Acer - Aspire R 15 2-in-1 15.6" Touch-Screen Laptop - Intel Core i5 - 8GB Memory - 256GB Solid State Drive - Steel Gray

Touch screen Stream videos with friends with the IPS technology on this Acer Aspire laptop computer. The 15.6-inch full HD screen is ideal for watching videos or gaming, and Intel Core i5 processing offers lag-free 2.5GHz speeds. This Acer Aspire laptop features three USB ports and a microSD slot for sharing files with ease.

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Overview

What's Included


  • AC adapter
  • Acer Aspire R 15 2-in-1 15.6" Touch-Screen Laptop - Intel Core i5 - 8GB Memory - 256GB Solid State Drive
  • Lithium-ion battery

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
20% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (3 out of 15)

Features


  • Intel 7th Generation Core i5

Windows 10 operating system

Brings back the Start menu from Windows 7 and introduces new features, such as the Edge web browser that lets you mark up web pages on your screen. Learn more ›

15.6" Full HD 10-point multitouch screen

Natural finger-touch navigation makes the most of Windows 10. The 1920 x 1080 resolution boasts impressive color and clarity. IPS technology for wide viewing angles. Energy-efficient LED backlight.

7th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-7200U mobile processor

Ultra-low-voltage platform. Dual-core, four-way processing provides maximum high-efficiency power to go. The Intel Turbo Boost technology delivers dynamic extra power when you need it.

8GB system memory for advanced multitasking

Substantial high-bandwidth RAM lets you smoothly run your games and photo- and video-editing applications as well as multiple programs and browser tabs at the same time.

256GB solid-state drive (SSD)

While offering less storage space than a hard drive, a flash-based SSD has no moving parts, resulting in faster start-up times and data access, no noise, reduced heat production and power draw on the battery.

Unique convertible design with Acer's patented hinge

The dual-axial hinge allows smooth conversion between laptop, display and ergonomic tablet modes.

NVIDIA GeForce 940MX graphics

Driven by 2GB dedicated video memory, quickly render high-quality images for videos and games.

Built-in stereo speakers with subwoofer

Dolby® Audio Premium® provides immersive audio. Acer TrueHarmony™ Plus technology for lower distortion, wider frequency range and powerful sound.

Weighs 5 lbs. and is 0.8" thin

Its thin and light design offers improved portability. Four-cell lithium-ion battery.

Up to nine hours of battery life

This laptop gives you a full day to work and play while on the move.

Two USB 3.0 ports maximize the latest high-speed devices

Also includes one USB 2.0 port to connect more accessories and peripherals, plus sleep-and-charge support. The USB 3.0 ports are backward-compatible with USB 2.0 devices (at 2.0 speeds).

One USB 3.1 Type-C port

Provides an ultrafast connection to transfer large files rapidly.

HDMI output expands your viewing options

Connect an HDTV or a high-definition monitor to set up two screens side by side or just see more of the big picture. HDCP support.

Built-in card reader for simple photo transfer

Supports SD memory card formats.

Wireless-AC connectivity

Connect to a Wireless-AC router for nearly 3x the speed, more capacity and wider coverage than Wireless-N (150 Mbps). Backward-compatible with all other Wi-Fi networks and hotspots.

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. The built-in 10-key numeric keypad lets you quickly input numbers. Wide-type touchpad with multitouch support.

Additional ports

Microphone-in/headphone-out combo jack.

Note: This laptop does not include a built-in DVD/CD drive.

Intel, Pentium, Celeron, Core, Atom, Ultrabook, Intel Inside and the Intel Inside logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries.


