/// Acer Aspire R7’s Bold Design Backfires

June 6, 2013  |  All Things Digital

If you’ve gone laptop shopping lately, you might have noticed that the designs are getting a lot more interesting. There are notebooks that twist, flip , slide and detach . And just when you thought you’ve seen it all, along comes the Acer Aspire R7 . The Windows 8 laptop, which costs $1,000, features a pivoting touchscreen that allows you to position it at different angles, including on top of the keyboard, so you can use it as a tablet. It’s a slightly different take on the convertible laptops that are already out there, but one of the things that makes the Aspire R7 stand out is that Acer has switched the position of the keyboard and touchpad. (Yes, you read that right, and, no, you’re not living in Bizarro World.) [ See post to watch video ] The idea behind the move is to make the touchscreen, not the touchpad, the focal point of all interactions.

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Acer Aspire R7’s Bold Design Backfires

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