Similar to the older R7, the R13 will come standard with 1,920 x 1,080 screen resolution, and will be available with an optional digitizer for pressure-sensitive pen input. Here, however, you'll also be able to get it with a 2,560 x 1,440 screen, just like Acer's high-end S7 Ultrabook. Under the hood, it runs your choice of Core i5 or i7 processors, along with up to 1TB of storage and up to 8GB of RAM. Battery life is rated at eight hours, assuming you have the 1080p display and not the higher-res one. Look for the R13 in October for $900 and up, with European and Asian availability to follow in November for €900.
Meanwhile, the Aspire R14 is basically the same "Yoga" design PC makers have been copying all year long: a 360-degree hinge that allows the screen to fold back into tablet mode (and tent mode, and stand mode...). Think we're being harsh? Even an Acer executive volunteered to us that the design is similar to Lenovo's line of convertibles. Truth be told, there isn't much different about the design here, except that the specs run a bigger gamut than what most other brands are offering. You can get it with an Intel Pentium processor, for instance, or you can go all the way up to Core i3, i5 and i7. Some of the higher-end models will also have discrete NVIDIA GeForce 820M graphics, an optional pen digitizer, up to 1TB of storage and up to 12GB of RAM -- something you won't find on a Lenovo machine. It's expected to go on sale in mid-October, starting at $600 here in the US and €500 in Europe.