Keyboard and TouchPad
So, let's just talk about the elephant in the room. Yes, the picture above looks odd. Yes, the keyboard and touchpad are in reversed positions. Yes, this is the radical design I was speaking of earlier in the review. Yes, it works quite well.
Due to the way the screen hinges, the screen can easily be adjusted to hide the touchpad, allowing quick text entry, and easy access to the display. When precision cursor work is needed, the screen can be adjusted, and access to the touchpad is restored.
In a lot of ways, this design is an excellent design. Other manufacturers of tablets have created similar systems that featured keyboards, but they usually did not include a touchpad. It does take a bit of getting used to, but the way Acer has implemented the design really does shine.
Key travel and sound are good. The overall typing experience is quite excellent. I experienced zero errors while typing on the keyboard, which is a good sign, and a testament to the keyboard's quality.
The R7 comes with a simple white backlit keyboard, which is something that should be required by the Ultrabook standard.
The touchpad is made from a single piece of material, and it is of good size and texture. The entire touchpad can be depressed to register a left click. A two-finger click will register as a right click.
The Aspire R7 features a 15.6-inch Full HD display, meaning it pumps out a resolution of 1920x1080. The surface of the screen is of the glossy glass texture, and features a 10-point touchscreen.
Looking at the display from off-angles doesn't seem to affect the color of the screen at all, which is impressive considering I believe this system makes use of a TN panel. Extreme angles are required before anything looks too abnormal.
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- Page 1 [Introduction and Specifications, Configurations and Pricing]
- Page 2 [Temperatures, Cooling and Noise]
- Page 3 [Keyboard, TouchPad, Screen and other User Interfaces]
- Page 4 [Testing Methodology]
- Page 5 [Accessory Port Layout and Performance]
- Page 6 [Gaming Performance]
- Page 7 [System Performance]
- Page 8 [Battery Life Performance]
- Page 9 [Final Thoughts]
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