Acer Aspire S7 13.3-inch

June 4th 2012 8:11 am

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  • S7-391-6810,
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Great Ultrabook, a shame about the battery life

Review by Dana Wollman
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With each successive generation, Acer comes closer to building the perfect Ultrabook. Its first model, the S3, had a low-rent feel, with short battery life, trailing performance and a stiff trackpad. The S5 improved on that with a nicer design and blazing speeds, due to a RAID 0 disk setup. But thanks to a low-res screen, among other shortcomings, it ultimately felt overpriced for what it was.

Now we have 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. The S7's runtime is short even compared to other touchscreen Ultrabooks, which generally have not been lasting as long as non-touch models in our tests. While it's easy for us to praise Acer for having come so far, it's tougher to recommend a mobile device with skimpy battery life, especially when it has such a lofty starting price. If you don't mind carrying a charger everywhere you go, this is otherwise a premium piece of hardware. But if battery life is important (or if you're simply looking for more of an all-around performer) you'll have to let out a deep sigh, as we did, and keep looking.

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