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The second time's a charm for Acer's flagship Ultrabook

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The second time's a charm for Acer: The company's refreshed S7 Ultrabook addresses all the things we disliked about the original. Just be prepared to pay a premium over competing laptops with similar specs.

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Critic reviews

8.4
10 reviews
  • Speed and features
    8.0
  • Design and form factor
    8.9
  • Battery life
    8.3
  • Display
    8.2
  • Durability
    8.0
  • Expandability
    7.5
  • Noise
    8.0
  • Portability (size / weight)
    9.2

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7.0
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9.0
Engadget Aug 13, 2013

The Acer Aspire S7-392 is what the original should have been: it offers long battery life, runs quietly and brings a much-improved trackpad. ... Whereas before we recommended this with caveats, we now endorse it whole-heartedly.

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9.0
Gizmodo Aug 14, 2013

This has been my favorite Windows laptop to date. The 14-inch Razer Blade was pretty wonderful as well, but its screen was too much of a letdown.

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9.0
PC Mag Aug 30, 2013

It's the current pinnacle of the ultrabook trend and shows the brilliance that the PC makers can return under Intel's increasingly stringent standards for ultrabooks.

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8.0
CNET Aug 13, 2013

The Acer Aspire S7, a Windows 8 launch favorite that holds up nicely, gets a needed update to the latest CPUs for better battery life.

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8.0
Laptop Magazine Aug 5, 2013

The Acer Aspire S7 is a slim, stylish Ultrabook that offers strong performance, very long battery life and a gorgeous, full-1080p touch screen

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8.0
Ars Technica Sep 2, 2013

Switching from Ivy Bridge to Haswell makes this refreshed Aspire S7 everything that the first model aspired to be (get it?). We still don’t like this keyboard very much, but otherwise the S7 offers most of what you could ask for of a non-convertible Ultrabook.

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9.0
NotebookReview Nov 6, 2013

It's lightweight form factor, strong performance and above average battery life makes the device a perfect candidate for both business and travel.

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7.0
PC World Australia Aug 16, 2013

Acer's premium Ultrabook gets a fourth-generation Core i7 CPU, which gives it much better overall battery life without really sacrificing performance. It's a very good unit, but it has some issues that could be annoying to some users.

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8.0
Digital Trends Aug 21, 2013

With a new CPU, bigger battery, an improved keyboard, and standout aesthetics, Acer’s updated Aspire S7 is seriously worth considering.

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8.0
HotHardware Dec 19, 2013

The Aspire S7 isn’t perfect, but it is going to be a solid choice for a lot of users – particularly those who want a stylish machine that looks as good in the conference room as it does in the coffee shop.

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Engadget Jun 2, 2013

Acer's upgraded the S7 to Haswell CPUs (Core i3, i5 and i7), but it also squeezed in a bigger battery -- 47Wh, up from 35Wh. Between that bigger cell and new chipset, Acer is rating the battery life at seven hours, which, if true, would correct one of the OG model's biggest shortcomings.

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Pocket-Lint Jun 4, 2013

The exterior is sleek and features rounded contours. The new model is made from a single block of aluminium, making it particularly strong and durable. We like.

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Expert Reviews Aug 15, 2013

With an improved battery life and keyboard, plus that new screen, the new Acer Aspire S7 looks to be a fantastic device. It will still appeal to those for whom looks and weight are more important than sheer endurance, but that covers a lot of people.

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9.0
wiczerd wiczerd

I bought the refurbished version of this, returned one whose battery was not connected properly but since then have not been happier. The features all speak for themselves, but the build feel is also really impressive. It's got a metal keyboard that really feels nice and sturdy and the hinge is...

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3.0
CoBullet CoBullet

Honestly, I don't suggest this to anyone. While the computer is great and all in pretty much all aspects except design, if you expect yourself to be using the laptop at all while its plugged in then you have a completely different thing coming to you. A simple slight bump of the power cord will...

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