Acer - Aspire 2-in-1 15.6" Touch-Screen Laptop - Intel Core i5 - 6GB Memory - 500GB Hard Drive - Silver
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15.6" Full HD 10-point multitouch screen for hands-on control
Natural finger-touch navigation makes the most of Windows 8. Acer ComfyView technology reduces reflection. 1920 x 1080 resolution boasts impressive color and clarity. LED backlight.
3rd Gen Intel® Core™ i5-3337U processor
Ultra-low-voltage platform. Dual-core, four-way processing provides maximum high-efficiency power to go. Intel Turbo Boost Technology delivers dynamic extra power when you need it.
6GB system memory for dependable multitasking
Sufficient high-bandwidth RAM to smoothly run multiple applications and browser tabs all at once.
2-in-1 hybrid hard drive provides both size and speed
Incorporates a medium-capacity 500GB hard drive at 5400 rpm for serviceable storage, with a 24GB solid state drive as a cache to speed up start times and accelerate frequently accessed data.
Unique convertible design with Acer's patented Ezel hinge
Dual-hinge design allows for smooth conversion between laptop, display, Ezel and ergonomic tablet modes. The Ezel position brings the touch screen closer to float over the keyboard.
Intel® HD Graphics 4000
Third-generation on-processor graphics provide proficient image quality for Internet use, photo editing, video streaming and casual games.
4 built-in stereo speakers
Dolby® Home Theater v4 provides immersive audio and maximizes volume output without distortion.
Weighs 5.3 lbs. and measures 1.1" thin
Thin and light design with DVD/CD drive omitted for improved portability. 4-cell lithium-polymer battery.
Long battery life gives you more time away from an outlet
Rated up to 4 hours and 30 minutes.
Bluetooth 4.0 + HS 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.
2 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) and 1 supports power-off charging.
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 Secure Digital memory card format.
Dual-band wireless connectivity
Built-in high-speed wireless LAN connects to your network or hotspots on all current Wi-Fi standards.
Microsoft Windows 8 operating system
Designed for touch, mouse and keyboard, so you can choose how you get around. Use the touch screen to easily zoom and customize your new Start screen, or restore the familiar Windows desktop experience.
Built-in HD webcam with dual microphones
Makes it easy to video chat with family and friends or teleconference with colleagues over Skype or other popular applications.
Backlit keyboard for easy typing in dim or dark locations
Island-style keyboard with chiclet keys. Built-in 10-key numeric keypad to quickly input numbers. ZoomPerfect touchpad with 2-finger multigesture support for scroll, pinch and swipe.
Basic software package included
CyberLink MediaEspresso. 30-day trial of Microsoft Office 365 Home Premium.
Microphone input. Acer Converter Port.
This laptop does not include a built-in DVD/CD drive.
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- Acer Aspire 2-in-1 15.6" Touch-Screen Laptop - Intel Core i5 - 6GB Memory - 500GB Hard Drive + 24GB Solid State Drive
- 4-cell lithium-polymer battery
- AC power cord, AC adapter
- Software: CyberLink MediaEspresso; iCookbook SE and more
- Owner's manual
- 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 professionalPosted .
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 friend
Rated 1 out of 5 stars
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 friend
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Great laptop for people who want a tabletPosted .
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.I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
So far, so goodPosted .
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.I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 3 out of 5 stars
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.No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Excellent look, feel; needs more stabilityPosted .
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.I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
best laptop I've ever ownedPosted .
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.I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Love it!Posted .
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!I would recommend this to a friend
Q: QuestionWhats with all the reviews about the WIFI problems ???all the people are talking about the wifi in the acer r7 is the WORST of all laptops out there.. please Im thinking of getting one soon !!!
Asked by Frank.
- A:Answer I have FiOS at home, with a wickedly long password, and I had no issues at all connecting to wifi. the connection comes up incredibly fast when booting as well. I live in a stone house with 3 floors, and have not had connectivity issues on any floor or corner of the house.
Answered by kenn72
Q: QuestionCan this be upgraded to more Memory and/or to a i7 processor, etc.....Can this be upgraded to more Memory and/or to a i7 processor, etc.....
Asked by Anonymous.
- A:Answer The memory is expandable up to 12GB, however the processor is not.
Answered by TeamAcer
Asked by Anonymous.
- A:Answer The default input and display language for all computers available for purchase on BestBuy.com and in our U.S. retail stores is English. Owners can, however, change this setting through the main user preferences menu. http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-8/using-multiple-languages
Answered by AaronGS
Q: QuestionStylus PenI bought with Bestbuy and it doesn´t come with the pencil, can I buy it with you? if so how much is the price. ok thank you
Asked by ivanl99.
- A:Answer You can get the stylus at Walmart, Walgreens, radio shack an even the dollar store.
Answered by Stormcloud134
Q: Questionsupport HiRes Displaycan video card support high resolution display using hdmi or display port? Or 1920 by 1080 is a limit.
Asked by Al.
- A:Answer It would be able to support higher resolution, although 1920 X 1080 is certainly adequate. Best Buy Mobile and Connectivity Specialist, Kraig
Answered by spex
Q: QuestionIs WiDi (Intel Wireless Display) supported? SDHC? SDXC?Is the Acer Aspire R7-571-6858 WiDi (Intel Wireless Display) capable / ready? Does the card reader work for SDHC? SDXC? What else? (These things would help sell if in the spec.) Does the stylus distinguish pressure levels?
Asked by R7 Inquisitor.
- A:Answer Yes it is both Wireless and SDHC ready and easy to use. I am doing so on SDHC now. I have not used anything else to connect so far and can not answer the rest.
Answered by AVeep
Q: QuestionLocal Store AvailabilityWe live here in Orlando, when will this Laptop be available at the Local Stores here in Orlando for us to physically go and See/Touch/Feel it?
Asked by Anonymous.
- A:Answer My store here in Grove City had one on display. I would call the local store and ask for their computer department and see if they have one on display.
Answered by Emma1