Thanks to its attractive design, it can be used in different ways. And the Acer Aspire R7 is not a conventional laptop . In addition to its unique design, it also offers the latest technology and more than enough features to become both the ideal companion for mobile users and those who want to use it at home, or in the office , as a desktop computer .
On the other hand, its operating system is Windows 8 , the icons that take advantage of touch screens, as is the case with this Acer Aspire R7 . But let's take a closer look at what this curious laptop from Acer offers us .
Design and display
Perhaps, this is the characteristic that most attracts the attention of the user. And is that the Acer Aspire R7 is not a laptop to use. The first thing that stands out is that a large hinge is included in the chassis that will allow the equipment to behave in different ways . But before going into details, it should be noted that its screen is 10-point multi-touch, with a size of 15.6 inches and that it achieves a maximum resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. Or it is the same: Full HD resolution .
Its chassis is made of aluminum, therefore it will be resistant in daily work. But, we return to what is most striking: its large central hinge . This will serve so that the Acer Aspire R7 can turn into a large digital notepad "" with the use of a capacitive pointer "", as a conventional laptop "" incorporates a full keyboard with a large separation between keys "". Although you can also turn into just a touch screen and operate all the icons with your hands .
Meanwhile, the weight that this equipment achieves is 2.4 kg . "" Including the battery "", and measures 376.8 x 254.5 x 20.6 millimeters.
Processor and memory
The Acer Aspire R7 offers the possibility of being chosen in different configurations, both at the level of processor and RAM memory and internal storage. First, the Taiwanese's computer can integrate an Intel Core i5 or Intel Core i7 processor , both third generation. Meanwhile, the RAM that can be included inside to make all the processes more agile can reach up to 12 GB .
Now, in terms of internal storage, the customer can choose between a conventional hard disk (HDD) or a solid state disk (SSD) . The first option offers disks ranging from 500GB to TeraByte in capacity . In the second case there will be two options: 128 or 256 GB .
As for the connections offered by this Acer Aspire R7 , the user must rest easy: they will be able to connect to the Internet, share files with other computers and different peripherals can be connected. First of all, it is compatible with next-generation WiFi wireless points , in addition to being able to use WiFi routers or use the mobile's 3G connection to connect to Internet pages.
Second, it also offers the ability to send files to other computers through the Bluetooth 4.0 technology that it integrates. In addition, it will also be used to connect to accessories such as mice, headphones and even external keyboards .
In terms of cable connections, this Acer Aspire R7 offers two USB 3.0 ports, a USB 2.0 port, an HDMI output to share images and sound, in good quality on a larger screen such as a television or a external monitor. Although we must not forget an audio output to connect external speakers, a microphone input and an SD card slot .
Operating system and applications
The change with Windows 8 compared to its predecessors is that it offers two start screens: one classic and the other with the Metro user interface, which is based on large icons to access the different functions. The latter is as if it were to handle a smartphone with the latest Microsoft mobile platform . Hence, the touch screen of this Acer Aspire R7 makes sense, in addition to its many uses.
Meanwhile, Microsoft has a wide range of applications available, both from third parties, and from its own application store that will be accessed from the operating system itself . Although you need the creation of a user account to be able to use all the downloaded material, both from the computer from which the download is effective and on other computers that have exclusive user permission.
The Acer Aspire R7 can function as a multimedia center, its different connections support it. However, in order to enjoy the user experience even more, the notebook offers four stereo speakers that use Dolby Home Theater v4 technology for a good sound experience. In addition, there will be two options when choosing a graphics card: the default option is an Intel HD Graphics 4000 , but if you want to go one step further, Acer also offers the possibility of integrating the NVIDIA GeForce GT750M model with two GB of memory. dedicated video .
Meanwhile, when it comes to recording videos, or simply video conferencing, the Acer Aspire R7 has an Acer Crystal Eye HD front-facing webcam and a dual microphone that will reduce ambient noise and allow the computer to function as a recorder.
Battery and availability
The battery that comes with the equipment is four cells and rated at 3560 milliamps . According to the data offered by the Asian company, it could reach 4.5 hours of autonomy, although everything will depend on the use that each user gives to their unit. Meanwhile, the Acer Aspire R7 will be available during the month of June 2013 at a price starting from 1000 euros .
Acer wants to attract the attention of users with an innovative design. And the Acer Aspire R7 surprises with its careful metallic chassis and that it offers different solutions in a single device . In addition, power will not be lacking in the set either. and it is that inside there will be last generation processors with a large amount of RAM.
In addition, if the conventional hard drive is somewhat slow in its operation and running programs, you can always choose to integrate SSDs , giving that extra effectiveness and agility in the operation of Windows 8 . Nor can you blame your lack of connections: WiFi, Bluetooth, HDMI, USB 3.0, although it is true that you will be missing an optical drive . It is also possible that the location of your trackpad is not the most comfortable: it is located above the keyboard.
For the rest, its price is quite tight "" part of the 1000 euros "" and offers a wide range of customization possibilities , thus allowing each user to adapt the Acer Aspire R7 to their needs.
|Model||Acer Aspire R7|
|screen||15.6 ″ touch screen with a Full HD resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels)|
300 nits of brightness
178 degree viewing angle
|Operating system||Windows 8 64 bit|
|Processor||3rd Generation Intel Core i5|
3rd Gen Intel Core i7
|Storage||From 500 GB to 1 TB in hard disk format|
128GB or 256GB in SSD format
|Connectivity||3.5mm headphone output|
Wireless: Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi.
With cables: 2 x USB 3.0, 1 x USB 2.0, 1 x HDMI, SD memory card reader, MMC.
|RAM and graphics||Up to 12 GB of RAM.|
Integrated Intel HD Graphics 4000 card
NVIDIA GeForce GT750M graphics card with 2GB of dedicated memory (optional)
|Camera||Acer Crystal Eye HD Webcam|
|Dimensions and weight||376.8 x 254.5 x 20.6 mm|
|Battery||4 cells and 3560 millimaperes|
4.5 hours of autonomy
|Price||From 1000 euros|