Acer’s Aspire R 13 is a notebook with a touchscreen display that can flip so it faces away from the keyboard or folds down over it so you can hold the computer like a tablet.

First introduced at the IFA trade show in Berlin in September, the Aspire R 13 is scheduled to hit the streets later this month for $899 and up.

This week the convertible notebook made its way through the FCC website on its way to store shelves.

acer aspire r 13_01

The Acer Aspire R 13 will be available with either a 1920 x 1080 pixel or 2560 x 1440 pixel IPS display and Acer will offer an optional digital pen.

Acer says the system will feature Intel Core i5 or Core i7 processors, up to 8GB of RAM, and a solid state drive for up to 1TB of storage space.

The display and its hinge are probably the most unusual features of this notebook though. Acer calls the hinge “Ezel Aero” and says it offers 6 different modes, including notebook, tablet, stand, and tent modes.

Some of those modes are probably more useful than others (I’m not sure why you’d want the screen to float over your hands as you type).

acer aspire r 13_02

Support Liliputing

Liliputing's primary sources of revenue are advertising and affiliate links (if you click the "Shop" button at the top of the page and buy something on Amazon, for example, we'll get a small commission).

But there are several ways you can support the site directly even if you're using an ad blocker* and hate online shopping.

Contribute to our Patreon campaign


Contribute via PayPal

* If you are using an ad blocker like uBlock Origin and seeing a pop-up message at the bottom of the screen, we have a guide that may help you disable it.

Subscribe to Liliputing via Email

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 9,543 other subscribers

8 replies on “Acer Aspire R 13 convertible notebook hits the FCC”

  1. God, don’t tell me it’s using the same shitty Synaptics digitizer that the Dell Venue 8 Pro used.

  2. I prefer this design over Lenovo’s Yoga from a usability point of view. Too bad it looks like it may not be as reliable. Even then, I’d rather go with this design.

    1. Also, I’d take a 10″ screen or at most an 11.6″ screen. Tablets just aren’t great to work with for me when they get big like this.

  3. The practicality of this convertible is amazing. All the different modes, zero air gap tech, ntrig support, full keyboard layout, decent battery life, gorilla glass panels.. There’s alot to like for the price you’re paying for it.

    Alas, I purchased a SP3 a couple days ago and acer never gave a set release date..

Comments are closed.