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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.
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.
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.
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.
My son will be in the market for a new laptop soon. This would be a great option for him.
That is a great laptop! I love that it has the ability to double as a tablet, too. Flexibility is always a plus.
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.
What a great looking computer for any teen! I love that it has a touch screen as well as the keyboard!!
Wow! That is so cool! I want to have one! 😀
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.
You sure do have your hands full! My goodness! I bet it makes it an emotional time as well.
Looks like a great laptop! Super useful in college 🙂
This is so cool. The tablet mode is a nice feature. This will be a great laptop for studying and doing homework assignments.
My daughter is in need of a new laptop. I’m going to check more into this one!
My daughter has been asking for a laptop for Christmas this year. I may just have to check this out.
My 15 year old desperately needs a new laptop-she really likes the tablet mode features of this one. And the tech behind it sounds like it is made really well- definitely going to put it on our back to school shopping list!
Looks like a cool laptop! It is amazing how even kindergartners now know how to use a computer or a laptop. It’s definitely a must for any teen.
These laptops are too cool! They are absolutely perfect for any college student.
I more year, and I ave to get a laptop for my oldest. The Acer Aspire R 15 convertible notebook looks like wonderful option!
That looks like a great computer, and the tablet option is so cool! I love learning about new tech!
That’s such a cool laptop! I love that you can flip the screen around and use it like a tablet!
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.
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.
That is one awesome laptop! And I really need a new one. I am loving the looks of this one!
We tried a switch laptop but I just couldn’t get into it. I wish I wasn’t so used to apple products.
Looks like a really good asset for my highschooler! I will look into it since we might be on the market for one pretty soon. Thank you for sharing!
What an amazing sounding laptop – it amazes me how far computers have come over the years.
Cool laptop, I wished we had laptop when I was at school.
It’s great when you find the right fit for your child. Knowing that they have everything they need to be successful in school is so important.
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.
My husband would enjoy a computer like this. I am hoping one day that I can get him a new laptop.
This is perfect for teens too.
Wow what a neat computer! I would love to have this for myself! So much can be done on it! I love the mobility of it
Such nice looking laptop with great features. We are planning to get our son a laptop soon. Bet he would love that.
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.
Funny. I am set to review this laptop with my tween too in a few days. Glad I saw your post. My 11 year old son is loving it too! 🙂
That looks like a great laptop! Perfect for kids going back to school!
This lap top is so cool! I would definitely be considering it since I am looking to replace mine soon.
Wow, this is stunning. I’ve been looking at Acer because I need a new laptop. I love the features of this one.
Acers are really going through upgrades! Thats awesome and this is perfect for any teen going back to school!
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!
I’m not shopping for a laptop at the moment. If I were that has a lot of features I’d like, especially the convertible display.
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