Conclusion

For the first Windows 8 machine we’ve seen, and Acer’s first attempt at a machine for the operating system, the company has done a bloody impressive job with the Aspire S7, producing a machine that not only checks a lot of boxes, but damn near nails them.

It’s hard not to admire the amount of work Acer has thrown into the S7, pushing its Aspire S range into the next generation with a better build, keyboard, display, and overall feel than we saw with the last – and first – Acer Ultrabook to hit Australia.

Acer’s S7 isn’t perfect, but it’s some part of the way there, especially for the first Windows 8 laptop Acer is putting out. If you’re considering a Windows Ultrabook this year, this is definitely one you should look at.

Acer's Aspire S7 reviewed: a touch-enabled Ultrabook that checks a lot of boxes
Price (RRP): $1999 Manufacturer: Acer
Aluminium chassis is solid and comfy on the palms; Beautiful IPS touchscreen; Despite being shallow, the keyboard is comfortable to use; Speedy and responsive;
No obvious Caps Lock indicator; Cover glass gets grubby quickly; Backlighting isn't very bright; While the touchscreen gestures are excellent, the trackpad ones are not; Battery life could be better;
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