Pros

  • Super thin and handsome looking
  • Excellent performance for an Ultrabook

Cons

  • Relatively short battery life
  • Pretty expensive

Manufacturer’s Description

Radically thin, supremely strong, scratch resistant and easy to clean: White Gorilla Glass 2 makes the beauty of the 13.3" Aspire S7 Series gleam at an ultra-thin 11.9 mm. The 11.6" model, with its sleek aluminum unibody, is just 12.2 mm slim. Either Ultrabook gives you the freedom to go anywhere, carefree and looking fabulous.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://us.acer.com

The Specs

Processor
Processor type Intel Core i7-3517U
Processor speed 1900.0 MHz
Display
Display size 13.3 inches
Display type Glossy LCD with LED Backlight
Aspect ratio 16:9
Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels
Graphics
Graphics Type Integrated
Primary Graphics Chipset Intel HD Graphics 4000
Storage
Drive size 256.0 GB
Drive type Solid-State Drive
General Information
UPC Code 886541777294
Battery
Battery Type Lithium Polymer
Ports and Connections
Available Interfaces
  • Mini HDMI
  • USB 3.0
Wireless connection
  • 802.11n
  • Bluetooth
Memory
Memory size 4.0 MB
Memory type DDR3
Dimensions
Width 12.8 inches
Depth 8.8 inches
Height 0.6 inches
Weight 2.8 pounds
Weight with Accessories 3.5 pounds
Sound
Speakers Stereo
Included Software
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8
Other Features
Devices
  • Built-In Microphone
  • Built-In Webcam
Input devices Touchpad (multitouch)

Performance

Overall Performance
Worldbench Score 72.0
Worldbench Version 8
Battery
Battery Life 3:54   (hh:mm)
Start Up
Start Up 11.0   seconds (lower is better)
Office Productivity
PCMark 7 Productivity Suite 2506.0   score (higher is better)
Web Browsing
Peacekeeper 2356.0   score (higher is better)
Storage Performance
PCMark 7 Storage Test 5373.0   score (higher is better)
File Compression 124.0   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 240.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 188.0   seconds (lower is better)
Audio Encoding 260.0   seconds (lower is better)
Power Usage
Idle power usage 10.5   Watts
Gaming
3DMark 11, 1280x720 Performance 661.0   score (higher is better)
3DMark 11, 1920x1080 Extreme 222.0   score (higher is better)
Civilization V, Leader Benchmark, Ultra Quality, 1920x1080 8.1   Frames per second (higher is better)
Civilization V, Leader Benchmark, High Quality, 1920x1080 10.3   Frames per second (higher is better)
Civilization V, Leader Benchmark, Low Quality, 1366x768 642.0   Frames per second (higher is better)
Civilization V, Late Game View, Ultra Quality, 1920x1080 5.0   Frames per second (higher is better)
Civilization V, Late Game View, High Quality, 1920x1080 6.0   Frames per second (higher is better)
Civilization V, Late Game View, Low Quality, 1366x768 11.4   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt Showdown, High Quality, 1920x1080 13.8   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt Showdown, Low Quality, 1366x768 35.0   Frames per second (higher is better)

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