Acer unveils $900 Aspire R7 Haswell-powered convertible notebook

windows 7 xp 8 adoption marketshare acer aspire r7 572 left facing win8

Check out our review of the Acer Aspire R7 laptop/tablet.

In case you’re wondering, products launches that coincide with the start of the holiday shopping season are usually not a coincidence. 

Acer is adopting this strategy as well. It just revealed the Aspire R7-572-6423 convertible notebook, a Haswell-powered Windows 8.1 laptop that sports a 15.6-inch 1080p touchscreen, an Intel Core i5-4200U CPU, 8GB of RAM, a 1TB hard drive and a backlit keyboard. The Acer Aspire R7-572-6423’s display sports a hinge that will allow you to flip the display back and use the laptop in tablet mode. 

There aren’t any big surprises in terms of port selection, which include a trio of USB ports, HDMI, card reader as well as a converter port that supports VGA, Ethernet and USB adapters. The Acer Aspire R7-572-6423 is also WiDi capable. The dual speakers sport 8 watts of power each.

Though sold separately, Acer will also offer a stylus made by N-trig that will be compatible with apps included with the Aspire R7-572-6423. The stylus will run you $49.

The $899.99 Acer Aspire R7-572-6423 will be available exclusively from Best Buy starting in “early December.”