Acer Aspire R13
Average of 3 scores (from 5 reviews)
Reviews for the Acer Aspire R13
Source: Trusted Reviews Archive.org version
Acer has taken a punt on a new design for this hybrid, but the rotating screen is a mixed bag: its extra positions don’t add much to the experience and, while this machine is thinner and lighter than rivals, it’s wider and has iffy aesthetics. It’s inconsistent elsewhere too with reasonable core specs, battery life and a good screen, but a poor keyboard. It’s got issues, but it’s the best mid-range hybrid available at the moment.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/13/2015
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% performance: 80% features: 80% display: 70% mobility: 70% workmanship: 70% emissions: 70%
Source: Laptop Media Archive.org version
Despite the fact that the Aspire R13 isn’t listed as the most premium convertible, we can easily say that the notebook strikes us as one. Yes, Acer has kept low cost materials for the most of chassis, but they still leave the impression of an expensive piece of electronics. The only full metal is used for the frame around the screen making it more durable, while the interior has a metallic finish and strongly resembles an anodized aluminum. The bottom is also plastic and just like the one we found in the Aspire V15 Nitro series notebooks, it feels really smooth and helps for a firmer grip in tablet mode. Speaking of which, you may find the device’s sides a bit protruding when using the tablet mode and maybe way too big for the screen size presented in the device. The keyboard and the touchpad are maybe the only drawback in the overall design and we were left with the impression of inconsistent performance due to the wobbling effect when using the mouse keys and the short travel of the keys.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/30/2015
Source: Computer Shopper Archive.org version
If you're sold on the idea of a convertible for the versatility, or just thinking about one, the Acer Aspire R 13 should be on your short list. With six operating modes, you're sure to find a few different ways to use it, and the impressive battery life lets this portable be portable most of the time. The only thing holding it back is the keyboard.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/12/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: 01Net FR→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/02/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: PC Lab.pl PL→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Thoughtful and robust mechanism; excellent display; great keyboard; long battery life; silent operation; good sound quality. Negative: Hot under load.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/01/2014
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.
4210U: Haswell-based ULV dual-core processor clocked at 1.7 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 2.7 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.
There are hardly any tablets in this display size range anymore. For subnotebooks, on the other hand, it is the standard format.
The advantage of subnotebooks is that the entire laptop can be small and therefore easily portable. The smaller display also has the advantage of requiring less power, which further improves battery life and thus mobility. The disadvantage is that reading texts is more strenuous on the eyes. High resolutions are more likely to be found in standard laptops.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
Acer: In 1976, the company was founded in Taiwan under the name Multitech and was renamed Acer or Acer Group in 1987. The product range includes, for example, laptops, tablets, smartphones, desktops, monitors, TVs and computer peripherals. Since 2007, the group has merged with Gateway Inc. and Packard Bell, which also market their own laptop product lines.
Acer computers are designed for a variety of purposes, including ultrabooks for mobile use, gaming laptops for gamers, affordable options for everyday tasks, and 2-in-1 convertible laptops for versatility. Acer's product portfolio also includes tablets that offer portable computing and multimedia capabilities.
76.67%: This rating is not earth-shattering. This rating must actually be seen as average, since there are about as many devices with worse ratings as better ones. A purchase recommendation can only be seen with a lot of goodwill, unless it is about websites that generally rate strictly.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.