This unique (some will say odd) Acer Aspire R7 has caught my eyes when I was browsing through WPCentral. It is that kind of love it or hate it design. It is a design I have not seen before (like swapping the position of the touch pad with the keyboard).
When I first saw the picture above, I thought the screen was flipped in a way that the keyboard is facing the front. I was wrong. This is the actual position. The big hinge (Ezel Hinge) has a few tricks up its sleeve.
I think this video will really show you what the Acer Aspire R7 can do.
Like it? At 2.31 kg, it is not the lightest laptop you will carry around. However, with its 15.6-inch screen, the four speakers plus Dolby Home Theater v4 and the versatile Ezel Hinge, it makes a perfect companion for different occasions.
Features of this Aspire R7
- Windows 8 – 64-bit version –
- Intel® Core™ i5-3337U processor (1.8GHz/2.7GHz w/ Turbo Boost)
- 6GB DDR3 memory
- 500GB hard drive – 24GB solid state drive
- 15.6″ Full HD widescreen CineCrystal™ LED-backlit multi-touch display (1920 x 1080)
- 10-point multi-touch control
- Intel® HD Graphics 4000 – Mobile Intel® HM77 Express chipset
- HD audio – Dolby Digital Plus® Home Theater® audio enhancement
- HD webcam
- Acer ZoomPerfect touchpad
- Bluetooth® 4.0
- USB 3.0
- card reader
- 4-cell battery
- 1-year limited warranty
- Color: Silver
Not the highest specs but I guess it is good enough for personal consumption, work and some simple gaming. I did not see it on Acer Singapore site. It is sold with a single configuration at USD999.99
Wishlist: add LTE, have different screen size with SSD options, upgrade to Intel Haswell chip