Acer Aspire S7-191-6859 Ultrabook Review | Specifications

Acer Aspire S7-191-6859 Ultrabook Review | Specifications

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Acer Aspire S7 Series The Thinnest and Lightest “Touch & Type” Ultrabooks™


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First previewed at Computex Taipei, the Acer Aspire S7 Series, the thinnest and lightest Ultrabooks™, has been hailed as one of the most exciting Windows 8-based touch Ultrabooks to launch. It was also featured prominently in Microsoft's launch event in New York and highlighted as one of the best PCs ever made. The positive reviews have been unparalleled.

As thin as a smartphone, the S7 is an iconic combination of power and beauty. The use of straight lines, glossy white glass, electroluminescent lighting and anodized aluminum have culminated in an Ultrabook that champions cutting-edge technology and innovative design. The dual torque hinge and Acer Green Instant On / Always Connect features ensure the ultimate in control and seamless usability.

“Acer took a fresh approach to the design and development of the Aspire S7, using premium construction methods and materials,” said Jim Wong, corporate president of Acer. “The high level of engineering and design quality we set for the S7 was achieved by placing the user experience as our top design priority, and by our ongoing commitment to introducing technologies into our products that truly complement human behavior, and stimulate curious and progressive thought and action.

Green Unibody and Glass Construction

All models in the Aspire S7 Series feature a unibody design made from a single block of aluminum with a process that saves energy and material; the result is an ultra-thin chassis that is super tough and excellent for the road. They also feature Full HD IPS 10-point displays with 1920 x 1080 resolution, putting touch control at users’ fingertips. In addition, wide-viewing angle technology provides consistent and accurate color from viewing angles up to 178 degrees.

One of the most striking design elements of the Aspire S7 is the elegant white color of the 13.3-inch model with a touchscreen display. The screen is surrounded by a glossy white Gorilla® Glass 2 lid that is smooth to the touch, beautiful to the eye, and measures only 11.9 mm thin, yet is super strong, scratch resistant and easy to wipe clean. With the S7, Acer is the first to use Gorilla® Glass 2 for notebook construction; others have only used it for decorative finish. Not only is the glass visually striking, it also provides structural strength, yet is flexible enough to handle the impact of daily use. Furthering its durability, a thin, soft cushioning is included between the aluminum frame and the glass, so if the S7 is dropped, the shock will mainly be absorbed by the chassis and not the glass. This greatly reduces the chance of significant damage.

The smaller and lighter 11.6-inch model, also with a Full HD touchscreen, features an all-aluminum unibody and aluminum cover with an elegant cross-direction brushed finish. The result is a high-end pattern, with the surface resembling a classy textured fabric. It feels smooth to the touch, but also adds to the machine's durability and repels fingerprints and smudges.

Dual Torque Hinge and Flexible Screen

Taking advantage of the touch benefits associated with Windows 8, the touch-enabled screen on the 13.3” S7 can be laid back flat 180 degrees, and the image orientation reverses for easy touch-and-show sharing.

One of the cutting-edge manufacturing processes used in the production of the S7 was the development of a dual torque hinge on the lid, necessary to create the ideal amount of resistance for touch control. When the lid is pushed between 100 and 120 degrees, the torque increases 1.6 times to keep it upright and stable for touch control. The sturdiness is achieved by attaching the hinge structure directly to the forged display frame so the frame is actually part of the hinge, and affixes both the panel and glass as well.

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Cool with Acer TwinAir Thermal Solution

To ensure the Aspire S7 runs cool, Acer created a new thermal solution called “TwinAir” cooling, an innovative thermal design that extends battery life and keeps the Ultrabook cool and comfortable to use. Two small high-speed (10,000 rpm) thermal fans are used; one to pull in cool air, while another releases warm air. The placement of the fans also ensures that the warmest components are kept away from the user’s fingertips and lap.

Auto-adjusting Backlit Keyboard

Acer incorporated an electroluminescent (EL) backlit keyboard that automatically turns on/off and adjusts its brightness level based on the ambient lighting. This light-sensing backlit keyboard is one of the thinnest backlit solutions currently available, and is optimized for visual comfort and easy visibility in dim environments. The electroluminescent lighting offers a gentler and more comfortable glow than LED backlit keyboards.

