Acer to launch Aspire S7 Ultrabook series on October 26By Shawn Knight 7 comments
Acer will be launching the Aspire S7 Ultrabook series alongside Windows 8 on October 26 in North America. We had our first look at these full HD touch screen systems back in June at Computex and another peek at IFA 2012 in August although full details were missing at each event.
Acer's S7 looks to be rather impressive on paper. The entry-level S7-191-6640 includes an 11.6-inch, 1080p IPS display, an Intel Core i5-3317UB processor, a 128GB solid state drive, 4GB of RAM and a backlit keyboard. The system measures 11.17 x 7.7 x 0.48-inches and weighs just 2.29 pounds. Expect to pay $1,200 for the smaller model of the S7.
If a larger screen is what you are after, Acer has two other S7s that fit the bill. The first is priced at $1,400 and includes a larger 13.3-inch display - again, a 1080P IPS screen, a Core i5-3317UB CPU, the same 128GB SSD, 4GB of system memory and a backlit keyboard. For an extra $250, the S7-391-9886 includes everything above as well as a faster i7-3517UB processor and a larger 256GB SSD. Both 13-inch systems measure 12.73 x 8.79 x 0.47-inches and weigh 2.86 pounds.
It's worth pointing out that the entry-level system ships with an aluminum lid while the two larger Ultrabooks use Gorilla Glass. Furthermore, all systems include a USB to Ethernet adapter, a micro-HDMI to VGA dongle and a convenient carrying case. And perhaps best of all - all systems use a speedy SSD RAID 0 configuration which means we can expect to see the same ridiculously fast speeds that accompanied the just-reviewed Aspire S5.