Acer Announces Updated Acer Aspire S7 Touch Ultrabook With 2,560×1,440 Touch Display

Acer Aspire S7

Acer today announced an enhanced flagship ultrabook, the Aspire S7. The updated S7 now features 33% improved battery life, 2nd generation Acer TwinAir cooling, Intel Haswell processors and WQHD display technology.

TAIPEI, TAIWAN (June 3, 2013) Acer presents the next-generation 13.3-inch Aspire S7Ultrabook™ at Computex Taipei. In addition to retaining the celebrated characteristics of the previous model, the new S7 Ultrabook has improved battery life for all-day computing, a refined electroluminescent (EL) backlit keyboard for more natural typing, and 2nd generation Acer TwinAir cooling with less fan noise. In addition, it is equipped with wireless display (WiDi) technology for big-screen entertainment and productivity.

“We designed the S7 to be the best touch Ultrabook® in the world, bar none,” said Jim Wong, Acer Corporate President. “We listened carefully to users to find substantial ways to make it even better.” The re-engineered S7 delivers improved battery life of up to 7 hours, a 33% increase from its predecessor. Its new light-sensing EL backlit keyboard is also refined, with a deeper keystroke for more natural and comfortable typing. Plus, thanks to 2nd generation Acer TwinAir cooling technology, the noise at maximum load is more than 20% lower than the previous S7, keeping the system quiet and cool.

Acer’s new S7 supports Intel® WiDi technology, which allows users to extend their laptop screen to a TV or big screen without a cable. With this feature, S7 users can stream video on their living room screen and open a new window on their computer and to work, bringing a new dimension to multitasking.

The Aspire S7-392 features Acer’s first 10-point touch WQHD display will also be available on the S7, with IPS technology squeezing a very impressive 2,560×1,440 resolution into a 13.3-inch screen. In addition, IPS technology shows consistent and accurate colors at viewing angles up to 170 degrees. Taking advantage of the touch benefits offered by Windows 8, the touch-enabled screen on the S7 can be opened a full 180°, and the image orientation reversed with a simple hotkey combination for easy touch-and-show sharing.

This new S7 packs powerful technologies, including dual-array microphones and Acer’s proprietary PurifiedVoice technology, which enhances speech performance and reduces noise for voice recognition and VOIP applications, making voice communication crystal clear. Moreover, it is powered by a 4th generation Intel® Core™ processor and a RAID 0 solid state drive for fast wakeup and read/write times, as well as quietness.

The S7 Ultrabook remains impressively slim and light, measuring only 12.9 mm thin and weighing 1.3 kg. It is constructed from premium materials and features a dual-torque, T-shape hinge frame design to ensure wobble-free touch use. Its Gorilla® Glass 2 surface is smooth to the touch, beautiful and thin, yet strong, scratch resistant, and easy to clean. The new S7 features a unibody design made from a single block of aluminum using a process that saves energy and material; the result is an ultra-thin chassis that is super tough and roadworthy.

The Aspire S7-392will start shipping in July starting at €1,450. For details about availability, product specifications and prices in specific markets, please contact your nearest Acer office or retailer, or visit www.acer.com.

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  • Filipe

    Now, Microsoft show me the Surface Pro 2 so I can decide…
    Despite some hate on Acer due to bad comments about Windows 8, they are creating amazing hardware. I personally find the S7 better looking than a macbook and running Windows 8 and a touchscreen, it was already a great device. I didn’t see 2560×1440 resolution coming to the S7.
    Just want to know about the GPU: Intel Iris 5100 or the HD Graphics 5000?
    Wonder if the battery improvement is only due to Haswell or if they packed better batteries with the new version. If it can achieve +33% in battery life with that screen resolution using the same batteries, Intel made a incredible job with their new processor architecture!