Acer launched two new computing products with on-the-go use in mind.
The Aspire Z3 AiO, the company’s first Windows 10 all-in-one (AiO) features a 17.3-inch FullHD display with 10-point capacitive touch, included stylus, and two legs in back that can be used to prop up the display at an angle on a table for use as a large tablet. It sports a five-hour battery that turns it into a portable around-the-house computing device.
It also has up to 8GB RAM, up to 256GB SSD or up to 500GB hard drive, and Pentium N3700 or Celeron N3150 Braswell CPU. It is 0.6 inches deep and weighs 44 pounds. North American pricing and availability hasn’t been disclosed, but it will be available in EMEA countries by year’s end at 599 euros.
Acer also refreshed its 14-inch Aspire R14 convertible notebook, adding Windows 10 and sixth-gen Intel Core processors. It features a new hairline-brush metallic finish, diamond-cut edges, and a thinner 360-degree hinge designed to flip more easily than the hinge on the previous R 14. The hinge enables four usage modes: laptop mode; full tablet mode with the keyboard underneath the display; tent mode, which turns the notebook into an upside-down “V” shape for viewing content on a cramped desk or countertop; and display mode, which uses the keyboard as a tabletop base to hold up the display up at an angle facing viewers. The display is not detachable.
Other key features include 64-bit Windows 10 Home, choice of sixth-gen Intel Core i7 or i5 processors, options up to up to 8GB RAM, up to 512GB SSD storage, no hard drive option, and Wi-Fi ac with MU-MIMO technology. It measures 0.73 inches in depth and weighs 4.2 pounds.
The R14 will be available in North America in late October starting at $699.
The company earlier this year unveiled other new convertibles, two-in-one notebooks, tablets and other notebooks.