Acer updates Aspire R7 hybrid tablet

Acer Aspire R7Earlier this year, Acer unveiled the Aspire R7, a hybrid device described as a “notebook designed for touch.” Its came with an innovative “Ezel Hinge” that allows it to flip, reverse, lie flat or float to transform into a tablet, a desktop computer as well as a laptop. Acer has now updated the specifications of this innovative device with the new R7-572-6423 model.

While the overall design remains unchanged, Acer has upgraded a number of the internal components. Key among them are a new 1.60GHz dual-core Intel Core i5-4200U processor, 8GB of RAM (up from 6GB) and a 1TB 5400RPM hard drive. It did lose the 24GB SSD cache though. It also comes with Windows 8.1 pre-installed.

Another new feature is the addition of an active digitizer to the touchscreen display. Unfortunately, the Acer active stylus is sold separately for an additional US$49.

Acer Aspire R7Acer Aspire R7 (R7-572-6423) specifications:

  • Processor: 1.60GHz dual-core Intel Core i5-4200U
  • Operating system: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (64-bit)
  • Cellular connectivity: None
  • Other connectivity: 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 + HS
  • Display: 15.6-inch Full HD (1920×1080) touchscreen
  • RAM: 8GB DDR3L
  • Internal storage: 1TB 5400RPM HDD
  • External storage: SD cards
  • Rear-facing camera: None
  • Front-facing camera: 3560 mAh
  • Connectors: Audio jack, HDMI port, three USB ports, converter port supporting VGA, RJ45 and USB
  • Battery: 3560 mAh
  • Dimensions: 376.8 × 254.5 × 20.6-28.5 millimeters
  • Weight: 2.4 kilograms

The updated Acer Aspire R7 will sell for US$899 (US$100 cheaper than its predecessor).

Source : Acer