The Acer Aspire S7 Ultrabook is more than Acer’s newest gadget. This is one of the latest designs in the ever increasing market of thin laptops. On its surface, the Aspire S7 is one of the best looking ultrabooks on the scene.
Sleek is probably the first word to come to mind when first setting eyes on the white glass lid accented with silver aluminum trim at the rim. Furthermore, it appears quite sturdy even though it is trim and lightweight.
The Pros : Acer Aspire S7
In addition to being less than three pounds and only half an inch thick when closed, there are a few other features some may like about the S7 Ultrabook. Those who like touchscreens can enjoy this bit of technology as this one comes with Gorilla glass coating.
However, there is also a full-size QWERTY keyboard as well, so this ultrabook does not become another laptop that converts into a tablet. Still, the laptop can lie down flat for those who need this function for some reason.
There are other features that Acer hopes will help it to leave behind its reputation as a provider of moderately priced but subpar laptops. For instance, this particular book is equipped with a Windows 8 operating system and has the necessary ports one comes to expect in a laptop including two USB ports, a card reader, headphone jack and micro HDMI. There are also other extras including a webcam, stylish carrying case and a Bluetooth mouse.
Even though the S7 Ultrabook looks cool, it still may not be enough to help enhance Acer’s reputation. For instance, the device comes with 4GB 1600MHz DDR3 of memory, which cannot be upgraded. Some may also find the keyboard a little less than adequate as its layout may not be as familiar as a conventional laptop keyboard. There is no row of function keys and the “delete” key is placed next to the space bar for some inexplicable reason.
The “delete” key is not the only unfortunately placed key. The power bar is located on the side with the port functions, which makes it easy to activate it accidentally. The touchpad functions normally, but it can feel loose. While the wireless connectivity works well enough, the cellular connectivity still has a little something to be desired. However, the battery may be what turns many away from the S7. The battery tends to last less than four hours at a time.
Acer Aspire S7 – Is It Worth It?
While the Acer Aspire S7 Ultrabook looks good on the outside, it still leaves a bit to be desired on the inside, especially since the price on these laptops range from $1400 to $1700. Its sleek look may not be enough to overcome the fact that the laptop is not very user friendly for those who have gotten used to using more conventionally designed laptops.