Summary: With an MSRP of $1000, the Acer Aspire R7 packs some pretty impressive specs. Its double-hinged touchscreen makes it a very usable laptop/tablet hybrid, although it's a little too heavy to carry around as easily as a normal tablet.
Pros: Screen Modes Galore:, Beautiful Screen:, Great Surround Sound:, Lots of Useful Ports:, Highly Functional Keyboard:
Cons: Awkward Trackpad/Keyboard Placement:, Lots of Screen Resistance:, Bulky:, No DVD Drive or Ethernet Port:, A Few Other Quirks:
Summary: As we draw to the conclusion of this review, we're left wondering: "Is this an Ultrabook that should be on my radar?" As always, it depends on the purchaser. I'll do my best to help you decide for yourself.
Excerpt: While some laptop makers are creating detachable and convertible hybrids, Acer is catering to the touch experience in a different way. The $899 Aspire R7's Ezel hinge allows its 15.6-inch touch screen to essentially "float" above the keyboard, flip backwards or fold nearly flat against the deck.
Conclusion: The new version of the Acer Aspire R7 isn’t much different from its predecessor. Yes, it’s a little slower and lasts quite a bit longer on a charge, but these differences are not so great that they change the character of the system.
Pros: Good build quality, Excellent 1080p touchscreen, Pleasing keyboard, Quiet, cool operation, Great value
Cons: Slow 500GB mechanical hard drive, Unusual touchpad placement takes getting used to
Summary: Different by design. The Acer Aspire R7-571G does not follow classic notebook design guidelines. Thanks to the Ezel hinge, the notebook supports display positions that no other design is capable of offering.
Pros: IPS display, Speakers, Touchscreen, Ezel hinge, Performance, Accessories, Great touchscreen functionality, very good sound.
Cons: WLAN connection, Keyboard (space bar), Missing palm rest, A wireless module without connectivity issues.
Conclusion: We’re definitely late to the party when it comes to reviewing the Aspire R7, but it’s still an interesting design and we thought it was at least worth a look before we move on. And moving on we are: part of the reason why I wanted to look at the Aspire R7 is that we’ve also got the Aspire V7 in...
Conclusion: The Acer Aspire R7 is one of the most unique computers on the market today. Acer proves themselves as being not only a reputable traditional builder of notebooks with this device, but one that's bold enough to create oddities like this as well. For that, Acer deserves to be commended.
Aspire R7 – a uniquely designed ergonomic hybrid laptop from none other than Acer
4 August 2013
Conclusion: The Acer Aspire R7 launched last month at a starting price of $1000 (or 900 pounds in the UK). That’s a pretty good price for what you’re getting – a unique, powerful and well-built laptop that can replace your laptop, tablet and media center at the same time.
Conclusion: One thing all the experimentation with Windows 8 form factors has made clear, though, is that new and interesting innovations come with tradeoffs. The question you should ask yourself when considering one of these uniquely designed PCs is, do the benefits outweigh the compromises?
Pros: Highly innovative and useful "Ezel" hinge design, Great-looking screen, Decent price, Attractive, sturdy construction
Cons: Oddly placed touch pad, No wrist support for typing
Excerpt: If you’ve gone laptop shopping lately, you might have noticed that the designs are getting a lot more interesting. There are notebooks that twist, flip , slide and detach . And just when you thought you’ve seen it all, along comes the Acer Aspire R7 .