Acer Aspire R7-371T-72TC
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)
Reviews for the Acer Aspire R7-371T-72TC
Source: PC Mag Archive.org version
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 Archive.org version
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.
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.
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.
67.5%: This rating is poor. More than three quarters of the models are rated better. That is rather not a purchase recommendation. Even if verbal ratings in this area do not sound that bad ("sufficient" or "satisfactory"), they are usually euphemisms that disguise a classification as a below-average laptop.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.