Acer Aspire S7 Touchscreen Ulrabooks Series Review
Acer Aspire S7 is definitely a series of ultrabooks created for Windows 8. I say that because it incorporates a multi-touch display. Moreover, this is a Full HD screen so the image quality will be extraordinary. However, that doesn’t come cheap. I will introduce two models from this series, both at a price higher than $1,000. If you want cheaper alternatives from this manufacturer, I suggest taking a look at the S5 series.
I want to make one statement from the beginning of this article: this series is unbelievably thin, more exactly 0.47-inch thick. That’s impressive and Acer managed to do that while still having great performances and covering even the little details like backlit keyboard and enlarged touchpad. These are not only thin high-end ultrabooks but flexible as well, the view flips 180 degrees.
Both models have a very long series of specs in common, only the Processor and the storage space are the components setting the difference in pricing. So let’s start seeing which are these common technical specifications and features:
- 13.3-inch Full HD (1080p) LED-backlit touch display, which supports 10 finger touch. The reported viewing angles are great as well, up to 178 degrees. Gorilla Glass 2 is employed for making sure that the display is scratch resistant.
- 4GB DDR3 RAM but it cannot be upgraded.
- Intel HD Graphics 4000 with 128MB dedicated memory, a GPU integrated in the CPUs. So this series is definitely not for hardcore gaming. It’s great for multitasking and some editing activities and light gaming activities. Some games can be played without any lags if you want to take a break from work.
- 1.3MP camera.
- 2 built-in stereo speakers. The sound quality and control over the audio output is enhanced by Dolby Audio v4 technology.
- Connectivity: 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0+HS.
- Connectors: 2 USB 3.0 ports, 2-in-1 card reader (SD card reader), and 1 micro-HDMI output. Another great part is that this time these connectors are within reach, on the right side are positioned the 2 USB ports. Just like the S5 models, these two don’t feature an Ethernet port either so you will have to stick to wireless connections.
- Auto-illuminating backlit keyboard and an enlarged multi-gesture touchpad, both really helpful for many customers.
- 4-cell 4680mAh battery with a battery life of up to 6 hours, which is excellent.
- Ultra-portability is definitely an important characteristic when it comes to both these ultrabooks. Both models weigh as little as 2.86 pounds (approx. 1.3kg). If you travel a lot, are in for a touchscreen and for good performances at the same time then one of these S7 models might be just for you. As long as you also have the money.
- Acer TwinAir cooling technology was used for ensuring that even during multitasking and workload, the models will stay cool and comfortable in your lap.
Acer Aspire S7 Models
Acer Aspire S7-391-6810 – Dual-Core i5-3317U CPU. This Processor runs on 1.7GHz clockspeed but more power can be obtained through overclocking up to 2.6GH and has 3MB L3 shared cache. As I already said, the memory is 4GB and the storage space for this model is 128GB SSD. That’s not much but at least it speeds up processes. Check price at Amazon
Acer Aspire S7-391-9886 – is the second model with a Dual-Core Ivy Bridge i7-3517U, runs on 1.9GHz core speed, up to 3GHz on Turbo Boost, and has 4MB L3 shared cache. The same 4GB RAM but this model comes with 256GB SSD internal storage. Check price at Amazon
It’s pretty obvious that the Acer Aspire S7 models have great hardware components, a beautiful thin ultra-portable design, not one feature has been omitted so these models haven’t left anything out with the exception that an increased storage space would have made things perfect.