Acer Unveils a Windows 10 Convertible and Portable All-in-One
The new Acer Aspire R 14 is a convertible notebook/tablet, while the Z3-700 is a portable all-in-one PC that includes a 5-hour battery.Acer has launched two new Windows 10 machines—a unique all-in-one PC that features a five-hour battery that makes it a portable device, as well as its latest Aspire R14 convertible that can be used as a notebook or tablet. The Aspire R 14 has a 14-inch display and a 360-degree hinge that allows it to be used in a wide variety of positions, including as a notebook, tablet, lying flat or standing on its edges. The R 14 has a brushed metallic finish and is 0.72 inches thick, while weighing about 3.96 pounds. The machines can be configured with a range of 6th Generation Intel Core processors, up to 8GB of DDR3L RAM and several sizes of solid-state drives (SSDs) for storage. The machines also include the latest MU-MIMO wireless technology for faster WiFi and download speeds compared with traditional 802.11ac products. The Acer Aspire R 14 will be available in North America in late October and will start at $699, the company announced on Oct. 12 when it unveiled the new devices. Meanwhile, the new Aspire Z3-700 all-in-one adds a five-hour battery to a traditional all-in-one, giving it portability and allowing its use away from electrical sockets, letting users take it from room to room or anywhere as needed.
The Aspire Z3-700 (pictured) has a 17.3-inch Full HD (1920 by 1080) 10-point capacitive multi-touch display, which also supports stylus use, and weighs about 4.4 pounds, including two kickstands that allow it to stand or lie flat, according to Acer.