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Aspire for Acer

, April 3, 2013, 0 Comments

With a frosty white laptop that makes every consumer’s touchscreen dream come true, The Acer Aspire S7 is an elegant looking, user-friendly laptop with sleek designs and a brand new Windows OS.

The Look
Acer’s thin laptop touch screen comes in a scratch resistant White Gorilla Glass 2. The laptop is available in 13.3 inch and 11.6 inch models. Compared to earlier versions, the S7 is made of aluminium in the 13.3 inch version. What strikes the most about this beautiful laptop besides the touchscreen feature is the 1080p HD display that gives exceptional clarity to the screen. Its ability to open 180 degrees is not of immense utility but an added feature nevertheless. Add to this a Core i5 and i7 processor, this laptop is perfect for the home user.

Acer claims 6 hours of battery life that one can expect in the S7. The maximum I was able to get off a few hours of emails, Facebook, YouTube and pretty much basic web browsing was a little more than 4 hours of battery life. This is a drawback compared to some of the competing models from Samsung and Apple. However, I would put this down as a laptop meant mainly for the typical “home” user and work-from-home users that require basic document editing programs. For these categories of users, the battery life looks sufficient.

Microsoft does an impressive job with Windows 8. The apps on Windows 8 are sufficient and expanding for now. Users have access to the latest Internet Explorer browser that is on par and on some levels even better than leading competitors in the market today. For people that prefer excellent visual content, the latest IE is a definite treat.

Users who are still hung up on the original Windows screen and in eternal love with Ctrl+Alt+Del still have the option to go to the Start screen simply by clicking on the tile “Desktop”

An interesting app on Windows is their news app. If Feedly is for Google Reader migrations and the rest of the world, the Windows news app is on the lines of Feedly and definitely would make a nice news app for news junkies provided there is more available news content.

The Downside
After a few weeks of using this laptop, my main complaint about this laptop is the poor orientation the track pad has. This makes it harder to navigate the laptop. Luckily, the touchscreen comes to the rescue at the end of the day making navigation not as cumbersome. On the whole, the Acer Aspire S7 is a beautiful laptop for home browsing and light office work. With that 1080p display and responsive touchscreen, you can’t go wrong!