Acer Aspire R7-371T-72TC
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)
Reviews for the Acer Aspire R7-371T-72TC
Source: PC Mag
The Acer Aspire R 13 (R7-371T-72TC) is at the vanguard for thin-and-light laptops that offer convertible screens. Its unique hinge gives you a little more versatility than the dual-hinge flipping displays of similar systems. You get good performance and lots of storage space, but the R 13 is expensive for what it offers, and battery life is hours short of its rivals. The Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro holds on to its Editors' Choice for high end convertible-hybrid laptops because of its longer battery life, smaller chassis, lighter weight, and higher-resolution (3,200-by-1,800) screen, all for $200 less.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/06/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Golem DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/09/2015
Rating: Total score: 55%
Model: The Acer Aspire R7-371T-72TC is a hybrid laptop targeted at users who prefer versatility over performance. The lightweight and thin design makes it a pleasure to carry around and be used as a tablet or a laptop. The hybrid laptop weighs 1.5 kg and its maximum thickness is slightly above 17 mm. The 13.3" multi touchscreen display is capable of displaying a resolution of 2560 x 1440 and there is a webcam above the screen.
The Aspire R7 comes equipped with an Intel Core i7-4510U, which is clocked at 2 GHz, 8 GB of RAM and Wi-Fi. As for storage, 512 GB of SSD is available however there is no optical drive. Despite the thin build, this hybrid laptop has a total of three USB ports (one USB 2.0 and two USB 3.0) and a SD card slot. It also has a full size HDMI port and a headphone jack. As for the input devices, the backlit keyboard adds an aesthetic value to the device and is convenient to operate in the dark.
Acer claims that the maximum battery runtime is about 7 hours, however don't expect that on actual use as is the case for most laptops. The Acer Aspire R7-371T-72TC runs on the 64-bit system architecture of the Windows 8.1, which is extremely user friendly for a touchscreen setup.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. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.
4510U: Haswell-based ULV dual-core processor clocked at 2.0 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 3.1 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 big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 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.
67.5%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.