Acer has unveiled Chromebook R 13 at IFA 2016 is a new laptop running Chrome OS and industry’s first Chromebook features a Convertible design. It has 360-degree hinge that allows users to use the Chromebook in different modes according to their needs.
At the same time last year at IFA 2015, Acer had unveiled the Chromebook R11 with Convertible design. This year they launched a new version with a larger screen would be very useful to run Android apps as this is one of the new Chromebook on the list which comes with built-in Play Store support.
Acer Chromebook R 13 features a 13.3-inch IPS LCD touch-screen display with Full-HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) resolution. There is also LED-backlit support to deliver wide-viewing angles so users can easily share their screen with friends and family.
This Acer Convertible Chromebook has a flexible design and can be used in a number of different modes thanks to its 360-degree hinges that allow the display to be folded back to any degree. The dual-torque hinges also stabilize the display when touchscreen controls are being used and while switching between four different modes including Laptop mode, Display mode, Tent mode and Pad mode.
While the Chrome OS operating system is not much popular among all users, but recently Google had a very good move that Chrome OS based devices can be installed and run Android apps as Android devices. And this Acer Chromebooks also on the list of supported Android-powered notebooks.
In addition, the device also has a USB Type-C port that allows fast data transfers, connection to a high-resolution external display, and to charge the device or provide power to other peripherals. It also includes USB 3.0, HDMI, Bluetooth 4.0, microphone and headphone jacks.
Acer Chromebook R 13 price starting from $399 and will be sold in the US from next month.
Acer Chromebook R 13 Specifications
- Dimensions of 326 x 228 x 15.5 mm
- Weight of 1.49 kg
- IPS LCD Display of 13.3 inches with LED-backlit
- Resolution of 1920×1080 pixels
- Chrome OS, will support Google Play Store
- Quad-core Processor
- MediaTek M8173C CorePilot
- 4GB of dual-channel LPDDR3 SD RAM
- Internal memory of 16GB/32GB/64GB
- Webcam: HD, 720p video recording
- Connectivity of Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, USB Type-C, Micro-USB 3.0, microphone and headphone
- Battery life up to 12 hours