Acer recently announced the smallest addition to its convertible notebook lineup – the Aspire R 11 with 11.6-inch display. This compact notebook makes the most of small spaces with a uniquely-designed 360-degree hinge that allows it to convert fluidly between four modes for creating and sharing. Up to 8 hours of battery life provides customers with a full-day’s usage on the go.
The uniquely-designed 360-degree hinge allows the Aspire R 11 to fluidly switch between “notebook” mode for work and productivity, “pad” mode for sharing information or playing light games, “display” mode for enjoying movies or videos from afar, and “tent” mode for use in confined spaces. The hinge has a dual-torque design which allows it to easily open, while at the same time, it applies extra torque which stabilizes the panel and reduces wobble when the screen is touched. The Aspire R 11 can automatically reverse audio channel output based on the screen orientation. The audio and video hardware are fine-tuned to ensure clear and crisp communication with no lag.
The Aspire R 11 features a fabric-textured cover and underside created with a laser etching process for a visually appealing and functional exterior that’s scratch resistant and provides a firm grip. It is available in sky blue or cloud white, with a crisp and clear 11.6-inch HD touch screen featuring Zero Air Gap technology and durable Corning Gorilla Glass.
Powered by an Intel Pentium processor and Intel HD graphics, the Aspire R 11 can be configured with up to 8GB of DDR3L system memory and up to 1TB1 hard drive. It has an Acer Crystal Eye HD webcam, built-in SD Card reader, USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 ports, and full sized HDMI and VGA ports. The Aspire R 11 ships with Windows 8.1 and is supported by Acer for the free upgrade to Windows 10.
Pricing and Availability
The Acer Aspire R 11 will be available in North America in July with prices starting at $249 (around Php11,100), in EMEA in June with prices and in China in June.