Acer updates the Aspire R7 with Haswell processor and support for active stylus

The touchscreen laptop with pivoting screen gets a Haswell processor update and support for active stylus only five months after its release, as well as improved specs and a lower price.

Acer announced earlier today the updated Aspire R7-572 convertible notebook which gets an Intel Haswell processor and improved specs overall, as well as active stylus support and a lower base price. The updated version of this laptop promises up to 6.5 hours of battery life, thus solving one of the major drawbacks of the original Aspire R7 which was released five months ago.

These are the new base specs of the Aspire R7 Windows hybrid:

  • Processor: Intel Core i5-4200U
  • Memory/Storage: 8 GB RAM; 1 TB HDD
  • Display: 15.6-inch Full HD LED backlit touchscreen
  • Cameras: 720p front-facing webcam 
  • Connectivity: WiFi, Bluetoooth, RJ45 Ethernet, HDMI, SD card reader, 3XUSB ports and WiDi
  • Audio: Dolby Digital Plus premium sound system with 4X2 W speakers
  • Operating system: Windows 8.1

The active stylus features interchangeable tips and customizable side buttons but unfortunately it is not bundled with the Aspire R7 and sells separately for $50. The set of Acer Touch Tool apps included by the R7-572 consists of the following: MemoryBinder, Screen Grasp, Scrapboard, and AccuFinger.

The Acer Aspire R7-572 will be a Best Buy exclusive and will go on sale starting in early December for $899.99. For more details please check the press release below.

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Codrut Nistor, 2013-11-21 (Update: 2013-11-21)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.