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Acer Aspire R13 R7-372T-746N Convertible Review

Sascha Mölck (translated by Bernie Pechlaner), 03/31/2016

Well-balanced. Thanks to a quad-hinge design, which allows the display to swivel into several different positions, the Aspire R13 supports a variety of usage modes. The hardware is noteworthy as well: Core i7 CPU, WQHD display, and Thunderbolt 3 port.

For the original German review, see here.

A few weeks ago, we took a closer look at one of the convertibles in Acer's R13/R7-series - the Aspire R13 R7-372T. This time around, we take on the high-end model, which comes equipped with a Core i7 processor and a WQHD display (2560 x 1440 pixels). Competitors include the HP Spectre x360 13, the Lenovo Yoga 900, but also conventional 13.3-inch notebooks like the HP Envy 13 or the Asus Zenbook UX303.

Since this Aspire is nearly identical to the predecessor, we are going to omit the sections concerning the chassis, connectivity, the input devices, and the speakers. Please take a look at our review of the  Aspire R13 R7-371T-779K for more information.

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Acer Aspire R13 R7-372T-746N (Aspire R Series)
Graphics adapter
Intel HD Graphics 520, Core: 300-950 MHz, Dual-channel, 20.19.15.4300
Memory
8192 MB 
, DDR3-1600, Dual-Channel, soldered on
Display
13.3 inch 16:9, 2560 x 1440 pixel, Capacitive, Sharp LQ133T1JW02, IPS, glossy: yes
Mainboard
Intel Skylake-U Premium PCH
Storage
Lite-On CV1-8B256, 256 GB 
, , 210 GB free
Soundcard
Realtek ALC255 @ Intel Skylake PCH - High Definition Audio Controller
Connections
1 USB 2.0, 2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 USB 3.1 Gen2, 1 Thunderbolt, 1 HDMI, 1 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: Audio combo-jack, Card Reader: SD, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: Position sensor, ambient brightness, TPM 2.0
Networking
Atheros/Qualcomm QCA6174 (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 4.0
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 17.9 x 343.8 x 230.4 ( = 0.7 x 13.54 x 9.07 in)
Battery
49 Wh Lithium-Ion
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: HD webcam
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, Foxit PhantomPDF, McAfee LiveSafe-Internet Security (trial), MS Office (trial), 24 Months Warranty
Weight
1.5 kg ( = 52.91 oz / 3.31 pounds), Power Supply: 306 g ( = 10.79 oz / 0.67 pounds)
Price
1399 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Issues with our Convertible

The Aspire features a RAID 0 array with two Lite On SSDs. Our review convertible had a non-functioning array, since one of the two SSDs wasn't installed correctly. The contacts were not actually inserted into the M.2 slot, but positioned on top of it. Since the SSD is wrapped in a protective sleeve, this wasn't immediately obvious. We only noticed it once we removed the SSD. Likely, this happened during the assembly in Acer's factory. The Windows OS is therefore installed on a single drive. If the secondary SSD had been installed after the OS, the system wouldn't have been able to boot. In a RAID 0, the data is striped across two drives, which improves both the read and the write rates significantly. The results of the PC Mark test and the hard drive benchmarks only reflect the performance of a single M.2 SSD. 

Display

subpixel array
subpixel array

The Aspire is equipped with a 13.3-inch touchscreen panel with a resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels. We like the brightness (308.3 cd/m²) and particularly the contrast (1882:1). At a brightness setting of 10 % and below, the display tends to exhibit PWM flickering at a frequency of 1000 Hz. Since this is a fairly high frequency, even sensitive users shouldn't experience any issues.

298
cd/m²
316
cd/m²
306
cd/m²
313
cd/m²
320
cd/m²
309
cd/m²
304
cd/m²
291
cd/m²
318
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
Sharp LQ133T1JW02
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 320 cd/m² Average: 308.3 cd/m² Minimum: 23 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 91 %
Center on Battery: 323 cd/m²
Contrast: 1882:1 (Black: 0.17 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 3.18 | 0.6-29.43 Ø6
ΔE Greyscale 4.13 | 0.64-98 Ø6.2
98% sRGB (Argyll 3D) 65% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 3D)
Gamma: 2.03

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM detected 1000 Hz ≤ 10 % brightness setting

The display backlight flickers at 1000 Hz (Likely utilizing PWM) Flickering detected at a brightness setting of 10 % and below. There should be no flickering or PWM above this brightness setting.

The frequency of 1000 Hz is quite high, so most users sensitive to PWM should not notice any flickering.

In comparison: 51 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 9331 (minimum: 43 - maximum: 142900) Hz was measured.

Aspire vs. sRGB
Aspire vs. sRGB
Aspire vs. AdobeRGB
Aspire vs. AdobeRGB

As shipped, the DeltaE color deviation is 3.18, which is very close to the ideal value of less than 3. The display is free of color casts; the professional color spaces are covered to 65 % (AdobeRGB) and 98 % (sRGB).

CalMAN - Color Checker
CalMAN - Color Checker
CalMAN - Graylevels
CalMAN - Graylevels
CalMAN - Saturation
CalMAN - Saturation

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
30 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 8 ms rise
↘ 22 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 73 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (24.8 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
36 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 12 ms rise
↘ 24 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.9 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 30 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (39.5 ms).

The Aspire is equipped with an IPS panel and therefore features great viewing angle stability. The screen content can be read from all angles, but the colors do pale a little at very shallow angles. The convertible isn't really usable outdoors because of its highly reflective display. On cloudy days or in the shade, this is less of an issue.

