Acer's Second Generation S7 Ultrabook with Haswell and HD Display Now Available in the U.S.

The second generation of Acer's lightweight S7 Ultrabook has landed in the U.S. and is now available to purchase. Acer's pitching the revitalized S7 Ultrabook as being the perfect companion for college students heading into the back-to-school shopping season, as well as any road warrior who needs a system that's not just thin and light, but also powerful with all-day battery life.

Acer made some key improvements to its S7-392 model, starting with the fact that it now ships with Haswell inside. According to Acer, battery life is improved by 33 percent, and a quieter fan with second generation "Twin Air Cooling" technology keeps the system chilly without raising a ruckus.

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There are two models to choose from. The first starts at $1,450 and includes a 13.3-inch Full HD 1080p (1920x1080) IPS display with multi-touch support, Intel Core i5 4200U processor clocked at 1.6GHz, 8GB of DDR3 RAM, 128GB solid state drive, HD webcam, a pair of stereo speakers, 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, SD card reader, and a 4-cell battery good for up to 7 hours of run time.

The second model runs $1,700 and includes a faster processor (Intel core i7 4500U clocked at 1.8GHz), twice as much RAM (8GB), and double the amount of solid state storage (256GB).

Both configurations are available to purchase now.