Acer Aspire R3-131T-P3UF
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Reviews for the Acer Aspire R3-131T-P3UF
Source: Chip.de DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/20/2016
Rating: Total score: 81% performance: 62% features: 81% display: 74% mobility: 89% ergonomy: 97%
Source: Notebook-Center.ru RU→EN
Positive: Compact size; good price; decent performance.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/19/2016
Model: The Acer Aspire R3-131T-P3UF is a 2-in-1 convertible touch notebook. Convertible touch notebooks allow transition between touch and type control on the same device. It offers flexibility on a budget for professionals or travelers. The Aspire R3 fits well in this category but it doesn't look the path. It looks more like a funky laptop-tablet for students. In terms of looks and build quality, it doesn't really compete with the usual convertible laptops out there which can look more like a business device. It comes closer to the Dell Inspiron 11 series which also is a convertible but is mainly aimed at student. The Acer Aspire R3-131T-P3UF measures at 298 x 21 x 211 mm and weighs at 1.6 kg. It is far from a sleek device. The convertible notebook is available in two colors, which are blue and black. Its permanently installed lithium polymer battery with 4-cell and 3270 mAh is capable of delivering up to 8 hours of battery life.
The Acer Aspire R3-131T-P3UF comes with a decent hardware specification. It features an Intel Pentium N3710 processor, 4 GB of RAM, an Intel HD Graphics and a 128 GB SSD. The RAM of the convertible notebook can be upgraded to a maximum of 8 GB. Its 11-inch Acer CineCrystal LED touchscreen features an aspect ratio of 16:9 and a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels. It is a glare display for high contrast and brilliant colors. However, it reflects environmental lighting, which might be inconvenient for travelers to use outdoors. A 360 degree dual-torque hinge allows easy converting with one hand. For convenience in cooperation and sharing, the notebook can be laid on at flat 180 degree to have multiple people inputting at the same time. However, the hinge isn't as strong as one would want it to be. It does flex a little bit.
The Windows 10 64-bit Home edition system has a recovery partition for convenience in creating recovery DVDs with Acer eRecovery. As for entertainment and communication purpose, it has an Acer Crystal Eye 1.3 MP HD webcam built in for video calling. The webcam is capable of capturing 720p video at 30 fps. Furthermore, it has two stereo speakers and a microphone built in. The Aspire comes with an Acer FineTip keyboard and a precision touchpad with multi-gesture support. The convertible notebook has Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3165 - M.2 Card installed which provides Wi-Fi 802.11ac and Bluetooth 4.2 for wireless networking. For input and output interfaces, it features a USB 2.0 port, a USB 3.0 port and HDMI port for external display. The Acer Aspire R3 series consists of good entry level convertible laptops priced very reasonably for students.
Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam
Intel HD Graphics 405 (Braswell): Integrated graphics card in the Intel Braswell series (2016 Pentium) processors. Based on the Broadwell architecture (Intel Gen8) supporting DirectX 11.2. Depending on the processor offers 16 shader cores (EU) and different clock speed.
Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.
N3710: Notebook CPU with an integrated quad core Atom processor clocked at 1.1 - 2.56 GHz, an Intel HD Graphics 405 GPU and a dual channel DDR3L-1600 memory controller.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
This screen diagoal is quite large for tablets but small for subnotebooks. Some convertibles are also represented with that 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.
81%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.