the Aspire outdoors (sun from behind the notebook)
the Aspire outdoors (sun from behind the notebook)
viewing angles
viewing angles
Acer Aspire R13 R7-372T-746N
IPS, 2560x1440
Acer Aspire R13 R7-372T
IPS, 1920x1080
Acer Aspire R13 R7-371T-779K
IPS, 2560x1440
HP Spectre x360 13-4104ng
IPS, 2560x1440
Lenovo Yoga 900-13ISK 80MK
IPS, 3200x1800
Asus Zenbook UX303UB-R4100T
IPS, 1920x1080
Asus Zenbook UX305CA-FB055T
IPS, 3200x1800
Dell XPS 13 2016 i7 256GB QHD
IGZO , 3200x1800
HP Envy 13-d000ng
IPS, 3200x1800
Response Times
-10%
35%
16%
-63%
16%
126%
14%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
36 (12, 24)
48 (13, 35)
-33%
24 (11, 36)
33%
38.8 (18.4, 20.4)
-8%
68 (25, 43)
-89%
38 (24, 14, Spikes in between)
-6%
40 (10, 30, Schwankungen auf kleinstem Niveau (Akku/Netz ident))
-11%
37.6 (14.8, 22.8)
-4%
Response Time Black / White *
30 (8, 22)
26 (5, 21)
13%
19 (10, 28)
37%
22.4 (9.2, 13.2)
25%
35 (15, 20)
-17%
27 (13, 14, Spikes in between)
10%
30 (7, 23)
-0%
26 (8.8, 17.2)
13%
PWM Frequency
1000 (10)
1316
32%
178 (90)
-82%
1429 (20)
43%
4900 (100)
390%
1316 (50, 78)
32%
Screen
-17%
-17%
-23%
-49%
-19%
-32%
-15%
-38%
Brightness middle
320
339
6%
316
-1%
324
1%
319.8
0%
385
20%
390
22%
285
-11%
291
-9%
Brightness
308
331
7%
305
-1%
324
5%
302
-2%
394
28%
352
14%
281
-9%
276
-10%
Brightness Distribution
91
90
-1%
90
-1%
90
-1%
88
-3%
89
-2%
81
-11%
90
-1%
82
-10%
Black Level *
0.17
0.22
-29%
0.23
-35%
0.34
-100%
0.835
-391%
0.41
-141%
0.69
-306%
0.18
-6%
0.63
-271%
Contrast
1882
1541
-18%
1374
-27%
953
-49%
383
-80%
939
-50%
565
-70%
1583
-16%
462
-75%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
3.18
5.72
-80%
4.21
-32%
4.36
-37%
2.68
16%
3.84
-21%
3.04
4%
4.89
-54%
2.76
13%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
9.91
10.45
-5%
7.01
29%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
4.13
5.74
-39%
5.16
-25%
4.62
-12%
2.35
43%
3.79
8%
2.88
30%
5.16
-25%
2.61
37%
Gamma
2.03 108%
2.18 101%
2.58 85%
2.18 101%
2.09 105%
2.23 99%
2.43 91%
2.15 102%
2.31 95%
CCT
6752 96%
7393 88%
6934 94%
6857 95%
6975 93%
6499 100%
6848 95%
7106 91%
6731 97%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
65
59
-9%
60
-8%
57
-12%
60
-8%
55
-15%
59
-9%
57.5
-12%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
98
92
-6%
93
-5%
88
-10%
92
-6%
85
-13%
93
-5%
88.7
-9%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-14% / -16%
-17% / -17%
6% / -12%
-17% / -33%
-41% / -30%
-8% / -21%
56% / 20%
-12% / -25%

* ... smaller is better

Performance

Acer's 13.3-inch convertible offers enough performance for typical tasks and can even handle some games. Our review notebook sells for 1400 Euro (~$1560); the least expensive model in the series costs about 1000 Euro (~$1230) at the time of writing.

CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
GPU-Z
HWInfo
LatencyMon

Processor

An Intel Core i7-6500U (Skylake) dual-core CPU powers the convertible. This upper middle-class processor has enough power for most usage scenarios. The base clock speed is 2.5 GHz; the Turbo can overclock the cores to 3 GHz (two cores) and 3.1 Ghz (one core), respectively. Turbo mode is active with the convertible is plugged in as well as running on battery power.

Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit
8842
Cinebench R10 Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
11056
Cinebench R10 Rendering Single 32Bit
4892
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit
31.8 fps
Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64Bit
3.57 Points
Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64Bit
1.36 Points
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
97.9 %
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
40.22 fps
Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
321 Points
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
104 Points
Help
Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit (sort by value)
Acer Aspire R13 R7-372T-746N
HD Graphics 520, 6500U, Lite-On CV1-8B256
104 Points ∼81%
Acer Aspire R13 R7-372T
HD Graphics 520, 6200U, 2x Hynix HFS128G39MND M.2 (RAID 0)
115 Points ∼89% +11%
Acer Aspire R7-371T-52EL
HD Graphics 5500, 5200U, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3256GD
109 Points ∼84% +5%
Acer Aspire R13 R7-371T-779K
HD Graphics 4400, 4510U
108 Points ∼84% +4%
HP Spectre x360 13-4104ng
HD Graphics 520, 6200U, Samsung SSD PM851 256 GB MZNTE256HMHP
113 Points ∼88% +9%
Lenovo Yoga 900-13ISK 80MK
HD Graphics 520, 6500U, Samsung SSD PM871 MZNLN512HCJH
87 Points ∼67% -16%
Asus Zenbook UX303UB-R4100T
GeForce 940M, 6500U, Micron M600 MTFDDAK512MBF
129 Points ∼100% +24%
Asus Zenbook UX305CA-FB055T
HD Graphics 515, 6Y75, Micron M600 MTFDDAV512MBF M.2
100 Points ∼78% -4%
Dell XPS 13 2016 i7 256GB QHD
HD Graphics 520, 6500U, Samsung PM951 NVMe MZ-VLV256D
125 Points ∼97% +20%
CPU Multi 64Bit (sort by value)
Acer Aspire R13 R7-372T-746N
HD Graphics 520, 6500U, Lite-On CV1-8B256
321 Points ∼100%
Acer Aspire R13 R7-372T
HD Graphics 520, 6200U, 2x Hynix HFS128G39MND M.2 (RAID 0)
286 Points ∼89% -11%
Acer Aspire R7-371T-52EL
HD Graphics 5500, 5200U, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3256GD
255 Points ∼79% -21%
Acer Aspire R13 R7-371T-779K
HD Graphics 4400, 4510U
248 Points ∼77% -23%
HP Spectre x360 13-4104ng
HD Graphics 520, 6200U, Samsung SSD PM851 256 GB MZNTE256HMHP
284 Points ∼88% -12%
Lenovo Yoga 900-13ISK 80MK
HD Graphics 520, 6500U, Samsung SSD PM871 MZNLN512HCJH
287 Points ∼89% -11%
Asus Zenbook UX303UB-R4100T
GeForce 940M, 6500U, Micron M600 MTFDDAK512MBF
278 Points ∼87% -13%
Asus Zenbook UX305CA-FB055T
HD Graphics 515, 6Y75, Micron M600 MTFDDAV512MBF M.2
214 Points ∼67% -33%
Dell XPS 13 2016 i7 256GB QHD
HD Graphics 520, 6500U, Samsung PM951 NVMe MZ-VLV256D
303 Points ∼94% -6%
Cinebench R11.5
CPU Single 64Bit (sort by value)
Acer Aspire R13 R7-372T-746N
HD Graphics 520, 6500U, Lite-On CV1-8B256
1.36 Points ∼93%
Acer Aspire R13 R7-372T
HD Graphics 520, 6200U, 2x Hynix HFS128G39MND M.2 (RAID 0)
1.31 Points ∼89% -4%
Acer Aspire R7-371T-52EL
HD Graphics 5500, 5200U, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3256GD
1.27 Points ∼86% -7%
Acer Aspire R13 R7-371T-779K
HD Graphics 4400, 4510U
1.3 Points ∼88% -4%
HP Spectre x360 13-4104ng
HD Graphics 520, 6200U, Samsung SSD PM851 256 GB MZNTE256HMHP
1.3 Points ∼88% -4%
Lenovo Yoga 900-13ISK 80MK
HD Graphics 520, 6500U, Samsung SSD PM871 MZNLN512HCJH
1.45 Points ∼99% +7%
Asus Zenbook UX303UB-R4100T
GeForce 940M, 6500U, Micron M600 MTFDDAK512MBF
1.47 Points ∼100% +8%
Asus Zenbook UX305CA-FB055T
HD Graphics 515, 6Y75, Micron M600 MTFDDAV512MBF M.2
1.28 Points ∼87% -6%
Dell XPS 13 2016 i7 256GB QHD
HD Graphics 520, 6500U, Samsung PM951 NVMe MZ-VLV256D
1.46 Points ∼99% +7%
CPU Multi 64Bit (sort by value)
Acer Aspire R13 R7-372T-746N
HD Graphics 520, 6500U, Lite-On CV1-8B256
3.57 Points ∼100%
Acer Aspire R13 R7-372T
HD Graphics 520, 6200U, 2x Hynix HFS128G39MND M.2 (RAID 0)
3.21 Points ∼90% -10%
Acer Aspire R7-371T-52EL
HD Graphics 5500, 5200U, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3256GD
2.79 Points ∼78% -22%
Acer Aspire R13 R7-371T-779K
HD Graphics 4400, 4510U
2.72 Points ∼76% -24%
HP Spectre x360 13-4104ng
HD Graphics 520, 6200U, Samsung SSD PM851 256 GB MZNTE256HMHP
2.7 Points ∼76% -24%
Lenovo Yoga 900-13ISK 80MK
HD Graphics 520, 6500U, Samsung SSD PM871 MZNLN512HCJH
3.23 Points ∼90% -10%
Asus Zenbook UX303UB-R4100T
GeForce 940M, 6500U, Micron M600 MTFDDAK512MBF
3.14 Points ∼88% -12%
Asus Zenbook UX305CA-FB055T
HD Graphics 515, 6Y75, Micron M600 MTFDDAV512MBF M.2
2.47 Points ∼69% -31%
Dell XPS 13 2016 i7 256GB QHD
HD Graphics 520, 6500U, Samsung PM951 NVMe MZ-VLV256D
3.52 Points ∼99% -1%
Cinebench R10
Rendering Single 32Bit (sort by value)
Acer Aspire R13 R7-372T-746N
HD Graphics 520, 6500U, Lite-On CV1-8B256
4892 Points ∼99%
Acer Aspire R13 R7-372T
HD Graphics 520, 6200U, 2x Hynix HFS128G39MND M.2 (RAID 0)
4385 Points ∼89% -10%
Acer Aspire R7-371T-52EL
HD Graphics 5500, 5200U, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3256GD
4175 Points ∼85% -15%
HP Spectre x360 13-4104ng
HD Graphics 520, 6200U, Samsung SSD PM851 256 GB MZNTE256HMHP
4356 Points ∼89% -11%
Lenovo Yoga 900-13ISK 80MK
HD Graphics 520, 6500U, Samsung SSD PM871 MZNLN512HCJH
4920 Points ∼100% +1%
Asus Zenbook UX303UB-R4100T
GeForce 940M, 6500U, Micron M600 MTFDDAK512MBF
4874 Points ∼99% 0%
Asus Zenbook UX305CA-FB055T
HD Graphics 515, 6Y75, Micron M600 MTFDDAV512MBF M.2
4553 Points ∼93% -7%
Dell XPS 13 2016 i7 256GB QHD
HD Graphics 520, 6500U, Samsung PM951 NVMe MZ-VLV256D
4881 Points ∼99% 0%
Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit (sort by value)
Acer Aspire R13 R7-372T-746N
HD Graphics 520, 6500U, Lite-On CV1-8B256
11056 Points ∼100%
Acer Aspire R13 R7-372T
HD Graphics 520, 6200U, 2x Hynix HFS128G39MND M.2 (RAID 0)
9853 Points ∼89% -11%
