Find your favorite work position with this Acer Aspire laptop. A 15.6-inch screen and full keyboard with number pad let you handle data entry and analysis tasks with reduced eye fatigue, and the flip-and-fold design makes presentations quick and easy. Powerful processing on this Acer Aspire laptop let you run numerous digital tasks simultaneously.
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Intel 6th Generation Core i7
15.6" Full HD 10-point multitouch screen
CineCrystal glossy screen technology maintains the vivid colors in your photos and videos. The 1920 x 1080 resolution boasts impressive color and clarity. IPS technology. LED backlight.
6th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-6500U mobile processor
Ultra-low-voltage platform. Dual-core, four-way processing performance. Intel Turbo Boost Technology delivers dynamic extra power when you need it.
12GB system memory for full-power multitasking
Plenty of high-bandwidth RAM to smoothly run your games and photo- and video-editing applications, as well as multiple programs and browser tabs all at once.
1TB hard drive for ample file storage space
Holds a sizeable collection of digital photos, music, HD videos and DVD-quality movies. 5400 rpm spindle speed for standard read/write times.
360° flip-and-fold design
Offers versatile functionality with laptop, audience, tabletop, presentation and tablet modes.
Bluetooth interface syncs with compatible devices
Wirelessly transfer photos, music and other media between the laptop and your Bluetooth-enabled cell phone or MP3 player, or connect Bluetooth wireless accessories.
3 USB 3.0 ports maximize the latest high-speed devices
Also includes 1 USB 2.0 port to connect more accessories and peripherals. The USB 3.0 ports are backward-compatible with USB 2.0 devices (at 2.0 speeds).
HDMI output expands your viewing options
Connect to an HDTV or high-def monitor to set up two screens side by side or just see more of the big picture. HDCP support.
Built-in media reader for simple photo transfer
Supports SD memory card formats.
Dual-band wireless network connectivity
Built-in high-speed wireless LAN built into the screen, so it connects to your network or hotspots on all current Wi-Fi standards in both laptop and tablet modes.
Built-in HD webcam with two microphones
Makes it easy to video chat with family and friends or teleconference with colleagues over Skype or other popular applications.
Allows you to enjoy comfortable and accurate typing, even in dim lighting.
Basic software package included
30 days trial of Microsoft Office.
Headphone/microphone combo jack.
Note: This laptop does not include a built-in DVD/CD drive.
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Great product for the price!
Posted by: Armyb77 from: on
Just bought this computer for my son. I was hopeful based on the design that it possessed a M.2 Slot for SSD drives and it does! The slot only fits a M.2 - 2280 stick because there is only one mounting screw port present. I have included some photos to show everyone what is underneath. I placed a M.2 PCIe SATA Crucial MX300 275GB stick in the M.2 slot and it recognized and boots on the drive with no problem. The motherboard recognizes the drive as SATA 1 with SATA 0 being the 2.5 1TB drive that came with the computer. So I now have the 256GB drive running the OS and the 1TB drive that came with the computer (2.5inch WD Slim drive) as a storage drive.
Overall the computer with the upgrade has great specs for a student that is a moderate gamer.
Dedicated graphics card
M.2 Slot expandable
Full size keyboard
Good battery life (3+ when playing intensive games, 5 to 6 under normal use)
Poor documentation on dependability
No Ethernet port (Wifi Only)
No Optical Drive
Bloatware (way to many meaningless programs)
Requires a fresh install to get it's full potential and remove unnecessary bloatware
13 out of 14 found this review helpful.
Best Laptop I've ever owned
Posted by: KingMason from: on
First a little about me, I built my first laptop when I was in the 8th grade from parts off amazon, I use countless programs such as Python, Photoshop, auto desk 3ds Max, and others. I know my stuff about computers.
The screen has a maximum brightness of 310 nits (one nit is = to one candle). The processor is great, colors are nice and vivid, I can play dungeon defenders 2 1920x1080 Max settings, I can play trove that way too. The computer has a great battery life (7 hours if you know how to tweak it) the speakers are surprisingly loud for a computer, the touch screen is great, this is an excellent buy for the money. Also I got 150$ off for being enrolled in college so it was an even better buy for me. I'd give it 10 out of 5 stars
4 out of 4 found this review helpful.
Posted by: Riqey from: on
This R15 is an upgrade from my previous Aspire 5253. I am most impressed by its power, multi-tasking abilities and battery life. It is about as thin as a macbook, starts up quickly, produces negligible heat, runs smoothly and quietly. Love this product.
5 out of 5 found this review helpful.
Posted by: PintestingAnne from: on
As an adult college student, blogger, and entrepreneur I needed a laptop that could handle school work, office work, and a lot of creative work with graphics and such. After reading reviews online and talking with the helpful Best Buy staff I decided that the Acer - Aspire R 15 with the i7 core would fit the bill AND be in my budget. I'm so happy with the results! Not only does it provide the computing power I was looking for, but the flexibility of using it as a laptop, in tablet mode, or flipping it so that it's a display monitor is fantastic! Speaking of the display, I also like the screen size. It's big enough to be able to see easily, but small enough to carry in my backpack for school or bring to the kitchen to view a recipe. It's got great battery life, too.
4 out of 5 found this review helpful.
