Acer has plans to introduce a new laptop in July 2015. This new laptop will be called Acer Aspire R 11 and will be sold for $250 in North America. Gadgets such as these can’t get cheaper than that. It does have some features worth appreciating, but specifications are much too weak for professionals. This device is optimized for Windows 8.1.
The device comes with BlueLightShield technology. The target market is apparently school children and, therefore, there is a need to excessive exposure to the display’s blue light since children and youngsters would be using these devices late into the night. Another feature that is worth mention is the Corning’s Gorilla Glass cover on the screen. This will keep the glass scratch free.
Specifications of Acer Aspire R 11 are nothing to write home about. The 11.6” HD screen is a touch screen. The resolution of this screen may be around 720pixels. The processor in it will be Intel’s Pentium processor. RAM in this device will be 8 GB. An HD webcam is also thrown in along with HDMI, VGA, USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 ports. For Audio system in this device, Acer has included an in-house technology called TrueHarmony. It is possible to configure this laptop creating 1 TB storage space, but this storage memory will be HDD. A slot for SD card is provided for expanding the memory. Acer has yet to confirm the maximum capacity possible for memory. Acer also claims that the battery life in this laptop will last for 8 hours on charging.
It is a bit confusing why companies like Acer are still coming up with new devices such as this laptop. Technology is changing and Microsoft recently announced its Continuum, which, if successful would be replacing many of the existing technology or at the best, other technologies would become part of it. If not Microsoft, such idea may be developed by other companies, now that the market knows it is possible. Given such a scenario, the demand for such new devices will already come down, notwithstanding the price. Moreover, there may be many other devices that may be launched from now on July, panicking at the thought of what Windows 10 has to offer.