Acer Aspire S7 Ultrabook announced
Every company needs a flagship device to keep it going, never mind that the flagship device is never going to sell as many units as their “bread and butter” models so to speak. For instance, Mercedes Benz has their S Class range that is the epitome of luxury for the brand, while BMW has their 7 Series. When it comes to the world of Ultrabooks, Acer’s previous champion, the Acer Aspire S7 has proved itself to be more than a decent performer, especially with its 180-degree display capability. Well, Acer has taken the opportunity this time around at Computex 2013 in Taipei to unveil a next-generation version of their 13.3-inch Aspire S7 Ultrabook which will not only retain the celebrated characteristics of its predecessor, but the brand new Aspire S7 will also introduce improved battery life for all-day computing, a refined electroluminescent (EL) backlit keyboard that delivers a more natural typing experience, and 2nd generation Acer TwinAir cooling that runs quieter than ever before, in addition to having wireless display (WiDi) technology which will offer big-screen entertainment and productivity.
The Acer Aspire S7-392 will boast of Acer’s first 10-point touch WQHD display, where it will be accompanied by IPS technology that squeezes out an extremely impressive 2,560 x 1,440 resolution into a 13.3-inch screen. Not only that, your eyes ought to enjoy consistent and accurate colors at viewing angles up to 170 degrees on the IPS display, and it even comes with the touch benefits that are offered by Windows 8, with the ability to option up the touch-enabled screen on the S7 to a full 180° for those moments when you want to make a presentation across the table.
Other hardware specifications include dual-array microphones, Acer’s proprietary PurifiedVoice technology, a 4th generation Intel Core processor and a RAID 0 solid state drive for fast wakeup and read/write times. The entire shebang tips the scales at a mere 1.3kg, and it measures just 12.9mm thin, being made out of premium materials and features a dual-torque, T-shape hinge frame design that delivers wobble-free touch use. With a Gorilla Glass 2 surface that is smooth to the touch, this Aspire S7 Ultrabook is definitely a thing of beauty, where prices will start from €1,450 onwards this July.