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Pro Amazing battery life
While rated at 7 hours, the R11 can last for 10h41m browsing the web.
Pro Decent speakers
The speakers deliver loud audio especially for an 11" laptop. While not superb audio quality, it didn't come out too distorted. The only downside is that these speakers have virtually no bass.
Pro Decent screen for the price
At under $300, you can't expect a lot, but the R 11 surpasses expectations. The TN screen offers poor viewing angles, however it is brighter than nearly all of its competition at 250 cd/m², and the 870:1 contrast ratio is acceptable as well.
Colors don't fare as well - the screen has a blueish tint, and only scores 36% in the Adobe RGB and 57% in the sRGB tests. It won't do for photo or video editing as colors aren't accurate, but for general users it won't be a big issue.
Pro 2-in-1 design with touchscreen
The hinge on the R 11 allows the keyboard to fold all the way back behind the screen, letting you use it like a tablet. This is great for watching movies in bed, browsing the web on the couch, or doing anything that doesn't involve much use of the keyboard.
Pro Good keyboard
The keyboard provides enough travel distance to make it comfortable to use. the chicklet keyboard, and the keycaps provide some grip for added comfort.
Con Gets very hot
The R 11 uses a fanless design, which stays cool when idling, however when in use it gets very hot. The highest temperature recorded was 118 Fahrenheit on the bottom near the hinge of the device. These temperatures can damage the internal materials if sustained. The top of the laptop fared a bit better - 109 Fahrenheit which is still significantly above the 'comfort threshold' of 95.
The system does thermal throttle down to 600 MHz, which will provide much reduced performance. If you require a laptop for prolonged heavy tasks, consider a different machine or at least look into a cooling system (if only a fan that blows warm air away from it).
Con Very small screen
While ultra-portable, the 11" screen is very small for a primary computer. As a companion device (a very portable laptop you use on the road), it can do, however pulling up two windows on a screen so small will not make for a good experience.
Con Bad display
The display is a TN panel with a resolution of 1366x768. This means that text won't be super crisp, and that viewing angles will be poor. Brightness is decent while plugged in, although while on battery power it reduces the brightness to levels virtually unusable outdoors. The screen has a very noticeable blue tint to it, and colors are anything but accurate.