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Acer Aspire R3-131T

Acer Aspire R3-131T 4 Core Intel Pentium 1.6GHz 8GB 1TB HDD 11.6" Laptop

4 Intel Pentium 1.6GHz 8GB Jul 2015
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With its 360 dual-torque hinge, you can flip its screen all the way around and everything in between. It lets you enjoy smooth transitions between its four modes, while also offering you a... More
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11 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many laptops that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The Aspire R3-131T has one of the fastest on-board graphics adapter base frequencies (400 megahertz) amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age. The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Aspire R3-131T is 200MHz and the fastest is 540MHz.

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Acer Has Good Laptop Reviews

Based on 2,666 owner and expert reviews, Acer has good reviews for its portable PCs. Acer also has good reviews specifically within its 2 in 1 laptops range compared to other manufacturers.

Very Big Total Storage Capacity

When compared to other comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for more than a year that we have checked the total storage capacity of, the Acer Aspire R3-131T's total storage capacity of 1,000 gigabyte is one of the biggest. Across all the comparable spec portable PCs that were released one year ago the total storage capacity range from 32GB to 1.1TB.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other laptops that came out more than a year ago, the Acer Aspire R3-131T has a front camera.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Aspire R3-131T supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most portable PCs of this age and type.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Aspire R3-131T.

The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst similar types of notebook PC is 133MHz.

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Fairly Big Hard Drive Capacity

The smallest hard drive capacity of comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Aspire R3-131T is 320GB and the biggest is 1TB. With a hard drive capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the Aspire R3-131T has a fairly big hard drive capacity compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for a similar time to the Aspire R3-131T.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most frequently found operating system architecture on notebook PCs of a similar type and age to it.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Acer Aspire R3-131T has a touch sensitive screen, as do most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Aspire R3-131T.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative laptops with a touch sensitive screen currently available including because of it's better review score, the HP Spectre x360[plb_2845096_price].

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AC Cable Included

This laptop has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included on portable PCs of a similar spec and age to it.

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Narrow

The average width of portable PCs that were released more than a year ago is 320mm. With a width of only 298 millimeters, the Aspire R3-131T is quite narrow compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Aspire R3-131T.

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13 Reasons Against

Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

With a maximum internal memory supported by processor of only 8 gigabytes, the Aspire R3-131T has one of the smaller maximum internal memory supported by processors amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age. The average maximum internal memory supported by processor of 2 in 1 laptops that came out around the same time as the Aspire R3-131T is 14GB, and the maximum internal memory supported by processors range from 2GB to 32GB.

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Only Two SATA III Connectors

The Aspire R3-131T is a two SATA III connector notebook PC.

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Only Four PCI Express Lanes (max)

The Acer Aspire R3-131T is a four PCI Express lane (max) portable PC.

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Only One USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port

The Aspire R3-131T is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port laptop.

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Only Two SATA Connectors

The Aspire R3-131T is a two SATA connector laptop.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Aspire R3-131T does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Aspire R3-131T also do not have a full-size keyboard.

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Quite Small Screen Size

The Aspire R3-131T has one of the smaller screen sizes (only 11.6 inches) amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age. The smallest screen size of notebook PCs of this age and spec is 8.9", the biggest is 16", and the average screen size is 13".

If this 2 in 1 laptop screen size is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the HP Pro X2 612 G1[plb_2966350_price] (12.5") which also has a higher rating.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

The Aspire R3-131T has an HDD storage medium which is better than the SSD storage medium found on most 2 in 1 laptops that were launched around the same time as it. HDD is a traditional storage drive which stores the information on magnetic disks. HDD drives are slower than other forms of storage such as solid state drives (SSD) and flash drives.

An HDD storage medium is in fact the worst storage medium across all notebook PCs of this spec and age.

Across comparable types of notebook PC the best storage medium is SSD.

