Review: Acer Aspire R7

The Acer Aspire R7, a 15-inch system comes with the most intriguing design. At first impression, it looks like a notebook but you can also use it as a tablet. The Aspire R7 has a hinged display, which you can use in four different modes.

The Aspire R7 sports a 15.6-inch display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080. The display provides crisp and clear high-definition video and has great viewing angles. Also it is lavishly bright, measuring 300 lux.



The R7 measures 14.8 x 10 x 1.12 inches in dimension and weighs about 5.4 pounds. The device comes with flipped display, a keyboard and a trackpad, which is placed above the function keys. However, the device comes with Windows 8 OS so that users probably won’t need the trackpad very much.

The touch screen of the Aspire R7 works flawlessly, it makes it easy to perform Windows 8 gestures like swiping in from the edge of the screen. But like most other touch-screen Windows 8 devices, it can be a little hard to accurately tap smaller buttons or links.

The design concept of the R7 is interesting, but real-world use was not quite as user-friendly. While typing, you may miss the palmrest.

Other specifications of the Aspire R7 include a 1.8-GHz Intel Core i5-3337U with 6GB of RAM, two USB 3.0 ports, an HDMI port, a Mini DisplayPort, power jack, a volume toggle, a USB 2.0 port and an SD card reader.

The Aspire R7’s battery can last up to 5 hours and 8 minutes and it involves continuous Web browsing with the screen at 40 percent brightness.

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