87
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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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Acer Aspire S7 review (2013): the second time's a charm for Acer's flagship Ultrabook

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.

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
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Model
6832

Key Specs

Type
Ultraportable
Bundled OS
Windows
Processor speed
1.6 GHz
Video outputs
HDMI
System RAM
8 GB
Maximum battery life
Up to7 hour
Pointing device
Trackpad

General

Type
Ultraportable
Bundled OS
Windows (8)

Processor

Processor make
Intel (Core i5) (4200U)
Processor speed
1.6 GHz

Optical media

Optical drive
no

Networking

WiFi
yes (802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n)

Video

Graphics adapter
Integrated (Intel)
Video outputs
HDMI

Memory details

RAM bus / speed
DDR3

System

Chipset
Intel

Environmental

System cooling
Fan-cooled

Other features

Integrated webcam
yes

Memory and storage (basic)

System RAM
8 GB

Battery

Maximum battery life
Up to7 hour
Battery type
Li-polymer

Input

Keyboard
yes
Pointing device
Trackpad

Connections

USB
3.0 (2 port(s))
Thunderbolt
no
FireWire / 1394
no
Bluetooth
4.0

Audio

Audio inputs
3.5mm
Audio outputs
3.5mm
Built-in microphone
yes
Speakers
Stereo

Memory card reader

Memory card reader
yes (SD)

Removable disks

Removable disk drive
no
Model
9890

Key Specs

Type
Ultraportable
Bundled OS
Windows
Processor speed
1.8 GHz
Video outputs
HDMI
System RAM
8 GB
Maximum battery life
Up to7 hour
Pointing device
Trackpad

General

Type
Ultraportable
Bundled OS
Windows (8)

Processor

Processor make
Intel (Core i7) (4500U)
Processor speed
1.8 GHz

Optical media

Optical drive
no

Networking

WiFi
yes (802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n)

Video

Graphics adapter
Integrated (Intel)
Video outputs
HDMI

Memory details

RAM bus / speed
DDR3

System

Chipset
Intel

Environmental

System cooling
Fan-cooled

Other features

Integrated webcam
yes

Memory and storage (basic)

System RAM
8 GB

Battery

Maximum battery life
Up to7 hour
Battery type
Li-polymer

Input

Keyboard
yes
Pointing device
Trackpad

Connections

USB
3.0 (2 port(s))
Thunderbolt
no
FireWire / 1394
no
Bluetooth
4.0

Audio

Audio inputs
3.5mm
Audio outputs
3.5mm
Built-in microphone
yes
Speakers
Stereo

Memory card reader

Memory card reader
yes (SD)

Removable disks

Removable disk drive
no
Model
6425

Key Specs

Type
Ultraportable
Bundled OS
Windows
Processor speed
1.8 GHz
Video outputs
HDMI
System RAM
8 GB
Maximum battery life
Up to7 hour
Pointing device
Trackpad

General

Type
Ultraportable
Bundled OS
Windows (8)

Processor

Processor make
Intel (Core i5) (4500U)
Processor speed
1.8 GHz

Optical media

Optical drive
no

Networking

WiFi
yes (802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n)

Video

Graphics adapter
Integrated (Intel)
Video outputs
HDMI

Memory details

RAM bus / speed
DDR3

System

Chipset
Intel

Environmental

System cooling
Fan-cooled

Other features

Integrated webcam
yes

Memory and storage (basic)

System RAM
8 GB

Battery

Maximum battery life
Up to7 hour
Battery type
Li-polymer

Input

Keyboard
yes
Pointing device
Trackpad

Connections

USB
3.0 (2 port(s))
Thunderbolt
no
FireWire / 1394
no
Bluetooth
4.0

Audio

Audio inputs
3.5mm
Audio outputs
3.5mm
Built-in microphone
yes
Speakers
Stereo

Memory card reader

Memory card reader
yes (SD)

Removable disks

Removable disk drive
no
Model
9439

Key Specs

Type
Ultraportable
Bundled OS
Windows
Processor speed
1.8 GHz
Video outputs
HDMI
System RAM
8 GB
Maximum battery life
Up to7 hour
Pointing device
Trackpad

General

Type
Ultraportable
Bundled OS
Windows (8)

Processor

Processor make
Intel (Core i7) (4500U)
Processor speed
1.8 GHz

Optical media

Optical drive
no

Networking

WiFi
yes (802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n)

Video

Graphics adapter
Integrated (Intel)
Video outputs
HDMI

Memory details

RAM bus / speed
DDR3

System

Chipset
Intel

Environmental

System cooling
Fan-cooled

Other features

Integrated webcam
yes

Memory and storage (basic)

System RAM
8 GB

Battery

Maximum battery life
Up to7 hour
Battery type
Li-polymer

Input

Keyboard
yes
Pointing device
Trackpad

Connections

USB
3.0 (2 port(s))
Thunderbolt
no
FireWire / 1394
no
Bluetooth
4.0

Audio

Audio inputs
3.5mm
Audio outputs
3.5mm
Built-in microphone
yes
Speakers
Stereo

Memory card reader

Memory card reader
yes (SD)

Removable disks

Removable disk drive
no