Acer today announced the new Aspire R13 (R7-372T) convertible, the third upgrade of one of the most particular Tablet PC on the market – now with the latest 6th generation Intel Core processors and Thunderbolt.
A new, upgraded Acer Aspire R13 has been unveiled today at IFA Berlin 2015 in Germany, where Taiwan-based Acer announced the convertible Tablet PC with last-generation Intel “Skylake-U” processors.
18.5 mm thin, and weighing in at just 1600 grams, the Aspire R13 is a very particular convertible Tablet PC with Ultrabook specifications and a magnesium hull. The 13.3-inch display makes use of magnet-based Acer’s patented “Ezel Aero” hinge and comes with a Synaptics active digitizers, that allows the user to write or draw on the screen with the Acer Active Stylus (or similar Synaptics pens).
Compared to first- and second-generation Aspire R13s, the new Acer convertible supports Thunderbolt 3 and USB Type-C, that gives the user the possibility of connecting to an external graphics card for high-performance needs; in addition, the new Aspire R13 can be configured with two SSDs in a RAID-0 setup. That, and the sixth-generation Intel Core processors, will offer incredible performance never seen in a ultra-slim Tablet PC.
New additions to the Aspire R13 include Qualcomm VIVE 2×2 802.11ac Wi-Fi with Qualcomm MU|EFX MU-MIMO technology – according to Acer, this allows up to three times faster downloads compared to other 802.11ac devices – and a multi-touch Precision Touchpad (PTP) that allows four-finger touchpad gestures in Windows 10. Very good is the audio compartment, that uses Acer TrueHarmony Plus technology with Dolby Audio support.
The new Skylake-based Acer Aspire R13 will be available in North America and EMEA in October, with prices starting at US$899 or €1099; Exact specifications, prices, and availability will vary by region.