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Acer Aspire S7-391

alaTest has collected and analyzed 493 reviews of Acer Aspire S7-391. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviews about the screen and usability are generally positive. The design and portability are also mentioned favorably, but the connectivity and energy efficiency get less positive opinions.

performance, portability, design, usability, screen

battery, keyboard, touchpad, energy, connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Acer Aspire S7-391 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Acer Aspire S7-391

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 17 user reviews of Acer Aspire S7-391 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk. Opinions about the design and screen are generally positive. The performance and portability are also mentioned favorably. Opinions about the keyboard and price are different. The sound and battery get critical views.

reliability, portability, performance, screen, design

usability, battery, sound

65% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Acer Aspire S7-391 13.3-inch Ultrabook - White (Intel Core i7 3517U 1.9GHz, 4GB RAM, 256GB SSD, LAN, WLAN, BT, Webcam, Integrated Graphics, Windows 8 Acer Aspire S7-391 13.3-inch Ultrabook - White (Intel Core i7 3517U 1.9GHz, 4GB RAM, 256GB SSD, LAN, WLAN, BT, Webcam, Integrated Graphics, Windows 8

Nov, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Acer Aspire S7-391

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 199 user reviews of Acer Aspire S7-391 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. Reviews about the price and usability are generally positive. The design and performance are also appreciated, but views are divided on the reliability. Some have doubts about the energy efficiency and connectivity.

portability, performance, design, usability, price

keyboard, connectivity, energy

74% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Acer Aspire S7-391-6810 13.3-Inch Touchscreen UltrabookAcer Aspire S7-391-6810 13.3-Inch Touchscreen Ultrabook

Nov, 2017

Expert review by: Daniel Perez (ubergizmo.com)

Acer Aspire S7 Review (S7-391-6413)

 

The Acer Aspire S7 was introduced by the company nearly a year ago in June 2012 as one of the company's first touchscreen ultrabooks, and by far one of their best to date as it included a Full HD display, […]

If neither of those items matter to you in a touchscreen ultrabook, then the Acer Aspire S7 would make a fine addition to your arsenal as its light, powerful and has a great-looking 1080p screen. If its battery was better, then we could certainly...

May, 2013

Expert review by: Katherine Stevenson (maximumpc.com)

Acer S7 Review

 

Beautiful and well-built; impressive performance; IPS touchscreen

Weak battery life; touchpad is a bit laggy; expensive

As if the Acer S7’s seductively slim figure and supremely good looks weren’t enough, this skinny vixen of a portable also boasts an impressive performance acumen. It must drive the competition crazy.

Feb, 2013

Expert review by: (notebookcheck.net)

Review Acer Aspire S7 391 Ultrabook

 

12 millimeter bullet. How many notebooks can fit in a height of twelve millimeters? With its high-end ultrabook, Acer presents this question. SSD-Raid, Intel Core-i7 ULV CPU, IPS Full HD touch screen and unibody style - any other questions?

Good workmanship, Extremely thin case, Lighter than MB Air 13, Full HD Display, Multi-touch panel, Very good viewing angles (IPS), TFT opening angle of 180 degrees, Extremely fast RAID 0 SSD, High performance, Cool under normal operation, Accessories:...

Glossy display, Low brightness on battery use, Almost no maintenance and upgrade options, Few interfaces, Short battery life, Sharp-edged chassis., Higher brightness on battery power. But then the battery life would be even shorter

Oct, 2012

Expert review by: Jarred Walton (anandtech.com)

Acer Aspire S7 Ultrabook: Acer’s Best Foot Forward

 

Over the years, we've seen many budget-oriented Acer offerings of one form or another. There have also been a few higher-end options, but for most of their products Acer has never quite managed to shake their budget-oriented feel. That changes today...

If you’ll pardon my slaughtering of Neil Armstrong’s famous quote from the moon landing, there are two areas I want to focus on for the conclusion. First, there’s what Acer has done today relative to the Acer of years past; second is how the end result...

Jan, 2013

Expert review by: Charles P. Jefferies (NotebookReview.com)

Acer Aspire S7 Review

 

This Windows 8 Ultrabook features a beautiful 13.3-inch 1080p display, superb build quality and a stylish design. Read our review to find out if it's worth $1,650.

