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Acer Aspire R7 Two-in-One Ultrabook Review - Accessory Port Layout and Performance

Acer Aspire R7 Two-in-One Ultrabook Review

Trace takes a look at Acer's Aspire R7 two-in-one convertible Ultrabook. Does the radical design warrant it being on your radar? Let's find out. (TPE:2353)

| Standard Laptops in Laptops | Posted: Jan 22, 2014 2:03 pm
TweakTown Rating: 89%      Manufacturer: Acer

Accessory Port Layout and Performance

 

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The left side (from back to front) features the DisplayPort, HDMI port, two USB 3.0 ports, and a headphone jack.

 

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The right side (from back to front) features the Kensington lock, charger port, power button, volume buttons, one USB 2.0 port, and a SD card reader.

 

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The Aspire R7 produces an average USB 2.0 read speed of 30.8MB/s, which places it towards the upper end of the spectrum of devices we have tested.

 

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However, when writing via USB 2.0, the Aspire R7 falls slightly behind the average of the pack. The R7 pushes out an average of 21.8MB/s, which is roughly average.

 

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As far as USB 3.0 performance goes, the R7 falls behind the pack, producing a read speed of just 85.1MB/s. While it's not the slowest we've ever tested, it failed to enter into the triple digits like most other systems.

 

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The trend continues with USB 3.0 write speeds that put the system towards the back of the pack. Again, the Aspire R7 failed to enter the triple digits, producing an average write speed of just 97.3MB/s.

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