Acer Aspire R7: a new approach to laptops




Acer Aspire R7: a new approach to laptops

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Previously seen in commercials for the film ” Star Trek Into Darkness “(” Star Trek: Nemesis “) flagship Acer Aspire R7-based Windows 8 was introduced in America. At a special event in New York, Acer showed a hybrid laptop and desktop computer “all in one”. Feature of the device is a 15.6-inch screen on a floating hinge, which the manufacturer calls «Ezel».

CNET News Agency reporters managed to attend the premiere Acer Aspire R7 and personally acquainted with the computer. According to them, the technology allows you to rearrange the display Ezel laptop in a comfortable position for the user. At the same time, the mount is strong enough to not allow the touch screen to shift during operation.

Although the Taiwanese manufacturer calls the Aspire R7 novelty, a laptop with a “floating” screen HP introduced back in 2007. But in contrast to the 20-inch HP Pavilion HDX, R7 screen model supports touch sensor and, more importantly, rotates 180 degrees, turning the plate. Thus, the screen can be shared with the person opposite.

With the release last year of Windows 8 came to light devices such as Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga to bend the back screen Asus Taichi with two displays. Both the laptop can be used as a tablet.



In addition to rotating the screen, one of the features of Aspire R7 is the touchpad. If traditional touch panel located under the keyboard of the laptop, there is an input device is placed over it. This allows the screen keyboard is folded. Acer has considered it convenient.

Sales Aspire R7 will start on May 17 at the price of $ 999. The buyer will be offered a special version («Star Trek Into Darkness»), which will come with a free download games «Star Trek: The Video Game».

The laptop has a 15.6-inch screen with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, a processor Core i5, RAM 6 GBB and combined media: hard drive to 500 GB and a solid-state drive capacity of 24 GB. Then there is HDMI, a slot for SD-cards, three USB-ports, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and VGA connectors and Ethernet.

Last month, research firm IDC released a report, which refers to the steepest decline in its history, the personal computer market. The events on the market, the company monitors since 1994. As one of the reasons for the decline of sales experts call the release of Windows 8, Microsoft’s new operating system for computers and tablets.


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“The new form factor, touch capabilities of Windows 8, the revised user interface, the lack of a familiar button” Start “, as well as costs associated with the production of touchscreen displays, personal computers have made less attractive alternative to specialized plates and other competing devices,” – said IDC vice president Bob O’Donnell last month.

In addition to the Aspire R7 Taiwanese company released the ultrabook Aspire P3 Windows 8-based transformable into a tablet. The novelty has already gone on sale with a price tag of $ 800.

Acer Aspire R7 photos from the collection of The Verge:















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