With InstantGo, your Windows for Aspire S7 is responsive and always ready. It wakes up the moment you need it, with your apps and data already up-to-date. You can work and play fast on the new Aspire S7, as it packs a RAID 0 solid state drive (SSD) with two times quicker performance than standard SSDs. Another fresh feature is Acer Purified.Voice technology for crystal-clear chats, free of noise.
The aluminum unibody plus Gorilla Glass 2 design of the Aspire S7 makes it incredibly slender, light and strong. At less than 12.9 mm, it's the thinnest Ultrabook with a Full HD touch display on the market. And, the unique dual-torque hinge keeps the display very stable when you use it for touch control.
The Aspire S7's Full HD display generates deep detail and puts 10-point touch control at your fingertips. This Ultrabook is made for teamwork: Open it to 180°, punch a hotkey to flip the view, and you're in shape to share. Take the show to a big screen, wire-free, via newly featured Intel WiDi (Wireless Display) connectivity.
The Aspire S7 frees you to go all day, with improved battery life of 8 hours. The light-sensing backlit keyboard auto-optimizes its glow so you can see comfortably in dim settings, and it now has refined keys for better typing. Cool and quiet, 2nd generation Acer TwinAir cooling makes this Ultrabook a pleasure to have and to hold.
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Update (11/1/13): I've been using this heavily since I got it and I still stand by this review. Hope this helps! ---------------------------------------------------------------
I've been wanting to upgrade my laptop for the past year or so, but until this laptop came out I couldn't really find one that matched what I was looking for. I wanted a laptop that was 11-13" since I'm a student and will be travelling with it relatively frequently. I also wanted good battery life since I don't always have access to an outlet. Finally, I wanted a laptop that had decent technical specs and performance. Finding a balance between all three of these facets was difficult but this laptop fits the bill (I'm currently typing on it right now).
Specs: 5/5 With one of Intel's new Haswell processors, I've noticed that Acer has really improved the battery life from their previous iteration of the S7. They've also managed to bump up performance by 10-15% according to recent...
I'm an IT consultant who visits several clients a week, so my required features in a laptop were light weight, great battery life, a 1080p screen so I can see more stuff at once and something sharp looking. The first version of the S7 (391) had notoriously poor battery life, so I was really happy to see the second version (392) got a bigger battery and the new Intel Haswell chip with its promise of superior battery performance.
The other laptops I seriously considered were the Sony Vaio Pro 13 and MacBook Air 13. I didn't choose the Sony because its carbon fiber body flexes too much for my liking, even if it's potentially less fragile. I passed on the MacBook Air because running Windows in Boot Camp creates some annoyances that I'm not willing to deal with (all of my clients are Microsoft shops so I need to run Windows).
***Great Things About This Laptop***
-The improved battery life promise is real. I'm getting 7 hours per charge so far with this...
For design, I'd give this 4 or 5 stars. Unfortunately, the manufacturer made some mistakes that greatly detract from the overall product. I've owned this laptop for almost a year now and am using it to type this review.
On the plus side, it is light and portable with good battery life. Some of my friends have commented that it's like the Macbook Air but better. It feels quite solid when you hold it--you can easily lift it in one hand and shake it and there's no wobble or play in the hinge. I could wish that the hinge swiveled completely around to the back, but it doesn't. That's not a big deal, though.
More good points: The sound quality of the speakers is good. I'd guess audiophiles would complain, but most users will find it pleasant to listen to. It's comfortable to hold in your lap for long periods without overheating. It comes with a slim leather carrying case that I like a lot. The keyboard isn't perfect (I wish I could use the F1 - F12 keys...
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