Acer Announces New Aspire R7, Aspire P3 Windows 8 Ultrabook Convertibles

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Acer today announced no.of new Windows 8 devices at its press event. The new devices are Aspire R7, Aspire P3, Aspire V5 and V7 Series. All these devices will be available with touch screens running Windows 8. Here are the details from Windows team blog,

Aspire R7 ($999.99):

Aspire R7, a revolutionary 15.6-inch notebook that will redefine the touch and type computing experience. Featuring a Full HD 1920×1080 touch screen, the Acer R7 was made for the new computing lifestyle, which increasingly combines touching and typing. With a repositioned keyboard and a revolutionary “Ezel Hinge” that moves the display forward and into different positions, the R7 makes the combination of touching the screen and using the keyboard more intuitive and natural. Its ergonomic design allows users to explore and determine their own preferred way to interact with technology.

  • A full HD 1920 x 1080 touchscreen display.
  • An Intel Core i5 processor.
  • 6GB of memory.
  • A 500GB hard drive and 24GB SSD.
  • A full-size backlit keyboard.
  • Includes an HDMI port, SD card reader, 3 USB ports, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.
  • Also comes with a converter port supporting VGA, RJ45 and USB.

Aspire P3( $799.99):

Acer P3 Windows 8

Aspire P3 is like a regular Ultrabook with ability to switch to tablet mode.

  • An 11.6-inch HD display with touch and IPS technology (wide 170-degree viewing angles).
  • Available with Intel Core i3 and Core i5 processors.
  • Up to 6 hours of battery life.
  • Either a 60GB or 120GB SSD.
  • Dolby Home Theater boosts sound for headphones as well as built-in speakers.
  • USB 3.0 port and HDMI port.
  • A built-in Acer Crystal Eye HD webcam in the front that can capture 720p HD, and a 5MP back camera.
  • A full-sized chiclet keyboard.
  • An optional stylus that fits in the case for customers who want the convenience of pen-based input.

New V5 Series laptops with 15.6-inch or 14-inch displays:

  • Available in either high definition (1366×768) or full high-definition (1920×1080) with IPS technology.
  • Includes 4 speakers and are supported by Dolby Home Theatre.
  • Available with the next generation AMD dual core or quad core processors, or the latest Intel processors.
  • Select configurations are equipped with NVIDIA GeForce GT7XXM series or AMD Radeon HD8750 discrete graphics.

New V5 Series laptops with 11.6 displays:

  • Includes a high-definition (1366 x 768) display.
  • Just 3 pounds and less than an inch thick.
  • Models are available with the next generation AMD dual core or quad core or the latest Intel processors.
  • Also includes a full size keyboard (backlit keyboards will also be available in some regions

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  • Tirinti

    I don’t think this thing is more ergonomic than conventional notebook with touch screen.
    I have Vaio T15 and I like it’s standard keyboard and standard mounted screen.

  • rockuz

    Pretty impressive coming from Acer. I think I want to see in person before I buy it.

  • Rich

    This is probably the first Acer product that I find interesting in years, if not ever. I’m waiting for Haswell release, but seriously I might consider something like this.

  • 3DPiper

    Will the pen input support pressure sensitivity in Photoshop?

    • kehool

      depends on whether it’s an inductive pen.. i’ve been trying to find that out for a while now.. at that price point it doesn’t seem very likely however.. convertibles with inductive input usually cost upwards of 1.2k

  • Myclevername

    I thought Acer was in love with Android and expecting it’s baby? Screw ‘em. I hope these fail.

  • AS147

    Unfortunately in tablet mode it doesn’t close flat which is really going be an issue for many like me.

    • Kruegerman

      Why would it be an issue? It’s a 15″ device. It ain’t going to be light. Have you ever tried holding/lifting up an object that’s both heavy and thin? That’s the worst possible combination for ergonomics.

  • David

    “Can I borrow it?”
    Then, give it to another woman LOL

  • Bugbog

    Seems Acer is getting serious with Win8!

  • Kruegerman

    That’s the best damn design I’ve seen yet.

  • Windows 8

    Now Acer is talking, these are superb products, I fell in love with teh R7 right away.. !!
    Would see it when it launches in my country.. for sure.

  • http://twitter.com/HIGHDEFJUNKIES HighDefJunkies

    I would rather get a Surface Pro. Same price and more powerful.