The Aspire R14 notebook boasts a 14-inch screen, a hairline-brush metallic finish, diamond-cut edge design, and a 360-degree dual torque hinge that allows users to alternate among four different usage modes (tablet, display, tent and laptop). Windows 10's Continuum function makes switching between PC and tablet mode easier than ever, Acer said. Weighing 1.9 kg -- slightly more than 2015's 1.58kg, 13-inch MacBook Pro -- the convertible device is equipped with a 6th-generation Intel Core processor, up to 8GB DDR3L system memory, and SSD storage. Available from the end of the month, the range will start at $699 (converting to around £455) in North America and €799 (roughly £590) in Europe. UK pricing is yet to be announced. In Australia, it'll start at AU$1,199 and is available from mid-November.
Meanwhile, the 17.3-inch Aspire Z3 700 all-in-one PC will be released in Europe by the year's end, beginning at €599 (about $680, AU$930 or £445), It has a battery life of up to 5 hours, and kickstands that allow it to be propped up for more notebook-like use, The Aspire Z3 will be powered by processors from Intel Pentium and Celeron, will feature up to 8GB of RAM, and come in SSD or HDD storage options, The display comes with a full-HD, 1,920x1,080-pixel resolution pink iphone case and features a 10-point capacitive touchscreen that supports input via a dedicated stylus, similar to Microsoft's own Surface Pro range..
PCs weren't the only devices showcased by the Taiwanese company at the event, with Acer displaying its Liquid Jade Primo smartphone -- a 5.5-inch device powered by the mobile version of Windows 10. "With Windows 10, we can now deliver a unique and consistent experience across our comprehensive product portfolio, be it notebooks, desktops, tablets or smartphones," said Jason Chen, Acer's corporate president and chief executive officer. The Taiwanese tech company has shown off three new Windows 10 devices -- a convertible tablet, an all-in-one laptop and a 5.5-inch smartphone.
In addition to launching on October 16, 3 weeks after it was released in much of the western world, the range will cost more in India than pink iphone case any other country, starting out at 62,000 rupees for the 16GB 6S -- that's the equivalent of $955, AU$1,310 or £620 for the entry-level model, On the other end of the spectrum is the top-of-the-line 128GB 6S Plus, which will cost 92,000 rupees, which converts directly to about $1,415, AU$1,950 or £925, The directly converted full price list, according to various online stores, is below..
Using the top and bottom models as reference points, the 16GB 6S costs $649 in America, AU$1,079 in Australia and £540 in the UK. That means Indians are paying $306 more than Americans, AU$231 more than Australians and £80 more than those in the UK. Meanwhile, Americans pay $949 for the 128GB 6S Plus, a full $466 less than those in India. In Australia it's AU$1,490, AU$460 cheaper, while those in the UK pay £790 -- £135 less than Indians. Ironically, the high pricing could prove a costly move for Apple, with analysts saying that such expensive smartphones will alienate almost all of its prospective userbase in India. Though Samsung and its Galaxy S flagship devices have a presence in the Indian market (with the S6 starting at around 40,000 rupees -- $615, AU$840 or £400) the most popular smartphones are budget, sub-$200 devices like Chinese handset maker Xiaomi's RedMi range and products made by local brand Micromax.