Acer Aspire S7 Ultrabooks Launch. 12hr Battery Life!

Posted on 04 June 2012 by

The Acer Aspire S7 Ultrabooks have just been revealed in Taipei at one of the first press events. The 11.6 and 13.3″ Ultrabooks will offer premium features and long battery life. Reports coming out of Computex are saying 9hrs and 12hrs for the 11.6″ and 13.3″ versions respectively.

Aspire S7

Engadget report backlit keyboard and even a glass lid on the 13.3″ version. Ivy Bridge CPUs will be inside and there appears to be a good selection of ports.


The Verge reports that these are 1080p touch devices with Windows 8 which means, Q4. Windows 8 could be the reason this is reaching 12hrs – Microsoft and Intel would have worked hard together on Ivy Bridge and Windows 8.

Anandtech reports a price range of $999 to $1799 !!! Apparently the design is an amazing 12mm thin. That’s about as thin as is possible right now.

Netbooknews reports 12.5mm thick and a lie-flat screen (180 degree opening)

The Verge have some live photos. Engadget have some better pics. The 11.6″ version looks incredibly thin.

Given that these are the high-end models, we’re now expecting Acer to launch a budget Ultrabook range in 3,2,1..

  • Tekili

    After a bad experience with Acer I vowed to avoid them but these look like they have finally stepped their game up. I’m glad to see them moving away from low margin crap products.

  • midi

    Why would they combine the number and F rows? You’re saying those battery life figures are because of Windows 8? Would Windows 7 numbers be like the rest of the ultrabooks (ie. ~5 hours)? Kind of hard to believe Windows 8 could do that. The glass/metal lid doesn’t sound very nice to me either. It does look pretty but I’d prefer a less shiny look. Hopefully there’s some sort of matte black version.

    Also, I haven’t used one those clickpad things before. Are they as awkward to use as they look?

    • Windows 8 has some impressive ‘idle’ capabilities. It gives a lot of scope for the marketing people to use the popular ‘up to’ battery life figure. Windows 7 is far from as efficient when idle. I’m guessing the Ivy Bridge efficiency combined with Windows 8 is stretching the idle battery life figure without any increase in battery size.

      • DavidC1

        12 hours?!? I don’t get it. I’m guessing that it has a pretty big battery.

        Ivy Bridge shouldn’t benefit from Windows 8 though. So it must have a pretty big battery or something.

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