The main advantage of a laptop is that, as its name suggests, is comfortable to carry. This is a device best light but keep an appropriate screen size to work comfortably, a point where ultrabooks are the best option available. The Taiwanese company Acer has a very interesting offer ultrabooks, and the popular Acer Aspire S7 is one of the most powerful models in its catalog. Perhaps the most desired family.
In fact, the company has renovated the Acer Aspire S7 and presents a model with more powerful specifications and the same elegant design, but above all very thin and light. Within these dimensions we can choose between two models in varying processor power and memory. Here we see the main features of the new Acer Aspire S7.
Acer is sticking to a line of simple, elegant design with this model ultrabook. The chassis is made from a single piece of aluminum that provides great strength and keeps the set in an acceptable weight, the total is 1.3 kilos. The measures are 32.25 x 22.35 inches, a little broader than an A4 page so we can carry in a backpack or shoulder bag with no problem. The external part, on the other hand, is covered in rugged glass Corning Gorilla Glass 2 that gives you a touch more sophisticated when you create a reflective surface, but in addition is not scoring or go broke because it is a materials prepared for this type of external aggressions.
Another thing to consider is that the hinge is dual, i.e., opening in two phases. The first goes to an angle of 105 °, the usual to work with the keyboard. However no other second phase that achieves the opening 180. Moreover, the keyboard will allow management although we totally dark because it has an automatic backlight that allows us to see the keys at all times, without dazzle.
The new Acer Aspire S7 carries a type IPS LED backlit 13.3-inch, compact size for transport is comfortable but at the same time allows us to work properly. The screen offers a resolution FullHD, so that images are very sharp and even can see HD movies without losing a bit of quality. Importantly, the panel is multitouch and recognizes up to 10 points simultaneously. The detail of the hinge in two phases mentioned before is convenient to open the 180th Computer and share content with turn function display (FN + O).
As mentioned, the new Acer Aspire S7 is available in various configurations and they change the processor type, although in all cases the most obvious improvement is the jump to the chips Intel Haswell. The new processor architecture is focused primarily on energy efficiency and also a faster performance. It’s most powerful model is fitted with a Intel Core i7, dual core at a frequency of 1.8 gigahertz. Meanwhile the intermediate model advocates a Intel Core i5, also dual core and in this case running at 1.6 gigahertz frequency. Both have 8 GB of RAM type DDR3L memory and also have an integrated Intel HD4400 graphics chip. In the case of internal memory, in both cases we find a solid SSD Raid 0 ensures data much faster than conventional SSDs. Higher capacity model is 256 Gb and intermediate stays model half, i.e., 128 Gb.
The same way as the previous generation, the new Acer Aspire S7 continues to opt for Windows 8 as the operating system of series. This release of the operating system Microsoft highlighted by the introduction of the Metro interface, known as surplus in the mobile version of the platform and having a structure different from previous versions of Windows. This visual layer organizes content in what Microsoft calls Windows Live or Live Tiles, which are a series of squares and rectangles of various sizes that serve as direct access to the applications you have installed and can customize to our liking.
The App Store allows you to expand the capabilities of your computer by downloading new programs, among which we can find some of the most popular social networks like Skype, Twitter or Facebook. Besides if you have a smartphone with Windows Phone integration of different services is complete, so it is more convenient to manage the content from one device to another.
The Acer Aspire S7 features the classic wireless package we ask any laptop. Of course we talk about the port WiFi will allow us to access the Internet and in this case supports connections of 2.4 or 5 GHz (IEEE 802.11 a / b / g / n). It also has a connection Bluetooth to use accessories such as speakers or synchronize data with a mobile device. The physical connections are some limitations such as lack of an Ethernet port, but what has improved is that the HDMI port is full size and any type of adapter is not necessary. We recall that the HDMI system can launch a high-definition signal to a monitor or TV to view the content as well in a larger size.
We continue with the connections and see that the Acer Aspire S7 has four USB ports, two of which are USB 3.0 and allow transfers are faster, but yes, you need to be with a device ready. It also has a slot for SD memory cards and a standard 3.5 mm jack for headphones or speakers.