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Our verdict on the Aspire R14
Convertible laptops and tablets are increasing in popularity due to their dual purpose and easiness to carry. Acer has got in on the act with its Aspire R14. This 14-inch convertible has a 360-degree display, an elegant design and decent system performance. The fact that the laptop folds to become a tablet is a definite plus and the way it can be propped on a table like a tent makes it stand out from other laptops in the market. Another plus is how smooth the transition between laptop to tablet happens. There are no lags, with a straight 180-degree flip before you even complete folding the screen. The Aspire R14 uses Intel’s Core i5 processor, which is very efficient. The working memory or RAM of 4GB also makes the speed of the laptop quite decent. The full HD touch screen is a desirable feature while the touch is quick to be recognised. The screen resolution of 1366x768 pixels makes it great to watch movies or videos or read too. Meanwhile, the sleek design of the machine makes it a good-looking device. However, one down side is that - weighing about 2.2kg - the hybrid model is heavy and big. The Acer Aspire R14 is priced at Dhs2,699.
HEAVY: The Acer Aspire R14