Acer launches Aspire R7, P3 and Iconia A1 tablets: specifications, price and availability

Aspire P3

Acer launched two Ultrabook/Tablet convertibles or hybrids in its Aspire range. Aspire R7 has a revolutionary design with 15.6 inch display and Aspire P3 has a compact 11.6 inch 1366 x 768 display. It also launched affordable Iconia A1 tablet with 7.9 inch display and Quad-core CPU. Here are the specification, pricing and availability details:

Aspire R7 modes

Aspire R7 modes

Aspire R7 Ultrabook/Tablet hybrid

  • 15.6 inch Full HD touchscreen display hybrid powered by Windows 8
  • Configurable to run on Intel Core i5 to i7 processors
  • Up to 12 GB of RAM
  • 256 GB Solid State Drive (SSD) or 1 TB Hard Disk Drive (HDD)
  • Dolby Home Theatre with 8 watt speakers with a full size backlit keyboard
  • Connectivity: 3 USB ports, Bluetooth, WiFi, HDMI out port, audio jacks and a memory card reader
  • USP: “Ezel Hinge” design allowing flat or floating screen above the keyboard
  • Cons: Touchpad behind keyboard which needs getting used to
  • Available for pre-order in US for US $999
Aspire P3

Aspire P3

Aspire P3 Ultrabook convertible

  • 11.6 inches 1366 x 768 display using slide-in technique to be used as either a laptop or a tablet
  • Premium design with a metal-like bezel with an optional stylus
  • Intel Core i3/i5 processor with Intel HD Graphics 4000 GPU running Windows 8 as the OS
  • 2/4 GB of RAM with 60/120 GB of SSD storage
  • 5280 mAh battery
  • 5 MP rear camera with 720p enabled front camera
  • Connectivity: 802.11 a/b/g/n WiFi, 1 USB 3.0 port, 1 microHDMI port and Bluetooth 4.0
  • Lightweight at 2.19 pounds
  • Available at $799.99 in US
Iconia A1

Iconia A1

Iconia A1 tablet

  • 7.9 inches 4:3 screen ratio LED IPS display with 1024 x 768 resolution
  • Unknown Quad core CPU
  • 5 MP rear camera with Full HD recording and a front facing camera
  • 8/16 GB of internal memory with expansion via micro SD card slot up to 32 GB
  • Connectivity: 3G, micro HDMI port
  • Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean with Acer’s value added software gestures
  • Weighs a little less than one pound with 0.44 in thickness
  • Available in June for $169.99 for 8 GB version and $199.99 for 16 GB version in US

These Ultrabook tablets with their cutting edge design is bound to give a stiff competition to Asus’s Transformer family hybrids, especially since there aren’t many other hybrid convertibles available from any other major PC manufacturers. Acer’s Iconia A1 tablet will compete with the likes of Google Nexus 7 and other similar upcoming tablets and its price tag will definitely work in its favor. Keep following us for more such news and follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and Pinterest to keep you posted.

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