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Sunday, May 5, 2013

New Music Gear Monday: Acer Aspire R7 Laptop/Tablet

Today we're not going to look at a piece of audio gear per se, but a laptop. Since so much of our musical lives revolve around the computer these days, including one in New Music Gear Monday seems more than appropriate.

Before we go any further I want to admit to you that I'm an Apple fanboy. I've had Apple computers as far back as the Lisa model and the very first iMac and I've been extremely happy with them. Sure, I've had some PCs along the way, but I could never get my arms around any version of Windows. The Mac just works and I don't have to think about it, so that's what I gladly use.

That said, I am open to other things, especially when they have some interesting features. The Acer Aspire R7 is as interesting as they get, with a Mac-like look and a nifty pop-up, reversible screen. What's more, it also acts like a tablet in that the screen is touch sensitive and the fact that it can almost lie flat like an iPad.

This might be one of those cases where a device tries to be all things to all people, so it's yet to be seen whether this can actually make it as a DAW platform (especially since the trackpad is moved above the keyboard), but at least Acer is thinking outside the box. Check out the video for a more detailed description.


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