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Acer launches Aspire R 11 convertible notebook

With 11.6-inch screen, device is smallest addition to vendor's convertible line

Acer launches Aspire R 11 convertible notebook
The 360-degree hinge allows the device to convert between four modes

Acer yesterday announced the launch of its Aspire R 11 convertible notebook, which, with an 11.6-inch display, is the smallest device to make it into the brand's convertible line.

The notebook's main selling point is its 360-degree hinge, which allows the device to convert between four modes - notebook, tablet, display and tent. Acer also claimed up to eight hours of battery life with full usage.

In terms of its looks, the R 11 features a fabric-textured cover and underside, which Acer said is scratch-resistant and provides good grip and is available in either sky blue or cloud white. The 11.7-inch HD display, meanwhile, features Zero Air Gap technology and Corning Gorilla Glass, Acer said.

On the inside, the device can be specced with up to 8GB of DDR3L system memory and be fitted with a hard drive up to 1TB. Standard features include Acer's Crystal Eye HD webcam, a built-in SD card reader, USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 ports, and full-sized HDMI and VGA ports. It will also come with a free Windows 10 upgrade when Microsoft launches its new operating system, Acer said.

The device will be available in July with prices starting at $354, Acer said.

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