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87 Engadget Score
An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.
87

An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.

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The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Engadget Review

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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Pros
  • Nice build materials
  • Great viewing angles
  • Fast performance, longer battery life
  • Improved touchpad
  • Now runs quietly
Cons
  • Enormous power brick
  • No 2,560 x 1,440 option in the US
  • Power button is difficult to press
  • Expensive for what it is

Reviews

83
 
Average Critic Score
Critic Reviews 10

70
 
Average User Score
User Reviews 5
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Specs

Key Specs

Type
Ultraportable
Screen size
13.322
Screen resolution
1920 x 1080
Bundled OS
Windows
CPU family
Core i5
Processor speed
1.619
System RAM
81
Pointing device
Trackpad
Video outputs
HDMI
Maximum battery life
Up to 720
Type
Screen size
Screen resolution
Bundled OS
CPU family
Processor speed
System RAM
Pointing device
Video outputs
Maximum battery life
Ultraportable
13.322
1920 x 1080
Windows
Core i5
1.619
81
Trackpad
HDMI
Up to 720

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87 Engadget Score
An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.
87

An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Scores

Engadget

87
 

User Reviews

30
CoBullet
Honestly, I don't suggest this to anyone. While the computer is great and all...read more
90
ArsalaanLaFleur
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
90
wiczerd
I bought the refurbished version of this, returned one whose battery was not...read more
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