Acer Aspire R7-371T-52EL
HD Graphics 5500, 5200U, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3256GD
8673 Points ∼78% -22%
HP Spectre x360 13-4104ng
HD Graphics 520, 6200U, Samsung SSD PM851 256 GB MZNTE256HMHP
9770 Points ∼88% -12%
Lenovo Yoga 900-13ISK 80MK
HD Graphics 520, 6500U, Samsung SSD PM871 MZNLN512HCJH
9348 Points ∼85% -15%
Asus Zenbook UX303UB-R4100T
GeForce 940M, 6500U, Micron M600 MTFDDAK512MBF
9869 Points ∼89% -11%
Asus Zenbook UX305CA-FB055T
HD Graphics 515, 6Y75, Micron M600 MTFDDAV512MBF M.2
7473 Points ∼68% -32%
Dell XPS 13 2016 i7 256GB QHD
HD Graphics 520, 6500U, Samsung PM951 NVMe MZ-VLV256D
10973 Points ∼99% -1%
Geekbench 3
32 Bit Multi-Core Score (sort by value)
Acer Aspire R13 R7-372T-746N
HD Graphics 520, 6500U, Lite-On CV1-8B256
6633 Points ∼100%
Acer Aspire R13 R7-372T
HD Graphics 520, 6200U, 2x Hynix HFS128G39MND M.2 (RAID 0)
6002 Points ∼90% -10%
Acer Aspire R7-371T-52EL
HD Graphics 5500, 5200U, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3256GD
5346 Points ∼81% -19%
HP Spectre x360 13-4104ng
HD Graphics 520, 6200U, Samsung SSD PM851 256 GB MZNTE256HMHP
5932 Points ∼89% -11%
Asus Zenbook UX303UB-R4100T
GeForce 940M, 6500U, Micron M600 MTFDDAK512MBF
6582 Points ∼99% -1%
Asus Zenbook UX305CA-FB055T
HD Graphics 515, 6Y75, Micron M600 MTFDDAV512MBF M.2
5971 Points ∼90% -10%
32 Bit Single-Core Score (sort by value)
Acer Aspire R13 R7-372T-746N
HD Graphics 520, 6500U, Lite-On CV1-8B256
3125 Points ∼100%
Acer Aspire R13 R7-372T
HD Graphics 520, 6200U, 2x Hynix HFS128G39MND M.2 (RAID 0)
2812 Points ∼90% -10%
Acer Aspire R7-371T-52EL
HD Graphics 5500, 5200U, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3256GD
2676 Points ∼86% -14%
HP Spectre x360 13-4104ng
HD Graphics 520, 6200U, Samsung SSD PM851 256 GB MZNTE256HMHP
2842 Points ∼91% -9%
Asus Zenbook UX303UB-R4100T
GeForce 940M, 6500U, Micron M600 MTFDDAK512MBF
3036 Points ∼97% -3%
Asus Zenbook UX305CA-FB055T
HD Graphics 515, 6Y75, Micron M600 MTFDDAV512MBF M.2
2931 Points ∼94% -6%
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score (sort by value)
Acer Aspire R13 R7-372T-746N
HD Graphics 520, 6500U, Lite-On CV1-8B256
84 ms * ∼69%
Acer Aspire R13 R7-372T
HD Graphics 520, 6200U, 2x Hynix HFS128G39MND M.2 (RAID 0)
109.8 ms * ∼90% -31%
Acer Aspire R7-371T-52EL
HD Graphics 5500, 5200U, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3256GD
121.4 ms * ∼100% -45%
Acer Aspire R13 R7-371T-779K
HD Graphics 4400, 4510U
97.3 ms * ∼80% -16%
HP Spectre x360 13-4104ng
HD Graphics 520, 6200U, Samsung SSD PM851 256 GB MZNTE256HMHP
96 ms * ∼79% -14%
Asus Zenbook UX303UB-R4100T
GeForce 940M, 6500U, Micron M600 MTFDDAK512MBF
80.2 ms * ∼66% +5%
Asus Zenbook UX305CA-FB055T
HD Graphics 515, 6Y75, Micron M600 MTFDDAV512MBF M.2
82.7 ms * ∼68% +2%
Dell XPS 13 2016 i7 256GB QHD
HD Graphics 520, 6500U, Samsung PM951 NVMe MZ-VLV256D
85 ms * ∼70% -1%
JetStream 1.1 - Total Score (sort by value)
Acer Aspire R13 R7-372T-746N
HD Graphics 520, 6500U, Lite-On CV1-8B256
218.57 Points ∼100%
Acer Aspire R13 R7-372T
HD Graphics 520, 6200U, 2x Hynix HFS128G39MND M.2 (RAID 0)
192.1 Points ∼88% -12%
Asus Zenbook UX303UB-R4100T
GeForce 940M, 6500U, Micron M600 MTFDDAK512MBF
214.46 Points ∼98% -2%
Asus Zenbook UX305CA-FB055T
HD Graphics 515, 6Y75, Micron M600 MTFDDAV512MBF M.2
198.16 Points ∼91% -9%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score (sort by value)
Acer Aspire R13 R7-372T-746N
HD Graphics 520, 6500U, Lite-On CV1-8B256
1122.9 ms * ∼44%
Acer Aspire R13 R7-372T
HD Graphics 520, 6200U, 2x Hynix HFS128G39MND M.2 (RAID 0)
1310.1 ms * ∼51% -17%
Acer Aspire R7-371T-52EL
HD Graphics 5500, 5200U, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3256GD
2576.3 ms * ∼100% -129%
Acer Aspire R13 R7-371T-779K
HD Graphics 4400, 4510U
2385 ms * ∼93% -112%
HP Spectre x360 13-4104ng
HD Graphics 520, 6200U, Samsung SSD PM851 256 GB MZNTE256HMHP
1456 ms * ∼57% -30%
Asus Zenbook UX303UB-R4100T
GeForce 940M, 6500U, Micron M600 MTFDDAK512MBF
1118.2 ms * ∼43% -0%
Asus Zenbook UX305CA-FB055T
HD Graphics 515, 6Y75, Micron M600 MTFDDAV512MBF M.2
1161.3 ms * ∼45% -3%
Dell XPS 13 2016 i7 256GB QHD
HD Graphics 520, 6500U, Samsung PM951 NVMe MZ-VLV256D
1149 ms * ∼45% -2%
Octane V2 - Total Score (sort by value)
Acer Aspire R13 R7-372T-746N
HD Graphics 520, 6500U, Lite-On CV1-8B256
32707 Points ∼100%
Acer Aspire R13 R7-372T
HD Graphics 520, 6200U, 2x Hynix HFS128G39MND M.2 (RAID 0)
28408 Points ∼87% -13%
Acer Aspire R7-371T-52EL
HD Graphics 5500, 5200U, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3256GD
12663 Points ∼39% -61%
Acer Aspire R13 R7-371T-779K
HD Graphics 4400, 4510U
14117 Points ∼43% -57%
HP Spectre x360 13-4104ng
HD Graphics 520, 6200U, Samsung SSD PM851 256 GB MZNTE256HMHP
27649 Points ∼85% -15%
Asus Zenbook UX303UB-R4100T
GeForce 940M, 6500U, Micron M600 MTFDDAK512MBF
32020 Points ∼98% -2%
Asus Zenbook UX305CA-FB055T
HD Graphics 515, 6Y75, Micron M600 MTFDDAV512MBF M.2
29889 Points ∼91% -9%
Dell XPS 13 2016 i7 256GB QHD
HD Graphics 520, 6500U, Samsung PM951 NVMe MZ-VLV256D
29724 Points ∼91% -9%
Peacekeeper - --- (sort by value)
Acer Aspire R13 R7-372T-746N
HD Graphics 520, 6500U, Lite-On CV1-8B256
2824 Points ∼96%
Acer Aspire R13 R7-372T
HD Graphics 520, 6200U, 2x Hynix HFS128G39MND M.2 (RAID 0)
2665 Points ∼90% -6%
Acer Aspire R7-371T-52EL
HD Graphics 5500, 5200U, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3256GD
2038 Points ∼69% -28%
Asus Zenbook UX303UB-R4100T
GeForce 940M, 6500U, Micron M600 MTFDDAK512MBF
2951 Points ∼100% +4%
Asus Zenbook UX305CA-FB055T
HD Graphics 515, 6Y75, Micron M600 MTFDDAV512MBF M.2
2771 Points ∼94% -2%