Thin but Powerful

Despite its ultra-thin design, the Aspire S7 packs powerful technologies, including 3rd generation Intel® Core™ i5-3317UB or i7-3517U processors and solid state drives in a RAID 0 configuration for extremely fast read/write times and quietness. An embedded Li-Polymer battery provides up to 6 hours of battery life, and an optional second battery doubles computing time up to 12 hours.
In addition, the S7 ships with a micro HDMI® to VGA cable for use with projectors for presentations, and a USB to RJ45 port for connecting to a wired network.
Instant Connectivity and Content Sharing

The Aspire S7 Ultrabooks™ include Acer Green Instant On technology for fast boot and resume, and Acer Always Connect, which lets users manage their multimedia and data on all their devices at anytime, anywhere, even from sleep. It also ships with AcerCloud to provide customers with remote access to the digital data residing on their Ultrabook via their tablet or smartphone, and share it among their other PCs and mobile devices wherever, whenever. That is, customers can take photos on a smartphone, and then view them on their S7 at home or in the office.
Price and Availability

The Aspire S7 began shipping from October 26th. To find out about availability, product specifications and price in specific markets, please contact your nearest Acer office or retailer via

Actual battery life varies depending on product specifications, computer settings and applications or features launched. All batteries’ maximum capacity diminishes with time and use.
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Acer Aspire S7 S7-191-6859 Ultrabook Overview


$ 1199.99


Radically thin, supremely strong, scratch resistant and easy to clean: White Gorilla® Glass 2 makes the beauty of the 13.3" Aspire S7 Series gleam at an ultra-thin 11.9 mm. The 11.6" model, with its sleek aluminum unibody, is just 12.2 mm slim. Either Ultrabook™ gives you the freedom to go anywhere, carefree and looking fabulous.


The Aspire S7 Series' crisp, Full HD display generates deep detail, and 10-point touch puts control at your fingertips. Able to open 180 degrees,.1 this Ultrabook™ can be laid flat and used from both sides for terrific teamwork. Choose the versatile 13.3" model or the ultra-mobile 11.6" rendition.


In the park, on the bus, out camping or wherever it's dark, you can rest assured there will be light: The Aspire S7 Series' electroluminescent backlit keyboard illuminates automatically, optimizing its glow to suit the ambient light and keep your eyes comfortable.


The Aspire S7 Series is always cool under fire with one fan pulling in cool air and another releasing warm air. Comfortable in your lap and under your palms, smart technology makes this Ultrabook™ experience a real joy all the time.

Acer Aspire S7 S7-191-6859 Ultrabook Technical Specifications

Windows 8 - 64-bit version - Intel® Core™ i5-3317U processor (1.7GHz/2.6GHz w/ Turbo Boost) - 4GB DDR3 memory - 128GB solid state drive - 11.6" Full HD multi-touch LCD display (1920 x 1080) - Intel® HD Graphics 4000 - Mobile Intel® HM77 Express - webcam - multi-gesture touchpad - Wi-Fi - Bluetooth® - Micro-HDMI® - USB 3.0 - card reader - 4-cell battery battery + 2nd 3-cell battery - 1-year limited warranty. Color: Silver

Operating System
Operating System Windows 8
Processor & Chipset
Processor Manufacturer Intel
Processor Type Core i5
Processor Model i5-3317U
Processor Speed 1.70 GHz
Processor Core Dual-core (2 Core)
Cache 3 MB
64-bit Processing Yes
Hyper-Threading Yes
Chipset Manufacturer Intel
Chipset Model HM77 Express
Standard Memory 4 GB
Maximum Memory 4 GB
Memory Technology DDR3 SDRAM
Solid State Drive Capacity 128 GB
Optical Drive Type No
Display & Graphics
Screen Size 11.6"
Display Screen Type Active Matrix TFT Color LCD
Display Screen Technology ComfyView
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Screen Mode Full HD
Screen Resolution 1920 x 1080
Backlight Technology LED
Touchscreen Yes
Multi-touch Screen Yes
HDCP Supported Yes
Graphics Controller Manufacturer Intel
Graphics Controller Model HD 4000
Graphics Memory Technology DDR3 SDRAM
Graphics Memory Accessibility Shared
TV Card No
Network & Communication
Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi Manufacturer Atheros
Wi-Fi Model MD222
Wi-Fi Standard IEEE 802.11 a/g/n
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Standard Bluetooth 4.0
Built-in Devices
Webcam Yes
Microphone Yes
Finger Print Reader No
Total Number of USB Ports 2
Number of USB 3.0 Ports 2
Operating System Windows 8
Operating System Architecture 64-bit
Input Devices
Keyboard Yes
Pointing Device Type TouchPad
Battery Information
Number of Cells 4-cell
Battery Chemistry Lithium Polymer (Li-Polymer)
Battery Capacity 2500 mAh
Maximum Battery Run Time 4.50 Hour
Power Description
Maximum Power Supply Wattage 65 W
Physical Characteristics
Height 0.5"
Width 11.2"
Depth 7.7"
Weight (Approximate) 2.69 lb
Package Contents
  • Aspire S7-191-53314G12ass Ultrabook
  • 2 x Lithium Polymer Batteries
  • AC Adapter
Security Features
  • Kensington Lock Slot
  • BIOS Passwords :
  • User
  • Supervisor
  • HDD
Warranty Limited Warranty agreement applies.

Data taken from, (accessed on Jan 05, 2013)
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