By end of September, there will be a new rivalry coming up in the slim laptop market because of Acer Aspire S7 Windows 8. The news of the newest Acer kid was released at Computex 2012. Now, it is just a matter of weeks before consumers get their hands on the device.
Given that the release date comes before the official launch of Windows 8 to the market, it is obvious that the Aspire S7 Ultrabook is dropping with the all familiar Windows 7. Of course, you are going to get an OS upgrade soon as it gets off Microsoft sleeves.
Now, Acer has just released the pricing for the Aspire S7. You will be getting it at $1,465 or £1,490.99. With that much money, don’t worry, the deal is quite sweet as you are getting the third generation version of Intel Core i5 CPU. The Ultrabook is also coming with an integrated Intel HD 4000 Video card. The card will rely on shared memory. What’s more is that, you now have option of LED-backlit displays as well on the screen on the Aspire S7. Since this is a Windows 8 Ultrabook, you are already going to have the hardware to match the OS experience.
It has a capacitive touch screen, which is 11.6 inches or 13.3 inches diagonally. The display resolution goes for 1920px by 1080px, enabling you to enjoy true HD videos. The thickness is just 12.5mm overall, making it a very thin Ultrabook.
More specifications include a white glass coating for the 4GB RAM. Your files will stay safe on the 128GB SSD and your connectivity need will not be too much for the LAN 802.11 b/g/n adapter. The latest USB 3.0 is onboard the Acer Aspire S7 Ultrabook. Moreover, you get a micro HDMI output for your large display needs like when doing presentations or enjoying movies on your LED TV at home. The best of it all is that there is a Thunderbolt port included together with a SD/SDHC reader slot minimizing the need of cables to your camera and other devices.
Skype enthusiast and other video callers will enjoy the services of a front-facing web camera that is ideal for video calls. Also, the essence of an Ultrabook is weight and battery life. As expected, the Acer Aspire S7 Windows 8 Ultrabook will give the MacBook Air (2012) a run for its money. The Aspire S7 weighs only 1.2 – 1.3kg while giving the user 12 hours of battery life. That is a whole day outdoors!