Perfect for this ADD user
Posted by: Priscilla from: on
I was frustrated by the lack of speed in my previous computer. This computer allows me to have split screen, have several windows open and bounce back and forth between windows. I am so happy and have not said a single cuss word since I got this new computer!
8 out of 9 found this review helpful.
Posted by: Bigj75024 from: on
So I purchased this laptop today and boy am I sure happy with my decision to do so. I checked out every laptop in the store before deciding on this one. It's very responsive and the graphics are great as well. I brought it home and installed Linux on virtualbox and dedicated 4GB of ram which is way more than enough to run the guest and still left 8BG for the host and both machines run fabulously without any lagging whatsoever. I highly recommend this machine.
2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
Exceptional hardware and a solid build
Posted by: RoycePilaf from: on
Excellent laptop with exceptional hardware for the price and a solid build. I purchased this laptop as soon as it became available at a local Best Buy, and, while I have only used it for three days, there are many features that promote this 2-in-1 over others I’ve tried. First, this laptop has an exceptional full keyboard with a good key layout and travel. I returned the Acer R14, which I liked quite a bit, mostly because of the cramped keyboard. The R15 keyboard also stays backlit, while the R14 had to be turned on each time. Both the R14 and this R15 are solid well-made machines with no creaking or screen flex. Both also have a very quiet fan. The R14 was slightly quieter, but the occasional extra fan noise on the R15 is likely due to the additional discrete graphics card and the HHD instead of a SSD. I had tried the Dell 15.6 2-in-1 and the fan was annoyingly loud and the screen flexed when opening. The Dell also had a very short battery life due to the 4k screen. In general, I was never very impressed with Acer products until I purchased the Acer R7 which was a great laptop. This R15 is an excellent replacement. Overall I highly recommend the Acer R15 based on the solid build, excellent keyboard, quiet fan, 2-in-1 design, and battery life. It is also relatively inexpensive considering the build, discrete graphics, and 12gb DDR4 RAM. The only detraction is the HHD, but it is very easy to swap in a SSD and use the HDD as a backup.
11 out of 14 found this review helpful.
Posted by: PintestingAnne from: on
I am a college student, blogger, and entrepreneur and my workload juggles all three of these. I needed a computer that could handle the requirements of school work, creative graphics and blogging, and business needs. The Acer Aspire R with the i7 Intel Core was the perfect choice to get everything done - and it was exactly in my budget.
2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
Programming and Minor Gaming
Posted by: SirECMO from: on
My objective was to find a laptop where it has enough horsepower to program arduinos, raspberry pi, and web development. On the side to watch YouTube videos and/or Netflix, then play some games . I was originally looking at the i5 with the Intel graphics, but the Intel graphics wasn't going to play some older games like sins of a solar empire. This laptop holds up pretty well, where the startup time is about 30 seconds, pretty responsive as a normal laptop and in tablet mode, decent audio output, can last up to 5hrs playing a game and watching videos, and stays pretty cool during high loads. I am able to program, compile, and debug while watching videos.
As for the bad, graphics doesn't support PlayStation Remote; during high load times (gaming and watching videos) the laptop will stutter freeze for a couple of seconds then work as usual; and then it has random shutdowns when you leave it in sleep.
Overall, a great laptop that can be used for students or common users to surf the web and watch videos. This should not be used for photo editing and high end gaming.
FYI: the ram can't be upgraded so it's stuck at 12gb.
Supposedly the hard drive can be replaced with a SSD. I have not done this, yet.
4 out of 6 found this review helpful.
Perfect for College
Posted by: MikDi from: on
I bought this computer because the Toshiba Satellite I have had for the past two years suffered screen damage and I needed something that was reliable and faster for college. I've had this computer for a few days and so far it has met my expectations.
For starters, this computer comes with 12GB or RAM and 1TB HDD (you actually get about 950gb) drive; which is more than enough for a college student. I can watch videos, browse media-heavy websites such as Tumblr, use Photoshop, and write essays with little to no hangups. I haven't personally tried to play any games on here yet, but I imagine that they will work well given the specs. Although it has an HDD drive, I forget that it has one because this computer is so silent.
The screen is beautiful, with a solid 1080p display. The keyboard is very comfortable to use, and by default the backlit lighting comes on only when you type.
Since the day I've had this computer, I've noticed pixel distortions on pop up windows, in the internet browser, and in certain apps. They're minor glitches that go away almost as quickly as they appear. The problem may have something to do with the Intel 520 graphics card or with Windows 10 in general, but I'm no tech wizard so I have yet to figure out why. I've also gotten a critical_process_died error message once, but I also think this is an issue with Windows 10, not the computer itself. (I've gotten the same error message with my previous laptop in the past few months).
While I like the concept of a laptop that can function as a tablet, I don't think it's ideal for one that requires you to fold the screen 180 degrees, let alone with one that has a 15' screen. I've folded it into tablet mode only twice since I've gotten it, and each time I was afraid I would break the hinges because of how awkward it was to fold it due to its size. If you're looking for a computer that you can use frequently as a tablet, I would suggest getting something like the Surface Pro 4 or a Surface Book, which allows you to detach the screen from the keyboard completely. But, if you're like me and just to use a computer as a laptop the majority of the time, this computer will do just fine.
Apart from the minor oddities that came with this computer, I am satisfied with this computer. I would give it 5 stars if not for the pixel distortions.