Acer has been known for producing some of the innovatively designed laptops and desktops. The new Acer Aspire R7 is a flagship device that again boasts unique features. It’s a laptop and it doubles up as an all-in-one desktop. Sounds interesting? That’s what Acer is famous for these days.
The Acer Aspire R7 comes with a 15.6inch display which is kept on a floating hinge which is known as Ezel by Acer. Ezel allows you to easily reposition the screen of the laptop according to your requirement and when you have completely laid the screen flat on the keyboard, you won’t feel anything under your fingers. The touchscreen display lets you feel as if you are using a large-sized tablet. The normal laptop mode may be the most comfortable mode for using the device.
What is really very unique about the Acer Aspire R7 is that it comes with touchpad that is placed above the keyboard. It will take quite some time to adjust to get comfortable with the newly placed touchpad.
Another perplexing thing about this the Aspire R7 is that when you switch to the tablet mode, the device cannot be laid flat on the surface. What stops it from laying it flat on its back is the curved hinged that is present behind the display. However, when you place the laptop on your lap, the curved hinge will make it comfortable to place it on your lap.
The Acer Aspire R7 appears really slim and it weighs 5.3 pounds. The 15.6inch touchscreen display supports 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution. It is powered with 1.8GHz Intel Core i5-3337U CPU and 6GB DDR3 RAM. The powerful graphics is delivered by 32MB Intel HD Graphics 4000. It comes with a hard disk storage space of 500GB.
As far as connectivity is concerned, you get Wi-Fi, 2 USB 3.0 ports, 1 USB 2.0 port, microSD card reader and Bluetooth 4.0 onboard. The Acer Aspire R7 runs on Windows 8 OS. For video, you get HDMI and display port. The quad speakers deliver crystal clear sound output. The battery is capable of lasting over 4 hours on general use.
To sum up, the Aspire R7 is really a very unique and feature laptop from Acer. However, the new placement of the touchpad and the tablet mode which does not allow you to lay the device flat are the two drawbacks of this innovatively designed Aspire R7. Still, the $999 price tag is quite decent. Some of the rival models from other brands include Dell XPS 19, HP Pavilion TouchSmart 15 Sleekbook and Sony Vaio FIt SVF14A15CXB.