Excerpt: Acer Aspire S7-391 ultrabook is a thin, powerful and elegant, characterized by an attractive design, polished aluminum and available in white or silver, and a full HD 13.3-inch touch screen with glass Gorilla Glass 2, which makes it resistant to scratches.
Pros: Glass display with Gorilla Glass 2, Memory Card Reader, Design, resolution and quality display, processor, HDMI port
Summary: It's really refreshing to come to the end of this review and be able to say that I would buy this computer for personal use. Well, if it wasn't so expensive, I would. The price is just a bit hard to swallow. Acer has the machine available for $1649.99 at the time of writing.
Summary: The Acer Aspire S7 may be one of the company’s first touchscreen ultrabooks, but the company certainly knew what it was doing when it designed the S7 as it looks really nice and can perform very well with its included Intel Core i5 processor.
Conclusion: Though the Acer Aspire S7-391-9886 is a very good choice for the "money is no object" buyer, some quirks and a brief battery life keep this ultrabook from earning our highest honors.
Pros: Very thin. Very light. 180-degree angle on screen. Clamshell design. 10-point touch screen. Comes with mouse. Clean desktop mode screen. Dual friction on hinge. Standard laptop design with touch screen. 1080p screen. IPS display.
Cons: Mediocre battery life. Limited ports, requires dongles for VGA and Ethernet. Integrated graphics. Persistent cooling fans in high performance mode. Lots of premium features make this a pricey laptop.
Conclusion: Its price throws a little cold water on the sex appeal ($1,649 is a lot for any laptop, with the possible exception of a loaded gaming rig), as does its battery life. But its performance is more than satisfactory, and its profile shoots it to the top of the executive class.
Pros: Vanishingly thin and light, 10-point touch screen with wobble-free hinge, Sharp 1080p display, Swift performance
Cons: Premium price, Shallow, quirky keyboard, Lackluster battery life
Summary: With a killer 1080p touch screen, sexy-as-heck design and blazing SSDs, the Acer Aspire S7 seems poised for greatness. But in a $1,649 ultraportable, we expect at least 5 hours of battery life -- and supplying a little over 4 hours is a real shame.
Summary: 12 millimeter bullet. How many notebooks can fit in a height of twelve millimeters? With its high-end ultrabook, Acer presents this question. SSD-Raid, Intel Core-i7 ULV CPU, IPS Full HD touch screen and unibody style - any other questions?
Pros: Good workmanship, Extremely thin case, Lighter than MB Air 13, Full HD Display, Multi-touch panel, Very good viewing angles (IPS), TFT opening angle of 180 degrees, Extremely fast RAID 0 SSD, High performance, Cool under normal operation, Accessories: second battery, VGA and Ethernet via an adapt...
Cons: Glossy display, Low brightness on battery use, Almost no maintenance and upgrade options, Few interfaces, Short battery life, Sharp-edged chassis., Higher brightness on battery power. But then the battery life would be even shorter.
Conclusion: The Aspire S7 remains the best Ultrabook I’ve ever used. While there are obvious points of improvement in terms of battery life, beyond this flaw the Aspire S7 simple soars. A top Ultrabook and a new high standard for Acer design.
Pros: Thin and beautiful design, Good hardware performance, Touch screen adds to the Ultrabook experience