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conclusion:We like it

80

The Aspire S7 is one of the thinnest, lightest touchscreen Ultrabooks around, and has one of the best displays available on any laptop. As Engadget puts it, "the S7's 1080p, IPS screen is one of the loveliest laptop displays we've seen in some time, the sort of panel that puts other laptops to shame." Laptop Mag calls the L7's design "jaw dropping" and praises its 10-point touchscreen as letting users "experience Windows 8 the way Microsoft intended." While the S7 is expensive, and its battery life is shorter than it should be (an issue with many Windows 8 touchscreen laptops), it's still, as Laptop puts it, "the sleekest Windows 8 machine on the planet."

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Critic reviews

7.7
18 reviews
  • Speed and features
    8.4
  • Design and form factor
    9.0
  • Battery life
    5.6
  • Display
    9.0
  • Durability
    8.9
  • Expandability
    6.2
  • Noise
    4.7
  • Portability (size / weight)
    9.5

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User reviews

8.7
3 reviews
8.0
Engadget Nov 20, 2012

... the Aspire S7, the best-made Ultrabook Acer has put out, with a stunning 1080p display and that same fast performance we recorded on the S5. One problem, though: Acer never did figure out the battery life.

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8.0
PC World Nov 21, 2012

All in all, the S7-391 is a nice laptop to use and show off. It would be nice to have an 8GB option and better battery life, but neither is essential for the vast majority of users. The design and overall usability are top notch. And it's an eye-catching system, sure to draw attention.

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8.0
CNET Nov 28, 2012

One of the few standout products from the first wave of Windows 8 laptops, the Acer Aspire S7 proves that Apple does not have a monopoly on great design.

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7.0
Ars Technica Dec 12, 2012

The Acer Aspire S7 is an admirable effort from a company that is trying to change its reputation, but its good looks are hampered by design flaws and deficiencies that make it difficult to recommend, especially at its $1,399 starting price.

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7.0
PC Mag Nov 14, 2012

Though the Acer Aspire S7-391-9886 is a very good choice for the "money is no object" buyer, some quirks and a brief battery life keep this ultrabook from earning our highest honors.

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6.0
Laptop Magazine Nov 9, 2012

The Acer Aspire S7 is an absolutely stunning Windows 8 Ultrabook with a full HD touch screen and fast performance, but short endurance holds it back.

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9.0
SlashGear Nov 23, 2012

This machine is Acer’s best effort yet. It’s an Ultrabook that makes the Windows 8 experience an enjoyable one – and on a personal note, it’s the first in many moons that’s made certain Apple-exclusive family members of mine think about trying a switch.

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8.0
PC World Australia Oct 12, 2012

Thin and light construction, along with a clean design and an excellent touchscreen should make the Aspire S7 a popular choice among users who are after a premium Windows 8 Ultrabook.

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8.0
CNET Asia Nov 14, 2012

Acer shows that it's capable of designing good-looking hardware with premium materials and high-end specs. However, there are some raw edges that need to be ironed out in future iterations.

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8.0
PC World New Zealand Dec 6, 2012

If you can put price aside, and battery life doesn’t worry you too much, the Aspire S7 is an absolutely beautiful piece of hardware and provides one of the best Windows 8 experiences we’ve had. It's premium tech. Just remember that applies to the price, too.

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8.0
PC Advisor Nov 29, 2012

The S7-391 is a nice laptop to use and show off. It would be nice to have an 8GB option and better battery life, but neither is essential for the vast majority of users. The design and overall usability are top notch. And it's an eye-catching system, sure to draw attention whenever you pull it out.

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8.0
TechRadar Dec 12, 2012

If you're in the market for a Windows 8 ultrabook and the relatively high price doesn't scare you off then you'll no doubt dig the Acer Aspire S7. With its list of speedy components, amazing display and svelte size, it pretty much is the Windows 8 ultrabook to beat right now.

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9.0
Notebookcheck Oct 31, 2012

Without question Acer delivers an interesting and high-quality 13-inch ultrabook... Has Acer managed to surpass the competition? In some parts - yes, but overall - no.

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8.0
Digital Trends Dec 17, 2012

The S7 delivers an incredibly thin profile and low weight without compromising display quality or performance. Only a few quirks keep the laptop from ranking among the best Ultrabooks.

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7.0
PC Authority Dec 10, 2012

With the S7, Acer has delivered a wonderful Windows 8 Ultrabook design, even if it didn’t quite manage to deliver the battery life we expected. It is a truly luxurious product, with great attention to engineering detail as well as great integration with Windows 8.

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8.0
Computer Shopper Dec 12, 2012

The thinnest and sexiest ultrabook we've seen is a touch-screen showpiece for Windows 8, as speedy as it is convenient and a sure-fire hit for the executive suite. But it's not cheap, and battery life could be better.

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8.0
ThinkDigit Nov 19, 2012

The Aspire S7 is one of the best ultrabooks we have tested so far, and with its touchscreen display, it is built specifically to be used with Windows 8... There are very few things we did not like about the S7 except for one thing - Pricing.

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8.0
tombionic tombionic

This ultrabook is thin, light, and is absolutely gorgeous. I had been hesitating between this and the Samsung Ativ Pro, but this one takes it. The display is simply beautiful. I can play good games thanks to the core i7 processor ( intel hd 4000 graphics). The noise produced by this ultrabook is...

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9.0
stevencwong stevencwong

I picked up mine at the Microsoft Store in Canada. Thankfully, they sold them with "English" keyboards, which means, all the key sizes are correct and not cut in half to accommodate "French" keys. Looking forward to seeing how this notebook holds up to travel. Very happy so far.

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9.0
rifin2000 rifin2000

I bought this S7 last month and have been using it all everyday in my office and home. The overall is excellent when using it with office work and light programs, but the fan starts to non-stop moving when using heavy duty program like photoshop and multitaksing. The battery life is not bad. can...

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