Acer Aspire R15 R5-571TG-50RF
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Reviews for the Acer Aspire R15 R5-571TG-50RF
Source: PC Go - Heft 11/2016
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 10/01/2016
Rating: Total score: 68%
Source: PC Magazin - Heft 10/2016
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 09/01/2016
Model: 2-in-1 convertibles are increasingly popular and the Acer Aspire R15 is one such laptop to look out for. Encased in a gray aluminium frame, the Aspire 15 is both stealth-looking and solidly built. This certainly appeals professionals who seek for a premium-looking laptop. Its 360-degree hinge allows the device to be fully bent back to be used as a massive tablet. Measuring at 2.01 cm (0.79 inch) thick, it is thinner compared to its rivals from HP and Lenovo. Weighing at 2.2 kg, it is nonetheless not idyllic to use the R15 while standing. It boasts a display screen of 15.6” screen with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. Thanks to the IPS technology, colors appear consistent and accurate from wide viewing angles. Visuals appear bright and vibrant albeit the display tends to be highly reflective. Colors and brightness are optimized with Acer Color Intelligence, a built-in software provided by Acer.
The full-sized, backlit keyboard allows for fast and natural typing. It is also decked with a full-sized numeric keypad. Its touchpad is intuitive, which makes scrolling and navigation a smooth operation. Sound quality is crisp and clear as it is built in with two speakers and a subwoofer. It is also enhanced with Dolby Audio with an array of sound settings. Performance-wise, it is powered by the 6th generation Intel Core i5-6200U processor. This device is clearly built for mid-range performance with 8 GB of RAM and a 1 TB HDD. With graphics rendered by Intel HD Graphics 520, its performance in running graphic-intensive application ranks lower than that of equivalent models from Toshiba and Dell, which may include external graphic cards. Heavy multi-taskers can nevertheless opt for an advanced configuration with dual-core i7 processor and a dedicated GPU.
The R15’s thermal airflow cooling system controls heat dissipation efficiently, ensuring that it stays cool and runs smoothly. Battery life is more than average as Acer claimed that it clocks more than 9 hours. This laptop is also decked with an array of connectivity options which includes four USB ports, an HDMI port, a DisplayPort, and a media card reader. Networking is supported by both WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity. 2×2 MIMO and MU-MIMO, which offers solid and stable wireless connectivity, makes up for the lack of an Ethernet port. There are many USB to Ethernet dongles available in the market if it is necessary. The integrated HD webcam delivers impressive resolution and quality. To top it off, it comes pre-installed with the latest Windows 10 Home 64-bit. Overall, the R15 is a well-rounded machine, which is also attractively priced.
Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam
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68%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.
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