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June 06, 2012

Computex: Acer Aspire S7 ultrabook

Acer’s 3rd-generation ultrabook, the Aspire S7, showed its pristine-white beauty here at Computex. It’s also the first time Acer is making an 11.6-inch ultrabook on top of the more popular 13.3-inch form factor.

Acer did not really include any odd feature on the pair of Aspire S7 ultrabooks. First, they made the full HD display to be touch-capable so you’re able to navigate the Metro UI of Windows 8.

They’ve also redesigned the hinge of the S7 so that you can flip it on its back at exactly 180 degrees so it lies flat on its back. And instead of using an aluminum lid to replace the cheap plastic they used in the S3, the S7 has a glass lid (at east for the 13-inch that we saw).

Acer Aspire S7 13.3″ specs:
13.3″ full HD display @ 1920×1080 pixels
Intel Ivy Bridge processors
Intel HD 4000 grapics
SSD, Hybrid or HDD storage
4GB RAM
micro-HDMI port
SDHC card slot
Thunderbolt port
2 x USB 3.0 ports
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth
Windows 8

Acer Aspire S7 11.6″ specs:
11.6″ full HD display @ 1920×1080 pixels
Intel Ivy Bridge processors
Intel HD 4000 graphics
4GB RAM
SSD, Hybrid or HDD storage
micro-HDMI port
microSD card slot
Thunderbolt port
USB 3.0 port
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth
Windows 8

The 11.6-inch variant does not seem to flip a full 180-degrees (just around 140-degrees or thereabouts) and the glass panel at the back of the lid that’s present in the 13.3″ is also absent in favor of what could be an aluminum alloy.

The 11-inch S7 is rated with 9 hours of battery life while the 13-inch allegedly does up to 12 hours on a single full charge.

Acer will eventually release these new ultrabooks once Windows 8 becomes available. As for the price, it will depend on the configuration but the minimum price will still start at $999.

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4 Responses to “Computex: Acer Aspire S7 ultrabook”

  1. bern says:

    Now I know why Windows 8 change their OS’s UI to metro and not to default old style, to trend ultrabook with touchscreen.

    Good move MS.

  2. acer l0ver says:

    wow…acer ur the best…s7 is look more powerful than the s5 and the s3….i want some of that s7!!

  3. GhostHunter says:

    While it is nice to have a more powerful processor, having a switchable gaming capable GPU would be a nice complement.

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