Acer unveils Aspire P3, a tablet and Ultrabook in one

Acer Aspire P3

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At its global press conference in New York City today, Acer unveiled its new Aspire line of convertible tablets, with attachable keyboards. The head of the class is the Aspire R7, but just behind it is a smaller, more affordable model called the Aspire P3, touted as the world’s first Ultrabook convertible. The device runs on Windows 8, and can be used as a traditional tablet, or you can angle its screen forward to make it feel more like a laptop. 

The base model (aside from the keyboard) will weigh a scant 2.1 pounds, and ship with a Core i3 (upgradeable to an i5) processor, 4GB of RAM and a 60GB SSD, for a suggested price of $800. However, the 11.6-inch screen won’t be a full HD panel. We will have a hands-on video of the P3 and other Acer products very soon.

Acer Aspire P3 tablet ultrabookAcer has yet to announce an official release date for the Aspire P3, but the Aspire R7 is confirmed for May 17, so we should hear more soon.