nursing school. 😀 I’m 41 and going back to school in January. I need a new laptop, but I imagine this would provide me a great way to access textbooks while on the go! A great way to study while playing the mom bit and when on breaks at work. Thanks!

  15. rebecca boster says

    I would stop fighting with my husband over the laptop :) id be able to keep all my blog and giveaways in the same place for easy access anytime I wanted :)

  16. Linda Meyers-Gabbard says

    I would use it to read my favorite blogs and to enter the giveaways on my favorite blogs.

    Ladyblueeyez1960 (at)(aol)(dot)(com)

  17. Larry Kroesing says

    I would use the Iconia W3 to replace my planner and my notepad for those daily activities where one or the other or both are needed.

  18. says

    I would give it to my daughter. Her school implemented a BYOT (bring your own tech) program and the kids bring tablets, smartphones, etc and they use them in the classroom.

  19. Sushruta says

    I don’t have a laptop or tablet yet…So, i can use it as a desktop replacement & can also bring it along with me wherever i go.

    Thanks for the opportunity. :)

  20. Christina Sparks says

    I would give it to my daughter, she has been needed one. She is a senior in high school but is already taken her second year of college courses.

  21. Colleen W says

    I would give this to my daughter for Christmas. She has been asking for a tablet for forever. I really like the math apps she could use on it.

  22. Shari says

    I would do my darnedest to teach my 70 year old father to use it and then give it to him. He’s still using an ancient flip phone and doesn’t see why anything else would be necessary, but I think if he would try a tablet, he would love it!

  23. Nancy says

    I’d use it to search for jobs and a place to live. Also, I’d like to download some educational games for my grandkids

  24. Ken Haggerty says

    I would make it a dedicated music station, with connections to my personal collection, online radio stations, artist research center, etc. I could really use this.

  25. says

    I would put it away for my son for Christmas. He definitely needs something for school work and educational apps/games as well as ebooks. This would be exciting to the both of us – haha!! Thanks so much for the chance to win! :)

  26. Jeremy Dixon says

    I would use the tablet constantly! I would use it to check e-mail, social websites, surfing the internet, read e-books, and get work done! I would love to win this!!

  27. Eileen Richter says

    We’d gift to our teen son so he doesnt have to share for homework. He is taking tough classes as a Junior and always needing to look something up with others are on the computer.

  28. John Kirkpatrick says

    As my wide is very ill, I would run her health care from the tablet.
    There is a lot of information to track.
    She can not see or type with her iPhone, so the tablet would be a blessing.

  29. Laura J says

    Oh I would love it to work on a budget for our family! My dad always did one each month while I was growing up, and I would really love to learn to do one too!

  30. says

    it would be a Christmas gift for my grandson.i had got him one last year and when his dad and his step mom broke up she took it and pawned it. can you imagine? how rude.

  31. ditzysue says

    If I had this tablet I would use it all the time. I could use it posting on facebook, entering sweepstakes, doing surveys wherever I may be. I love the idea of not being in one place while using the internet. I can take it where I go, Yeah!!!

  32. jacqueline says

    id give it to my mom who is learning how to use a computers and new technology. i think it would be a great way for her to practice!

  33. Nickie Engle says

    I’d use it for everything I do online, also for e-books, music, etc! My back gets stiff sitting in front of the desktop computer – it would be so nice to have a tablet & be able to kick back in my comfy recliner or lay down in bed & be online!

  34. Valencia says

    I would use it to read books, find and store new recipes. I might even finally get a Facebook page and chat with old friends.

  35. Kim Kihega says

    I would use as a Christmas gift and give it to my son. He loves playing Minecraft and watching videos on my ipad.

  36. Lisa Jones says

    send it to my mom, she lives out of state so we could use it to video chat with my little ones since we only get to see her once a year!

  37. Linda Stewart says

    I would give it to my daughter so she would have a way of completing her continuing education hours so she doesn’t lose her professional licenses.

  38. says

    I would give it to my husband for Christmas. He has to tote his laptop around all the time for work. This would be much easier for him to work off of!

  39. Melissa Nagy says

    My kids would probably “adopt” this no matter what my intended use would be. They would most likely use it to download apps.

  40. Lacey Burd says

    I’m a consultant for Thirty One and this would be perfect to bring to parties! I would use it for showing off products & it would be perfect for customers who place credit card orders. Instead of writing their CC info on the order form, they could check out & pay via the website on the tablet.

  41. crystal smith says

    I’d love to use it for games to keep the kids occupied on car rides, etc. And as too bring up recipes on and use in the kitchen :)

  42. Kellie Conklin says

    I would use it to create new materials for my classroom using the Microsoft Office software that it comes with! I would also use it to watch my favorite TV show Psych on Netflix in bed :)

  43. Jill Myrick says

    I love that this Acer Tablet has a battery life of eight hours. It would be great to be able to take it with me of a day and know that it will last till I get all of my errands and appointments finished. It would also be perfect for taking with us when we travel.


  44. Christian Alejandro says

    Since I don’t have a smartphone, I would use this to keep all of my schedules and tasks organized.

  45. azalea4150 says

    I would do a lot of surfing the web, looking things up, and watching netflix! I would be SO excited to use this! it’s so nice!

  46. sheila ressel says

    I would keep it in the kitchen with me so I could try some of the recipes I’ve added to my pinterest page instead of having to print out all of the recipes from my desktop computer.

  47. Suzanne says

    I would use it to stay connected with the world when I am out and about (and to entertain my kids at the doctors’, etc)

  48. Rebecca Lock says

    I would give it to my soon to be 17 year old son to use in his college prep work and advanced placement studies.

  49. mariem says

    i’d give this to my hub 4 christmas- we have a looooooooow budget this year- he’d love to get more than socks and new slippers, lol

  50. JD Northwest says

    I’d give it to my parents who are looking for a iPad replacement that would also be more like a laptop with word and excel options.

  51. Laurie Emerson says

    I am going to back to college at 36 and admit I am scared to death. I would use this for school and not feel like a dinosaur.

  52. Kelly Britton says

    I would love to win this for myself. There a quite a few apps that I would like to have that do not work on my Kindle HD. Thanks for the opportunity!

  53. Geoff K says

    I’d use it to keep up with work and reading while on the go – and to keep in touch with friends and family when traveling!

  54. Marc says

    I’d use it for a major project I’m working on exclusively…(so I won’t have to be distracted with anything else).

  55. Richard Hicks says

    Would take it along with me when I am out and about and surf the web when I am in the doctors office waiting

    brich22 at earthlink dot net

  56. Candace Calkins says

    This would be perfect for my fiance to take on his business trips to take notes, save important info, etc.– being able to skype so he could see the kiddos would definitely be awesome too!

  57. Charlene Kuser says

    I would take it with me on the go to read emails,post on Facebook and download
    important files to save time.

  58. Matthew says

    I would do my research I am always on the Internet and this is a little nerdy but I would go back to my online text based based game and use it to help my sister with her home schooling she is eight and I want her to get the best of the best so she won’t have to depend on a guy lol

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