Acer - Aspire 2-in-1 15.6" Touch-Screen Laptop - Intel Core i5 - 6GB Memory - 500GB Hard Drive - Silver
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- Energy Star CompatibleNo
- Processor BrandIntel®
- Battery Type4-cell Lithium Polymer (Li-Polymer)
- Type of Memory (RAM)DDR3
- Optical DriveNot included
- Direct-Disc LabelingNo
- Digital Media Reader or SlotsYes, digital media card reader
- Built-in WebcamYes
- Wireless NetworkingWireless-A+B+G+N
- AudioOptimized Dolby Digital Plus Home Theater enhancement with Audio Optimizer, Audio Regulator, Volume Leveler, Volume Maximizer, Intelligent EQ, Dialogue Enhancer, Surround Virtualizer and Dolby Digital Output technologies; high-definition support
- Laptop WeightUltraportable (5.5 lbs. or less)
- Pointing DeviceZoomPerfect multigesture touchpad with support for 2-finger scroll, pinch and swipe
- HDMI OutputYes
- Blu-ray PlayerNo
- Operating System PlatformWindows
- Included SoftwareCyberLink MediaEspresso; iCookbook SE and more
- Best Buy PC AppNo
- Graphics ChipIntel
- Backlit KeyboardYes
- Drive Capacity524GB
- Graphics CardIntel® HD Graphics 4000
- Wireless DisplayYes
- Gaming SeriesYes
Rating 3.8 out of 5 stars with 232 reviews(232 Reviews)
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Excellent performance for a professional
Excellent performance for a professional|Posted .
select product, pre order, order, purchase process, delivery and using it was quite a smooth process, efficient service, everything on time, sometimes before time, good support and quick response.I would recommend this to a friendSorry, there was a problem. Please try again later.
Rated 1 out of 5 stars
Serious wifi Issue
Serious wifi IssuePosted .
This computer has a serious catastrophic wifi issue. We tried two different R7's, and they both had same issue. Download speeds less than 3 Mbps compared to 37 Mbps in side-by-side comparisons with another laptop. The blog about this issue on the Acer site has 107 posts, 2700+ views, and no resolution yet from Acer. https://community.acer.com/t5/Notebooks-Netbooks/Poor-Wifi-on-new-Aspire-R7/m-p/94855#U94855 Caveat emptorNo, I would not recommend this to a friendSorry, there was a problem. Please try again later.
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Great laptop for people who want a tablet
Great laptop for people who want a tablet|Posted .I would recommend this to a friend
My big reason for reviewing this as a four is that I was specifically looking for a laptop that would primarily function as a tablet. I looked at the Yoga but it was too much laptop and not enough tablet. Also, when it folds into tablet mode, the keys are on the outside of the device and I DESTROY keyboards. That thing would've been busted in no time. I looked at the Surface pro but the screen was really small, I would have to get an extension for my second monitor to work, and it's not very stable when in a bumpy environment (like on a bus). And it can only do one angle so reading the screen is not ideal when it's in your lap. I basically just wanted a tablet that I could sometimes flip to laptop mode if I really needed to use a keyboard (for example, when I'm coding), the keyboard was protected for destructive influences (me), had a large screen but was also reasonably light so it wouldn't be irritating to use in tablet mode. Pros: - The way I use the device is 80% in tablet mode. 15% in easel mode and 5% in traditional laptop mode and it's pretty much exactly what I wanted. - When the device is in tablet mode, the top folds down over the keyboard so I can't destroy it. - The screen is HUGE! My boyfriend and I play Civ5 all the time (him on his Surface Pro) and I'm always glad for my gigantic screen when I see his tiny touch points. - It's light enough that I don't mind carrying it in my backpack. I don't know that I would say the same thing if I was still in college and had to walk for hours with it but for the hour or so to and from work, it's definitely not a problem. - The screen/display is REALLY bright and clear - I have more than enough room for all of the windows in Visual Studio. - SOOO many different angles to put the screen! Adjusts really well to whatever angle you need and is very steady. When I put the screen at a specific angle, it doesn't wobble or slowly sink to a different angle. Cons: Like I said, I bought it to mostly be a tablet. There's a couple irritating quirks about laptop mode. - Because the keypad is so far forward, it's kinda hard to balance when you're on a bumpy bus and your hands can't stabilize it because they're squished so far back what with where the keyboard is and all. - The mouse pad can be irritating to use for long periods of time but is decent for a click or two. - There's something wrong with the network connection so it drops for really short periods of time. It's not a problem for general browsing of the web but if you're hosting a game of Civ5 and need to ALWAYS be connected, expect a lot of "Last human remaining" error messages when the game becomes convinced everyone else on the network has left. Apparently this can be fixed by a specific type of router but it's very irritating if you don't have that. - While the device is light enough to carry it's not light enough to put in tablet mode, hold like a book, and watch tv. Fortunately you have lots of different angles you can put the monitor and let it free stand while you watch.Sorry, there was a problem. Please try again later.
