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First Look: Acer's Aspire R7 adds a new twist to laptop screens
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First Look: Acer's Aspire R7 adds a new twist to laptop screens

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Acer's flagship Aspire R7 comes with a swivel screen and is priced at $999.

-I'm Dan Ackerman. And we're here taking a very first look at a very unusual new laptop that is the Acer Aspire R7. It's a 15-inch Touchscreen laptop that seems normal enough, but the screen is on this very unique hinge that actually pulls forward allowing you to pull the screen closer to your face. And then you could take that screen and actually rotate it all the way back so that the screen is facing out from the back of the system, kind of a kiosk mode. And from there you can actually fold the screen down so that it's kind of a 15-inch tablet, although it doesn't fold completely flat. There's still like a 4 degree gap on one end which kinda makes it hard to pick up and-- you know, carry around as a tablet. Another very unusual thing about the R7 is that the touch pad is not at the bottom of the keyboard, it's at the top of the keyboard which is something you very rarely see at people messing around with that touch pad placement on laptop. The couple of times we've seen it hasn't really worked out so good. We're gonna have to spend some more time with this [unk] and to see if it works or not. Even though it's very unusual, one thing I did like about the R7 in particular was the price. It's gonna be available later in May for $9.99. I'm Dan Ackerman and that's the Acer Aspire R7.

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