* ... smaller is better

System Performance

The system runs smoothly and without any problems. The results of the PC Mark benchmarks are quite good, although the convertible can't distance itself from the Core i5 version. The culprit is the high resolution: at Full-HD, the Core i7 outperforms the less powerful sibling slightly. A closer look reveals that the RAID 0 array doesn't really improve every-day operation, although there are advantages as far as load times are concerned. The overall performance of the convertible can't be improved by the user.

PCMark 7 Score
5415 points
PCMark 8 Home Score Accelerated v2
3161 points
PCMark 8 Creative Score Accelerated v2
3987 points
PCMark 8 Work Score Accelerated v2
3971 points
Help
PCMark 8 - Home Score Accelerated v2 (sort by value)
Acer Aspire R13 R7-372T-746N
HD Graphics 520, 6500U, Lite-On CV1-8B256
3161 Points ∼95%
Acer Aspire R13 R7-372T
HD Graphics 520, 6200U, 2x Hynix HFS128G39MND M.2 (RAID 0)
3198 Points ∼96% +1%
Acer Aspire R7-371T-52EL
HD Graphics 5500, 5200U, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3256GD
2805 Points ∼84% -11%
Acer Aspire R13 R7-371T-779K
HD Graphics 4400, 4510U
2419 Points ∼73% -23%
Lenovo Yoga 900-13ISK 80MK
HD Graphics 520, 6500U, Samsung SSD PM871 MZNLN512HCJH
2837 Points ∼85% -10%
Asus Zenbook UX303UB-R4100T
GeForce 940M, 6500U, Micron M600 MTFDDAK512MBF
3320 Points ∼100% +5%
Asus Zenbook UX305CA-FB055T
HD Graphics 515, 6Y75, Micron M600 MTFDDAV512MBF M.2
2614 Points ∼79% -17%
Dell XPS 13 2016 i7 256GB QHD
HD Graphics 520, 6500U, Samsung PM951 NVMe MZ-VLV256D
2822 Points ∼85% -11%
PCMark 7 - Score (sort by value)
Acer Aspire R13 R7-372T-746N
HD Graphics 520, 6500U, Lite-On CV1-8B256
5415 Points ∼99%
Acer Aspire R13 R7-372T
HD Graphics 520, 6200U, 2x Hynix HFS128G39MND M.2 (RAID 0)
5130 Points ∼94% -5%
Acer Aspire R13 R7-371T-779K
HD Graphics 4400, 4510U
5187 Points ∼95% -4%
HP Spectre x360 13-4104ng
HD Graphics 520, 6200U, Samsung SSD PM851 256 GB MZNTE256HMHP
4939 Points ∼90% -9%
HP Spectre x360 13-4104ng
HD Graphics 520, 6200U, Samsung SSD PM851 256 GB MZNTE256HMHP
4939 Points ∼90% -9%
Lenovo Yoga 900-13ISK 80MK
HD Graphics 520, 6500U, Samsung SSD PM871 MZNLN512HCJH
5478 Points ∼100% +1%
Asus Zenbook UX303UB-R4100T
GeForce 940M, 6500U, Micron M600 MTFDDAK512MBF
5162 Points ∼94% -5%
Asus Zenbook UX305CA-FB055T
HD Graphics 515, 6Y75, Micron M600 MTFDDAV512MBF M.2
4480 Points ∼82% -17%
Dell XPS 13 2016 i7 256GB QHD
HD Graphics 520, 6500U, Samsung PM951 NVMe MZ-VLV256D
4977 Points ∼91% -8%

Storage Devices

Since the RAID 0 array wasn't set up correctly when our unit was manufactured, the system utilizes a single M.2 SSD (2280) from Lite On. The SSD offers a capacity 256 GB and is capable of good transfer rates. 

Lite-On CV1-8B256
Sequential Read: 507.3 MB/s
Sequential Write: 354.4 MB/s
512K Read: 355.3 MB/s
512K Write: 353.9 MB/s
4K Read: 32.66 MB/s
4K Write: 81.59 MB/s
4K QD32 Read: 277.6 MB/s
4K QD32 Write: 261.2 MB/s

GPU Performance

Acer decided to use the processor-integrated HD Graphics 520. The GPU supports DirectX 12 and runs at speeds of up to 950 MHz. The graphics card can take advantage of the dual-channel RAM and thus offers more performance than comparable models restricted to single-channel mode. The results of the 3D Mark benchmark show that the HD Graphics 520 isn't too far off from dedicated lower middle-class GPUs as far as the performance is concerned.

An integrated decoder helps out the processor during the playback of common video formats, including the frequently used H.264-format as well as its successor H.265. The latter allows for smaller video files, but identical picture quality. The processor load remained under 10 % when we played our test video (4k, 60 fps, H.265).

