There's no denying that the Acer Aspire S7 is an attractive-looking machine. It's a super-thin ultrabook with a 1080p display that rotates 180 degrees, and when we reviewed it, we found there was a lot to love. If you can look past the weak speakers, limited 4GB RAM, and pretty dismal battery life, the S7 is the perfect minimalist notebook.
One thing stopping us from overlooking the S7's faults was its slightly high price tag — the 11.6-inch model launched at $1,199, while a fully-specced 13.3-inch machine would set you back $1,649 — but the Microsoft Store is running a promotion that takes care of that. You can now pick up the 11.6-inch S7 for just $899, while the Core i5 and Core i7 13.3-inch models will set you back $999 and $1299, respectively. Although you've been able to pick up the laptops at below-retail prices on sites like Amazon for some time, Microsoft's deal — valid for a "limited time only" — is still around $200 cheaper than we've seen elsewhere.