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Acer adds new ultrabooks, notebooks to Aspire range

By and Jamie Harris
Acer is adding new ultrabooks and notebooks to its Aspire range.

Later this summer, the new models will launch with particular emphasis on touch screen technology.

Acer Aspire V5

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Acer Aspire V5



The V series will add new devices which have been on show at an event in New York. An update of the V5 series of notebooks is coming, as well as the introduction of a brand new ultrabook, the V7.

15.6inch and 14inch versions of the V5 notebooks are available, offering a choice of high definition (1366x768) or full high-definition (1920x1080) with IPS technology. Touch screen capabilities are also available on the device at an extra cost.

The models also include four speakers and are supported by Dolby Home Theatre. It also makes it easy to connect to a home theatre system, and provides total control over the PC's audio settings with a few clicks.

There is a choice of next gen AMD dual core, quad core or the latest Intel CPUs for the V5 - it will weight from 1.38 kg and is less than 20 mm thick.

Acer Aspire R7 in "Ezel" mode

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Acer Aspire R7 in "Ezel" mode



The most expensive product to be revealed is the Aspire R7, which is due in June, costing £899,999.

Acer is aiming to redefine the touch and type computing experience with the R7 by adding premium features.

At 15.6inches, the R7 can be used as a traditional notebook, a table top pad, a display, or switched into "Ezel" mode, allowing the screen to float over the keyboard at various angles.

"With the Aspire R7, Acer has redesigned the notebook with an approach that's based on how people interact with their PCs and devices," said Oliver Ahrens, president, Acer Europe.

"There is nothing on the market so powerful and versatile which enables such easy video and picture editing or enjoying a movie on a big display."

The R7 is packing a Full HD 1920x1080 touchscreen display, an Intel Core i5 processor and upto 12GB of memory. Plus it has a premium sound system with Dolby Home Theater and four 8 watt speakers. There's lots of space for storage too, with up to 1TB of hard drive, or up to 256GB SSD.

Acer also announced the launch the Aspire P3 - watch DS get hands on with the latest Ultrabook.

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