Acer R 13 Notebooks gets 6 kinds of convertible

Chris Burns - Sep 3, 2014, 5:21 am CDT
Acer R 13 Notebooks gets 6 kinds of convertible

This week Acer has revealed two new notebook lines, the Acer R 13 Series and the Acer R 14 Series, both of them coming with convertible form-factors. This means that the notebooks don’t just open and close, they convert from one usability structure to the other. The first Acer R 13 model, for example, works with an Exel Aero hinge, bringing on a “U-frame structure” which allows its user to fold the device into six different modes.

With the R 13 line, Acer delivers a notebook that can assume six different positions. Notebook Mode is standard – how you’d expect a notebook to be. Ezel Mode brings the display up close, while Stand Mode allows you to take notes with ease.

Aspire R13_six modes

Pad Mode folds the display back all the way to make a tablet-like form factor, while Tent Mode keeps the device in as ideal a position as possible for cramped spaces. Display mode holds the display up for basic entertainment uses.

Aspire R13_tablet_Win

The Acer R 13 line will work with less than 1-inch of thinness throughout its body while its “Acer Exel Aero hinge” will provide all stability while the display is in any one of its several modes. It’ll come with a 13.3-inch display at either super high-resolution (WQHD) (2560 x 1440) or full high-definition (FHD) (1920 x 1080).

Aspire R13_rear_left facing

The Acer R 13 series will be available in October in Pan America locations starting at $899.99 USD. This device will launch for 899 Euros in EMEA in November, and throughout Asia after that.

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