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2016 Newest Acer Aspire R13 Premium Convertible Ultrabook Review

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The Acer Aspire R13 is quite a nondescript convertible notebook. It is a fairly thick dark gray slab, with its display and back lid covered by sheets of Corning Gorilla Glass 3, more commonly found on smaller devices like mobile phones and tablets.

This is actually the thickest and largest Ultrabook of the lot – while it isn’t huge per se, it isn’t going to disappear into your tote bag as easily as some of the others.

In practical use, the Corning Gorilla Glass 3 display should mean that you have to worry less about scratches, but we think Acer could have dispensed with the glass covering on the lid. We found that this was prone to fingerprints and smudges, and unless you’re going to dedicate a lot of time to wiping them off, the face of your notebook is going to be quite grimy.

Furthermore, the display was a modest 1,920 x 1080 pixel IPS panel – quite a letdown considering that other competitors have ultra-high resolutions of 3,200 x 1,800 pixels. Of course, the Acer’s Full HD screen was by no means fuzzy, but it was noticeably less crisp in a side-by-side comparison.

That aside, the Aspire R13 is equipped with performance-oriented features like two 256GB M.2 SSDs configured in RAID 0 (two 128 GB drives that run raid 0) for faster read and write speeds, and support for MU-MIMO wireless connections via a Qualcomm Vive 2×2 adapter. In addition, a USB Type-C port offers Thunderbolt 3 connectivity, which means it also supports DisplayPort 1.2.

2016 Newest Acer Aspire R13

2016 Newest Acer Aspire R13

Another standout feature is the sheer versatility of the hinged display. The screen itself can rotate around the u-shaped stand and be used in six different modes, including as a tablet, easel, or stand. Although not as simple as the 360° hinge on the Lenovo YOGA 900, the hinge was fairly easy to work and felt quite well-built.

The Acer Aspire R13 also comes bundled with an Aspire Active Stylus that felt more like a freebie than anything. It didn’t have the heft of the Microsoft surface Pen, and the palm detection feature did not function as well. We also found that with just 256 levels of pressure sensitivity, the strokes were not as smooth as those on the latest surface Pen. Ultimately, the pen is useful for quick note-taking, but you’re not going to derive any real joy from using it.

Highlights

  • 13.3″ Full HD LED Backlit IPS (1920 x 1080) Corning Gorilla Glass 3 Touchscreen Display; Integrated HD Webcam (1280 x 720)
  • 5th Gen Intel Dual-Core i7-5500U Processor 2.4GHz, boost up to 3.0Hz Turbo Frequency; Intel HD 5500 Graphics
  • 8GB LPDDR3 RAM; 256GB SSD; Backlit Keyboard; Dual-Band Wireless-AC WLAN (featuring MIMO) + Bluetooth 4.0; Optimized Dolby Audio Processing
  • 2x USB 3.0 (1x with Power-Off Charging); 1x USB 2.0; 1x HDMI (with HDCP support); 1x Combination Headphone / Speaker Jack; 1x DC-in Jack for AC adapter
  • Windows 10 64-bit Operating System; up to 10-hr Battery Life; Bonus $50 Windows Store Credit (Pre-installed on PC)

Pro

  • Versatile display can be used in many different modes.

Con

  • Heavier and Larger than competitors.

 

Product Description

Dynamic Flexibility, Masterfully Crafted: This Aspire R13 boasts intelligent construction with smart features to enhance work and play. Thanks to the futuristic Ezel Aero HingeTM, you can transition effortlessly between six different user modes: Notebook, Ezel, Stand, Pad, Tent and Display. Thanks to Acer’s patented Ezel Aero Hinge with its sturdy U frame structure, it is the perfect balance of sturdy and slim, so you don¡¯t have to sacrifice sleek design for innovative, on-the-go mobility. Masterfully crafted with premium features such as Corning Gorilla Glass 3, the device just might change your life.

Masterfully Built: The 13.3″Full HD touch display with Zero Air Gap and IPS technologies makes visuals pop with life with bright and crisp images that are consistent from every angle. The anti-reflective display comforts your viewing experience when you watch movies for long time or use the tablet under bright lighting/sunlight.

Processor & Memory:
– Intel Dual-Core i7-5500U Processor 2.4GHz, boost up to 3.0GHz
– 8GB LPDDR3 RAM

Drives:
– 256GB Solid State Drive
– No Optical Drive

Operating System:
– Microsoft Windows 10

Graphics & Video:
– 13.3″ Touchscreen Full HD LED Backlit IPS (1920 x 1080) Corning Gorilla Glass 3 Display
– Intel HD Graphics

Communications:
– Dual-Band Wireless-AC WLAN (featuring MIMO) + Bluetooth 4.0
– HD webcam (1280 x 720)
– 2x Digital microphones

Audio:
– Dolby Audio Processing
– 2x Integrated Stereo speakers

Keyboard:
– Backlit Keyboard

Ports & Slots:
– 2x USB 3.0 (1x with Power-Off Charging)
– 1x USB 2.0
– 1x HDMI
– 1x Combination Headphone / Speaker Jack
– 1x DC-in Jack for AC adapter

Power Supply:
– 4-Cell (Up to 10-hours) Battery

Additional Info:
– Dimensions: 13.5″ x 9.0″ x 0.7″
-Weight: 3.3lbs

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