Acer Aspire R 13 (R7-372) - Specs

HDD/SSD
up to 512GB SSD
M.2 Slot
y
RAM
up to 8GB
OS
Windows 10 Home, Windows 10 PRO
Battery
4-cell, 3220 mAh, Li-ion, 4-cell, 3315 mAh, Li-ion
Dimensions
344 x 230 x 19 mm (13.54" x 9.06" x 0.75")
Weight
1.60 kg (3.5 lbs)
Body material
Plastic
Ports and connectivity
  • 2x USB Type-A 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)
  • 1x USB Type-A 2.0
  • 1x USB Type-C 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1), Thunderbolt 3
  • HDMI
  • Card reader Secure Digital (SD)
  • Wi-Fi 802.11ac
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • Audio jack Combo headphone/mic port
Features
  • Fingerprint reader
  • Web camera
  • Backlit keyboard
  • Microphone
  • Speakers
  • Optical drive
  • Security Lock slot

 

Display Profiles

Health-Guard

The first and most important profile (in our opinion) is the Health-Guard – when being used with our LM Profiles application, Health-Guard eliminates the harmful Pulse-Width Modulation (PWM) and reduces the negative Blue Light which affects our eyes and body. Since it’s custom tailored for every panel, it manages to keep the colors perceptually accurate (they may seem strange at first but after a few minutes our brain will start recognizing them as accurate ones – that’s how Health-Guard differs from alternatives like f.lux).

Now the profile has a higher color temperature which makes is suitable for working through the whole day (not only at night) and simulates paper so the pressure on the eyes is greatly reduced.

Pro Tip: As the Health-Guard profile simulates paper and has as accurate as possible colors, it could be a great tool for prepress designers!

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Health-Guard Profile

Design and Gaming

The second profile type is Design and Gaming – it combines our previous “Web Design” and “Gaming and Movie Nights” profiles in one, so it’s aimed at designers who work with colors professionally, and for games and movies as well (or maybe you’re a designer who likes to relax with some games or movies from time to time?).

“Design and Gaming” takes display panels to their limits, making them as accurate as possible in the sRGB IEC61966-2-1 standard for Web and HDTV, at white point D65.

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Design & Gaming Profile

Just as our previous Gaming profile, this one also regulates the first steps out of black so you can have even faster reflexes when playing in dark virtual environments…or just see everything in the darkest scenes in movies.

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Design & Gaming Profile

Office Work

The third profile is Office Work and it should be used mostly by users who spend most of the time looking at pieces of text, tables or just surfing.

Office Work aims to deliver better distinctness and clarity by keeping a flat gamma curve (2.20), native color temperature and perceptually accurate colors.

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Office Work Profile

You’ll find more information about the profiles HERE.

 

CPU Performance comparison

Here you can find the price/performance difference between all the CPUs that come in the Acer Aspire R 13 (R7-372) series.

$617.99
price
3.19
performance
Results are from the Cinebench 11 CPU test (the higher the score, the better)
$617.99
price
293
performance
Results are from the Cinebench 15 CPU test (the higher the score, the better)
$617.99
price
444
performance
Results are from the NovaBench 3.0 CPU test (the higher the score, the better)
$617.99
price
20.1
performance
Results are from our Photoshop benchmark test (the lower the score, the better)

 

Acer Aspire R 13 (R7-372) in-depth review

When we talk about high-end notebooks, we just can’t pass over Acer’s name. Despite the fact that the Taiwanese company is most popular with its mid-range and even budget-class notebooks, it has a very strong presence in the top-tier part of the market. Targeting the low-class isn’t a bad strategy because the average notebook price is floating around $500 / 450 EUR, which is just enough for a Core i3 (ULV). In other words, the budget class has the biggest part of the market share and the[...]

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Pros

  • Great design and build quality
  • Effective hinge design
  • Excellent battery life
  • Flawless display with IGZO technology
  • Acer Active pen with several useful features

Cons

  • High price tag
  • Inconsistent touchpad and keyboard performance
  • Impractical button placement on the stylus and sometimes sluggish performance
  • Again Acer used mSATA instead of M.2 SATA SSD

 

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