Summary: The Acer Aspire S7 has lots going for it: Windows 8 on a touchscreen works a treat, and its design is all its own. But in a world where a similarly sized MacBook Air costs as little as £850, there seems little point in bothering with rivals priced well above £1,000. Even if you’re a Microsoftie to the bone, you don’t want to pay extra for an Ultrabook with a worse trackpad.
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. Road warriors will really need to spring for the optional extra-capacity battery to get the most out of this system.
Pros: Beautiful thin and durable design, Gorgeous 1080p touch-screen display, Accurate audio, Really fast SSDs, Runs cool
Cons: Short battery life with standard battery, Expensive, Sharp palm rest