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The Acer Aspire S7 series for 2013 are touch-enabled, ultra-portable Windows 8 notebooks with a slim, aluminum, unibody construction and features a 13.3-inch, 1080p display or optional high-resolution WQHD (2560 x 1440) display, 4th generation Intel Core processors, and starts with 128GB of SSD storage.

Description

The Toshiba Kirabook is an update to their 2013 model. It is a premium Windows 8 notebook featuring a high-res 13.3-inch display with touchscreen options, a magnesium-alloy contruction, and Harman/Kardon speakers plus DTS Studio Sound processing. The Kirabook comes with a 256GB SSD, 8GB or RAM, and up to a Haswell Intel Core i7 processor.

The Asus Zenbook UX301 is an ultra-portable Windows 8 notebook featuring a 13.3-inch IPS LCD touchscreen with a 2560 x 1440 resolution, an Intel Haswell Core i7 processor with Iris integrated graphics, and a Gorilla Glass 3-covered lid.

The Yoga 2 Pro is continues Lenovo's interest in nontraditional laptop designs for Windows 8, but seriously ups its ante with a high-resolution display.

The Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus offers a 13.3-inch 3200 x 1800 qHD+ multi-touch display and is powered by Intel's Core i5 and i7 ULT Haswell processors (depending on the model), which offer a full 12 hours of battery life. It also supports up to 8GB of RAM, Intel HD Graphics 4400, a 256GB SSD, and is 13.6mm at its thickest point.

Razer has updated the Blade for 2014 with a 14-inch high-resolution (3800 x 1800) display, Intel's Haswell line of i7 processors, as well as Nvidia's GeForce GTX 870M GPU with a massive 3GB of video RAM on-board.

  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: January 2014
  • Price at launch: $1,399.99

Availability

  • Status: Announced
  • Availability date: February 2014
  • Price at launch: $1,499.99
  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: January 2014
  • Price at launch: $1,999.99
  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: October 2013
  • Price at launch: $1,049.99
  • Status: Available
  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: February 2014
  • Price at launch: $2,199.99
  • Alias: Aspire S7-392

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  • Laptop type: Ultraportable
  • Width: 12.72 inches
  • Depth: 8.78 inches
  • Thickness: 0.51 inches
  • Weight: 2.87 pounds
  • Color: White

Hardware

  • Laptop type: Ultraportable
  • Width: 12.44 inches
  • Depth: 8.15 inches
  • Thickness: 0.7 inches
  • Weight: 2.66 pounds
  • Color: Silver
  • Laptop type: Ultraportable
  • Width: 12.8 inches
  • Depth: 8.8 inches
  • Thickness: 0.6 inches
  • Weight: 2.6 pounds
  • Color: Blue
  • Laptop type: Convertible tablet
  • Width: 12.99 inches
  • Depth: 8.66 inches
  • Thickness: .61 inches
  • Weight: 3.06 pounds
  • Color: Black / Orange
  • Laptop type: Ultraportable
  • Width: 12.58 inches
  • Depth: 8.78 inches
  • Thickness: .54 inches
  • Weight: 3.06 pounds
  • Color: Silver
  • Laptop type: Gaming PC
  • Width: 13.6 inches
  • Depth: 9.3 inches
  • Thickness: 0.7 inches
  • Weight: 4.47 pounds
  • Color: Black
  • Operating system: Windows 8

Software

  • Operating system: Windows 8
  • Operating system: Windows 8
  • Operating system: Windows 8
  • Operating system: Windows 8
  • Operating system: Windows 8
  • Screen size (diagonal): 13.3 inches
  • Display surface: Glossy
  • Technology: IPS LCD
  • Backlight: LED
  • Resolution (X): 1920 px
  • Resolution (Y): 1080 px
  • PPI: 166
  • Touch technology: Capacitive
  • Multitouch: Yes

Display (base)

