Acer's super-thin S7 ultrabook and W510 convertible: hands-on

Acer's super-thin S7 ultrabook and W510 convertible: hands-on

Summary: IFA provided an opportunity to get a closer look at some of Acer's upcoming Windows 8 devices.


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  • At the IFA show in Berlin, Acer has been providing a chance to get hands-on with some of the Windows 8 devices it first unveiled at Computex in June.

    The star of its line-up is the Aspire S7 ultrabook, which comes in two sizes: 11.6-inch (pictured) and 13.1-inch.

    The 11.6-inch version is, Acer says, the smallest HD touch-enabled ultrabook out there. It can run for up to nine hours, while the 13.1-inch version can be used for up to 12 hours.

    Acer president Jim Wong told ZDNet at IFA that the S7 will have to do for now, for those professionals who want an Acer-made, touch-capable Windows 8 ultrabook. He said a TravelMate business equivalent would only come out in a year's time.

    Image credit: David Meyer

  • The MacBook Air may have spurred PC-makers to thin down their designs, but Acer's S7 makes Apple's lightweight runaround look positively obese.

    The MacBook air is 17mm thick. The 11.6-inch S7 is 11.9mm thick, while the 13.1-inch model is slightly more deep at 12.5mm.

    Image credit: David Meyer

Topics: Windows, Laptops, Mobility

David Meyer

About David Meyer

David Meyer is a freelance technology journalist. He fell into journalism when he realised his musical career wouldn't pay the bills. David's main focus is on communications, as well as internet technologies, regulation and mobile devices.

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  • Price, please

    • Ditto,

      The close-ups do look a bit... Budget...
  • Crappy slide show format.

    If ZDNet can't come up with a better way to present their articles, I'm gone.
    • Which begs the question.....

      ...why are you still here? Lead, follow, or get the hell out of the way, john.
  • The Acer w510 convertible as a Presentation tool

    Really??? how many times would you be using a 10.1 screen for a presentation?
  • Why are you assuming it can't be done and done right?

    Anybody can say it can't be done. My respect goes to the person that CAN make it work.