High performance Ultrabooks from Acer boast WQHD IPS displays
It took some time for Ultrabooks to come down in price after they were first introduced, and now that affordable models are fairly commonplace, let's not forget that there are still high-end features waiting for anyone willing to spend a premium. Acer's new S7 line with Wide Quad High-Definition (WQHD) displays are prime examples. Priced at $1,500 (S7-392-6425) and $1,800 (S7-392-9430), Acer's S7 Ultrabooks boasts some top shelf components, including a 2560x1440 display.
Both are 13.3-inch laptops measuring just 12.72 inches (L) by 8.78 inches (W) by 0.51 inches (H) and weighing 2.9 pounds. The real selling point is obviously the display, which features an In-Plane Switching panel with excellent viewing angles, 10-point multi-touch support, and a 2560x1440 resolution that allows you to make the most out of the available real estate.
Beyond the display, the lower priced model comes equipped with an Intel Core i5 4200U processor, 8GB of RAM, 256GB solid state drive, 802.11n Wi-Fi, two USB 3.0 ports, HDMI output, memory card reader, Windows 8.1, and a 4-cell battery that's good for up to 7 hours of run time.
The higher priced model features all the same specs except for the CPU, which is upgraded to an Intel Core i7 4500U processor. According to an email Acer sent Maximum PC, you should be able to find both models this week at a variety of online and retail outlets.