We compared this laptop to all the other portable PCs that have an HDD storage media and we think the Lenovo Flex 15[plb_2899541_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

The Acer Aspire R3-131T has a maximum display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels. That's 49% less display resolution than a 1920 x 1080 pixels laptop, which is the most frequently found display resolution.

A 1366 x 768 pixels display resolution is actually the worst display resolution across all comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Aspire R3-131T.

Across similar types of notebook PC the best display resolution is 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

With a processor cache of only 2 megabytes, the Aspire R3-131T has one of the smaller processor caches amongst portable PCs of this age. Across all the laptops of this type and age the processor caches range from 1MB to 4MB.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

Most laptops of this age and spec have between one and two USB 3.0 ports, including the Acer Aspire R3-131T which has one USB 3.0 port.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

The Acer Aspire R3-131T is a one USB 2.0 port portable PC.

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Only 802.11a WiFi Standard

The Aspire R3-131T has an 802.11a WiFi standard which is better than the 802.11n WiFi standard found on most 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for around the same time as it.

This notebook PC's Wi-Fi standard (802.11a) is actually the worst Wi-Fi standard amongst all portable PCs of this age and spec.

The best Wi-Fi standard across similar types of notebook PC is 802.11n.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Acer Aspire R3-131T

Released Over a Year Ago

This portable PC was released over a year ago.

Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the Aspire R3-131T has a relatively average internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and type to the Aspire R3-131T.

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Average Battery Life

The Aspire R3-131T has a pretty typical battery life (8 hours) compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that are a comparable age to the Aspire R3-131T.

If you want a portable PC with a longer battery life then you might want to look at the Lenovo Flex 14[plb_2988254_price] (9h) which is also higher rated.

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Intel Pentium Processor Family

The Aspire R3-131T has an Intel Pentium processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family found on most laptops of this type and age.

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Average Processor Clock Speed

At 1.6 gigahertz, the Acer Aspire R3-131T has a pretty standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other laptops that have been available for more than a year.

If you are looking for a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to consider the Acer Aspire R7-371T[plb_2964617_price] (1.7GHz), or the Lenovo Flex 14[plb_2988254_price] (1.7GHz) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 1.6 kilograms, the Aspire R3-131T has a pretty typical weight compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that came out around the same time as the Aspire R3-131T.

If you would consider a notebook PC with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Acer Aspire R3-131T[plb_2943624_price] (1.6kg), or the Lenovo Yoga[plb_2743527_price] (1.6kg).

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Specification

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Processor Model
Processor Memory Channel
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
Scenario Design Power (SDP)
PCI Express Configuration
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Touch Technology
Aspect Ratio
3D Compatible
Full HD
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Execution Unit
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Burst Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
SATA III Connector
SATA Connector
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel HD Audio Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Processor Code
Intel Secure Boot Technology Version
Intel Secure Boot
Embedded Options Available
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Universal Asynchronous Receiver/transmitter (UART)
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
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Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Fingerprint Reader
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Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology

Expert Reviews

(1)
13 January 2016

The Acer Aspire R11 has its shortcomings, but overall it's a budget notebook that managed perform decently for its price...

Decent battery life
Great keyboard
Versatile hybrid device, stylish and compact, affordable
Solid build
Great battery life, comfy keyboard and solid trackpad, decent connectivity
Average performance
Screen could be better
A tad heavy, limited viewing angles
Upgrading hard drive not possible
Viewing angle dependent TN screen

User Reviews

(1)
Reviewed 2 September 2015 by Alden
Alden would recommend the Acer Aspire R11 R3-131T

Overall I'm happy with the product, no problem to install.. Great features on this Acer laptop...

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers acer r3131, acer r3131t
Barcodes 04713392170164

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2 core Intel Core i7-5xxx 2.4GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 13.3"
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4 core Intel Pentium 1.6GHz 8GB 1TB HDD 11.6"
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2 core Intel Core i7-5xxx 2.4GHz 8GB 512GB SSD 13.3"
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4 core Intel Pentium 1.6GHz 8GB 1TB HDD 11.6"
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