The affordably-priced Acer Aspire R11 is a laptop for those users who desires great flexibility. The convertible laptop makes it possible for users to enjoy the benefits of both a notebook and tablet in only one, just like Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro and other popular convertibles.
Design and Screen
As would be expected of this type of machine at its price, the Acer Aspire R11 sports a chassis made of plastic with fabric texture-like feel. The plastic material features conspicuously in the interior of the laptop as well.
The convertible notebook weighs 1.58 kg and, at approximately 21 mm, is not the slimmest fold-back there is. But the Aspire R11 is the first Acer device to come with a 360-degree hinge – one that is also solid at that.
The Acer Aspire R11 laptop is fitted with an 11.6-inch diagonal display. The TN panel has a manageable HD resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.
Hardware and Performance
Acer Aspire R11 will be powered by Intel Brasswell Pentium or Celeron processor. The choice of chips means the convertible notebook will be fanless and energy efficient while delivering impressive performance.
RAM of up to 8GB will be provided to supply needed support for the processor. The Acer Aspire R11 laptop runs on Windows 8.1 operating system and buyers will be able to enjoy free Windows 10 upgrade when the latest operating system is released.
The convertible notebook’s manufacturer says the battery provided can last up to eight hours. For storage, options range from 500GB to 1TB hard drives, but there is no information on availability of solid-state drive options.
The 360-degree hinge enables you put the laptop in other modes such as display, tablet and tent. The Acer Aspire R11 comes with different input-output options such as USB ports (2.0 and 3.0), an HDMI port and an SD card reader.
With price starting at just $249, Acer Aspire R11 will be able to compete very well against rivals like HP Pavilion x360 convertibles and Toshiba Satellite Radius 11 in terms of affordability.
Pricing and availability
Acer Aspire R11 laptop is not yet available in Nigeria. Acer Aspire R11 price in Nigeria is expected to start at around N50,000, depending on your location and the configuration of the laptop.
Acer Aspire R11 Specs
Here are a few specs of the Acer Aspire R11 Notebook:
- OS: Windows 8.1
- Processor: Brasswell Intel Pentium or Intel Celeron Processor
- GPU: Intel HD Graphics
- Memory: 2GB RAM or 4GB RAM, supports up to 8GB of RAM)
- Colours: Sky Blue or Cloud White
- Dimension: XX x XX x 2.1 cm
- Weight: 1.58 kg
Display & Keyboard
- Display: 11.6-inch Touchscreen Display, 1366 x 768 pixels
- Keyboard: Chiclet style Keyboard
- Pointing Device: Touchpad
- Built-in Storage: 500GB to 1TB hard drive
- Optical Storage: No
- Bundled Cloud Storage: –
Ports & Connectivity
- Webcam: Yes, HD Webcam
- USB 3.0: Yes, 1 port
- USB 2.0: Yes, 1 port
- HDMI: Yes, 1 port
- DisplayPort: No
- VGA: Yes, Yes, 1 port
- Ethernet (RJ-45): No
- SD Slot: Yes, 1 slot
- Mic/Headphone: Yes
- WLAN: Yes
- Bluetooth: Yes, Bluetooth 4.0
- Mobile Broadband: No
- Battery: Li-Po Battery
- Use Time: up to 8 hours