Teen Back To School Time With A Laptop That Does More

This post may contain affiliate links. Please read our disclosure policy for more information. 

college laptops

It is a crazy thing to have one kid starting college while still in high school, one starting high school, and one still in early elementary school. You start to see the world and each situation through the eyes of multiple people at different stages of life, including my own!

Pete and I were talking to Maddie about what she needed to be successful in college and we talked about organization, time management and then we moved into the tangible things, like a new laptop.

acer laptops for teens

Pretty quickly after we started our research, we realized that teens and adults too, might be better off with an Acer Aspire R 15 convertible notebook (after we were provided one for review purposes), because it is so much more than just a laptop (which we have found it is pretty awesome for that too).


We have found that the Acer Aspire R 15 convertible notebook is a great laptop for a student headed to college this fall for so many reasons. 

It has all the power and features needed for school projects and research assignments, and can then pull double duty as an entertainment hub for relaxing after studies.  It's long battery life and durable design make it ideal for carrying to classes and back to the dorm if your child is staying in one. Since Maddie will be doing the majority of her work on the road while we travel, this is especially important for us.

acer laptop

Maddie loves how the Aspire R 15 can be used in four different modes – laptop, tent, display (keyboard is face down), and pad (tablet). Having an Aspire R 15 means that she no longer needs to have other devices with her since this one does everything she needs for both school and fun.

Another cool feature is that the audio will automatically reverse channels according to the orientation that it is in. It is able to switch between modes with a patented 360-degree dual-axial hinge  which delivers the flexibility and strength needed to effortlessly convert between the modes.

It is really good looking too with a metal top cover features a hairline-brushed finish and an anti-fingerprint coating keeps oils from fingers from sticking to the display, while a narrow border design delivers maximum viewing area.

acer display mode

Acer Aspire R 15 convertible notebook

acer notebook

Here is all the tech behind it- The Aspire R 15 R5-571T-59DC has a powerful 6th gen Intel Core i5 processor to deliver the best of both worlds – premium performance and great battery life. The thermal design ensures it stays cool to the touch and runs smoothly. 180 degreeIt also features 8GB DDR4 memory and 1TB hard drive.· The 15.6” full HD display (1920 x 1080 resolution) with IPS technology ensures a crisp, clear picture – whether you’re working on spreadsheets and term papers, watching videos on YouTube, or scanning through family photos.· A USB Type-C port (3.1 Gen 1) provides fast data transfer up to 5Gbps. About 67% smaller than standard USB ports, its reversible design means there’s no need to worry any more about plugging cables in upside down. There are plenty of other ports available for connecting external devices including USB 3.0, USB 2.0 and HDMI.

Learn more about the Aspire R 15 on the Acer website.

Are you shopping for a new laptop?

Heather Delaney Reese is a Lifestyle and Family Travel Writer currently on the road with her family 150 days a year, sharing exceptional family memory making moments and life's everyday fun times. She is a big proponent of encouraging others to join her journey and become a professional blogger so that they too can make money at home and spend more time with their families.


  1. I love Acer laptops. There was a time when you’d say, “Acer”, and I’d say, “Blech.” That time is long gone. They have some of the best computers out there these days.

  2. I still can not believe how much schools are turning to electronic devices! Even my soon to be third grader does almost all of his homework via computer, so having a reliable laptop is crucial.

  3. My daughter is off to college next year and will definitely need a new laptop before starting. We’ll definitely keep the Acer as one of our top considerations. It looks like it has everything she will need to be successful in her college years.

  4. Oh, this is a nice laptop. I want to buy one for me as I am currently working on my desktop but sometimes I feel lazy at bed.

  5. Acer makes some nice equipment and this looks like another top notch entry. I’ll have to look to see if they make a version that can handle gaming.

  6. That sounds like an amazing laptop. I’m actually hoping to get a new one sometime. The one I use actually isn’t really mine, it’s my fathers. I usually use a desktop though, but it would be nice to have a new laptop around.

  7. What an awesome device! I’ve heard great things about Acer. My mom had a mini one a few years back and I remember it being so small! It’s cool that they’re making changes to climb the marketing ladder too!

Leave a Response