Acer satisfied that ‘touchpad above a keyboard’ thing was a bad idea

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It takes a large association to acknowledge it finished a mistake. It also takes a large association to acknowledge it copied a rival’s design. Sure enough, Acer has finished both of those things today, that creates a Taiwanese firm, we don’t know, additional bold, or something. Here during IFA in Berlin, a association is arrangement off a redesigned chronicle of R-series automobile laptop, whose touchpad used to lay above a keyboard, yet has now returned to a some-more normal spot. Meanwhile, Acer also announced a Aspire R14, a cover with a 360-degree hinge that even Acer admits is identical to Lenovo’s Yoga series.

Acer Aspire R13 hands-on

Starting with a R array (now called a Aspire R13), it has a same form cause as a original, that is to contend it has an easel-like hinge permitting a shade to cocktail out and float over a keyboard, kind of like an all-in-one desktop with an articulating screen. Now, though, a shade distance is 13.3 inches, not 15.6, creation it distant some-more unstable than a original. Additionally, of course, a touchpad has changed to a some-more healthy mark next a keyboard. That, Acer says, is a benefaction to patron feedback; users apparently couldn’t get used to carrying a trackpad during a tip of a keyboard deck.

Acer Aspire R13

Similar to a comparison R7, a R13 will come customary with 1,920 x 1,080 shade resolution, and will be accessible with an optional digitizer for pressure-sensitive coop input. Here, however, you’ll also be means to get it with a 2,560 x 1,440 screen, only like Acer’s high-end S7 Ultrabook. Under a hood, it runs your choice of Core i5 or i7 processors, along with adult to 1TB of storage and adult to 8GB of RAM. Battery life is rated during 8 hours, presumption we have a 1080p arrangement and not a higher-res one. Look for a R13 in Oct for $900 and up, with European and Asian accessibility to follow in Nov for €900.

Meanwhile, a Aspire R14 is fundamentally a same “Yoga” pattern PC makers have been duplicating all year long: a 360-degree hinge that allows a shade to overlay behind into inscription mode (and tent mode, and mount mode…). Think we’re being harsh? Even an Acer executive volunteered to us that a pattern is identical to Lenovo’s line of convertibles. Truth be told, there isn’t many opposite about a pattern here, solely that a specs run a bigger progression than what many other brands are offering. You can get it with an Intel Pentium processor, for instance, or we can go all a approach adult to Core i3, i5 and i7. Some of a higher-end models will also have dissimilar NVIDIA GeForce 820M graphics, an discretionary coop digitizer, adult to 1TB of storage and adult to 12GB of RAM — something we won’t find on a Lenovo machine. It’s approaching to go on sale in mid-October, starting during $600 here in a US and €500 in Europe.

Acer Aspire R14 hands-on

Acer Aspire R14

Finally, jacket things up, Acer announced a Aspire Switch 11, an 11.6-inch laptop/tablet hybrid with possibly a low-powered, quad-core Intel Atom Z3745 processor or a heavier-duty Core i5 CPU. Depending on that we get, it possibly has a 1,366 x 768 screen, 2GB of RAM and 64GB of storage (that’s a Atom-powered-model) or a 1080p display, 4GB of RAM and a 128GB SSD (that’d be a Core i5 version). Meanwhile, Acer will continue to sell a comparison Switch 10, now with a higher-res 1080p shade option. The Switch 10 is accessible this month starting during $330 or €330, and a Switch 11 will follow in Oct for $400/€400.

Acer Aspire Switch 11 hands-on

Acer Aspire Switch 11

Dan Cooper and Ben Gilbert contributed to this report.


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