  • Screen size (diagonal): 13.3 inches
  • Technology: LCD
  • Backlight: LED
  • Resolution (X): 2560 px
  • Resolution (Y): 1440 px
  • PPI: 221
  • Screen size (diagonal): 13.3 inches
  • Display surface: Glossy
  • Technology: IPS LCD
  • Backlight: LED
  • Resolution (X): 2560 px
  • Resolution (Y): 1440 px
  • PPI: 221
  • Touch technology: Capacitive
  • Multitouch: Yes
  • Screen size (diagonal): 13.3 inches
  • Display surface: Glossy
  • Technology: IPS LCD
  • Backlight: LED
  • Resolution (X): 3200 px
  • Resolution (Y): 1800 px
  • PPI: 276
  • Touch technology: Capacitive
  • Multitouch: Yes
  • Screen size (diagonal): 13.3 inches
  • Display surface: Glossy
  • Resolution (X): 3200 px
  • Resolution (Y): 1800 px
  • PPI: 276
  • Touch technology: Capacitive
  • Multitouch: Yes
  • Screen size (diagonal): 14 inches
  • Display surface: Glossy
  • Technology: IPS LCD
  • Backlight: LED
  • Resolution (X): 3200 px
  • Resolution (Y): 1800 px
  • PPI: 262
  • Touch technology: Capacitive
  • Multitouch: Yes
  • Size (diagonal): 13.3 inches
  • Technology: IPS LCD
  • Backlit: LED
  • Resolution (X): 2560 px
  • Resolution (Y): 1440 px
  • PPI: 221
  • Touch technology: Capacitive
  • Multitouch: Yes

Display (max)

  • Size (diagonal): 13.3 inches
  • Technology: LCD
  • Backlit: LED
  • Resolution (X): 2560 px
  • Resolution (Y): 1440 px
  • PPI: 221
  • Touch technology: Capacitive
  • Multitouch: Yes
  • Type: Chiclet
  • Backlit: Yes
  • Number pad: No

Keyboard

  • Type: Chiclet
  • Backlit: Yes
  • Number pad: No
  • Type: Chiclet
  • Backlit: Yes
  • Number pad: No
  • Type: Chiclet
  • Backlit: Yes
  • Number pad: No
  • Type: Chiclet
  • Backlit: Yes
  • Number pad: No
  • Type: Chiclet
  • Backlit: Yes
  • Number pad: No
  • Type(s): Trackpad

Mouse

  • Type(s): Trackpad
  • Type(s): Trackpad
  • Type(s): Trackpad
  • Type(s): Trackpad
  • Type(s): Trackpad
  • CPU brand: Intel
  • CPU family: Haswell
  • Model: Core i5-4200U
  • Cores: 2
  • Clockspeed: 1.6 GHz

Processor (base)

  • CPU brand: Intel
  • CPU family: Haswell
  • CPU brand: Intel
  • CPU family: Haswell
  • Model: Core i7-4558U
  • Cores: 2
  • Clockspeed: 2.8 GHz
  • Turbo clockspeed: 3.3 GHz
  • CPU brand: Intel
  • CPU family: Haswell
  • Model: Core i3
  • Cores: 2
  • Clockspeed: 1.7 GHz
  • CPU brand: Intel
  • CPU family: Haswell
  • Model: Core i5
  • Cores: 2
  • Clockspeed: 1.6 MHz
  • Turbo clockspeed: 2.6 MHz
  • CPU brand: Intel
  • CPU family: Haswell
  • Model: Core i7-4702HQ
  • Cores: 4
  • Clockspeed: 2.2 GHz
  • Turbo clockspeed: 3.2 GHz

Processor (max)

  • Brand: Intel
  • Family: Haswell
  • Model: Core i7
  • Cores: 2
  • Clockspeed: 1.8 GHz
  • Turbo clockspeed: 3 MHz
  • Brand: Intel
  • Family: Haswell
  • Model: Core i7
  • Cores: 2
  • Clockspeed: 1.8 GHz
  • Turbo clockspeed: 3 MHz
  • Graphics type: Integrated
  • Integrated GPU brand: Intel
  • Integrated GPU model: HD Graphics 4400

GPU (base)

  • Graphics type: Integrated
  • Integrated GPU brand: Intel
  • Integrated GPU model: HD Graphics
  • Graphics type: Integrated
  • Integrated GPU brand: Intel
  • Integrated GPU model: Iris graphics 5100
  • Graphics type: Integrated
  • Integrated GPU brand: Intel
  • Integrated GPU model: HD Graphics 4400
  • Graphics type: Integrated
  • Integrated GPU brand: Intel
  • Integrated GPU model: HD Graphics 4400
  • Graphics type: Discrete
  • Base discrete GPU brand: Nvidia
  • Discrete GPU model: GeForce GTX 870M
  • Dedicated VRAM size: 3 GB
  • Base RAM size: 8 GB
  • RAM type: DDR3L

