• CPU: Intel Core i7-6500U
  • GPU: Intel HD Graphics 520
  • Display: 13.3”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), IPS
  • Storage: 512GB SSD
  • RAM: 1x 8GB DDR3
  • Weight: 1.40 kg (3.1 lbs)

Pros

  • Excellent design and build quality
  • Fairly portable
  • Good image quality (bright IPS screen with wide sRGB coverage and high contrast ratio)
  • No PWM across all brightness levels
  • Oustanding battery life
  • Exceptionally low starting price

Cons

  • Shallow keyboard
  • Non-upgradeable RAM and only 8GB configurations

Acer Aspire S 13 - Specs

CPU Performance #80
  • Intel Core i7-6600U
  • Intel Core i5-7200U 0.2%
  • Intel Core i7-6500U
  • Intel Core i5-4300M 0.7%
  • Intel Core i7-6560U 0.7%
GPU Performance #195
  • AMD Radeon R5 M335 (2GB DDR3) 0.1%
  • AMD Radeon R6 (Mullins) 0.1%
  • Intel HD Graphics 520
  • AMD FirePro M4100 (1GB GDDR5)
  • AMD Radeon R7 (Kaveri) 0.1%
Display
13.3”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), IPS
panel 1
AUO B133HAN04.1
Color accuracy 3.8 -> 2.4
HDD/SSD
512GB SSD
M.2 Slot
1x 2280 SATA III (M key)
RAM
1x 8GB DDR3
OS
Windows 10 Home
Battery
4810 mAh, Li-Po, 3-cell
Body material
Aluminum, Plastic
Dimensions
328 x 289 x 15 mm (12.91" x 11.38" x 0.59")
Weight
1.40 kg (3.1 lbs)
Ports and connectivity
  • 1x USB Type-C 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)
  • 2x USB Type-A 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)
  • HDMI 1x HDMI 1.4a
  • Card reader SD
  • Wi-Fi 802.11ac
  • Audio jack 3.5 mm combined audio/mic jack
Features
  • Fingerprint reader
  • Web camera 720p HD
  • Backlit keyboard
  • Microphone
  • Speakers 2x Stereo Speakers
  • Optical drive
  • Security Lock slot

 

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DISPLAY: 13.3-inch, 1920 x 1080, IPS

Name AUO B133HAN04.1
Diagonal 13.3"
Pixel density 165.63 ppi
Brightness 342 cd/m2
sRGB 92%
Panel Type IPS
Resolution 1920 x 1080
Becomes "Retina" from 21 inches (53 cm)
Contrast 1250:1
dE Color Checker 3.8 2.4
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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).

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

Office Work and Web Design

The second profile type is Office Work and Web Design. Business tasks are various, most often related to a set of office-targeted applications. Sometimes, working outside is necessary. In such cases color accuracy is paramount, but so is image clarity, brightness, contrast etc. A piece of text must be legible, graphics and histograms must be clear. All of this is precisely what this profile is for. If you’re doing office work, web design, or simply value color accuracy when browsing the Internet, this is the profile to use!

It’s important to note that not all displays are suited for Web design – our profiles can not compensate for insufficient sRGB coverage (most TN panels have this problem), so you you might want to check our detailed color tests in the respective product reviews we’ve done if you want to use the machine for professional work.

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

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Gaming is among the main driving forces for the fast clip of hardware development. Gamers are well-aware of the fact that a poor image can ruin the entire experience.

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

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Acer Aspire S 13 in-depth review

When we first laid eyes on the Aspire S 13 we thought: "Hey, this looks just like the Aspire Nitro Black Edition laptops!" and we were right about it to some extent. It shares a lot of similarities with its bigger gaming sibling like decent price point, design language, materials used for the build and portability. Of course, since the Aspire S 13 is a 13-inch ultrabook, it considerably more mobile and adopts a ULV (ultra-low voltage) processor to better suit the needs of this form factor. [...]

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CPU Performance: Intel Core i7-6500U

Results are from the Cinebench 15 CPU test (the higher the score, the better)
Results are from the Fritz chess benchmark (the higher the score, the better)
Results are from our Photoshop benchmark test (the lower the score, the better)

GPU Performance: Intel HD Graphics 520

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performance
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