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Acer America
Acer America Corp. is a computer manufacturer of business and consumer PCs, notebooks, ultrabooks, projectors, servers, and storage products.


333 West San Carlos Street
San Jose, California 95110
United States


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September 3, 2014 |

Acer Debuts Two New Convertible Notebook Lines

Aspire R 13 and Aspire R 14 Series feature hinge designs that transition between notebook and tablet style modes.

Acer has unveiled the Aspire R 13 and Aspire R 14 Series, two new convertible notebook lines that can transition between various notebook and tablet style modes of operation.†The R 13 Series features Acer’s Ezel Aero hinge that allows the display to rotate into six different positions.†All models can also be used with the optional Acer Active Pen.†The R 14 Series of convertible notebooks features a 360 degree dual-torque hinge that allows it to be used in four usage modes.†Both notebooks are designed for those who don’t want to give up a traditional notebook design, but want more options and flexibility.

Aspire R 13 Series

Less than 1 inch thin and just over 3 pounds (1.5 kg), the Aspire R 13 Series incorporates the Acer Ezel Aero hinge for both flexibility and stability.†The 13.3-inch display is affixed to this special hinge at the sides, which allows the screen to rotate 180-degrees so it can be used in six different ways, including:

  • Notebook mode – provides a keyboard
  • Ezel mode – brings the display close for reading and web browsing
  • Stand mode – for drawing and other touchscreen interactions
  • Pad mode – enables the R 13 to be used as a tablet for web browsing, playing games, or watching videos†
  • Tent mode – the ideal position when space is limited, such as an airplane’s seatback tray
  • Display mode – for viewing photos and video or playing games with others

The touchscreen of the Aspire R 13 and outer lid are both encased in a slim sheet of GorillaGlass 3. Available in either super high-resolution (WQHD) (2560 x 1440) or full high-definition (FHD) (1920 x 1080), both display options include Zero Air Gap Technology, to help reduce reflections, heighten contrast, and improve readability in sunlight.†FHD models feature IPS technology, which provides wide viewing angles, for sharing movies and photos or for work presentations.

The R 13 Series can also be used with an optional Acer Active Pen for drawing, creating, and collaborating. The pen comes with a pressure sensor for professional drawing and a hover sensor foraccess to functions. It supports palm rejection so users can write on the screen. The Acer Active Pen can also be used as a computer mouse, with the upper and lower buttons serving the same functions as the left and right buttons on a mouse. The pen works with Acer’s exclusive pen-enabled software, Acer Hover Access, which is pre-installed on all models.

The R 13 Series also features the Acer Touch Tools app, which includes:

  • Acer Screen Grasp – allows any image to be 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.

Models of the R13 Series offer Intel Core i5 or i7 processors, up to 1TB Solid State Drives with RAID-0 support, and up to 8GB of memory.†Audio features include Dolby Digital Plus Home Theatre for cinematic surround sound, and Acer Purified Voice, a combination of hardware (dual-array mic) and software (voice recognition and audio processing). For all day computing, models with a FHD display deliver up to 8 hoursof battery life.

The Aspire R 13 Series will be available in October in Pan America with prices starting at $899.99 (USD).

Aspire R 14 Series

Acer’s new R 14 notebook incorporates a 360-degree dual-torque hinge design that allows transformation into four different modes, including:

  • Notebook mode – for keyboard input
  • Display mode – brings the screen closer for watching movies or can also be used as a large photo frame
  • Tent mode – for smaller spaces
  • Pad mode – for use as a tablet, Internet browsing, playing light games, and sharing information

Acer’s 360-degree dual-torque allows the lid to be laid completely flat without any gap between the chassis and lid. In tablet mode, the display can be flipped over and lays completely flat against the chassis.† When the notebook is used in display mode, the hinge slightly raises the entire system, preventing the keyboard from touching the table or other surface. The images and audio on the R 14 automatically reverse channels when the modes are switched, so the visuals and sound are always aimed the right way.

The R 14 features a 14-inch HD (1366 x 768) display with Zero Air Gap technology, which helps to eliminate reflections in sunlight. It also supports Acer Touch Tools that helps the user capture, collect, write and share screen data effortlessly through touch. Models are available with a range of Intel processors, including Pentium, Core i3, i5, or i7, and can be configured with up to 12GB of memory. Some models offer NVidia GeForce 820M graphics. 500GB or 1TB hard drives provide ample storage for files, photos, and videos.†

The Aspire R 14 Series will be available in October in Pan America with price starting at $599.99(USD).

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