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Acer Aspire P3 and Acer Aspire R7 expand Acer laptop range

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Acer Aspire P3
Acer Aspire P3

Acer has expanded its laptop range for 2013, including the 15.6-inch Acer Aspire R7 notebook and 11.6-inch Acer Aspire P3 Ultrabook.

Weighing only 1.39kg the Acer Aspire P3 Ultrabook is a lightweight mobile Windows 8 laptop option offering a Core i3 or Core i5 processor and all the benefits of a tablet.

The Acer Aspire R7 is a touchscreen laptop will Acer’s new Exel Hinge and an Intel Core i5 processor and Full HD 15.6-inch display.

Acer Aspire P3 Features

Easily transforming into a tablet, the Acer Aspire P3 still offers the benefits of an Ultrabook. 19.75mm thick and 1.39kg in weight, the Acer Aspire P3 is portable and has either an Intel Core i3 or Intel Core i5 processor for power.

Running Windows 8, the Acer Aspire P3 has a keyboard built into its cover and comes with a stylus for pen-based input on the 11.6-inch HD IPS display.

Capable of running multiple apps simultaneously, the Acer Aspire P3 features Dolby Home Theater technology, an HDMI port, Acer Crystal Eye HD front webcam for 720p HD video capture and a 5-megapixel camera in the rear.

Offering internal storage options of 60GB or 120GB SSD, the Acer Aspire P3 seems like a new kind of laptop/tablet hybrid.

Available now, the Acer Aspire P3 is priced at €599 (£504).

Acer Aspire R7 Features

The Acer Aspire R7 features Acer’s new Ezel Hinge that allows its display to move according to the user’s needs. Packing an Intel Core i5 processor with up to 12GB of RAM and a maximum 1TB hard drive or 256GB SSD, the Acer Aspire has a manoeuvrable 15.6-inch 1920 x 1080p Full HD touchscreen display.

Offering four different modes, the Acer Aspire R7 uses its Ezel Hinge to move through its various positions: Ezel Mode allows users to pull the display closer for easier touchscreen access; Notebook Mode positions the screen as a normal laptop;  Display Mode enables user to flip the screen over to showcase movies or photographs without dislodging its centre of gravity; and lastly the Pad Mode lets users lay the touchscreen flat upon the keyboard transforming it into a tablet hybrid.

“With the Aspire R7, Acer has redesigned the notebook with an approach that’s based on how people interact with their PCs and devices,” said Ahrens. “Its progressive design redefines the computing experience, so whether consumers are touching or typing, the R7 adapts to allow consumers to create, browse and share content in ways they never have before.”

Prices for the Acer Aspire R7 start at €999 (£842) and the laptop is available from June.

Acer Aspire R7

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