Acer Aspire S7-392 (Haswell) Owners Lounge

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  1. savingpvtbryan

    savingpvtbryan Notebook Consultant

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    I don't see a thread for Aspire S7-392 owners so I'm creating a new one.

    Here are some of the changes of the Aspire S7 from the S7-391.
    - Updated the processor to a 4th generation Intel Core i5/i7
    - Battery size increased. Battery life is now 7 hours (according to Acer)
    - Full sized HDMI port included
    - mini DisplayPort port included
    - Power button moved so you don't accidentally hit it.
    - Fan noise has been reduced
    - RAM increased to 8GB for base model
    - Keys on the keyboard travel more
    - Computer no longer comes with a LAN adapter or mouse. It still comes with a case.

    I ordered one from buydig.com for $1315 for the i5 version, $75 cheaper than Amazon.

    Anyone else buy one? Care to share your experience with the updated S7?
     
  2. Sh3ngLong

    Sh3ngLong Notebook Consultant

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    Looking forward to your review. :)

    BTW, does it really have Thunderbolt? I don't see it mentioned on their site (at least in the US version):

    Acer | Aspire S7 | S7-392-9890 | Datasheet
     
  3. savingpvtbryan

    savingpvtbryan Notebook Consultant

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    You're right, no thunderbolt. It looked like it in the pictures. It's actually a mini DisplayPort, which is kind of redundant since there's an HDMI port.
     
  4. jcarrz1

    jcarrz1 Notebook Guru

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    How's battery in real usage?
     
  5. savingpvtbryan

    savingpvtbryan Notebook Consultant

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    I get my notebook tomorrow. Here is what an amazon review said:

    --Battery During Heavy Use: When I was running the laptop with Adobe Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Photoshop, and fireworks I was able to get to 6hours and 13 minutes of constant runtime which was awesome to me as a website developer on the go.

    --Updated--Battery life (100% brightness): around 7 hours if at 99% full battery (please note the S7 comes with an automatic sensor like your smartphone to adjust brightness so the battery will last longer, automatically on by default)
     
  6. jcarrz1

    jcarrz1 Notebook Guru

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    7h at full brightness is quite amazing
     
  7. Sh3ngLong

    Sh3ngLong Notebook Consultant

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    Hey Bryan, did your S7 arrive yet?

    **Sent from my GALAXY NOTE II**
     
  8. savingpvtbryan

    savingpvtbryan Notebook Consultant

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    My S7-392 is here!

    Here are pics from the unboxing that I uploaded on SkyDrive.

    Acer Aspire S7 Box
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    Case in the Box
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    Leather Case (not sure if it's real leather)
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    Laptop in the Box
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    Right side of the laptop
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    Left side of the laptop
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    Power cable
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    Power cable (short configuration)
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    Power cable (long configuration)
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    Laptop Opened
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    Keyboard
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    Feel free to ask any questions!
     
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  9. zyto

    zyto Notebook Enthusiast

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    Nice pics!

    A few things people will probably be asking:

    1. Buid quality (flexing, creaking, general feel)
    2. Screen quality (viewing angles, contrast, brightness)
    3. Keyboard quality (flex, noise, depth?)
    4. Heat issues (does it get hot, if so where?)
    5. Fan noise (are the fans always audible, do they suddenly come on very loud after doing something cpu intensive?)
    6. Battery life (is it as advertised)

    Thanks!

    I'm sure a lot of people will be comparing this to the Haswell ultrabooks that are already out - MBA 13 and Sony Vaio Pro 13. Similarly specced these three laptops are all around $1300. Besides screen resolution & OS, with the MBA coming with a non-FHD IPS screen, they are very similar and people will be looking at these criteria to make a decision.
     
  10. savingpvtbryan

    savingpvtbryan Notebook Consultant

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    1. The build quality is excellent from what I can tell. The keyboard doesn't flex and it's got a very high quality build feeling.
    2. Screen is protected by gorilla glass 2. The bezel and screen are flush so it's easy to close apps with your finger on Windows 8.
    3. The keyboard doesn't flex and I have no issues with the travel. I wish there was a top row for the F keys (F1-F12). Instead I have to hit FN-#. The page up and down keys will also get some used to. Other than that, I have no issues with they keyboard.
    4. I'm writing this post on my lap. It's not hot at all. I'll update this after I run some high intensity apps.
    5. It's very quiet unlike the Ivy Bridge Aspire S7. I don't hear the fan at all.
    6. I haven't been able to test out the battery yet. My computer currently says 84% remaining (6hrs 50min remaining).

    The trackpad is very good too. My wife who is a MacBook Air user tried the computer and really liked the trackpad also. She typically doesn't like Windows computers because so many come with horrible trackpads (not because she likes MacOS).
     
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