Here’s the Acer Aspire R7, the absolutely crazy laptop with a 3rd-generation 1.8GHz Intel Core i5 processor, 6GB of DDR3 RAM, 500GB SATA hard drive with 24GB SSD, Intel HD Graphics 4000, a full HD display, Dolby Home Theater speakers, and Acer’s own Screen Grasp technology which lets you grasp and manipulate things on-screen.
Acre aims to not only change the way laptops are built, but to give it an edge that other competitors don’t have, like for example, designing this crazy laptop. The build quality is excellent, with a mix of plastics and metal, plus a backlit keyboard and the Windows 8 Pro operating system. My time with the R7 has been pretty short, but so far I’ve recognized 2 USB 3.0 ports and 1 extra USB port, an HDMI port, SD card slot, power jack, 3.5mm headset jack, and a DisplayPort.
There are no specifics as to how much the Acer Aspire R7 weighs, but it did feel quite solid, so I’d put it anywhere around 5 pounds (the Acer representative told me it’s exactly 5.1lbs and 1.1-inches thin), making it a full-size notebook. It also looks and feels quite promising, but its fate will be certain when it’s featured in a LaptopMemo review.
It’s releasing May 14th at Best Buy exclusively in the United States, for $999.
Acer Aspire R7 Hands-On Shots
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