Acer today announced its first launch of the year 2015 the Aspire R 13, the new convertible notebook that can transition between various notebook and tablet style modes of operation. This device was announced at last year's IFA 2014 alongside the Aspire R14, Aspire Switch 10, and Aspire Switch 11. The Aspire R 13 features Acer's unique Ezel Aero Hinge that allows the display to rotate into six different modes. This can be used in Notebook mode, Ezel mode, Stand mode, Pad mode, Tent mode and Display mode.
Moving on to the specification, Aspire R 13 sports a 13.3-inch IPS touch display, with two different resolutions, quad-HD with a resolution of 2560x1440 pixels or full-HD with a resolution of 1920x1080 pixels. The full-HD variant is only available in India with Zero Air Gap Technology. Moreover, Aspire R13 comes with Acer Active Pen and has various options in RAM and processors.
Acer's new product is powered by Windows 8.1 and it is powered by fourth generation Intel Core i5 processor with up to 8GB of RAM. This laptop supports 512GB of built-in memory with RAID-0 support with unspecified battery back-up. Acer Aspire R13 carries a dimensions lesser than 1-inch and weighs around 1.5kgs.
The Aspire R 13 also features the Acer Touch Tools app, which includes:
Acer Screen Grasp - allows any image to be easily captured, personalized and shared to social networks or pasted to documents.
Acer AccuFinger - helps accurately place the cursor in text documents and acquire tiny items on the screen when using fingers.
This Windows 8.1 convertible is also one of the very few devices in India to be Skype certified, which ensures webcam/video chats, conference calls, VoIP calls and voice commands. It has Leading audio features include Dolby Digital Plus Home Theatre for cinematic surround sound, and Acer Purified Voice.
"We would like to congratulate Acer on brining the Intel Core i5 Processor powered Aspire R 13 to India. Intel has a long history of developing compelling products for client computing while enabling new and innovating computing experiences. The launch of the Intel processor based Aspire R 13 demonstrates our ongoing work to provide a spectrum of experiences to the end-user" said Anand Ramamoorthy, Director Consumption Sales, Intel South Asia
Vineet Durani, Director - Windows Business Group, Microsoft India said, "We envision a world where customers can simply experience the benefits - and the promise - of the cloud, while on the move, on any device and without sacrificing scale, speed or cost. This approach works towards enabling an all-new category of devices called 2-in-1s which are affordable, deliver great performance and help you be more productive. A perfect example of this is Acer's launch of the Windows-based Aspire R 13 today. While smartphones are very personal and laptops are predominantly viewed as work devices, 2-in-1s offer the flexibility of having both the efficiency and productivity of a PC and the ease and mobility of a tablet. The Windows-based Aspire R 13 from Acer is a great companion device for consumers and we are excited to be a part of the launch today."
The Aspire R 13 will be available in India from January 27, 2015 at select CROMA retail stores with a price starting at Rs. 83,999/-.
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