Acer's Touch-Based Aspire S7 Ultrabook Arrives Soon

SlashGear reports that Acer's Aspire S7 Ultrabook will arrive in two sizes on store shelves by the end of September, starting at $1,465 (£1,149.99). Both will initially come packed with Windows 7 given that Windows 8 won't become available until October, but will be geared more for Windows 8 users thanks to the optional touchscreen.

Acer will reportedly offer the Aspire S7 in 11.6- and 13.3-inch models, the latter of which will feature the company's new "white glass" finish it touted during Computex 2012 back in June. The base specs will include an Intel Core i5 Ivy Bridge processor, 128 GB of SSD storage, and 4 GB of RAM. Other features will include HDMI, USB and memory card reader ports, a 9- or 12-hour battery cycle (depending on the model), and a backlit, light-sensing keyboard.

For those who want a little more than the base configuration, both Aspire S7 models will provide additional options including more RAM, greater storage space, upgrades to Core i7 CPUs and more. As previously stated, touchscreens will be an option as well, likely jacking up the overall price quite a bit. Both will reportedly sport Acer's new Twin Air cooling system to keep the Ultrabooks from heating up your lap, and a sleek aluminum metallic unibody design.

"The new S7 range are singular ultra-mobile devices that blend performance, aesthetics and user-friendliness, giving modern day explorers the most complete and satisfying computing experience," Acer said back in June. "The larger model additionally sports a glossy, sculpted glass cover, delivering a trendy and elegant appearance."

So far Acer hasn't released an official announcement, so stay tuned for confirmed specs and an actual street date.


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  • killerclick
    I'm guessing most will ship without touchscreens.
  • greghome
    starting at $1,465 (£1,149.99).

    At that sort of price, I'd rather grab a Thinkpad T430U........or better yet a Thinkpad X1 Carbon.......

    Better build quality, water drainage system, a more professional look, more security features and a keyboard nipple :D
    Who would get the Acer ultrabook over the slim Thinkpads :/

    If someone hates the whole Thinkpad look, I'd say get an Asus Zenbook,
    It would be a better buy compared to this .
  • sync_nine
    I'll pass the buck and wait for a year till i climb the ultrabook bandwagon
    Hopefully by then manufacturers will gain some more production efficiency and prices of such laptops will drop below $1000
    IMO these things are overpriced for the performance they give. If you ask me, a fairer price would be $800-850....till then i'll just wait or stick with my current laptop.