Acer announces Aspire R 14 2-in-1 refresh for $699

Acer announces Aspire R 14 convertible for $699
Acer announces Aspire R 14 convertible for $699
The redesign will be thinner, lighter, and shinier than the outgoing model with availability starting before the end of this month.
Allen Ngo,

We're already quite familiar with the Aspire R family, so definitely check out our existing reviews on the R 11R 13, and R 14 for the full rundown on the series.

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.



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Allen Ngo, 2015-10-12 (Update: 2015-10-12)
Allen Ngo
Allen Ngo - US Editor in Chief
After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.