Acer Aspire R11 – the convertible notebook

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Acer, pre IFA 2016, have produced a great range of affordable machines. Included in the range is the Switch series as well as the Aspire series. Part of that range is the R11 machine, which comes as both a Chromebook as well as a machine that runs Windows. While we looked at the Chromebook in the past, here is a look at the Windows machine.

Specifications

  • Windows 10 Home
  • Intel Celeron N3050 1.60GHz, Dual Core
  • 4GB RAM
  • HDD: 500GB, SATA
  • 11.6″ Screen, TFT, 1366 x 768, touch screen
  • Ethernet Port for LAN and WiFi
  • Ports: SD card slot, 2 x USB, HDMI, Ethernet
  • 4-Cell 3270 mAh battery promises up to 8 hours of run time
  • 20.9mm x 298mm x 211mm, 1.58kg

In the box

  • Aspire R11 Notebook
  • Lithium Polymer Battery
  • AC Adapter
  • Documentation

Look and feel

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The device is cheap, and it makes no pretence to be anything else. Covered in textured plastic on the top, and bottom, it offers a sturdy build that can take a knock or two in your backpack or as you travel around with it.

The notebook allows you to turn the screen all the way back to turn this into a tablet. The hinge itself is well designed and thought out. It can be set to any angle and the screen just stays there

Despite the medium or par performance, I have to say that I am reasonably impressed with the battery life. It can serve for 8 hours. Quite okay.

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