The convertible 2-in-1 design has become quite popular for its flexibility and added utility. But consumers have become accustomed to either paying a premium for this design or giving up something in return. The Acer Aspire R15 manages to walk that fine line. It offers an attractive convertible design with an affordable price tag.With a comfortable keyboard, beautiful visuals, and solid performance, this excellent Acer Aspire 2-in-1 offers unrivaled value.
Build and Design
The Acer Aspire R15 offers a surprisingly high-end build for it’s mid-range price tag. The Acer Aspire features an attractive silver gunmetal aluminum and plastic chassis. The protective lid is comprised of aluminum. It has a cross stitch design and a metallic Acer logo along the middle left side of the lid. The laptop’s deck houses the same aluminum with a horizontal striation design. It is also completed with diamond cut edging outside of the chassis. The same diamond cut also outlines the touchpad. The bottom of the chassis is a durable plastic with four thick rubber stands. It also helps the laptop grip to any surface.
Performance of Acer Aspire R15
Acer Aspire R15 has a 2.7GHz Intel Core i7 7500U CPU. Also NVIDIA GeForce 940MX GPU with 2GB of GDDR5, 12GB of RAM (DDR4) and a spacious 256 GB SSD. As a whole the Acer Aspire R15 offers a solid level of performance.
Display and Sound
The Acer Aspire R15 features a 15.6-inch FHD LCD IPS touch display. The glossy finish really pops with some incredibly vibrant colors. Image quality also remains incredibly sharp and clear. The screen is also quite bright measuring at 310 nits, well beyond what we’d expect from a laptop in this price range.
Keyboard and Touchpad
The Acer Aspire R15 features a full LED backlit Chiclet style keyboard complete with numberpad. The black glossy plastic keys are rounded at the end and offer a solid 1.49mm of travel. The keyboard tray is incredibly solid without any give. And even towards the center of the keyboard, keys quickly and consistently snap back into place after being struck. The strong reliable feedback coupled with excellent key travel allows for an enjoyable typing experience.