Acer has announced the 13″ Aspire R13, and the Aspire 14″ R14 convertible Windows Notebooks. These are follow ups to last year’s R7. The first thing you’ll notice is that the keyboard and screen have switched to a more traditional notebook arrangement with the trackpad below the keyboard. Let’s take a look at the two notebooks.
The Aspire has a mind-numbing 6 different positions with its Ezel Aero hinge. It gives the screen 180° of motion. It can be a traditional laptop, folds down to a tablet, and 4 configurations in between settings like Ezel, Tent, Dislay, and Stand. The hinge uses a double torque system, so in any of those six positions it’s not flimsy at all. Acer offers two screen resolutions, Full HD in 1920×1080 and Quad HD in 2560×1440. The Full HD variant uses an IPS display.
The R13 is compatible with Acer’s Active Pen stylus. Which can be used as a traditional stylus, but also has mouse functionality build it. The Pen will work with Acer Hover Access as well. The R13 will feature Core i5 and i7 CPUs and come standard with up to 8GB of memory. There’s also up to 1TB of solid state storage.
The Acer Aspire R13 will ship in October for an $899 starting price.
Up next is the R14. Despite the higher number, this is a more affordable model than the R13. It has a 360° hinge that allows the screen to fold from a laptop back to a tablet and anywhere in between. That allows it to also achieve Tent and Display positions. The R14 comes with a 14″ 1366 x 768 screen and CPUs ranging from Intel’s Pentium line all the way up to the Core i7s. The higher end models are even available with discrete Nvidia GeForce 820M graphics. Storage is up to 1TB and memory is up to 12GB.
The Aspire R14 will ship in October starting at $599.
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Source: Acer Press Release