At a press event in New York, Acer introduces the Aspire R7, a flexible convertible notebook that is designed to redefine the touch and type computing experience. While Lenovo’s ThinkPad Twist features a twisting hinge that allows you to flip and swivel the display, Acer’s R7 features a revolutionary Ezel hinge that allows users to move the display forward and back and into different positions and views. The hinge makes the notebook looks a bit like an all-in-one PC.
With Ezel hinge, the new Aspire offer four modes of operation. In Ezel mode, the display can float over the keyboard at various angles, allowing users to bring the touchscreen closer. When you slide the display back behind the keyboard, the R7 works just like a traditional notebook. You can flip the screen over and enjoy a movie or photos in the Display Mode. Of course, you can also use it as a tablet in Pad Mode with an ergonomic 4-degree tilting angle ideal for browsing, writing and drawing. The R7′s 15.6-inch touchscreen has a 1920×1080 Full HD resolution.
The Aspire R7 (model R7-571-6858) is powered by an Intel Core i5 processor with 6GB of RAM and integrated graphics. In addition to 500GB hard drive, it also comes equipped with a 24GB SSD for faster boot time and application launch speed. Bluetooth, WiFi are included and there are three USB ports, a SD card slot, a converter port supporting VGA, RJ45 and USB, as well as built-in 8-watt speakers with Dolby Home Theater v4.
Acer‘s flexible notebook features a unibody aluminum housing and a brushed metal hinge. The R7-571-6858 model will be available on 17 May for $999.99.