Acer Aspire R 15 Convertible Laptop, 7th Gen Intel Core i7 Review
Here we have an interesting laptop from Acer, the Aspire R15 Convertible. This is a foldable laptop that can be used as both a tablet and a laptop, depending on what your application requirements are. There is a powerful Intel Core i7 CPU under the hood, as well as full DDR4 support, and is shipped with 12GB worth of this super fast memory. The graphics card is a slightly older, 2G NVidia GeForce 940MX that features GDDR5 VRAM, so is still going to be able to run games at medium to high quality settings without too much trouble.
The keyboard is not backlit, but there is a biometric fingerprint reader. There is an LCD touch panel that is capable of full HD resolution and is also an IPS panel. Acer has added a patented WiFi antenna that is built upon the ExoAmp design. This unit is also said to have up to 9 hours of battery life, which means that gamers will be able to get the most out of the mobility that this laptop offers. This is also great for those that are seeking higher levels of productivity when travelling as the time between charges will allow ample usage at airports, especially in tablet mode.
The main feature is the transformation function, which offers almost 360 degrees of
movement on the unit’s sturdy hinges. These hinges allow gamers to setup the laptop in a variety of configurations such as: Notebook, Display, Tent and Tablet. Your laptop can now be used in a variety of different ways to match your working, travelling and entertainment needs for 2017 and beyond.
The dimensions of this laptop are 14.6 inch x 10.1 inch x 0.8 inch, making it one of the thinnest that we have reviewed for this round up. It weighs around 4.7lbs with the battery loaded, which people might consider as being a tad on the heavy side for a tablet, however, not many tablets can boast having an Intel Core i7 CPU within.
Considering its features and overall price, the Acer Aspire R 15 Convertible Laptop is quite a compelling purchase for any PC gamer that values mobility and multiple configurations for their mobile game playing solution for 2017.