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Acer Aspire 14” Convertible Touchscreen Notebook with 2.5GHz Intel Core i7 CPU, 8GB RAM, and 256GB SSD (Mfr. Refurb.)
Though less than an inch thick, Acer’s ultra portable Aspire Notebook crams in all the power you need to write reports, create sparkling presentations, and sift through spreadsheets. Loading files and launching applications takes almost no time at all thanks to a speedy solid-state drive. And, when its time to play, a simple fold transforms the laptop into a tablet ready to binge watch shows or play games on its HD touchscreen.
An OS for the Modern Machine
Windows 10 pairs the flexibility of a traditional computer operating system with the intuitive layout of a mobile OS. A fast new web browser, the media- and app-filled Windows Store, and Cortana personal assistant come pre-installed, working together to help you easily navigate to what you’d like to see or do. If you’re using only the touchscreen, Windows 10 also has a dedicated tablet mode that makes everything easier to tap with just a fingertip.
Touchscreen Display: Tablet-Like Control
Zoom in on photos, jump to the next story on news apps, or play a mobile game on a bigger screen—all without using the keyboard or touchpad. A touchscreen display expands your control, giving you more ways to interact with apps and programs that support touch gestures. For more traditional tasks, such as answering emails, you can move back to the keyboard at any time.
Solid-State Drive: Speed and Reliability
The built-in solid-state drive (SSD) performs the same duties of a traditional hard-disk drive, but up to 100 times faster. Unlike hard-disk drives, SSDs don’t rely on moving parts to write, store, and retrieve data; instead, they use flash memory chips that can boot up your computer and launch apps in mere seconds. Without the moving parts, SSDs are also lighter, take up less space within your computer, and are less susceptible to damage and data loss from computer bumps.
- Product number: R5-471T-71LX
- Operating system: Windows 10 Home
- Screen: 14” touchscreen with LED-backlit IPS display
- Resolution: 1920x1080
- Processor: 2.5GHz Intel Core i7-6500U
- Graphics processor: Intel HD Graphics 520
- RAM: 8GB LPDDR3 SDRAM
- Storage: 256GB SSD
- Optical drive: no
- Memory-card slot: SD reader
- Webcam resolution: 1280x720
- Audio: two built-in speakers and dual microphones
- WiFi: 802.11ac with dual band 2.4GHz and 5GHz
- Bluetooth: 4.0
- Ports: 1 USB 3.1, 2 USB 3.0, 1 HDMI port with HDCP support, 1 3.5mm headphone/speaker jack
- Battery: 4-cell Li-Ion 3220 mAh
- Battery life: up to 9 hours
- Weight: 5.95 lb.
- Product dimensions: 9.65” (L) x 0.73” (H) x 13.51” (W)
- Condition: manufacturer refurbished
- 90 day warranty from Acer
Acer is a classic success story: it began as a husband-and-wife team with a handful of employees and grew into one of the bestselling names in laptop computers. In 2007, after acquiring both Gateway and Packard Bell, Acer was the No. 2 bestselling brand in the world for notebooks. But like many companies with humble roots, Acer has remained committed to its values, winning dozens of awards for sustainability and product design. Those two values meet in products such as recyclable notebook computers and the V6 series monitors, which were made with post-consumer recycled material. And the public notices: at the close of 2014, Acer landed a top spot on Amazon’s holiday bestseller list with its Chromebook, and the Aspire V laptop won a PC Magazine Editor’s Choice Award, promising much of what the brand is known for: “an entry-level gaming laptop with some real muscle, showing impressive performance and solid battery life without the expense of a premium system.”