The slim, lightweight S7 features an Intel Core i5 or i7 processor, scratch-resistant glass, and enhanced battery life.
By Cecilia Galvin
August 13, 2013
On the heels of the debut of Acer’s Veriton Z series AIO, the PC maker has made its 2.87-pound, .51-inch slim S7 Ultrabook available in the U.S., targeting students and road warriors who need performance, durability, and all-day battery life in a lightweight package.
The S7 boasts a scratch-resistant Gorilla Glass 2 lid and an aluminum design to survive the rigors of the road and the college dorm, and such enhancements as an Intel Core i5 or i7 processor, 33 percent better battery life (think all-nighter), a new keyboard with a deeper keystroke, and new display technology for connecting to a TV wirelessly (think down time).
Both Ultrabooks take advantage of Windows 8 with 13.3-inch, full HD touch displays and a ZoomPerfect touchpad that supports all Windows 8 gestures. The light-sensing, backlit keyboard adjusts automatically to lighting conditions and the dual-torque hinge lets you open the Ultrabook completely flat for when you’re sharing or collaborating.
The model S7-392-6832 has the fourth-generation Intel Core i5-4200U processor (1.6GHz with Turbo Boost Technology up to 2.6GHz / 3MB L3 cache); 8GB DDR3, dual-channel memory; and a 128GB solid-state drive. It retails for $1,449.99.
Its big brother, model S7-392-9890, features a fourth-gen Intel Core i7 processor (1.8GHz with Turbo Boost Technology up to 23.0GHz / 4MB L3 cache); 8GB DDR3, dual-channel memory; and a 256GB solid-state drive. MSRP is $1,699.99.