3DMark 06 Standard
9829 points
3DMark 11 Performance
1596 points
3DMark Ice Storm Standard Score
57060 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
6139 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
847 points
Help
3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance (sort by value)
Acer Aspire R13 R7-372T-746N
HD Graphics 520, 6500U, Lite-On CV1-8B256
1596 Points ∼64%
Acer Aspire R13 R7-372T
HD Graphics 520, 6200U, 2x Hynix HFS128G39MND M.2 (RAID 0)
1512 Points ∼61% -5%
Acer Aspire R7-371T-52EL
HD Graphics 5500, 5200U, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3256GD
1130 Points ∼45% -29%
Acer Aspire R13 R7-371T-779K
HD Graphics 4400, 4510U
929 Points ∼37% -42%
HP Spectre x360 13-4104ng
HD Graphics 520, 6200U, Samsung SSD PM851 256 GB MZNTE256HMHP
1448 Points ∼58% -9%
HP Spectre x360 13-4104ng
HD Graphics 520, 6200U, Samsung SSD PM851 256 GB MZNTE256HMHP
1448 Points ∼58% -9%
Lenovo Yoga 900-13ISK 80MK
HD Graphics 520, 6500U, Samsung SSD PM871 MZNLN512HCJH
1535 Points ∼62% -4%
Asus Zenbook UX303UB-R4100T
GeForce 940M, 6500U, Micron M600 MTFDDAK512MBF
2488 Points ∼100% +56%
Asus Zenbook UX305CA-FB055T
HD Graphics 515, 6Y75, Micron M600 MTFDDAV512MBF M.2
1188 Points ∼48% -26%
Dell XPS 13 2016 i7 256GB QHD
HD Graphics 520, 6500U, Samsung PM951 NVMe MZ-VLV256D
1556 Points ∼63% -3%
3DMark
1920x1080 Fire Strike Score (sort by value)
Acer Aspire R13 R7-372T-746N
HD Graphics 520, 6500U, Lite-On CV1-8B256
847 Points ∼59%
Acer Aspire R13 R7-372T
HD Graphics 520, 6200U, 2x Hynix HFS128G39MND M.2 (RAID 0)
810 Points ∼57% -4%
Acer Aspire R7-371T-52EL
HD Graphics 5500, 5200U, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3256GD
724 Points ∼51% -15%
HP Spectre x360 13-4104ng
HD Graphics 520, 6200U, Samsung SSD PM851 256 GB MZNTE256HMHP
793 Points ∼56% -6%
HP Spectre x360 13-4104ng
HD Graphics 520, 6200U, Samsung SSD PM851 256 GB MZNTE256HMHP
793 Points ∼56% -6%
Lenovo Yoga 900-13ISK 80MK
HD Graphics 520, 6500U, Samsung SSD PM871 MZNLN512HCJH
814 Points ∼57% -4%
Asus Zenbook UX303UB-R4100T
GeForce 940M, 6500U, Micron M600 MTFDDAK512MBF
1428 Points ∼100% +69%
Asus Zenbook UX305CA-FB055T
HD Graphics 515, 6Y75, Micron M600 MTFDDAV512MBF M.2
464 Points ∼32% -45%
Dell XPS 13 2016 i7 256GB QHD
HD Graphics 520, 6500U, Samsung PM951 NVMe MZ-VLV256D
847 Points ∼59% 0%
1280x720 Sky Diver Score (sort by value)
Acer Aspire R13 R7-372T-746N
HD Graphics 520, 6500U, Lite-On CV1-8B256
3663 Points ∼69%
Acer Aspire R13 R7-372T
HD Graphics 520, 6200U, 2x Hynix HFS128G39MND M.2 (RAID 0)
3434 Points ∼65% -6%
Acer Aspire R7-371T-52EL
HD Graphics 5500, 5200U, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3256GD
2665 Points ∼50% -27%
Asus Zenbook UX303UB-R4100T
GeForce 940M, 6500U, Micron M600 MTFDDAK512MBF
5291 Points ∼100% +44%
Asus Zenbook UX305CA-FB055T
HD Graphics 515, 6Y75, Micron M600 MTFDDAV512MBF M.2
1786 Points ∼34% -51%
1280x720 Cloud Gate Standard Score (sort by value)
Acer Aspire R13 R7-372T-746N
HD Graphics 520, 6500U, Lite-On CV1-8B256
6139 Points ∼99%
Acer Aspire R13 R7-372T
HD Graphics 520, 6200U, 2x Hynix HFS128G39MND M.2 (RAID 0)
5792 Points ∼93% -6%
Acer Aspire R7-371T-52EL
HD Graphics 5500, 5200U, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3256GD
5059 Points ∼81% -18%
Acer Aspire R13 R7-371T-779K
HD Graphics 4400, 4510U
4506 Points ∼72% -27%
HP Spectre x360 13-4104ng
HD Graphics 520, 6200U, Samsung SSD PM851 256 GB MZNTE256HMHP
5674 Points ∼91% -8%
HP Spectre x360 13-4104ng
HD Graphics 520, 6200U, Samsung SSD PM851 256 GB MZNTE256HMHP
5674 Points ∼91% -8%
Lenovo Yoga 900-13ISK 80MK
HD Graphics 520, 6500U, Samsung SSD PM871 MZNLN512HCJH
5333 Points ∼86% -13%
Asus Zenbook UX303UB-R4100T
GeForce 940M, 6500U, Micron M600 MTFDDAK512MBF
6223 Points ∼100% +1%
Asus Zenbook UX305CA-FB055T
HD Graphics 515, 6Y75, Micron M600 MTFDDAV512MBF M.2
3434 Points ∼55% -44%
Dell XPS 13 2016 i7 256GB QHD
HD Graphics 520, 6500U, Samsung PM951 NVMe MZ-VLV256D
5896 Points ∼95% -4%
1280x720 Ice Storm Standard Score (sort by value)
Acer Aspire R13 R7-372T-746N
HD Graphics 520, 6500U, Lite-On CV1-8B256
57060 Points ∼100%
Acer Aspire R13 R7-372T
HD Graphics 520, 6200U, 2x Hynix HFS128G39MND M.2 (RAID 0)
53850 Points ∼94% -6%
Acer Aspire R7-371T-52EL
HD Graphics 5500, 5200U, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3256GD
46421 Points ∼81% -19%
Acer Aspire R13 R7-371T-779K
HD Graphics 4400, 4510U
28889 Points ∼51% -49%
HP Spectre x360 13-4104ng
HD Graphics 520, 6200U, Samsung SSD PM851 256 GB MZNTE256HMHP
51751 Points ∼91% -9%
HP Spectre x360 13-4104ng
HD Graphics 520, 6200U, Samsung SSD PM851 256 GB MZNTE256HMHP
51751 Points ∼91% -9%
Lenovo Yoga 900-13ISK 80MK
HD Graphics 520, 6500U, Samsung SSD PM871 MZNLN512HCJH
44755 Points ∼78% -22%
Asus Zenbook UX303UB-R4100T
GeForce 940M, 6500U, Micron M600 MTFDDAK512MBF
48845 Points ∼86% -14%
Asus Zenbook UX305CA-FB055T
HD Graphics 515, 6Y75, Micron M600 MTFDDAV512MBF M.2
35580 Points ∼62% -38%
Dell XPS 13 2016 i7 256GB QHD
HD Graphics 520, 6500U, Samsung PM951 NVMe MZ-VLV256D
52990 Points ∼93% -7%
3DMark 06 - 1280x1024 Standard AA:0x AF:0x (sort by value)
Acer Aspire R13 R7-372T-746N
HD Graphics 520, 6500U, Lite-On CV1-8B256
9829 Points ∼85%
Acer Aspire R13 R7-372T
HD Graphics 520, 6200U, 2x Hynix HFS128G39MND M.2 (RAID 0)
9062 Points ∼78% -8%
HP Spectre x360 13-4104ng
HD Graphics 520, 6200U, Samsung SSD PM851 256 GB MZNTE256HMHP
8916 Points ∼77% -9%
Asus Zenbook UX303UB-R4100T
GeForce 940M, 6500U, Micron M600 MTFDDAK512MBF
11576 Points ∼100% +18%
Asus Zenbook UX305CA-FB055T
HD Graphics 515, 6Y75, Micron M600 MTFDDAV512MBF M.2
5860 Points ∼51% -40%

