Acer Aspire R13 R7-371T-779K
Average of 5 scores (from 7 reviews)
Reviews for the Acer Aspire R13 R7-371T-779K
Acer's All-in-One. Notebook, tablet or All-in-One PC, the Acer R13 meets almost all the requirements. Thanks to the new Ezel Aero Hinges, the device can be used in many operating modes and is also really fast with its two turbo SSDs in a RAID 0 configuration and Intel's i7 processor.
When it comes to redesigning the laptop to be a little more modernised, and more useful than just a typical clamshell computer, Acer’s take on the hinge is an interesting one, and was when the first model came to life in 2013. The latest take on it is even better, with a more portable design and some better innards, but we’re now stuck because the keyboard just stops this computer from being completely comfortable to use.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/26/2015
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 60% performance: 80% features: 70% workmanship: 70%
Source: Digital Trends
The R13 is a marked departure from the R7. While the latter was more like a touchscreen all-in-one bundled into a notebook, the R13 is a true convertible designed for use as either an ultraportable laptop or a full Windows tablet. This will probably be less confusing for consumers and help to broaden its appeal.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/18/2015
Rating: Total score: 60%
Source: Laptop Mag
While the Yoga 3 Pro pushes the design envelope of 2-in-1s with its strikingly slim frame, Acer's R 13 focuses more on speed. The R13's combination of an Intel Core i7 CPU, 8GB of RAM and lightning-fast dual SSDs gives it a significant edge in power compared to Lenovo's flagship 2-in-1.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/02/2015
Rating: Total score: 70%
Source: On MSFT
The Aspire R13 is mainly designed for professional use with access to a wide variety of operating modes you will not find in any other device of this type. Acer has also packed a lot of features into a 13.3 inch device without making any sacrifices in performance. If you are looking for advanced features, impressive display technology, high performance, and versatility and you do not mind paying a little more, you may find the Acer Aspire R13 to be perfect for you.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/27/2015
Rating: Total score: 70%
Source: HardwareLuxx DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/22/2014
Source: Hi-Tech Mail RU→EN
Positive: Reliable and convenient mechanism; comfortable keyboard with backlight; Stylus included; quiet cooling system; quality screen. Negative: Mediocre autonomy; poor speakers.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/30/2015
Source: Notebook.cz CZ→EN
Positive: Practical convertible design; good performance; nice QHD display (2560x1440); stylus pen.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/03/2015
Model: The Acer Aspire R13 R7 is a convertible tablet which can also function as a laptop. Thanks to the Ezel Aero hinge, the screen can be adjusted into six different positions including stand mode, tablet mode, tent mode, notebook mode, ezel mode and display mode. Each operating mode has its own unique features whereby the screen can be turned along a longitudinal axis. The flexible display is 13.3 inches wide with a resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels. It is a multi-touch screen that can accommodate up to 10 finger contacts. It is about 25.4 mm thick but only weighs 1.5 kg.
Since the device is almost entirely from plastics, it can stay so light despite being on the thick side. The only metal incorporated within the structure are the two support beams of the screen and the display frame. The processor here is an Intel Core i7-4510U with a speed of 2GHz which comes with an Intel HD Graphics 4400 card and 8 GB LPDDR3 memory. There is also a stylus pen that allows you to doodle or scribble on screen when it is in stand mode. Overall, this Microsoft Windows 8.1 convertible is possibly one of the more flexible innovations of recent years.
Intel HD Graphics 4400:
ULV integrated GPU (GT2) with 20 EUs found on certain Haswell CPU models.
Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.
Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.
4510U: Haswell-based ULV dual-core processor clocked at 2.0 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 3.1 GHz. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 4400 and a dual-channel DDR3 memory controller.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
Above all, this display size is used for subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles. For all three types, this size is quite large. The biggest variety of subnotebooks is represented with this size.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
This weight is typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 inch display-diagonal.
Acer: The company was founded under the name of Multitech in Taiwan in 1976 and renamed to Acer or Acer Group in 1987. The product range includes, for example, laptops, tablets, smartphones, desktops, monitors and televisions. Gateway Inc. and Packard Bell also belong to the Group and sell their own laptops.
While Acer still had the third largest global market share in the notebook segment in 2008, it ranked 6th in 2016 with a market share of 6% after they had continuously lost market shares.
There are dozens of Acer laptop reviews per month, the ratings are average (as of 2016). Gateway, which has an own laptop line-up, has also belonged to the Acer Group since 2007.
70.8%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.