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Acer Shows Aspire R7 — The Strangest Windows 8 Laptop-Tablet Convertible

Yesterday, Acer held a press event in New York City and revealed some new devices which will be coming to consumers shortly. Among those unveiled devices, the most interesting, attractive and innovative device was Aspire R7, the strangest Windows 8 laptop-tablet convertible. It is called the ‘strangest’ because the display of Aspire R7 laptop-tablet convertible can move around in all sorts of ways!


Acer Aspire R7

Acer Aspire R7 weighs 5.5-pound and measures 14.83-inch x 10.02-inch x 1.12-inch. This mysterious transformer device runs Windows 8 Pro; it features a 15.6-inch touchscreen display providing a resolution of 1920×1080 pixels, an Intel Core i5 processor, 6 GB of RAM, a 500 GB hard drive, a 24 GB SSD and a full-size backlit keyboard. It also supports audio jacks, one USB 2.0 port, two USB 3.0 ports, 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, SD card reader, HDMI.

Aspire R7 By Acer

The most interesting thing about this convertible Windows 8 laptop-tablet is its display, which can be moved in any side. The screen hinge named the Ezel allows the touchscreen to be propped up and then angled, like a desktop monitor or all-in-one computer. That means the hinge lets users bring the display closer for touch when they need specially for “presentation” mode to show the display to someone sitting across from them. When users want a tablet experience, they can fold down completely flat, above the keyboard. The stereo speakers reverse themselves when it’s flipped around. Another bizarre thing of this device is its touchpad which is positioned behind the keyboard.

Aspire R7

The Aspire R7 laptop-tablet convertible will go on sale from Friday, May 17, but pre-order has already started. You can get Aspire R7 for $999.99 from Best Buy.

Source: PC Magazine

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