The Acer company has renewed the Acer Aspire S7 and presents a model with more powerful specifications and the same elegant design, but above all very thin and light. A device as fine as a notebook weighing 1.3 kg. And everything, with a screen of 11 and 13.3 inches.
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- 1 Design and display
- 2 Microprocessor and RAM memory
- 3 Storage
- 4 System and applications
- 5 Connectivity
- 6 Autonomy
- 7 External links
Design and display
The chassis is made of a single piece of aluminum that provides great resistance and maintains the set at an acceptable weight, the total is 1.3 kilos. Measurements are 32.25 x 22.35 cm. The external part is covered with resistant Corning Gorilla Glass 2 glass that gives it a more sophisticated touch by creating a reflective surface, but also does not scratch or break as it is a material prepared for such external aggressions. The hinge is dual, it opens in two phases. The first one goes up to an angle of 105º, the usual one for working with the keyboard. However, there is another second phase that allows the opening to reach 180º. The keyboard allows operation even if we are completely in the dark because it has an automatic backlight system that allows us to see the keys at all times, but without being dazzled. The newAcer Aspire S7 carries a 13.3-inch LED-backlit IPS display, a compact size. The screen offers FullHD resolution, so the images will be very sharp and you can even watch movies in high definition without losing an iota of quality. It is important to know that the panel is multi-touch and recognizes up to 10 points simultaneously. The detail of the hinge in two phases is very practical to open the computer 180º and share the content with the function rotate screen (Fn + O) .
Microprocessor and RAM
The new Acer Aspire S7 is available in several configurations and in them the type of processor changes. The new processor architecture is primarily focused on energy efficiency and also faster performance. The most powerful model equips an Intel Core i7 , dual-core at a frequency of 1.8 GHz. The intermediate model opts for an Intel Core i5 , also dual-core and in this case running at 1.6 GHz. Both have with 8 Gb of DDR3L RAM and they also have an integrated Intel HD4400 graphics chip. The TwinAir cooling system will take care of maintaining an adequate temperature so that performance is not affected, it is also very quiet.
In the case of internal memory, both have a solid SSD Raid 0 disk that ensures much faster data transmission than conventional SSDs. The capacity of the top model is 256 Gb and the intermediate model stays in the middle, that is, 128 Gb.
System and applications
The new Acer Aspire S7 continue to bet on Windows 8 as the standard operating system. This installment of the Microsoft operating system stands out for the introduction of the Metro interface, already well known in the mobile version of the platform and which has a different structure from previous versions of Windows . This visual layer organizes content into what Microsoftcalled Live Windows or Live Tiles, which are a series of squares and rectangles of different sizes that serve as direct access to the applications that we have installed and we can customize to our liking. The application store allows you to expand the computer’s capabilities by downloading new programs, among which we can find some of the most popular social networks such as Skype , Twitter or Facebook . In addition, if you have a Windows Phone smartphone, the integration of the different services is complete, making it easier to manage content from one device to another.
The Acer Aspire S7 has the classic package of wireless connections, Wi-Fi port that allows us to access the Internet and in this case it supports 2.4 or 5 Ghz connections (IEEE 802.11 a / b / g / n standard). It also has a Bluetooth connection to use accessories such as speakers or synchronize data with a mobile device. In the physical connections we find some limitations such as the absence of an Ethernet port , but what has been improved is that the HDMI port is full size and no type of adapter will be necessary. With HDMI systemYou can send a high definition signal to a monitor or television to view content in a larger size. The Acer Aspire S7 has 4 USB ports, two of which are USB 3.0 and allow transfers to be faster, it has to be with a device prepared for it. It also has an SD memory card slot and a standard 3.5mm jack for headphones or speakers.
The incorporation of Intel Haswell processors positively influences battery life due to its improvements in terms of energy efficiency. In this case the battery of the Acer Aspire S7 is made of lithium polymers, it has 4 cells and its capacity is 6,280 milliamps. The duration according to official data is 8 hours maximum.