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Acer unveils new convertible and ultrathin notebooks

Engadget Engadget 21/04/2016 Jessica Conditt
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Acer's newest notebooks come in two styles: the S 13 ultrathin notebook (pictured above) and the R 15 convertible. Plus, the Chromebook 14 gets Google for Work, and Acer has updated three of its consumer models and one commercial brand. The Chromebook 14 for Work features an Intel Core processor, Gorilla Glass case, spill-resistant keyboard and 12 hours of battery life.

The S 13 ultrathin weighs 3.13 pounds, features 6th Generation Core processors and a full HD IPS display with the option for touch functionality. It starts at $700. The R 15 is an ultrathin convertible and its most tricked-out model includes 6th Generation Core processors, 12GB DDR4 memory, NVIDIA GeForce 940MX graphics and a 15.6-inch FHD IPS display.

The Chromebook 14 for Work

Acer's updated consumer notebooks include the F 15, which now features metal covers in five colors. The E 14, 15 and 17 has been updated with seven new colors, while the ES 15 received an update with the latest 6th Generation Intel Core processors and three fresh colors.

Acer also announced the Switch Alpha 12, a silent, liquid-cooled laptop, during its live event in New York today.

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