Gaming Performance

The hardware is just powerful enough to play many different games without any stutters thanks to the the Skylake GPU in combination with the dual-channel RAM. This necessitates a lower resolution and low to medium quality settings as well as a game that doesn't have very high demands on the hardware. Resource-intensive games like Rise of the Tomb Raider are out of the question, since they never reach acceptable frame rates. Users preferring more power need to look elsewhere. In the category of 13.3-inch slim-and-lights, the Asus Zenbook UX303 is a real contender. Some models within the series are equipped with GeForce 940M graphics cards.

low med. high ultra
Tomb Raider (2013) 79.5 41 25.1 11.4 fps
BioShock Infinite (2013) 57.3 29.6 24.7 7.2 fps
Battlefield 4 (2013) 45.7 32.4 21.1 6.2 fps
Far Cry Primal (2016) 15 7 fps
Hitman 2016 (2016) 20.4 14.5 fps

Emissions

System Noise

fan noise
fan noise

The Aspire doesn't get very loud overall. The fans are stopped most of the time, so the system is inaudible. When the convertible is subjected to load, the fans spin up - we measured 39.4 dB during the stress test. Because of the CPU throttling, the fans don't have to work quite as hard as they normally would. We didn't encounter other noises like CPU whining or similar.

Noise Level

Idle
31.3 / 31.3 / 31.8 dB(A)
Load
39.2 / 39.1 dB(A)
  red to green bar
 
 
30 dB
silent
40 dB(A)
audible
50 dB(A)
loud
 
min: dark, med: mid, max: light   Audix TM1 Arta (15 cm distance)   environment noise: 31.3 dB(A)
Acer Aspire R13 R7-372T-746N
6500U, HD Graphics 520
Acer Aspire R13 R7-372T
6200U, HD Graphics 520
Acer Aspire R13 R7-371T-779K
4510U, HD Graphics 4400
HP Spectre x360 13-4104ng
6200U, HD Graphics 520
Lenovo Yoga 900-13ISK 80MK
6500U, HD Graphics 520
Asus Zenbook UX303UB-R4100T
6500U, GeForce 940M
Asus Zenbook UX305CA-FB055T
6Y75, HD Graphics 515
Dell XPS 13 2016 i7 256GB QHD
6500U, HD Graphics 520
HP Envy 13-d000ng
6200U, HD Graphics 520
Noise
-1%
2%
3%
7%
2%
7%
2%
2%
off / environment *
31.3
31.3
-0%
Idle Minimum *
31.3
31.5
-1%
30.9
1%
29.6
5%
29.7
5%
31.5
-1%
31.3
-0%
31.8
-2%
31.5
-1%
Idle Average *
31.3
31.5
-1%
30.9
1%
29.6
5%
29.8
5%
31.5
-1%
31.3
-0%
31.8
-2%
31.5
-1%
Idle Maximum *
31.8
31.7
-0%
32
-1%
34.6
-9%
30
6%
31.5
1%
31.3
2%
34.8
-9%
31.5
1%
Load Average *
39.2
39.7
-1%
37.6
4%
34.7
11%
32
18%
35.9
8%
31.3
20%
34.8
11%
35.6
9%
Load Maximum *
39.1
39.4
-1%
37.6
4%
37.9
3%
38.5
2%
38.2
2%
31.3
20%
34.8
11%
38.8
1%

* ... smaller is better

Temperature

the Aspire during the stress test
the Aspire during the stress test

The Aspire handles the stress test (Prime95 and Furmark are running for at least one hour) in identical fashion no matter if it's plugged in or running on battery power. The Turbo is only active in the first minute and the CPU runs at 2.6 GHz up to that point; after that the frequency drops to 1.5 GHz. The GPU runs between 900 and 950 MHz. The Aspire doesn't get very hot at a maximum of 40 degrees Celsius. 

Max. Load
 33.6 °C
92 F
40 °C
104 F
33 °C
91 F
 
 28.2 °C
83 F
33.3 °C
92 F
30.4 °C
87 F
 
 24 °C
75 F
24.2 °C
76 F
24.9 °C
77 F
 
Maximum: 40 °C = 104 F
Average: 30.2 °C = 86 F
33.4 °C
92 F
37 °C
99 F
35.4 °C
96 F
30.7 °C
87 F
37.6 °C
100 F
33.2 °C
92 F
24.9 °C
77 F
26.1 °C
79 F
25.5 °C
78 F
Maximum: 37.6 °C = 100 F
Average: 31.5 °C = 89 F
Power Supply (max.)  46.9 °C = 116 F | Room Temperature 20.9 °C = 70 F | FIRT 550-Pocket
(+) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 30.2 °C / 86 F, compared to the average of 30.3 °C / 87 F for the devices in the class Convertible.
(±) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 40 °C / 104 F, compared to the average of 35.4 °C / 96 F, ranging from 21.8 to 55.7 °C for the class Convertible.
(+) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 37.6 °C / 100 F, compared to the average of 36.5 °C / 98 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 23.7 °C / 75 F, compared to the device average of 30.3 °C / 87 F.
(+) The palmrests and touchpad are cooler than skin temperature with a maximum of 24.9 °C / 76.8 F and are therefore cool to the touch.
(+) The average temperature of the palmrest area of similar devices was 28.9 °C / 84 F (+4 °C / 7.2 F).
Acer Aspire R13 R7-372T-746N
6500U, HD Graphics 520
Acer Aspire R13 R7-372T
6200U, HD Graphics 520
Acer Aspire R13 R7-371T-779K
4510U, HD Graphics 4400
HP Spectre x360 13-4104ng
6200U, HD Graphics 520
Lenovo Yoga 900-13ISK 80MK
6500U, HD Graphics 520
Asus Zenbook UX303UB-R4100T
6500U, GeForce 940M
Asus Zenbook UX305CA-FB055T
6Y75, HD Graphics 515
Dell XPS 13 2016 i7 256GB QHD
6500U, HD Graphics 520
HP Envy 13-d000ng
6200U, HD Graphics 520
Heat
-9%
-22%
-5%
1%
-19%
-1%
-40%
-30%
Maximum Upper Side *
40
45.2
-13%
46
-15%
39.6
1%
37.4
6%
56.6
-42%
39.1
2%
57
-43%
49.8
-25%
Maximum Bottom *
37.6
41
-9%
51.8
-38%
39.7
-6%
36.4
3%
54.3
-44%
38.7
-3%
56
-49%
50.9
-35%
Idle Upper Side *
25.1
26.9
-7%
28.5
-14%
25
-0%
26.6
-6%
24
4%
26
-4%
34.1
-36%
33.3
-33%
Idle Bottom *
26
27.6
-6%
31.1
-20%
29.8
-15%
25.6
2%
24.2
7%
25.7
1%
34.3
-32%
32.7
-26%

