| Lyna Mohamad |
ACER Malaysia yesterday introduced its two award winning notebooks Aspire R13 and Acer Aspire Switch 12, both featuring unique features that are set to capture the attention of the modern day explorers.
Aspire R13, awarded with the Best of IFA 2014 in the Best Hybrid Category by Laptop magazine and Good Design Awards in Japan, comes with flexibility of six different modes and the new Acer Active Pen.
The Acer Aspire R13 is a convertible notebook and can transition between various notebook and tablet style modes.
Featuring a 13.3 inch display less than 25.4mm thin and weighing just over 1.5kg, the flexibility and stability of R13 allows it to rotate 180-degrees and transform into the different modes through Acer’s Ezel Aero Hinge features.
This feature consists of spectacular features that make it fast and responsive for a wide variety of work and entertainment uses.
While on the notebook mode, the feature provides a precise and spacious keyboard for maximum productivity while the Ezel Hinge mode brings the display close for convenient reading and web browsing.
The stand mode makes it easy to draw a flow chart, take notes, brainstorm or edit artwork made possible by its sturdy stand enough for drawing and other touchscreen interactions. The Tent Mode makes an ideal position when space is limited and Display mode is for viewing photos and videos or playing games with others.
Pan Mode on the other hand enables the R13 to be used as a tablet for browsing, playing games or watching videos.
R13 is packed with cutting-edge features with its outer lid and touchscreen encased in a slim but strong slice of Corning Gorilla Glass 3.
It offers premium touchscreen display of Full HD IPS (1920×1080) with Zero Air Gap technology that forms bright and crisp viewing experience with wide viewing angles.
Acer Manager (Miri Branch), Richard Soo, who briefed authorised local dealers on the new product yesterday, noted that the R13 can also be used for drawing, creating and collaborating.
“Thanks to the new Acer Active Pen, the R13 works well with Acer’s exclusive pen-enabled software, Acer Hove Access, allowing a more intuitive writing experience on the touchscreen,” he said.
R13 is equipped with the latest Intel processor Core 15 and comes with a 128GB Solid State Drives with RAID-0 support and 8GB DDR3 RAM.
It is also fitted with Dolby Digital Plus Home Theatre for cinematic surround sound and Acer Purified Voice, which is a combination of hardware (dual-array mic) and software (voice recognition and audio processing).
The Aspire Switch 12, is a versatile 2-in-1 notebook with a unique design that allows smooth transition between 5 modes of usage, unique kickstand design features a magnetic and latch-less detachable providing it with the flexibility to transition between 5 distinct modes namely notebook, pad, display, tent and desktop.
Also built with the next generation Corning Gorilla Glass 3, the 12.5 inch Full HD 91920×1080) display comes with IPS technology and Zero Air Gap allowing users clear view and vivid colors from a wide angle.
Switch 12 is powered by the new Intel Core M processor that combines powerful computing experience and superb display graphics while at the same time delivers significant reduction in power consumption.
An introductory session yesterday took place at the Rizqun International Hotel and among others also present was General Manager of Concepts Computer Vincent Pao.