Memory

  • Base RAM size: 8 GB
  • RAM type: DDR3
  • Base RAM speed: 1600 MHz
  • Base RAM size: 8 GB
  • RAM type: DDR3L
  • Base RAM speed: 1066 MHz
  • Base RAM size: 4 GB
  • Max. config RAM size: 8 GB
  • RAM type: DDR3
  • Base RAM speed: 1600 MHz
  • Base RAM size: 4 MB
  • Max. config RAM size: 8 GB
  • RAM type: DDR3
  • Base RAM speed: 1600 MHz
  • Base RAM size: 8 GB
  • RAM type: DDR3L
  • Base RAM speed: 1600 MHz
  • Base drive type: Flash (SSD)
  • Base drive capacity: 128 GB
  • Max. config SSD: 256 GB
  • Card reader: Yes
  • Card reader support: SD

Storage

  • Base drive type: Flash (SSD)
  • Base drive capacity: 256 GB
  • Card reader: Yes
  • Card reader support: SD, miniSD, microSD
  • Base drive type: Flash (SSD)
  • Base drive capacity: 256 GB
  • Max. config SSD: 512 GB
  • Card reader: Yes
  • Card reader support: SD, MMC
  • Base drive type: Flash (SSD)
  • Base drive capacity: 128 GB
  • Max. config SSD: 512 GB
  • Card reader: Yes
  • Card reader support: SD, MMC
  • Options: Flash Memory (SSD)
  • Base drive type: Flash (SSD)
  • Base drive capacity: 128 MB
  • Max. config SSD: 256 MB
  • Card reader: Yes
  • Card reader support: SD
  • Base drive type: Flash (SSD)
  • Base drive capacity: 128 GB
  • Max. config SSD: 512 GB
  • Speakers: 2

Audio

  • Audio brand: Harman/ Kardon, DTS Studio Sound
  • Speakers: 2
  • Speakers: 2
  • Speakers: 2
  • Video resolution: 720p

Webcam

  • Video resolution: 720p
  • Video resolution: 720p
  • Video resolution: 720p
  • Video resolution: 720p
  • Video resolution: 720p
  • USB 3.0: 2
  • HDMI: 1
  • 3.5mm mic / headphone combo: 1
  • Docking connector: Yes

Port options

  • USB 3.0: 3
  • HDMI: 1
  • 3.5mm mic / headphone combo: 1
  • USB 3.0: 2
  • Mini DisplayPort: 1
  • HDMI: 1
  • 3.5mm line-in / microphone: 1
  • USB: 1
  • USB 3.0: 1
  • Micro HDMI: 1
  • 3.5mm mic / headphone combo: 1
  • USB 3.0: 2
  • Mini VGA: 1
  • Micro HDMI: 1
  • 3.5mm mic / headphone combo: 1
  • USB 3.0: 3
  • HDMI: 1
  • 3.5mm mic / headphone combo: 1
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Wi-Fi options: 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11a
  • Bluetooth: Yes
  • Bluetooth version: 4.0
  • Wireless video: WiDi

Connectivity

  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Wi-Fi options: 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b
  • Bluetooth: Yes
  • Bluetooth version: 4.0
  • Wireless video: WiDi
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Wi-Fi options: 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11a, 802.11ac
  • Bluetooth: Yes
  • Bluetooth version: 4.0
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Wi-Fi options: 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b
  • Bluetooth: Yes
  • Bluetooth version: 4.0
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Wi-Fi options: 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Wi-Fi options: 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11a, 802.11ac
  • Bluetooth: Yes
  • Bluetooth version: 4.0
  • Size: 6280 mAh
  • Chemistry: Lithium Ion (Li-Ion)
  • Quoted time: 8 hr

Battery

  • Chemistry: Lithium Polymer (Li-Po)
  • Quoted time: 9 hr
  • Size: 50.6 Wh
  • Chemistry: Lithium Polymer (Li-Po)
  • Quoted time: 8 hr
  • Size: 4 cell
  • Chemistry: Lithium Polymer (Li-Po)
  • Removable: No
  • Quoted time: 12 hr
  • Size: 70 Wh
  • Chemistry: Lithium Polymer (Li-Po)
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