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Upcoming Windows 8 convertible tablets-laptops from Acer - specs, price and reviews


Posted Date: 15-May-2013  Last Updated:   Category: Windows 8 Tablets    
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Recently, Acer unveiled a wide range of Android and Windows 8 based tablets and laptops. Out of which, Aspire P3 is already available to purchase while others are going to be launched soon in then market. This post covers specs, price and reviews for all such upcoming convertible tablet-laptops from Acer.



Acer tablet and laptops


Acer, once again, is ready to en-cash its market segment with its newest tablet and laptops range. Recently, the company announced a number of Windows 8 and Android based tablet and laptops. All computing devices are targeted at low to mid-budget ranged customers. Below mentioned Aspire P3 tablet has already been released and available for purchase in the market, where the other two are set to be released in the next month.

Acer Aspire P3 convertible laptop


Acer Aspire P3 notebook
New Aspire P3, a Windows 8 based hybrid tablet-laptop is being taken as the low priced revised version of ICONIA W700. This medium priced machine comes with a Bluetooth keyboard, two cameras, good battery backup and a stylus.

Technical specifications


With 11.6 inches of full HD IPS display screen, the device comes with 1,366 x 768 pixels resolution. It has an optional digital pen, which when not in use, can be kept in a slot on the laptop’s side.

Running on Microsoft’s newest operating system, the Acer device comes either with Intel’s Core i3 or i5 processing unit. Though the machine is packed with 2GB of RAM yet, if required, you may also go for 4GB. On the other hand, customers are provided option to opt any of 60GB to 120 GB SSD storage, for optimizing very fast boot up speed.

A 5 MP of rear facing camera and a front facing camera allows a user taking snaps as well as doing video recording. This unit comes with a 5280mAh battery, which is sufficient to give you up to 6 hours backup. For connectivity, you will have an HDMI port for video streaming and a full sized USB 3.0 port.

The Acer machine weighs 3.06 pounds and is sleek in shape. It has a Bluetooth keyboard dock with cover for converting the tablet into laptop. But it lacks pointing device and still needs a small fan inside, for cooling.

Pricing and availability


For now, the lowest price model of Aspire P3 is available for purchase in the market at $799.

Acer Aspire R7 tablet with Ezel Hinge


Acer Aspire R7 laptop
Aspire R7 transforming machine is a 15.6 inches tablet-laptop with unique Ezel hinge. Acer well designed this machine for giving such a different working experience to users, that they need not compromise system’s usability. The machine is highly responsive with its awesome full HD touchscreen. It has outer metal finish body, a full size keyboard and Dolby Home Theater v4 sound system.

Specifications and features


The Acer machine boasts of a 15.6 inches highly responsive touchscreen with Full HD display and 1,920 x 1,080 pixels of nice resolutions. The device runs on Windows 8 operating platform and is energized by Intel’s Core i5 processor. About internal memory, Acer has packed this convertible machine with 6GB of RAM and up to 1TB of hard disk. A customer also has option to opt 256GB of SSD rather than hard disk.

Acer has well engineered this machine with a unique Ezel hinge. It has properties of twist and turn, for converting the device to a full-ledged laptop. The hinge has follows four different modes to rest in, each giving user a different viewing angle and working environment.

The first mode is Notebook mode, wherein device acts like a normal laptop. In this stage the device screen rests straight at the back. The second mode is Ezel mode, which brings the display screen nearer to user for easily typing and avail touch feature. In this stage, the device hinge moves to the user with slightly back tilt screen.

The third mode is Pad mode, wherein you can keep your device in your lap and draw or write on it, with stylus. In this stage, both, the hinge and display screen get flattened completely and rest on keyboard. The fourth one is the display mode, where the device screen gets flipped around in the opposite side of the keyboard.

Pricing and availability


This is the most expensive device among all devices of upcoming tablets range. It will be priced at $1000 to customers and it is going to arrive in market, next month.

For complete information and Ezel hinge demo, you can navigate to official link of the Acer.

Acer Iconia W3-810-1600


Acer Iconia W3-810-1600
Iconia W3-810 is a low priced and small hybrid machine. This Acer device is said to be the first Windows 8 tablet with lesser than 10 inches display screen. Being configured well and having great features, this Acer machine is capable to compete well with other small sized popular tablets like – Kindle Fire HD, Galaxy Note 8 and iPad Mini.

Specs and features


It features 8.1 inches small display with 1,280 x 800 pixels of screen resolutions. There is a 2 mega pixels camera on device, for video making and snap shooting.

Running on Microsoft’s new OS, the device encompasses a dual-core Intel 1.8GHz Atom 22760 processing unit, couples to 2GB RAM and 32GB internal storage, which is more expandable via microSD card slot. With a battery backup of up to 8 hours, it allows you walking outside your home without hassle for charging, for longer.

Its QWERTY keyboard dock is larger in size than tablet, which converts the device into nice looking laptop. With an inbuilt groove inside, the keyboard dock also work as stand for this Windows 8 machine.

Pricing and release


Like other convertibles, this machine is also an affordable offer from Acer for the customers which is also set to launch in June at $379.99. But the customers will have to pay some more amount for taking advantage of laptop, as the above specified price exclude dock.

Conclusion


Out of all announced tablet/laptops from the company, Aspire R7 is the highest priced machine with Ezel hinge. While Aspire P3 is not doubt, a best configured device and comes with medium price range, where the last Iconia W3 is the smallest tablet-laptop, easy to carry and packed with all features that a customer expects from such a Windows 8 device. So, it can be said that, for this time, Acer is playing its game, very strategically. The company does not want to leave any sized device to compete with, and any price ranged customer not to fetch to its retail stores.

In this post, I covered only recently announced convertible machines from Acer. In my next post you will find remaining budget tablet and laptops from the company, which are arriving in market, very shortly.



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