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
So far, so good
So far, so good|Posted .I would recommend this to a friend
I ordered this online, and received it a few days later. Everything worked right out of the box. I have been searching for a computer that gives me the ease of a tablet for hand editing documents, yet the ability to switch to a keyboard and use my Office applications when needed. After trying the Surface Pro, which wasn't bad, but the keyboard was just too small and limited for my large hands, I tried the Asus TaiChi UH51 - 11 inch. While that machine was terrific in concept and design, its size, again, was too small for someone with large hands to work on. I finally settled on the Acer Aspire R7, which seemed to have better integration of tablet and laptop features, along with a larger more comfortable keyboard. So far the machine is working fine. I am having a few issues with the trackpad placement, but installing a regular wireless mouse does solve that problem. I do wish the machine included a stylus like the Surface Pro and Asus eee Slates have, but it was moot point on the model. (I understand the Aspire P3 does have a stylus, but, again, size is too small for me) I have found most fine pont capacative stylus' do not work on these type of screens, though, which is a disappointment. I have ordered an Adoint Jot Pro to see if that will solve my problem of needing to edit PDF files on screen, by hand. Otherwise, a solid machine and worth the price. It is certainly weighty and solid enough to function as a desktop replacement.Sorry, there was a problem. Please try again later.
Rated 3 out of 5 stars
meh|Posted .No, I would not recommend this to a friend
I like my Acer Aspire R7; however, I don't think that it's worth the price that I paid for it($999). I like the display and the way the screen folds to different positions. It is kind of heavy, but it's something to be expected from a large laptop. I don't like the keyboard. It is more difficult to type fast than other laptops that I had, especially Lenovos. The touchpad can be a pain to use because the entire area is touch sensitive. If you're touching the left click area while moving the mouse cursor to something like a button, then that action will be interpreted as a zoom. I really don't like the placement of the volume and power buttons. Holding the laptop by its sides will trigger one of those buttons. The power jack is small and flimsy. I expect it to break within a year or two of use. There is a known driver issue with the Broadcom wireless card and Windows 8. The maximum download speed is 2Mbps, which can be pain, if not impossible, when trying to view youtube videos or download large files. But until Broadcom releases an updated driver, and Acer publishes it out to its users, there is nothing much to do except using a USB wireless card that works with Windows 8. On the topic of drivers, as of this writing, Acer does not publish all the drivers for this laptop on its website. If you're installing your own copy of Windows 8, keep in mind that the laptop will not go to sleep when the lid is closed because the Acer driver that tells the OS when the lid is closed is not published. Acer's solution is to revert back to the version of Windows 8 that ships with the laptop.Sorry, there was a problem. Please try again later.