* ... smaller is better

Energy Management

Power Consumption

We measured a maximum power consumption of 11.6 watts during idle, which is slightly higher than what the Core i5 version requires. The main reason is the higher-resolution display of our review convertible. During the stress test, the power draw increased to 36.6 watts - lower than medium load levels since CPU throttling occurs when the system is operating at its limits. The power adapter is rated for 45 watts.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.4 / 0.5 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 6.2 / 8 / 11.6 Watt
Load midlight 40 / 36.6 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy
Acer Aspire R13 R7-372T-746N
6500U, HD Graphics 520
Acer Aspire R13 R7-372T
6200U, HD Graphics 520
Acer Aspire R13 R7-371T-779K
4510U, HD Graphics 4400
HP Spectre x360 13-4104ng
6200U, HD Graphics 520
Asus Zenbook UX303UB-R4100T
6500U, GeForce 940M
Asus Zenbook UX305CA-FB055T
6Y75, HD Graphics 515
Dell XPS 13 2016 i7 256GB QHD
6500U, HD Graphics 520
HP Envy 13-d000ng
6200U, HD Graphics 520
Power Consumption
13%
21%
24%
3%
30%
1%
0%
Idle Minimum *
6.2
5.1
18%
4.8
23%
3.9
37%
3.2
48%
4.2
32%
6.8
-10%
5.4
13%
Idle Average *
8
7.2
10%
8.2
-3%
7.4
7%
7.6
5%
8.4
-5%
10
-25%
10.1
-26%
Idle Maximum *
11.6
9
22%
8.3
28%
9.2
21%
8
31%
8.9
23%
10.5
9%
11.1
4%
Load Average *
40
34.2
14%
27
32%
28.1
30%
47
-18%
15.9
60%
30.2
24%
32.1
20%
Load Maximum *
36.6
37
-1%
28.3
23%
27.6
25%
55
-50%
22.5
39%
33.6
8%
40.1
-10%

* ... smaller is better

Battery Life

During our (practically relevant) WLAN test, the Aspire lasted for 6 hours and 22 minutes. For this test, which simulates web browsing, we activate the balanced profile and adjust the display to about 150 cd/m². To check how long the test notebook runs during video playback, we use the short film Big Buck Bunny (H.264 codec, 1920 x 1080 pixels) in a loop. The wireless modules are deactivated and once again the display is set to about 150 cd/m². The Aspire needed to be plugged in again after 6 hours and 33 minutes.

The performance on battery is quite decent, although the sibling with Core i5 lasted longer. This is of course not entirely unexpected, since the review convertible has a more powerful CPU as well as a higher-resolution display.

Battery Runtime
Idle (without WLAN, min brightness)
11h 9min
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3 (Edge 25.10586.0.0)
6h 22min
Big Buck Bunny H.264 1080p
6h 33min
Load (maximum brightness)
1h 25min
Acer Aspire R13 R7-372T-746N
49 Wh
Acer Aspire R13 R7-372T
50 Wh
Acer Aspire R13 R7-371T-779K
61 Wh
HP Spectre x360 13-4104ng
56 Wh
Lenovo Yoga 900-13ISK 80MK
66 Wh
Asus Zenbook UX303UB-R4100T
50 Wh
Asus Zenbook UX305CA-FB055T
45 Wh
Dell XPS 13 2016 i7 256GB QHD
56 Wh
HP Envy 13-d000ng
45 Wh
Battery Runtime
14%
16%
31%
27%
25%
44%
17%
-6%
Reader / Idle
669
740
11%
520
-22%
844
26%
997
49%
1013
51%
784
17%
517
-23%
H.264
393
401
2%
372
-5%
413
5%
418
6%
342
-13%
WiFi v1.3
382
441
15%
500
31%
403
5%
410
7%
402
5%
432
13%
324
-15%
Load
85
110
29%
148
74%
128
51%
118
39%
182
114%
103
21%
108
27%
WiFi
396

Pros

+ bright and contrasty IPS display
+ WQHD resolution
+ high build quality
+ good input devices
+ long battery life
+ Thunderbolt 3

Cons

- no maintenance cover

Verdict

In review: Acer Aspire R13 R7-372T-746N. Test model courtesy of Acer Germany.
In review: Acer Aspire R13 R7-372T-746N. Test model courtesy of Acer Germany.

The Acer convertible has more than enough power for the various daily tasks one might encounter. The integrated GPU offers - in conjunction with the dual-channel RAM - enough performance to allow for at least some gaming. The notebook doesn't get very hot and remains quiet most of the time. Thanks to a fast SSD, the Acer is very responsive. In addition, the input devices are very decent, the battery life is good, and the convertible is equipped with a Thunderbolt 3 port. The standout feature is the contrasty WQHD display. Thanks to the IPS technology, the viewing angle stability is very good, although the colors pale somewhat at shallow angles.

The Aspire with WQHD is quite impressive and we can't find many faults. Users requiring the utmost in mobility should consider the Full-HD version instead, since the battery life is better.

Acer Aspire R13 R7-372T-746N - 04/18/2016 v5.1(old)
Sascha Mölck

Chassis
86 / 98 → 87%
Keyboard
85%
Pointing Device
89%
Connectivity
61 / 80 → 76%
Weight
69 / 35-78 → 79%
Battery
88%
Display
85%
Games Performance
57 / 68 → 84%
Application Performance
83 / 87 → 95%
Temperature
94%
Noise
89%
Audio
64 / 91 → 70%
Camera
33 / 85 → 39%
Average
76%
84%
Convertible - Weighted Average

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> Notebook / Laptop Reviews and News > Reviews > Acer Aspire R13 R7-372T-746N Convertible Review
Sascha Mölck, 2016-03-31 (Update: 2018-05-15)
Bernhard Pechlaner
Bernhard Pechlaner - Review Editor
Ended up in the IT sector in the 90s more or less accidentally and have remained in the industry (as a sysadmin) ever since. Always been interested in laptops - first purchase was - if memory serves correctly - a Toshiba Satellite T2115CS with DX4-75 processor, 4 MB of RAM and 350 MB hard disk drive (and Windows 3.1). To this day, laptops appeal to me - much to the chagrin of my wife, who doesn’t seem understand why we need 5-10 of them at any given time ;-).