Acer Aspire R13
Average of 3 scores (from 5 reviews)
Reviews for the Acer Aspire R13
Source: Trusted Reviews
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
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
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
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/02/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: PC Lab.pl PL→EN
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
CommentIntel 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.
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 very big tablets, subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 11-13 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.
76.67%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.