We just reported today that tablet/laptop hybrid with Windows 8.1 are starting to grow in consumers’ preferences. And with the holiday season being on our door step, a lot of companies consider it a perfect time to lift the veil off products such as these.
It’s the case of Acer too, as the PC vendor just announced its updated Aspire R7-572-6423 convertible notebook. The product takes advantage of Intel’s latest chip architecture (Haswell) and bundles the Ezel hinge which allows users to flip the display and use the device in multiple modes.
“The revolutionary hinge design connect the touch display and main chassis. It brings the touch display close to you and easily switches among create, browse and share scenarios.”
So, the Aspire R7 can basically be used in four different modes, the most obvious ones being Notebook mode and Tablet mode. Then we have Ezel Mode, which allows you to bring the touch display closer to you, by pulling it up and out.
Display mode enables you to flip the screen around and share movies or presentations without having the keyboard in your face.
The R7 features a 15.6-inch LED-backlit display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels and draws power form an Intel Core i5-4200 CPU coupled with 8GB of RAM. Acer now offers a massive 1TB hard drive and a backlit keyboard with the bundle.
The Haswell addition will provide a longer battery life to the device (6.5 hours according to the producing company, but that’s a little bit disappointing when you think the Toshiba KIRA Ultrabook should last up to 22 hours.)
In terms of connectivity and ports, you get three USB ports, HDMI out, card reader, a convertor port for VGA, Ethernet and USB adapter. The convertible is also WiFi capable.
Acer offer a stylus with the bundle compatible with different apps like Microsoft Office or Adobe Photoshop, but it sells it separately for $49 / €36.
Those interested in purchasing the device should know the updated Aspire R7 will land exclusively at BestBuy in early December and will take you back $899 / €668.