The Acer Aspire S7 is one of the popular Ultrabooks that went sale in the market starting last year. But the first generation of Aspire S7 13.3-inch Ultrabooks didn’t come with a WQHD display. For those who were not satisfied with the first generation S7’s display, a WQHD at 2560×1440 variant is now available. The Acer Aspire S7 WQHD variant has 221 PPI which is near Apple’s MacBook Pro’s 227 PPI with Retina Display. Check out the rest of its specifications, price, and where you can buy one.
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Acer Aspire S7 WQHD Haswell Ultrabooks
There are two models that are currently available with the WQHD resolution, the Acer Aspire S7-392-6807 (which is the base model) and the Aspire S7-392-9439. Let’s check out the Aspire S7-392-6807 first.
The Acer Aspire S7-392-6807 is powered by the 4th generation Intel Core i5-4200U Haswell processor with 3MB Cache, clocked at 1.6GHz up to 2.6GHz via Turbo Boost Technology. It is paired with an 8GB of DDR3L memory and a total of 128GB SSD for its storage, in RAID 0 configuration for a much faster read/write speed. It has a nice 13.3-inch IPS multi-touch display with WQHD resolution or 2560×1440 and 221 PPI. Graphics processing is handled by an Intel HD Graphics 4400 with 128MB dedicated system memory. It runs on Windows 8.1 64bit out of the box and is powered by a 4-cell Lithium Polymer battery (6280 mAh) that can last up to 7.5 hours depending on your activity.
The Acer Aspire S7-392-6807 WQHD also features Intel Centrino Advanced-N 7260, 802.11a/b/g/n Wireless LAN with Acer NplifyTM, featuring MIMO technology (Dual-Band 2.4GHz and 5GHz), with Bluetooth 4.0 and Intel Wireless Display. It also features an HD webcam, optimized Dolby audio enhancements, two built-in stereo speakers, and an SD card reader. As for its wired connectivity, it has two USB 3.0 ports (1 with power-off charging), an HDMI port with HDCP support, an audio port, and an Acer converter port.
Meanwhile, the higher-end model – Acer Aspire S7-392-9439 is basically the same with the Aspire S7-392-6807. They share the same set of specifications, features, and capabilities, but the higher model is powered by a more powerful Intel Core i7 4500U Haswell processor with 4MB cache, and clock speeds of 1.8GHz up to 3GHz. It’s SSD storage is also upgraded to 256GB SSD drive (2x 128GB) in RAID 0 configuration, giving you more room to work with. Both models weigh around 2.87 lbs or 1.3 kg making it very much easy to carry around.
Price and Where to Buy
Both these models are now available. The Aspire S7-392-6807 is currently priced at $1,499.99. Meanwhile the more powerful Aspire S7-392-9439 is currently priced at $1,799.99.
There is a review video below for the Acer Aspire S7. It’s not the WQHD version but more or less the review covers all the features, pros, and cons of this Ultrabook.
Acer Aspire S7 Full HD Haswell Ultrabooks
Aside from the WQHD version that was recently released, there is also a Full HD version which is way cheaper than the WQHD models. They basically have the same set of features and some of the specifications. They generally differ in the processor, memory size, and storage capacity. Check them out below.
Acer Aspire S7-392-9890 1.8GHz Intel Core i7-4500U (Haswell) 8GB of Onboard DDR3 RAM 256GB Solid State Drive Integrated Intel HD Graphics 4400 13.3″ IPS LED-Backlit Touchscreen Full HD 1920 x 1080 Native Resolution Secure Digital Media Card Reader 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, WiDi Integrated Webcam, Microphone & Speakers Windows 8 Price: see latest best price here
Acer Aspire S7-392-6484 Intel Core i5-4200U 1.6 GHz Processor Internal 8GB DDR3L-RS Memory & 256GB SSD Intel HD Graphics 4400 Multi-Touch 13.3″ LED-Backlit Display Full HD 1920 x 1080 Native Resolution Bluetooth 4.0 & 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi Dual USB 3.0 Ports & HDMI Output SD Card Reader & HD Webcam Supports Intel Wireless Display Windows 8.1 Operating System Price: see latest best price here
Acer Aspire S7 932 Review
The Acer Aspire S7 review video below is courtesy of MobileTechReview.
Other Ultrabooks with WQHD Resolution
The updated Acer Aspire S7 is not the only Ultrabook with higher than Full HD resolution. There is the new Asus UX301LA also with WQHD resolution and the Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus with QHD+ resolution.