Acer Aspire R11 R3-131T-P344 11.6-inch

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The Acer Aspire R 11 R3-131T-P344 is a bestselling 2015 11.6-inch laptop that received positive reviews for its responsive touchscreen, 2-in-1 design, comfortable keyboard, long battery life, and upgradeable memory and storage. However, its screen has narrow viewing angles and it cannot run graphically demanding applications. All in all, the Aspire R 11 R3-131T-P344 is a solid performer for the most necessary everyday apps at the office, home and school.


Chromebooks are a big hit among students and budget shoppers mainly because they’re compact, cheap, and come with a battery that lasts all day. The Aspire R11 shares all of these Chromebook-like qualities but instead of Chrome it runs the Windows 10 operating system. It is a bit expensive compared to regular Chromebooks but offers a lot more in terms of usability and performance.

It has a responsive 10-point multi-touch display and a unique 360 dual-torque hinge that allows you to effortlessly switch between four different viewing modes – Notebook, Display, Tent, and Pad. Windows 10 automatically detects the mode and adjusts the screen layout accordingly. The casing of the laptop feels sophisticated but it’s made mostly of plastic. Its lid and base have a textured finish with rounded corners. While most of its competitors are colored plain black, it comes in an eye-catching blue. The black chiclet keyboard has proper size keys providing nice tactile feedback.

A small downside of the keyboard is that it doesn’t retract in tablet mode like some of the competing 2-in-1 laptops. The R11 has a TN screen with a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels. Unsurprisingly, the display has narrow viewing angles and a glossy finish which limits using this laptop outdoors or under direct light sources. The Aspire R11 is configured with basic hardware specs including an Intel Pentium N3700 Quad-Core processor combined with 4GB of RAM and a 500GB hard drive. It has enough power for basic tasks like Internet browsing and office applications but it won’t be sufficient for modern day gaming.


Pros

  • 2-in-1 design
  • comfortable keyboard
  • long battery life
  • upgradeable memory and storage

Cons

  • narrow viewing angles
  • not suitable for running demanding applications.

Bottom Line

A compact, lightweight Windows 10 laptop with an all-day long battery life, a touchscreen and a 2-in-1 design, for a slightly higher price than a similarly configured Chromebook.


NINJA SCORE:
76
Positive Reviews
$399.99
(as of 23-07-2024 18:32 UTC) Details
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Critic Reviews

  • 78
    NotebookCheck September 7, 2017

    Acer's little 11-inch convertible features a new Braswell CPU and a 360-degree hinge. However, contrary to the manufacturer's touting, the Aspire R11 is not a jack of all trades.

    Read full review

Full Specifications

Processor Intel Pentium N3700 1.6GHz [View Benchmarks]
Graphics Intel HD Graphics (Braswell) [View Benchmarks]
Graphics TypeIntegrated
Graphics Memory Shared
RAM 4GB DDR3L
Operating System Microsoft Windows Windows 10 Home
Weight3.3 lbs
Battery Life8 hours
Hard Drive 1500 HDD 5400
Display Size11.6 inch
Display TypeTN
Display Resolution1366 x 768
Display TechnologyActive Matrix TFT Color LCD
ConnectivityUSB 3.0 | USB 2.0 | HDMI | Ethernet | WiFi | Bluetooth 4.0
AudioStereo speakers
WebcamHD
Additional FeaturesSD Memory Card reader, FineTip keyboard, multi-gesture touch pad, precision touchpad
Dimension (LxWxH)11.7 x 8.3 x 0.8
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