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The hovering display
The innovative stand on the Acer Aspire R7 makes it possible to use the glossy display in lots of different positions. The configuration becoming my favorite is with the screen lifted up, "hovering" over the trackpad.
In this position, the display is easy to view and operate by touch. You can slide your hand under the display to use the trackpad, or ignore it altogether and just operate the system via the touch screen.
Presentations or movies, it's up to you
Lifting the screen up and flipping it over positions it for viewing from behind the laptop. This is a good configuration for giving presentations or for watching movies on the big, beautiful display.
Lose the trackpad altogether
The stand supports dropping the display between the keyboard and the trackpad, eliminating use of the trackpad altogether. This puts the screen nice and close to you and makes the laptop appear much smaller than it really is.
It seems that covering the trackpad would be silly, but it is surprisingly easy to use the R7 this way by working the interface solely via the touchscreen. I have a feeling some users might like this configuration.