With the popularity of Chromebooks growing Windows doesn’t want to be left behind so they have been working hard on creating low cost budget friendly models that have plenty of the same attraction as a Chromebook but also include the popular Windows 10 operating system and its compatibility with just about everything. Today we are going to be looking at the Acer Aspire R3-131T-C1Z2 which is compact and ready for on the go use. Below we will review some of the key benefits and downsides this model has and see just how well it stacks up to the competition.
Processor: Intel N3050
Memory: 4 GB of RAM
Storage: 500 GB SATA plus 4 GB SSD
Screen: 11.6 Inches
OS: Windows 10
Acer has tried to pack just about everything you can into this model to make sure it is ideal for those who are on the go. Starting with the smaller design by going with an 11.6 inch display that puts the total weight of the device at just 1.6 Kg. The Acer Aspire R3-131T-C1Z2 is very easy to take with you while on the move and its 8 hours of battery life will keep you on the move for longer and avoid the hassle of finding a power source when away from home.
One of the other key features is its 360 degree hinge that gives you great flexibility in how you use your device. It can be used in four very convenient modes which include notebook, display, tent and pad. This is an extra bonus for those highly mobile users but is also great functionality to have even if you are just sitting around home making use of your device.
Some of the key improvements that help set this model apart from its Chromebook competitors is the fact that it is powered by a Windows operating system so unlike Chromebooks it is fully compatible with popular software such as Microsoft Office. Also storage is always a big complaint when it comes to Chromebooks but this model has a nice large 500 GB drive.
As Windows laptops go the Acer Aspire R3-131T-C1Z2 lacks any serious horsepower. It comes with a very basic processor and limited memory at just 4 GB. It is better suited to basic day to day tasks more so than any heavy processing that power type users might be trying to accomplish.
Compared to Chromebooks the price tag on this device is quite a bit higher and for some the added benefits might not be worth the jump in price.
Like we mentioned above this laptop is a bit pricier if you are comparing to Chromebook models but at the same time it is also affordable when compared to most mid-range non Chromebook options. For those that prefer to stick with a familiar and highly compatible operating system this a great budget friendly option that has tons of very nice features.