Acer Aspire S7-393 Review (2015): Refreshed With Intel's Broadwell

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3DMark and FarCry 2

Next up, we have 3D graphics testing with 3DMark Cloud Gate. The Cloud Gate test is aimed at entry-level PCs and laptops, and has two subtests: a processor-intensive physics test and two graphics tests. We run the test suite at its default 1280 x 720 resolution and at default rendering quality settings. Keep in mind that 3DMark Cloud Gate scores aren’t comparable to scores from say, 3DMark Fire Strike (gaming PCs) or Ice Storm (smartphones and tablets).

3DMark Ice Storm And Cloud Gate
Synthetic DirectX Gaming And Graphics Testing


Another game, set, match for Acer's laptop.  It outperformed the second-place HP Spectre X360 by just around nine percent or so. (Admittedly, the HP Spectre X360 costs around $300 less than the Aspire S7-393.)

Ubisoft Far Cry 2
DX10 Gaming Performance

Far Cry 2
When it comes to lush vegetation in a steaming, sinister jungle, no one pulls it off quite like Ubisoft does in its Far Cry series. Far Cry 2 uses high-quality textures, complex shaders, and dynamic lighting to create a realistic environment. The game’s built-in benchmark gives us a good look at a system’s performance with DirectX 10. 


Admittedly, we don't think you'll be doing all that much serious gaming on Acer's Aspire S7 ultraportable laptop. Nevertheless, the Aspire S7-393 did cough up the second best frame rates among its peers on Far Cry 2, coming right under Dell's Inspiron 14z (and its Radeon HD 7570M-based graphics).  This isn't a laptop we'd try to play The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt on, but it's at least going to let you do a little something more than most of its peers.

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