The competition of ultrabooks has reached a new level. With Sony releasing Vaio Pro 13 and Lenovo offering Yoga, it seems there is no more room for competition. However, there are several reasons why buyers should consider Acer's Aspire 7 over big competitions like Apple, Samsung and Sony.
A Windows 8 That Can Deliver
Acer Aspire S7 runs on Intel's Haswell CPU. This offers more battery life increasing functionality. It comes with a Windows 8 operating system. Today, the Acer Aspire S7 is considered as one of the best Windows 8 offerings out.
Many tech aficionados approve of the S7. It gained positive reception especially for its new-from-the-ground-up ultrabook appeal. Acer chose to use the Windows 8 instead of an updated version of Windows 7. It also sports a thin and sleek design. The minimalist chassis and Gorilla Glass-covered lid makes it a premium product.
Following the release of the Aspire S7, the market witnessed an onslaught of launches including 1080p ultrabooks like Samsung Ativ Book 9, Sony Vaio Pro 13 and the Lenovo Yoga 13. Despite the number of competitions around, the Acer Aspire S7 remains one of the best choices around. It has an eye-catching design featuring Gorilla Glass lid and bold white and silver color scheme. Many note the color and design allow S7 to stand out from most laptops.
Design and Features
Aspire S7 did not veer away much from its original design. It sports the same framework from 2012. The glass lid cover works well compared to covering the device altogether with metal or plastic. It gives an appealing effect without the discomfort.
S7 is not just an all-glass top. It also sports an aluminium body over a plastic base. The notebook provides a MacBook-like vibe. Other laptops often stick with the glassy or matte black. Some throw in red accents or little gray. Aspire S7 stands out from the choices by merely being different. Its upscale look should convince users to take a second look at it.
The keyboard features island-style and flat-topped keys. All keys slope gently on an indented keyboard tray. The improved keyboard prevents errors. They are deeper; thus, users will have an easier time differentiating which keys they need to use.
Connections, Performance and Battery
Small laptops have one drawback. They have to sacrifice some ports to pack in enough features to make it functional. Nonetheless, the latest S7 tries to compensate for that with two video outputs: Mini DisplayPort and HDMI. There are also a number of USB 3.0 ports and SD card slot. However, it does not have an Ethernet jack.
While S7 runs on Intel Core i5 CPU instead of the Core i7, the difference is just little. People will not notice it in their everyday use. The S7 has quick response time comparable to Samsung Ativ Book 9 and Sony Vaio Pro 13. It also comes with an impressive touchscreen response. People will find it extremely useful for office work, web surfing, HD video playback and social media.
As it runs on Intel's Haswell, S7 offers excellent battery life. It can run for almost 7 hours on video playback. Though MacBook Air still offers longer life, still, 7 hours or more when on standby is not bad at all. While the design stems from the first generation of Windows 8 laptops, this device offers a feel like no other.
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