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Excellent look, feel; needs more stability
Excellent look, feel; needs more stability|Posted .I would recommend this to a friend
Now, it should be noted that the main problem I have had with this computer (the battery will disconnect from time to time so it really only works consistently while plugged in) can probably be fixed. I, in fact, am going to Best Buy today to get it fixed. If this is fixed, then the computer would be 5-star and have "good" to "excellent" performance. That all said... ... I think it is hands-down the best convertible available when it comes to form-meets-function types of necessities: the touch pad IS above the large keyboard (which is VERY easy to type quickly on), so this is a bit awkward at first- but you'll get over it, just like any normal person would if they use this new format for at least a week or two. The touch-pad works very well, though certainly isn't quite as smooth as what Apple offers. Even so, if you are wise and switch between the touch screen and pad, you can work MUCH faster than any pad alone, and even faster than mouse-work much of the time. 1080 resolution makes it better than the vast majority of the convertible competition. It comes with 6gb of RAM (4gb built-in, 2gb in an 8gb slot- upgrade it to 12gb if you want!). The solid-state hard-drive is definitely fast: it boots in under 20 seconds. All-in-all I have to say that Acer has really put themselves on the map with this one. For $900 you can get a top-of-the-line computer that will turn heads. I have had this computer since the beginning of June and have gotten into conversations about it with inquiring strangers at least a dozen different times.Sorry, there was a problem. Please try again later.
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
best laptop I've ever owned
best laptop I've ever owned|Posted .I would recommend this to a friend
not a very technical review here, but there are enough out there on the technical side. It's a great machine. Purchased the R7 and the Yoga. Used both for a week and kept coming back to the R7. Easier to type, the display is much better, and the added weight is worth it. The touch pad occasionally becomes and issue, but I would rather have a better display and keyboard that touch pad anyway. Returned the Yoga.Sorry, there was a problem. Please try again later.
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Love it!|Posted .I would recommend this to a friend
I had researched laptops, and particularly touch screens (since Windows 8 is the new standard), for several weeks before purchasing a different laptop from a 'top-of-the-line' brand. That unit was defective, and the tech support people at the manufacturer were kind enough to let me know it was a known problem through that series, so I went back to the drawing board. I had looked at this Acer R7 seriously before, but with Acer not being known as one of the highest quality brands out there, I was skeptical. However, I have owned two previous Acer laptops, neither ever having any problems, so I thought I'd give it a try ~ and oh boy, am I glad I did. I LOVE this machine. A touch screen is a virtual necessity with Windows 8, and this one is not only pretty, but very functional. The keyboard is probably the easiest keyboard I've ever typed on. I love the backlit keys ... first time I've had this option and I can't imagine how I ever lived without it before. I LOVE having the touchpad/mousepad above the keyboard and the keyboard moved toward the edge of the machine. I think it makes typing MUCH easier, and the cursor never jumps to another line due to an accidental brush of the touch pad during my typing. With a touch screen, there is rarely a reason to use the onboard touchpad/mousepad anyway. When working at a desk, I do still plug in an external mouse for ease of use as well as habit, but I find that I am using the touchscreen almost half the time. (It is amazing how quickly I became accustomed to touchscreen and find that I am touching the screen on my old pcs expecting them to work too ... of course they don't and then I remember why. :) ) I also really like the convenience of locating the screen in any number of positions. Of least benefit to me is the position that turns it into a 'tablet'. In this position, it is rather large and bulky, plus doesn't lay flat. Overall this doesn't bother me, however, because I bought it to use as a laptop rather than a tablet. As a laptop that can be in numerous positions depending on how I am feeling, where/how I am sitting, etc., this unit is amazing. The only complaint I have is that I seem to have some trouble holding an internet signal if I get too far away from the wi-fi router in my home. Whereas all of our other laptops (even units several years old) have never had trouble keeping a signal no matter where we were in the house - including the front porch and backyard deck area, this pc frequently drops its internet connection unless I am within one room's distance from the router. When I am in the closer proximity, it works like a charm. I don't understand why the difficulties from further away. We will be looking into moving the router or seeing if there are any devices out there that boost the wi-fi output. Overall, however, I am absolutely thrilled with this pc and so happy I took the chance on this newer style laptop - it is fabulous. Once again, another Acer pc has exceeded my expectations! They are becoming my go-to brand for technology!Sorry, there was a problem. Please try again later.