Not satisfied with launching a dynamic tablet – Acer Iconia – Team Acer are sending some serious hardware our way. The Acer Aspire S7 is just one of many Ultrabooks that are being launched on the market. I was sent the Acer Aspire S7 on loan to review and my first impression was how light it is. It also comes with a suede slip cover so carrying that product around will not be an issue at all. After you have got through the Fort Knox style of logging on you are greeted with a pleasant and interactive introduction to the Ultrabook courtesy of Windows 8. I will admit, I struggled to find how to turn the thing on but it turned out to be a button at the back. Talk about embarrassing. PCs have come a long way since the press button days when control alt delete ruled the day. Microsoft Windows have totally transformed the way PCs operate. Those of you Windows people will be aware that the software is all about the boxes; your contacts in one box, your emails in another, calendar, apps etc. The set up is very seamless, you enter your email details and it imports all your contacts and data. You can communicate with them via Facebook and by instant messaging. The OS runs effortlessly and makes it easy for you to access your contacts and data. The Ultrabook has a touch screen which is handy but often forgettable as 90% of the time I tend to use the keyboard.
The model is made of aluminum, with either a metal or Gorilla Glass lid depending on whether you purchase the 11nch or 13inch. It has a 1080p IPS, Core i5 and i7 processors and a RAID 0 SSD. There is also two USB 3.0 ports, a 3.5mm headphone jack and an SD reader. Typing on it is very smooth and effortless. Due to a new thermal solution called “TwinAir” cooling, an innovative thermal design that extends battery life this means that you don’t have to endure having your lap toasted due to the device heating up. The Acer keeps its cool at all times.
The Acer Aspire S7 is £1099.99 but it is available from PC World for £999.99. For more information about the Acer just check out their website.