Acer, the once famed PC maker is not exactly having a great time right now, especially due to the plunging worldwide computer market after the arrival of tablets but has nonetheless made a valuable addition to its Windows 8 computer line-up. The new Aspire R7 is unique in its own right.
The laptop features a special “Ezel” hinge which allows it to be used in a variety of modes. It can be straightened up to work like any other ordinary laptop, placed at an angle to bring it closer to your eyes, turned around completely for watching movies and other entertainment-related stuff or just simply laid down upon its keyboard to work like a tablet. And that, of course is where Windows 8 really shines.
The keyboard is backlit and all its keys are placed at some distance to each other. The touchpad, strangely though is placed above the keyboard.
The Aspire R7 has already won an award for the unique design.
The Aspire R7 has a 15.6 inch Full HD 1080p display with resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. It is also a multi-touch, capacitive touchscreen.
Under the hood breathes an ultra-low voltage Intel Core i5 (upgradeable to i7) processor along with 6GBs (upgradable to 12GBs) of RAM. The hard drive size is set at 500GB along with a 256GB SSD. There’s a NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M graphic card too.
On the connectivity front, the Aspire R7 features 3 USB ports, HDMI port, SD card reader, audio jack, Wifi and Bluetooth 4.0. The system runs on Windows 8 64-bit.
The laptop will be available in May this year and will be priced at $999, which is a bit strange because most of the Windows 8-running systems available right now mostly cost much higher than that.