Acer Aspire R7 Touchscreen Notebook Gets Intel Chips, Active Pen
The R7 features a repositioned keyboard and high-definition touch-screen mounted on a hinge that allows the screen to flip, reverse, lie flat or float.Computer maker Acer announced its Aspire R7 notebook now includes the latest 4th generation Intel processor and an Acer Active Pen to further redefine the notebook’s touch capability. Designed to provide a better environment for both touch and typing, the R7 features a repositioned keyboard and high-definition touch-screen mounted on what the company calls an "Ezel hinge," which allows the screen to flip, reverse, lie flat or float. The notebook also features up to 12GB of memory, up to 1TB hard drive (or up to 256GB SSD), and full-size backlit keyboard. The Ezel Hinge makes it possible to flip the 15.6-inch full HD 1920 x 1080 touch-screen around to share visuals and other content with others. The dual hinge technology allows for single-hand switching between modes and keeps the display steady when touched. The keyboard is closer to the edge of the chassis to make typing more comfortable and bring the keys closer to the user. In addition, the Acer Active Pen can be used with gesture controls at the same time, so customers can, for example, resize a picture with the pinching gesture and adjust fine details with the pen. The device uses electromagnetic induction technology and responds to varying degrees of pressure sensitivity like an actual pen.
The company is including a variety of applications to enhance the touch-screen experience, including Scrapboard, which makes it possible to collect images and ideas from the Web for future reference or for a project or to share them, while AccuFinger is designed to help users acquire tiny items on the screen more accurately when using their fingers.