Acer makes awesome laptops and ultrabooks. That is why we weren't surprised at all when it unveiled a refreshed Aspire S7 ultrabook today at Computex 2013 in Taiwan.
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So what has changed? Quite a lot, actually.
A far cry from last year's model, the new Aspire S7 features an improved battery life for "all-day computing." We haven't tested the ultrabook yet, but Acer's statement is compelling.
Also, Acer managed to up the ante by adding a refined electroluminescent (EL) backlit keyboard for more natural typing, a second-generation Acer TwinAir cooling technology that claims to eliminate fan noise, and a new wireless display (WiDi) technology.
The Aspire S7 sports a 13.3-inch with a 1920 x 1080 resolution, and it can be upgraded to 2560 x 1440 resolution, thanks to its WQHD display. Under the hood is a 4th generation Intel Core processor and a RAID 0 solid state drive.
This ultrabook will retail for $1,400, with upgrades costing more at $1,700. It will be available in Q3.