Today Acer extends its Chromebook lineup with the Acer Chromebook R 13, the industry’s first convertible Chromebook with a 13.3-inch display. This new Chromebook R 13 a large 13.3-inch Full HD IPS backlit display with 1920×1080 resolution screen. The display provides integrated 10-point touch capabilities that support Tap, Swipe and Pinch-to-Zoom gestures. An HD webcam (1280×720 resolution) with High Dynamic Range imaging and 720p HD audio/video recording and an integrated microphone, sits above.
The device is powered by a MediaTek M8173C CorePilot™ quad-core processor and uses 2×2 MIMO 802.11ac wireless technology to connect to the interwebs. There is a USB Type-C port for data transfer, video out, charge the device or provide power to a peripheral. It also includes USB 3.0, HDMI, Bluetooth 4.0, microphone and headphone jacks. The Acer Chromebook R 13 feature 64GB, 32GB or 16GB eMMC storage options and 4GB of dual channel LPDDR3 SDRAM. The battery should last around 12 hours.
The R13 weighs only 1.49kg (3.28 pounds) and sports a thin profile of 326W x 228D x 15.5H mm (12.83W x 8.98D x 0.61H inches). The Acer Chromebook R 13 will be available in Europe, the Middle East and Africa in October with prices starting at €399.