The Acer Aspire R13 differs from hybrids and other 2 – in – 1 convertible. Because this laptop has 2 arms that holds the display, it can rotate at mid- point. With 2 arms holding the screen together, it is well-built and stronger than those laptops that have a central pivot style device. The Acer Aspire R13 uses a glass lid that gives it a high quality design .This laptop has a one of a kind hinge screen design that makes it longer and wider and longer than other ultraportable laptops. The Acer Aspire R13 measures 13.54 x 9.07 x 0.71. This ultraportable laptop is also slim looking. The Ezel hinge can convert this notebook in to 6 different modes that anyone can use. It can be used in these kinds of forms: notebook, Ezel, Stand, Pad, Tent and Display modes. The Acer Aspire R13 has a bright IPS Display no matter what mode it is in. The colors are vibrant and it has good and large viewing angles. The matte dark grey keyboard comes with full sized chiclet keys . The keyboard has backlighting but it’s not too bright. The key travel is something that every user has to deal with. I personally do not like short travels but once you get used to it, you’ll be fine. The trackpad is very convenient to use. On the left side you will find 2 USB ports and a full sized HDMI port. The right side features a memory card slot and a 3rd USB port. The Acer Aspire R13 has stereo speakers that are located on the undercarriage. Acer uses the Dolby Pus Home Theater Speakers and they come out really clear. Acer calls it cinematic surround sound.