[IFA] Aspire S7: the high-end Acer Ultrabook

[IFA] Aspire S7: the high-end Acer Ultrabook

Image 1: [IFA] Aspire S7: the high-end Acer UltrabookAcer Aspire S7

By the end of 2012, Acer chose his weapon: theAspire S7. Positioned at the top of the range, this model will be the first Ultrabook of the firm to operate under Windows 8.

Windows 8 requires, the S7 is touch. It has an 11.6 inch Full HD panel with 10 touch points. To protect it from dirt, it is covered by a glass slab of Corning Gorilla. Having already experienced it on a few tablets and the XPS 13 from Dell, it should be noted that if this type of glass slab protects the screen very well and gives it a certain solidity, it considerably degrades visibility during use by strong brightness.

The shell is made of an alloy of aluminum and magnesium which gives the S7 its white-gray appearance. By going around there are HDMI and headphone outputs, a card reader and a single USB 3.0 port. Admittedly, the S7 does not have much room in its 12.5 mm thickness, but there it is a little chick. A second USB port would have been welcome.

Several configurations will be available in Core i5 and i7 Ivy Bridge with up to 8 GB of RAM and a SSD of 256 GB maximum. If these specifications are attractive, they will have a price which will be higher than those of the Aspire S3 and S5, the S7 covering the high-end Acer.

The release date of the S7 should be similar to that of the Aspire V5 (entered

range) and Timeline M3 Ultra (mid-range), namely after the release of Windows 8, not before October 24.

These two other machines are undergoing a facelift for the occasion. Both gain a touch screen similar to that of the S7 and an update of their configurations to go into processor Intel third generation.

Image 2: [IFA] Aspire S7: the high-end Acer UltrabookAcer Aspire S7