Acer Revamps the Aspire S7 Series Ultrabooks
At last year’s Computex, Acer introduced their Aspire S7 Series Ultrabook, which turned out to be solid examples of what Ultrabooks should be. The Acer Aspire S7 Series Ultrabooks provided reliable performance in a super-slim, ultra-portable design. At this year’s Computex, Acer continues that trend with higher resolutions and low-voltage, next-gen Intel® chips.
This time around, the Acer Aspire S7 Series Ultrabooks will only come in a 13” version, leaving the 11” version behind. The reason for this is that the Aspire S7 Series will now be offered with enormous 2560 x 1440 native resolution on its capacitive touchscreen. In certain regions, such as Europe, the Aspire S7 Series will come standard with this resolution, while in other regions it will continue to be offered in the base-model 1080p version.
The design of the Aspire S7 Series is expected to be similar to its predecessor, with an ultra-portable enclosure and a scratch-resistant Gorilla Glass 2 lid. The Aspire S7 Series is expected to be able to open up to a full 180-degree angle while giving users the ability to change the desktop orientation using integrated hot keys. Acer also added a refined electroluminescent (EL) backlit keyboard and second-generation Acer TwinAir cooling technology, which can keep the Aspire S7 Series Ultrabooks cool while also reducing the noise level at maximum load to at least 20% less than its predecessor.
Acer will also be upgrading the Aspire S7 Series to the fourth-generation Intel Haswell™ processors (Core™ i3, i5, and i7). Acer also says they’ll be installing a bigger battery. With a bigger battery and the rumored low voltage of Intel Haswell chips, Acer predicts that the Aspire S7 Series will get up to 7 hours of battery life per charge. We will have to wait and see if this is the case when Acer starts shipping the Aspire S7 Series in July of this year. Make sure to check back with B&H for more updates.