New Acer Aspire R 14 is a premium convertible notebook with Intel Skylake and Windows 10

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In Taipei, Taiwan, Acer has rolled out a couple of new devices for the global market. First is the Acer Aspire R 14 (R5-431T/471T) convertible notebook alongside the Aspire Z3-700 portable all-in-one desktop. Other products showcased include the Acer Liquid Jade Primo smartphone, Revo Build modular PC and the Predator gaming product line.

Acer’s R series has been its outlet for creative form factors – from hybrid notebooks to unique convertibles like the Star Trek-inspired Aspire R 17.

This time with the Aspire R 14, Acer takes the premium route, with a brushed metal exterior made using nano-imprint lithography (NIL). The sleek convertible notebook packs the latest 6th Gen Intel Core “Skylake” processors, featuring up to 8GB DDR3L RAM and speedy SSD storage (up to 512GB).

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The Aspire R 14 gets a new, redesigned 360-degree dual torque hinge that lets you swing into different modes: Tent, Tablet, Laptop and Display.

The form factor boasts just 18mm thin and weighs 1.9kg.

The 14-inch Full HD IPS display supports 10-point multitouch, and has an anti-smudge treatment to keep things clear. Acer BluelightShield technology reduces blue spectrum emissions and ‘saves your eyes.’

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The Aspire R 14 is a multimedia powerhouse, delivering clear, immersive audio through Acer TrueHarmony Plus and Dolby Audio technology.

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It also has Acer Purified Voice that’s Skype for Business certified. This can only mean one thing: crystal clear voice.

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In terms of connectivity and expandability, the R 14 is all about speed. Get connected fast with 802.11ac Wi-Fi with Multi-User MU-MIMO which delivers 2x increase in network performance.

There’s superfast USB 3.1 with Type-C connector, Bluetooth 4.0, HDMI port, Mini DisplayPort and SD card slot.

With all that power and connectivity, there’s a live-wire 8-hour battery to keep you productive for longer.

The Aspire R 14 runs Windows 10 and all its snazzy new features including Continuum.

Pricing and availability

The Acer Aspire R 14 will be available in North America in late October with prices starting from US$699 (RM2,932), EMEA for 799euros in late October.

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