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Acer Aspire S5

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Acer Aspire S7-391-9886

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Acer Aspire S7-392-6411

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Price $1,249 at 1 store $1,314 to $1,523 at 6 stores $1,129 at 1 store $1,426 at 1 store $1,249 to $1,718 at 9 stores
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4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.7 (4.0 stars)
Editors' choice 4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.6 (4.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.2 (4.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.2 (4.0 stars)
Average user rating 5.0 stars out of 1 review 5.0 stars out of 2 reviews 3.5 stars out of 11 reviews 2.5 stars out of 2 reviews 1.0 stars out of 2 reviews
Release date June 13, 2012 June 19, 2013 September 03, 2013 September 26, 2012 July 29, 2013
The Bottom Line Even thinner and lighter than a 13-inch MacBook Air, the Acer Aspire S5 is a great example of an ambitious ultrabook, held back by a few flaws and its high price. If you’re just looking for an all-around excellently made Windows touch ultrabook and don’t mind that it's on the expensive side (and doesn’t convert to a tablet), the improved Samsung Ativ Book 9 Plus is worth the investment. A major update to our favorite Windows 8 hybrid, the IdeaPad Yoga 2 Pro is still a better laptop than tablet, but the new version adds a future-proof better-than-HD display at a great price. One of the few standout products from the first wave of Windows 8 laptops, the Acer Aspire S7 proves that Apple does not have a monopoly on great design. The Acer Aspire S7, a Windows 8 launch favorite that holds up nicely, gets a needed update to the latest CPUs for better battery life.

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Product Description Acer Aspire - 13.3 in - 3rd Gen Core i7 3517U - 4 GB RAM - 256 GB
S5-391-9880 - Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Edition SSD
- 13 in - 4th gen Core i5
- 13.3 in - 4th gen Core i3 4010U - Microsoft Windows 8.1 - 4 GB RAM - 128 GB SSD
Acer Aspire - 3rd Gen Core i7 3517UB - Microsoft Windows 8 - 4 GB RAM - 256 GB
S7-391-9886 - 13.3 in SSD
Acer Aspire - 13.3 in - Core i5 4200U - Microsoft Windows 8 - 8 GB RAM - 128 GB SSD
Packaged Quantity 1
Info unavailable Info unavailable 1
Info unavailable
Software Included Bing Toolbar
Microsoft Office 2010 Starter
Windows Live Essentials
Info unavailable Info unavailable McAfee Internet Security Suite (60 days trial)
Acer Theft Shield
Adobe Flash Player
AcerCloud
CyberLink MediaEspresso
Microsoft Office 2010 (Trial)
Acer Backup Manager
EgisTec MyWinLocker
Skype
Acer ePower Management
Acer Ring
newsXpresso
Windows Live Essentials
Acer eRecovery Management
Acer Crystal Eye
WildTangent (demo games)
Adobe Reader
Info unavailable
Battery 4-cell - up to 6.5 hour(s)
Info unavailable Info unavailable 4-cell - up to 6 hour(s)
Info unavailable
System Type Ultrabook
Info unavailable Info unavailable Ultrabook
Info unavailable
Display 13.3 in
LED backlight CineCrystal 1366 x 768 / HD
13 in 3200 x 1800
13.3 in 3200 x 1800
13.3 in LED backlight Yes 1920 x 1080 / Full HD
13.3 in 1920 x 1080
Graphics Intel HD Graphics 4000
Intel HD 4400
Info unavailable Intel HD Graphics 4000
Intel HD 4400
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Edition
Info unavailable Microsoft Windows 8.1
Microsoft Windows 8
Microsoft Windows 8
Storage 256 GB
SSD
Info unavailable 128 GB SSD
256 GB
SSD
128 GB SSD
Dimensions (WxDxH) 12.77 in x 8.95 in x 0.59 in
13.6 mm
15.5 mm
12.7 in x 8.8 in x 0.5 in
12.7 in x 8.8 in x 0.5 in
Weight 2.65 lbs
3.06 lbs
3.1 lbs
2.9 lbs
2.87 lbs
Networking 802.11n None
Bluetooth 4.0
Info unavailable Info unavailable 802.11n None
Bluetooth 4.0 HS
802.11 a/b/g/n
Optical Drive None
Info unavailable Info unavailable None
Info unavailable
Processor Intel 3rd Gen Core i7 3517U / 3 GHz / 4 MB Cache
3 ( 2.6 GHz )
Intel 4th gen Core i5
Intel 4th gen Core i3 4010U / 1.7 GHz / 3 MB Cache
Intel 3rd Gen Core i7 3517UB
3 1.9 GHz ( 3 GHz ) / 4 MB Cache
Intel Core i5 4200U / 1.6 GHz
Memory 4 GB
DDR3 SDRAM
Info unavailable 4 GB
4 GB
DDR3 SDRAM
8 GB
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