Customer rating

1.7
20%
would recommend to a friend

Expert rating

3.6

Pros

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Cons

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    BUYER BEWARE

    Posted
    Debi

    BUYER BEWARE!! Not sure if this laptop is similar enough to the SATA hard drive version (model #R5-571T-57Z0) that we have, but our laptop does NOT support an active stylus, not even the Acer Aspire Active Stylus! I searched everywhere for a compatible stylus and finally confirmed in an online chat with Acer that this laptop does not support ANY stylus. They were "sorry for the inconvenience". Acer makes the Aspire laptop and they make the Aspire stylus, but THEY ARE NOT COMPATIBLE!!? I'm sorry Acer; that's not an "inconvenience", that's an outrage!!! When one spends hundreds of dollars on a touchscreen, windows 10 device (with windows ink) one wouldn't even conceive that it doesn't support a stylus! I wish someone had warned us of this before purchasing, so I am doing so for others - BUYER BEWARE!!! Also, it was nearly impossible to set it up and get it going (thankfully my husband is a computer guru and knew plenty of 'tricks of the trade'), but even after all that, we are experiencing glitches, skips and lags in our software we installed. We were willing to 'deal' with all of that, but this lack of stylus is a definite deal breaker; that's one of the major reasons we made this purchase. Otherwise, why have windows ink?! Just be forewarned - RESEARCH STYLUS SUPPORT if you wish to fully utilize windows ink and other touchscreen features. It will not be easy; this information is not readily disclosed or typically listed with the specs and features. Don't get burned like we did!!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      TeamAcer

      Dear Debi,

      We are sorry that you are unhappy with the stylus support for your R5-571T laptop. We understand you wanted a laptop touch screen that was compatible with an active stylus. The R5-571 models do have a touch screen and are compatible with a capacitive touch type stylus, but since this laptop does not have a digitizer LCD it does not support an active stylus. If you need other help with your laptop we would be happy to provide assistance. If you are located in the US or Canada please fill out this form so that we can assist you:
      http://csapps.acer.com/prompt/?key=2b3af053625854dbe2b918ae8ac1c1759f6ee1c9
      We appreciate you taking the time to write this review.
      Thank you
      Acer America Acer

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Fan Noise

    Posted
    AcerHappy
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    My computer suddenly seemed to be quite loud, but I thought it was just me until my classmates and family members said something. I took it into Geek Squad a few days later, only to find out I was 12 mon and 2 days since my purchase. Of course, 2 days out of warranty! They said they'd take a look at it anyway and insured they'd diagnose it in a quite area. I reluctantly handed it over for "24 hours" so they could check it out. About 36 hours later I picked it up with no issue being detected, but the same noise persisting. It's so loud it's distracting so I can no longer use it during class. Frustrated with the fan and Geek Squad both. Other than that, The only other issues I've had is the screen having a yellow tint to it now and then and for no apparent reason. Overall I enjoy the computer and it does everything I need. I just wish I'd gotten some sort of an extended warranty. Really makes you wonder about the 12 month standard ones when mine started acting up almost 12 months to the day.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Screen cracks!!

    Posted
    Jamie

    Good to know its not just me about the screen. I've had mine for about a year and treat it like gold cause I paid so much for it. About 900 bucks. The screen cracked and I didn't even see it at first and didn't know why my touchscreen was acting up. I teach student online and it was really affecting the classes. Finally found the crack and its like cancer.... It's gotten so worse within the last 2 weeks and now it's all over the whole screen. Lucky I could turn off the touchscreen at least so I can still teach my classes. But really?? I could just cry. It's not even paid off yet and I use this to edit my photography work as thats what I do for a living and I'm having trouble finding someone who will repair it. It's a completely unnessecary repair too because it should never have cracked in the first place. Not having touch screen really affects my classes too. So upset. And I've never had an issue with Acer before.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      TeamAcer

      Hello Jamie,

      We are sorry to hear you are unhappy with your Acer R15 laptop and we understand this is frustrating for you. This is not the experience we want our customers to have and we would like to help you get this resolved. If you are located in the US or Canada please fill out this form so that we can assist you:
      http://csapps.acer.com/prompt/?key=720ab334dab148bcfc08b5667dd0ae67e11be6b8
      We appreciate you taking the time to write this review.
      Thank you
      Acer America Acer

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Screen easily cracks

    Posted
    Briana91

    I actually bought this same laptop except with 1tb hard drive. I love love love this laptop and it would have gotten 5 stars if the screen didn't crack within 4 months of having it. I was very careful and gentle with it so I am still stunned on how it cracked. The small crack turned in to a bigger one and I'm guessing it's due to me opening and closing it. The worst part is everywhere I go they can't fix it or don't have the part for the screen mainly because it's touch screen. The Geek squad is telling me in order to get a new screen I would have to pay half or equal to the cost of the laptop. That is crazy and too expensive I paid over $700 for it. I would be happy with my purchase if I didn't waste all that money on a laptop for 7months later not be able to use it because the screen is fully blacked out now.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Please don't buy this laptop.

