Acer Aspire S7 (2012, 13.3-inch)

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The Dell XPS 12 and Acer Aspire S7 aren’t your average laptops. They’re premium, and unique. One is a razor-thin, Gorilla Glass-infused attempt to transform Acer’s reputation, the other Dell’s carbon fiber-laced realization of an idea that was ahead of its time. Both start at $1,199 for a Core i5 processor, 4GB of memory, 128GB of solid state storage, and a brilliant 1080p touchscreen display, but each has its own special way of running Windows 8. The Acer Aspire S7’s screen bends...

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Basic Specs

Laptop type Ultraportable
Thickness 0.47 inches
Weight 2.86 pounds
Operating system Windows 8
Screen size (diagonal) 13.3 inches
Touch technology Capacitive
CPU brand Intel
CPU family Ivy Bridge
Graphics type Integrated
Integrated GPU model HD Graphics 4000

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Tech Specs

Also Known As...

Alias S7-391-6810, S7-391-9886

Hardware

Laptop type Ultraportable
Width 12.73 inches
Depth 8.79 inches
Thickness 0.47 inches
Weight 2.86 pounds
Color White, Black

Software

Operating system Windows 8

Display (base)

Screen size (diagonal) 13.3 inches
Display surface Glossy
Technology LCD
Backlight LED
Resolution (X) 1920 px
Resolution (Y) 1080 px
Touch technology Capacitive
Multitouch Yes

Keyboard

Type Chiclet
Backlit Yes

Mouse

Type(s) Trackpad

Processor (base)

CPU brand Intel
CPU family Ivy Bridge
Model Core i5-3317U
Cores 2
Clockspeed 1.7 GHz
Turbo clockspeed 2.6 GHz

Processor (max)

Brand Intel
Family Ivy Brdige
Model Core i7-3517U
Cores 2
Clockspeed 1.9 GHz
Turbo clockspeed 3.0 GHz

GPU (base)

Graphics type Integrated
Integrated GPU brand Intel
Integrated GPU model HD Graphics 4000

Memory

Base RAM size 4 GB
RAM type DDR3

Storage

Options Flash Memory (SSD)
Base drive type Flash (SSD)
Base drive capacity 128 GB
Max. config SSD 256 GB
Card reader support SD, MMC

Audio

Speakers 2
Audio brand Dolby Home Theater v4

Webcam

Effective pixels 1.3 megapixels

Port options

USB 3.0 2
Micro HDMI 1
3.5mm mic / headphone combo 1

Connectivity

Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi options 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11a
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth version 4.0

Battery

Size 4680 mAh, 4 cell
Chemistry Lithium Polymer (Li-Po)
Quoted time 6 hr

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  • 8.0
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    Reviewed by Mindbogglycows (Currently owns)

    This laptop is a gorgeous machine on the inside and out. Even the underside of the machine feels well put together and of quality. The noise of the machine is quite annoying sometimes though, however it does not get particularly warm. The battery life of this machine was definitely a compromise for how incredibly thin it is, but still a bit of a let down. Everything else works perfectly, the touch screen is very responsive and this thing is a monster when loading files, pictures, videos, etc from the flash drive. All in all, it's definitely a stunner, would be the perfect machine if it had a tad bit longer battery life, (tad bit is an understatement, try an extra 2 hours).

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    • Design 10
    • Keyboard 8
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    • Display 9
    • Performance 9
    • Heat / noise 6
    • Battery life 6
    • Software 8
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