Acer announces Aspire R 14 2-in-1 refresh for $699
Acer is now ready to update the Aspire R series of convertibles starting first with the Aspire R 14. The redesigned notebook is thinner (18.5 mm vs. 23.8 mm of current model) with a new hairline-brush metallic finish and the same multi-mode functionality of its predecessor. It is also slightly lighter (1.9 kg vs. 1.98 kg) while incorporating Skylake processors, up to 8 GB DDR3L RAM, and MU-MIMO 802.11ac.
It will be interesting to see how the new R 14 will stack up against Lenovo's recent Yoga announcements. We found the current R 14 to be lacking in build quality with a dim backlight, so hopefully these concerns have been met with the refresh.
The Acer R 14 will be available later this month in the U.S. starting for just under $700. As for the R 11 and R 13, however, the Taiwanese manufacturer has yet to announce any plans for a refresh at this time.