Acer recently released a near-perfect 13-inch update to the S7—Apire S7-392 Multi-Touch, which still retains the same light and thin design. But features a whole lot of minor upgrades, most of which appear as Acer’s attempt to respond to the grumbles that users had concerning the S7.
For starters, the Aspire S7-392-9890 Ultrabook features an ultra-slim chassis that’s merely 0.51 inch thin with a weight of 2.87 pounds. The dual-torque hinges that Acer patented of late makes the laptop easy to open using one hand. Plus it allows you to open the display completely flat on a desk or table so you can share the display with those around you.
The ultrabook utilizes 10-point touch support integrated in windows 8. It uses a LED-backlit display, which arrives equipped with a super-crisp HD 1920 x 1080p native resolution with an aspect ratio of 16:9. Core to this is the integrated Intel HD Graphics 4400 that makes it fit for light to middle weight gaming.
The touchscreen also features an In-Plane Switching technology (IPS), which lets you reproduce uniform colors or switch to wide angle viewing.
Under the ultra-slim hood, you’ll find a 4th generation dual-core Haswell 1.8GHz Intel Core i7-4500U chipset with 8 GB of DDR3 RAM. For storage, the touchscreen laptop comes with a 256 SSD, which is two times faster than the standard IDE and SATA hard drives.
For a quick rundown of the other innards, there’s the SD media card reader, Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity, Wi-Fi, Integrated microphone and webcam, as well as an Intel Wireless Display (Wi-Di). Not to mention the built-in stereo speakers and Dolby Theatre-V4 audio enhancement.
Needless to say the UltraBook runs on windows 8, which replaces the old-fashioned start menu with a remodeled Start Screen. This start screen has tiles for providing notifications in the real-time. Besides, the OS focuses on cloud storage and apps that you can download from the Windows Stores.
The updated Aspire S7 has a second-to-none premium built. It has an aluminum unibody which comes integrated with Gorilla Glass 2 design that not only make it incredibly slender, but light and strong as well. At 12.9 mm, the model is considered the thinnest Ultrabook in the market as we speak.
The new Aspire supports teamwork. You can open it up to 180 degrees. Then punch a hotkey to turn the view so you can share the screen with everyone at your desk. Also if you like, you can view the screen on a big screen, wire-free using the newly developed Wi-Di connectivity.
Unlike the previous S7 which came with a battery life of four hours, the new aspire promises 7 hours of juice when fully charged. It has a light-sensing backlit keyboard that amplifies its glow in dim settings to make the keys visible. The keys are also refined for better typing.
For all those who complained about the previous S7 being a tad noisy, the new Aspire has the kink completely ironed out. Using a 2nd generation Acer TwinAir, the new Ultrabook has the fan noise silenced completely. Acer also introduced a new feature on the update–Acer Purified Voice Technology. This allows you to enjoy crystal clear chats, without being disrupted by noise.