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Acer's Aspire R7 Flexes at All Angles with New Ezel Hinge

By: Jen Chae - Published: May 7, 2013 • References: acer
What would you call a touch-screen tablet and laptop combined into one device? Acer calls it the Aspire R7. When closed, it looks like just any other laptop; when opened, Acer's patented Ezel hinge flexibly pivots the screen, while firmly holding it in place at each angle.

The 15-inch screen can be adjusted to fold down, facing up into a big tablet. However, the Aspire R7 still possesses components of a laptop: a keyboard, track pad and USB ports.

It's interesting to see inventive devices that morph two (or more) into one; the two-in-one aspect of the Aspire R7 will surely be its major selling point. More and more electronic devices appear to cluster the market, while on-the-go consumers become less tolerant of burdensome carrying loads. This tablet and laptop-in-one concept could well be applied to many other industries.