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Acer refreshes Aspire R13 Convertible with Skylake and USB 3.1 Type-C

Acer refreshes Aspire R13 Convertible with Skylake and USB 3.1 Type-C
Acer refreshes Aspire R13 Convertible with Skylake and USB 3.1 Type-C
The 13-inch convertible will have RAID 0 options alongside Skylake i5-6200U and i7-6500U CPU choices.

The Aspire R13 (R7-372T) is the latest refresh in the Acer convertible series and can be outfitted with a Core i5-6200U or Core i7-6500U Skylake CPU depending on the SKU with prices starting at around 1100 Euros. Other new features include USB 3.1 Type-C gen. 2 with Thunderbolt 3 and dual SSDs capable of RAID 0 for up to double the transfer rates - a rarity for a convertible this size.

Other than the internal updates, everything else about the Aspire R13 should be identical to the previous iteration. This includes the robust rotary "Aero" hinge to switch between six different modes including Notebook, Stand, Tablet, Tent, and Display. The unit is just 18.5 mm thick and 1.6 kg in weight with 802.11ac wireless options.

More specifications include a 13-inch 1920 x 1080 or 2560 x 1440 resolution glossy IPS display depending on the SKU. Our review on the previous generation Aspire R13 R7-372T can be found here.

The Acer Aspire convertible series faces competition from the arguably more successful Lenovo Yoga series and other multi-mode notebooks like the Satellite Radius or HP Spectre x360. Unlike most others, however, the Aspire R13 utilizes a different set of hinges for rotating the display.

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Ronald Tiefenthäler/ Allen Ngo, 2016-03- 1 (Update: 2016-03- 2)
Allen Ngo
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After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.