Acer Aspire S7 Review

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Acer Aspire S7(s7-391-73514Gaws), it is said that the S7 has by far the higher quality display panel. Thanks to the inclusion of a Core i7 CPU and a super-fast solid state drive, the performance of Acer Aspire S7 is fast.

What about the design? Acer surpasses its rivals in dimensions ( an ultra-thin 11.9 mm, and only about 14mm thick with the lid closed ). Zenbook (18 mm), Series 9 900X3C (13 mm) and MacBook Air 13 (17 mm) are all thicker. The weight of 1.27 kg is very good and even better than the MacBook Air 13: Zenbook (1.41 kg), Series 9 900X3C (1.186 kg) and MacBook Air 13 (1.35 kg).

Controls everything at your fingertips. The Aspire S7 Series’ crisp, offers easy function with the touch screen. Able to open 180 degrees, this Ultrabook can be laid flat and used from both sides for terrific teamwork.

The performance should not suffer because of the thin case. Acer idea of the two fans (TwinAir) is a good one. The i7 performs at the level expected, but the mobility suffers. On the one hand, the 4680 mAh are sufficient for only 3.29 hours (WLAN test), on the other dims the brightness up to 165 cd/m2 in battery operation (AC – 361 cd/m2)?. The panel is then too dark for outdoor use and the reflection of the glare type is really disturbing. For this reason, we have the display lowered by five points. Once Acer fixes this problem with a BIOS update, we will inform you.Who needs a touchscreen We the constant switching between the tiles of Windows 8 (Metro) and the traditional desktops were tiring. In the latter, we moved the mouse and touchpad, because of the high resolution. The touch screen is ideal for web browsing, as long as we reduced the resolution to 1600×900 pixels. The keys are required then simply easier.

The strong battery life and the Windows 8 system are also the highlights of Acer Aspire S7. Let us have a look at the hardware:

13.3″ 1920×1080 LED backlit multi-touch display

Intel Core i7-3517U (1.9 – 3.0GHz)

Intel HD Graphics 4000

4GB of DDR3 RAM

256GB SSD

SD/MMC card reader

2 USB 3.0, HDMI, audio jack

802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0

1.3-megapixel webcam

Chiclet keyboard

Multi-gesture touchpad with integrated buttons

4-cell Li-Polymer battery (4680mAh)

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