If you had any doubts about Windows
8 being en route, let this squash 'em. Acer has just introduced their latest Ultrabooks, and both of them sport touch panels. That's right: laptops with touchscreens. It's real, and while it never really made sense in the past, Windows 8 (and the Metro user interface) changes that paradigm. The new Aspire S7 Series will ship in two sizes, 13.3" and 11.6", and both feature an aluminum shell (unibody construction). The larger one also gets a glossy, sculpted glass cover. The S7 Ultrabooks also offer pretty insane battery life: the 13.3-inch model offers up to 12 hours of battery life, while the 11.6-inch model can run for up to 9 hours.
Acer's S7 Series also features a light-sensing keyboard, which automatically detects changes in lighting conditions and adjusts the keyboard backlight brightness. Beyond that, no specs are being announced, but these will be seriously hard to lay off of come autumn.
Acer Introduces Premium Touch Ultrabook™ - Aspire S7
Iconic design for the thinnest and smallest Ultrabook™ devices
TAIPEI, TAIWAN (June 4, 2012) – Acer today introduces its newest premium Windows® 8 Ultrabook™ devices - the Aspire S7 Series - at Computex Taipei. Available in two sizes, 13.3-inch and 11.6-inch, these are the thinnest and smallest, respectively, Full HD touch Ultrabooks™. Both feature a sleek aluminum metallic unibody design and provide a more engrossing computing experience. The larger model additionally sports a glossy, sculpted glass cover, delivering a trendy and elegant appearance.
With the aluminum unibody design, the S7 Ultrabooks™ are exceptionally slim and light, yet durable enough to handle the rigors of everyday use. The 13.3-inch model offers up to 12 hours of battery life, while the 11.6-inch model can run for up to 9 hours, to ensure a full day of on-demand productivity and media consumption from a single charge. To make the best of the powerful performance components, Acer designed its innovative Acer Twin Air cooling system to produce efficient cooling and deliver the best thermal comfort.
Acer's S7 Series also features a light-sensing keyboard, which automatically detects changes in lighting conditions and adjusts the keyboard backlight brightness.
The new S7 range are singular ultra-mobile devices that blend performance, aesthetics and user-friendliness, giving modern day explorers the most complete and satisfying computing experience.