Acer's Windows 8 Devices Do Double Duty as Notebooks, Tablets

 
 
By Nathan Eddy  |  Posted 2013-05-06 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Acer's latest notebook computers not only run Microsoft's Windows 8 operating system, but they come with touch screens and—for some—even double as tablets. And if you've ever wanted a notebook with a "silky touch" finish, well, now you can have one of those too. One notebook, the 15.6-inch Aspire R7, boasts a four-way Ezel Hinge, which allows the device to be used as a traditional laptop or a tablet. The idea is that the dual-hinge technology can make the combination of touching the screen and using the keyboard more intuitive and natural. The Aspire P3 is an Ultrabook that can also transform into a tablet mode. It features an 11.6-inch HD display with touch and IPS technology for wide, 170-degree viewing angles. Rounding out the list of announcements is the V Series, which represents Acer's biggest line of mainstream Windows 8 laptops with numerous models and a variety of options. The V5 series models are available with a choice of a touch or non-touch screen, and select configurations are equipped with Nvidia GeForce GT7XXM series or AMD Radeon HD8750 discrete graphics, while the V7 series of Ultrabook models include a variety of Intel processor options.

 
 
 

Acer's Windows 8 Devices Do Double Duty as Notebooks, Tablets

By Nathan Eddy

Acer's Windows 8 Devices Do Double Duty as Notebooks, Tablets
 
 
 
 
 
Nathan Eddy is Associate Editor, Midmarket, at eWEEK.com. Before joining eWEEK.com, Nate was a writer with ChannelWeb and he served as an editor at FierceMarkets. He is a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.
 
 
 
 
 
 

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