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Acer Outfits High Quality LCD Panels in Aspire S7 Ultrabooks

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Several Aspire S7 Ultrabooks have received the WQHD treatment.

Acer announced that its Aspire S7 series of Ultrabooks sold in the United States will soon be outfitted with IPS panels packing a 2560 x 1400 resolution. The IPS technology provides consistent and accurate color from viewing angles up to 178 degrees.

"The celebrated Aspire S7 Series Ultrabook just got even better," reads the product listing. "Take your show on the road with an improved 8 hours of battery life, and work more efficiently on the enhanced auto-illuminating keyboard."

One of the company's Ultrabooks getting the screen upgrade is the S7-392-6425 costing $1,499.99. This unit will have an Intel Core i5-4200U dual-core processor clocked at 1.6 GHz, 8 GB of DDR3L RAM, a 256 GB SSD and Windows 8.1. Other features include an SD card reader, Intel HD 4400 graphics, Wireless N connectivity and more. The screen will be LED-lit, measure 13.3 inches, and provide multi-touch support.  

Another model is the S7-392-9439, costing $1,799.99. This version will have an Intel Core i7-4500U dual-core processor clocked at 1.8 GHz, 8 GB of DDR3L RAM, a 256 GB SSD and Windows 8.1. Additional features will include an SD card reader, Intel HD 4400 graphics, Wireless N connectivity and more. The screen will be LED-lit, measure 13.3 inches, and support multi-touch. A 6280 mAh Li-Polymer battery promises around 7 hours on a single charge.

Is $1,799.99 rather steep for an Ultrabook? The cheapest offerings in this series is $899.99: the S7-391-6818 and the S7-391-6468. The latter Ultrabook will sport a 13.3-inch LED-lit screen with a 1920 x 1080 resolution, an Intel Core i5-3337U dual-core processor clocked at 1.80 GHz, 4 GB of DDR3 RAM, a 128 GB SSD, Wireless N and Bluetooth 4.0, and more.

There are 13 Aspire S7 Ultrabooks in all, sporting either Full HD resolution or the WHQD. The new models will be available next week at a variety of online and retail outlets, including Amazon, NewAge, Microsoft Stores, Frys and Microcenter.

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    cp8427 , February 5, 2014 11:22 AM
    NewAge hehe.
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    SirTrollsALot , February 5, 2014 8:21 PM
    All Hype this game is gonna suck worse than a 50 cent crack whore
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    el_bastardo74 , February 5, 2014 8:33 PM
    Hopefully, 2560x1440 monitors will be available in sizes smaller than 27 inches soon, too.
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    guvnaguy , February 5, 2014 9:29 PM
    They should make the battery larger. 7 hours isn't that great when competitors offer longer for less. Also, $1,500 or $1,800 and only a 256GB SSD? seems pretty steep
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    beherith , February 6, 2014 1:55 AM
    This press release perfectly embodies everything that is wrong with the pricing on current laptops vs tablets.I took a very detailed look at the $1500 and the $1800 version, and the only difference between the two are:+200mhz base clock (1600 vs 1800)+400mhz turbo clock (2600 vs 3000)+1MB cache+100mhz gpu freq (1000 vs 1100)And they have the nerve to charge $300 for this 'upgrade'. This is absolutely apalling!