Acer Chromebook R 13 Review

The new Acer Chromebook R 13 is the best laptop/tablet computer with a mobile interface for running Android apps. It is the first Chrome OS laptop operate on MediaTek ARM-based chip. This is the best laptop for those who likes multitasking on chrome OS beta channel. Top manufacturers such as Dell, HP, Acer, and Lenovo are shifting their production line towards Chromebooks. Thanks to the full support of Android apps by Google. The Acer has unveiled a new convertible Chromebook R 13 that supports android apps and runs on 12-hour battery life. The machine is very convenient in it’s designing and can be used as a tablet or a laptop.

Acer Chromebook R 13 front

Acer Chromebook R 13 – Refreshed Design:

The body design of the Acer Chromebook R 13 gives it an elegant appearance which is only comparable to that of MacBook Pro. Thanks to its pair of hinges which offers sufficient tightness level for keeping it safe. The machine measures 0.6 inches in thickness and weighs 3.2 pounds. This makes it lighter than even the Dell Chromebook and the Lenovo ThinkPad 13 Chromebook. The R13 features micro SD card reader slot, type C port, USB 3.0 port and HDMI port, both of which are fitted on the left side of the laptop. The main function of the Type-C port is charging the machine but can also be used for Display Port monitors and data transfer. The Acer Chromebook laptop provides a 13-inch touchscreen which can be conveniently flipped to turn it on table design.


The Acer Chromebook R 13 boasts of impressive display and high clarity level. It features 1920 x 1080 of resolution and IPS technology that allows for wider viewing angles. The energy-efficient LED backlight enhances the energy saving capability of the machine. With imagination PowerVR GX6250 GPU, the laptop adopts 13.3 inch and 1080 panel show crisps images with impressive brightness and color.

Acer Chromebook R 13 converted

Acer Chromebook R 13 – Battery and Performance:

The MediaTek M8173 core pilot 1.2 GHz quad-core processor offers a great performance. The Acer Chromebook R 13 is actually the first Chromebook offered with MediaTek processor. It offers 4GB of RAM which allows for efficient multitasking. Users get a storage capacity of 64GB and 1280 x 720-pixel webcam. It will be powered by a 4,670 Mah battery that is capable of lasting up to 12 hours when surfing at 100 nits of brightness.


  • Long Battery Life.
  • Great Design.
  • Supports Chrome OS platform.
  • Elegant Display.


  • Relatively little storage (ROM) capacity.

Acer Chromebook R 13 rear

Acer Chromebook R 13 – Final Statment and Pricing:

The new Acer Chromebook is quite different from other Chromebook machines. It is among the few models, alongside the Asus Chromebook Flip that can run Android apps. Though it may not be the best laptop computer in the market today, it will get most of your tasks done in a very convenient way. The computer combines an attractive designing, long battery life, and great endurance. The laptop will be offered for the North American market at a price of about $399. In Europe, rest of the Middle East countries and Africa, the consumers will have to part with an amount of not less than $445.