As part of the Microsoft Windows Champions ambassador program, I was sent a complimentary Acer Aspire S7 Ultrabook to review this year! Not a bad way to start off the year, right? As you might recall from the series of posts I did in 2013 on my Acer tablet, I had a bit of a rocky start with Windows 8. Fortunately, that experience actually helped me more than I realized! By the time I received my Acer Aspire S7 Ultrabook, I felt like an old pro with Windows 8 and totally fell in love with the platform!
The Acer Aspire S7 Ultrabook is a touchscreen, and I was a little nervous about transitioning from using a regular laptop to a touchscreen. Granted, I’ve been using an iPad as my travel laptop for years now, but even with that, I’ve mostly used a Bluetooth keyboard that I found for it. I’ve been using the Acer Ultrabook for about a month now, even taking it with me to Vegas, and I still haven’t used the touchscreen that much. It is nice to have that option, but I am so used to the keyboard…well, we do what we are used to, right?
It is nice to have that option though!
At home, I use a wireless mouse instead of the keypad most of the time. I use a Logitech wireless mouse that connects via USB, but when I travel, I mostly use the touchscreen for scrolling and whatnot. One of these days I will use the touchscreen for more than that – if I find any particular thing that I find is really helpful while I’m reviewing this Acer Ultrabook, I’ll be sure to let you know in my next update!
is so slim and actually looks pretty, unlike my clunky old laptop!
up to 7 hours of battery life. Yes, SEVEN hours! I was able to get through a full traveling day on the way to Vegas without it dying on me. I can’t say that about my old laptop…I love that each new generation of Windows devices bring us even more improved battery life!
Acer Aspire S7 Ultrabook Features
- Windows 8
- Intel® Core™ i7-4500U 1.8GHz | Turbo Speed 3.00GHz
- 256GB Solid State Drive
- 8GB DDR3 dual-channel memory
- 13.3″ Full HD IPS Widescreen LED-backlit Display
- Refined keys for better typing
- Multi-touch screen, supporting 10 finger touch
- Light-sensing backlit keyboard auto-optimizes its glow so you can see comfortably in dim settings
- White Gorilla® Glass 2 cover and aluminium unibody
- 2nd generation Acer TwinAir cooling
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The aluminum unibody plus Gorilla® Glass 2 design of the Aspire S7 makes it incredibly slender, light and strong. At less than 12.9 mm, it’s the thinnest Ultrabook™ with a super-crisp Full HD1 touch display on the market. And, the dual-torque hinge keeps the display very stable when you use it for touch control.
I’ll be sharing a post soon with how I set up my Windows 8 laptop, so you can learn more about how to use Windows 8! Check back next month so that you don’t miss it!