Acer Aspire S7 - Specs

HDD/SSD
up to 256GB SSD
RAM
up to 8GB
OS
Microsoft Windows 8.1
Battery
4-cell
Dimensions
323 x 223 x 12.90 mm (12.72" x 8.78" x 0.51")
Weight
1.30 kg (2.9 lbs)
Body material
Aluminum (Aluminum, Plastic)
Ports and connectivity
  • 2x USB Type-A 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)
  • HDMI 1
  • Displayport mini
  • Card reader SD
  • Ethernet LAN
  • Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • Audio jack combo audio/microphone jack
Features
  • Fingerprint reader
  • Web camera HD webcam
  • Microphone
  • Speakers
  • Optical drive
  • Security Lock slot

All Acer Aspire S7 configurations

 

Display Profiles

Health-Guard

The first and most important profile (in our opinion) is the Health-Guard – when being used with our LM Profiles application, Health-Guard eliminates the harmful Pulse-Width Modulation (PWM) and reduces the negative Blue Light which affects our eyes and body. Since it’s custom tailored for every panel, it manages to keep the colors perceptually accurate (they may seem strange at first but after a few minutes our brain will start recognizing them as accurate ones – that’s how Health-Guard differs from alternatives like f.lux).

Now the profile has a higher color temperature which makes is suitable for working through the whole day (not only at night) and simulates paper so the pressure on the eyes is greatly reduced.

Pro Tip: As the Health-Guard profile simulates paper and has as accurate as possible colors, it could be a great tool for prepress designers!

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Health-Guard Profile

Design and Gaming

The second profile type is Design and Gaming – it combines our previous “Web Design” and “Gaming and Movie Nights” profiles in one, so it’s aimed at designers who work with colors professionally, and for games and movies as well (or maybe you’re a designer who likes to relax with some games or movies from time to time?).

“Design and Gaming” takes display panels to their limits, making them as accurate as possible in the sRGB IEC61966-2-1 standard for Web and HDTV, at white point D65.

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Design & Gaming Profile

Just as our previous Gaming profile, this one also regulates the first steps out of black so you can have even faster reflexes when playing in dark virtual environments…or just see everything in the darkest scenes in movies.

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Design & Gaming Profile

Office Work

The third profile is Office Work and it should be used mostly by users who spend most of the time looking at pieces of text, tables or just surfing.

Office Work aims to deliver better distinctness and clarity by keeping a flat gamma curve (2.20), native color temperature and perceptually accurate colors.

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Office Work Profile

You’ll find more information about the profiles HERE.

 

CPU Performance comparison

Here you can find the price/performance difference between all the CPUs that come in the Acer Aspire S7 series.

price
3.21
performance
Results are from the Cinebench 11 CPU test (the higher the score, the better)
price
301
performance
Results are from the Cinebench 15 CPU test (the higher the score, the better)
price
455
performance
Results are from the NovaBench 3.0 CPU test (the higher the score, the better)
price
19.52
performance
Results are from our Photoshop benchmark test (the lower the score, the better)

GPU Performance comparison

Here you can find the price/performance difference between all the GPUs that come in the Acer Aspire S7 series.

Results are for the 3DMark: Fire Strike (Graphics) benchmark (the higher the score, the better)
Results are for the 3DMark: Sky Diver (Graphics) benchmark (the higher the score, the better)
Results are for the Unigine Heaven 3.0 benchmark (the higher the score, the better)

 

Acer Aspire S7 in-depth review

Acer Aspire S7 is one of the premium models from the vendor and just by looking at it, it's almost impossible not to appeal to you. Today we are going to review the updated model, which has the same looks as last year's generation, but at the same time features a lot of improvements in terms of hardware. Also, the Aspire S7 has some other tricks up its sleeve and useful design tweaks over 2014's model. For starters, the ultrabook has some great looks, built with precision and high-quality[...]

Read the full review

Pros

  • Great design with aluminum body and Gorilla Glass 2 on the lid
  • Flawless IGZO display with high brightness and color accuracy
  • Good battery life
  • Useful and nifty additional design features

Cons

  • Acer used mSATA instead of m.2 SATA

 

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