ACER ASPI ASPIRE R7 $999.99 acer.com
The Aspire is a convertible folding screen laptop, which allows you to lift the display upwards from fromm the keyboard and angle it so you can take full advantage of the touchscreen, a bit like an easel.
It can fold into a rudimentary – if unwieldy – tablet and you can turn the screen back on itself to show someone sitting opposite you what you’re working on. The 1,080-pixel resolution, 15.6-inch monitor is good for f watching movies. It feels solidly solid d built, but the trade-off is it is heavy (5-plus pounds) for something that is designed to perform as a tablet and, consequently, isn’t ideal for carrying around. The Aspire R7 also switches the location of the touchpad (what you control the mouse with) and the keyboard, which takes a bit of getting used to, and isn’t a great idea. Innovative design Heavy, takes a while to get accustomed to