    Posted
    Rasha

    I bought this laptop in May of 2016 from Best Buy. Barely used it, no exaggeration - maybe once every other day for an hour or so. Screen died completely. Sent it into Acer in February of 2017 for repair. They sent me back a brand new one. Then now, less than a year later, the screen went dead again. But now since I'm out of warranty, they won't help me. Its beyond me that an $800 laptop stopped working in a year and a half and they are refusing to help me because I'm out of warranty by 6 months. Absolutely horrible and honestly I'm ashamed for them that these are the kind of products and service they stand by. Not only would I not recommend, I am posting my story everywhere so people don't buy this $800 paper weight.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      TeamAcer

      Hello Rasha,

      Sorry to hear you are having problems with the screen on your Acer R5 laptop. This is not the experience we want our customers to have, and we would certainly like to help you get this resolved. Please fill out this form so that we can contact and assist you:
      http://csapps.acer.com/prompt/?key=516e0fd34ffb08632ce7c3f18c29aeb8753f4132

      Thank you,
      Acer America Acer

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Fine at the beginning

    Posted
    Overitandtimewasted

    I purchased this computer 15 months ago. At the very beginning it worked fine. 5 months later all of a sudden I started having IP configuration issues. At that point in my computer either doesn't want to log on to the internet or the internet is connected and it will not cross over and log on to the internet. It's now gotten to the point where it will not log on to the internet at all! When I try and go into settings my settings window doesn't open it completely freezes up. And this is a computer I use maybe once a week for personal items just to check email and maybe do a little shopping. I have spent more time at Best Buy taking and picking up my computer from The Geek Squad. And every single time I pick it up it seems to be worse. Broke down and ended up buying a Mac. Obviously no problems with that. But purchasing this Acer R15 has been a huge waste of my money and my time. And I am very, very disappointed!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      TeamAcer

      Hello Overitandtimewasted,

      Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We’re sorry that you are unhappy with your
      Acer laptop. This is not the experience we want our customers to have with our products.
      Please visit this personalized URL and fill out the form so we can look into this issue and assist you:

      http://csapps.acer.com/prompt/?key=09819652e10eb0d24aa2ea2067acc20edd049aec

      Thank you,
      Acer America Acer

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Most Days, I Want to Chuck this Laptop in a Lake

    Posted
    cooket

    I bought this laptop in August 2016, and have been using it ever since. It was fine at first, but after a few months several problems started appearing. The screen cracked, and after trying to use the warranty on the device, but encountering Acer's terrible website, I gave up. Any time I plug this laptop in, the speed completely tanks, and when you have to plug the laptop in about every 45 minutes or it will die, it becomes quite the issue. The computer is extremely loud as well, causing a distraction in the classroom setting I use it in, as the fan is constantly running at 100%. The heat management system is just not good. I should have thought a little more about my purchase and regret being stuck with this laptop.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      TeamAcer

      Dear Cooket,

      We are sorry to hear you are unhappy with your Acer R 15 laptop. This is not the experience we want our customers to have and we would like to help you get this resolved. If you are located in the US or Canada please fill out this form so that we can assist you:
      http://csapps.acer.com/prompt/?key=29dda6865dc465a12568b1ac553dd806d63111ec
      We appreciate you taking the time to write this review.
      Thank you
      Acer America Acer

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    awful

    Posted
    bubbles28

    WORST LAPTOP EVER! 9 times out of 10 it does not turn on. When I hit the power button the keyboard just flashes at me and it goes on for hours. I’ve called customer service multiple times but they are useless and just tell me to restart it which worked the first couple times but not anymore. That’s the only solution they have. I have not even had this laptop a year. Do not waste your money on this laptop.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      TeamAcer

      Hello bubbles28,

      We are sorry to hear you are having problems with your Acer R15 laptop. This is not the experience we want our customers to have and we would like to help you get this resolved. If you are located in the US or Canada please fill out this form so that we can assist you:
      http://csapps.acer.com/prompt/?key=22f09151afb846bc348535f694841970e80f51bf
      We appreciate you taking the time to write this review.
      Thank you
      Acer America Acer

What experts are saying

Rating: 3.6 out of 5 stars with 2 reviews

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