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Acer Aspire S7 ultrabook and R 13 convertible get Broadwell updates

Acer is giving two of its portable Windows notebooks a spec bump by swapping out 4th-gen Intel Core “Haswell” chips for new 5th-gen “Broadwell” processors. The Acer Aspire S7 ultrabook is a thin and light laptop that’s been available in one form or another for a few years, but which Acer says should now get […]

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Acer blames its ultrabooks for financial losses, promises new strategy in 2014

For the past three years, Acer has been losing money. Sales are declining, and even at a time when overall PC sales are declining, Acer’s been having a particularly rough few years. Acer CEO Jason Chen tells Bloomberg the company will unveil a new “Build Your Own Cloud service” on April 1st to focus on […]

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Deals of the Day (01-13-2014)

Acer’s Aspire S7 line of ultrabooks are among the thinnest and lightest laptops around… but new models with the latest chips also tend to be rather expensive, with prices as high as $1500. Or you can buy a refurbished model with an Intel Core i5 Ivy Bridge chip for less than half the price. I […]

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Acer S7 ultrabooks now available with Haswell chips, high price tags

Acer’s Aspire S7 line of ultrabooks are some of the thinnest and lightest notebooks around, measuring about half an inch thick and weighing less than 3 pounds. They also have a few unusual touches including a glass lid and a display that you can fold back nearly 180 degrees. Last year Acer introduced a few […]

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Acer’s new Aspire S7 ultrabook offers optional WQHD display

Acer is giving its ultrabook lineup a fresh coat of Haswell. The company’s latest Aspire S3 and Aspire S7 thin and light laptops will ship this year with Intel’s 4th-generation Core processors. But the high-end Aspire S7 will also get something else: a new high-resolution display. Acer’s premium ultrabook will be available with a 13.3 […]

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Acer Aspire S7 ultrabook review (Windows 8 touchscreen notebook)

The Acer Aspire S7 may be the most powerful laptop I’ve ever used. It features a speedy 1.9 GHz Intel Core i7-3517U processor, 4GB of RAM, a 256GB solid state disk, and a 13.3 inch, 1920 x 1080 pixel touchscreen display. At the same time, the laptop measures less than half an inch thick and […]