Acer Aspire R7
The Acer Aspire R7 is powered by a 1.8GHz Core i5 processor, 6GB of RAM, and a hybrid hard drive, 20GB of SSD. The R7 also features two USB 3.0 ports, DisplayPort connectivity and a SD card slot.
Innovative hinge design.
Large, spacious keyboard.
Bulky and heavy.
Hassle to use.
Relatively slow hard drive.
Keyboard and trackpad shouldn't be flipped.
Mediocre performance and battery life.
Power button is too sensitive and too inconsistent.
By Expert Reviews on November 23, 2013
A stunning and flexible touchscreen makes this one of the most innovative laptops we've...100
By AnandTech on August 15, 2013
There are definitely better tablets, better laptops, and better all-in-ones, but the R7 is pretty much unique in the marketplace right now. I’d still say it’s not for me, even though I’ve enjoyed poking around at it off and on over the past month and a half, but the only real failures are the companies that refuse to innovate.-
By Gadget Guy Australia on July 08, 2013
Everyone has a different take on what a laptop should be, especially in the world of touch-devices, but what if you could have a machine that was part laptop, part tablet, and part all-in-one desktop? That’s the premise with Acer’s Aspire...70
By itreviews.com on June 21, 2013
The Acer Aspire R7 features a stunning look, but the innovative design is marred by an awkward layout and mediocre...60
By PC Mag on June 19, 2013
The Acer Aspire R7-571-6858 has an innovative hinge mechanism, but the overall design is dragged down by the decision to swap the touchpad and keyboard, resulting in a design that is awkward at...60
By Computer Shopper on June 17, 2013
This well-built, attractive laptop comes with an innovative hinge that lets you place its beautiful screen in some highly useful positions. We did find the placement of the touch pad counterproductive, though....80
By SlashGear on June 14, 2013
This notebook is certainly one you’ll want to head into a showroom floor to have a go with before you purchase, that much is certain. It may turn out to be too strange for you to want to mess with: but it could very well surprise you as a bit of hardware that’s just what you need.-
By SlashGear on June 14, 2013
The Acer machine you’re about to see is rather unique – it’s got what the group calls an “Ezel” hinge, made to expand the units abilities beyond that of the average notebook or desktop. Here we’re using Windows 8 in...-
By The Verge on May 31, 2013
The Ezel hinge is cool, there's no question, and I could see myself using a laptop in some of the ways it allows. I'd also love an all-in-one that was this flexible. But I'm not ready to give up the trackpad, and neither is Windows. Until Acer figures out how to make a crazy laptop that's also a normal laptop, I'm not interested.58
By MobileTechReview on May 31, 2013
We praise Acer for their innovation and the Aspire R7 has one of the cleanest hinge designs we've seen for a contortionist convertible. This is a good looking machine that's quick, cool and not noisy. It's the perfect family PC because it...60