Superb quality ; Beautiful IPS screen ; Good performance ; Good keyboard

Very loud fan ; So-so touchpad ; Expensive

The Acer Aspire S7 is one of the highest quality notebooks we’ve reviewed; the design looks great and the attention to detail is outstanding. The 13.3″ full HD display is bright, beautiful and has unlimited viewing angles thanks to IPS technology....

Dec, 2012

Expert review by: (cnet.com)

Acer Aspire S7-391-6810

 

In hands-on use, this Aspire S7 looked and felt identical to the preproduction sample from October 2012. Like many of the laptops and convertible laptop/ tablet hybrids we've reviewed recently, the Aspire S7 is a new-from-the-ground-up ultrabook,...

The Acer Aspire S7 is a premium-looking ultrabook, with great performance, strong battery life, and a high-res touch screen.

The expensive S7 is priced well beyond most other touch-screen Windows 8 laptops. The touch pad is not as responsive as it should be.

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.

Nov, 2012

Expert review by: Dan Ackerman (cnet.com)

Acer Aspire S7 review

 

The slim, premium-feeling Acer Aspire S7 was one of the very first Windows 8 laptops I spent a significant amount of time with in the weeks before the official release of Windows 8. My colleagues and I agreed at the time that this 13-inch touch-screen...

The Acer Aspire S7 is a premium-looking ultrabook, with great performance, strong battery life, and a high-res touch screen.

The expensive S7 is priced well beyond most other touch-screen Windows 8 laptops. The touch pad is not as responsive as it should be.

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.

Nov, 2012

Expert review by: Chris Burns (slashgear.com)

Acer Aspire S7 Review

 

The larger of the two big-hitters in the Acer Aspire S7 series Ultrabooks sits here on our desk like a high-powered glass-covered knife, ready to bring the best we've seen in touchscreen-toting Windows 8 -optimized notebook action to the market. This...

This machine is Acer’s best effort yet. It’s an Ultrabook that makes the Windows 8 experience an enjoyable one – and on a personal note, it’s the first in many moons that’s made certain Apple-exclusive family members of mine think about trying a switch...

Nov, 2012

Expert review by: Dana Wollman (engadget.com)

Acer Aspire S7 review (13-inch): great Ultrabook, a shame about the battery life

 

Back in June, when Acer first announced the Aspire S7 Series, two things seemed noteworthy: these were the company's first touchscreen Ultrabooks, for

Stunning 1080p IPS display ; Nice build materials ; Thin and light, even for an Ultrabook ; Very fast performance ; Adapters, mouse and case included

Short battery life ; Loud fan noise ; Finicky trackpad

The S7 is Acer's best Ultrabook yet, but it suffers from loud fan noise and notably short battery life.

Nov, 2012

Expert review by: Joel Santo Domingo (pcmag.com)

Acer Aspire S7-391-9886

 

The Acer Aspire S7-391-9886 ($1,649.99 list) is one of the thinnest ultrabooks we've reviewed, especially given its touch screen. It comes with a quicker Core i7 processor than the run-of-the-mill ultrabook, and its SSD drives with RAID 0 striping make...

Very thin. Very light. 180-degree angle on screen. Clamshell design. 10-point touch screen. Comes with mouse. Clean desktop mode screen. Dual friction on hinge. Standard laptop design with touch screen. 1080p screen. IPS display

Mediocre battery life. Limited ports, requires dongles for VGA and Ethernet. Integrated graphics. Persistent cooling fans in high performance mode. Lots of premium features make this a pricey laptop

Though the Acer Aspire S7-391-9886 is a very good choice for the "money is no object" buyer, some quirks and a brief battery life keep this ultrabook from earning our highest honors.

Nov, 2012

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:3D SONIC / HD / HD Audio
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Built-in subwoofer: No
Number of built-in speakers:2

Battery

Battery Capacity:2340 / 2520 / 3280 / 35 / 36.4 / 4680
Battery capacity (Watt hours):36.4
Battery life (max):5 / 6 / 6.5
Battery performance:2340 / 2520 / 3280 / 4680 / 4850
Battery recharge time:2
Battery Technology:Li-Ion polymer / Lithium / Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:3 / 4 / 6

Camera

Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3
Rear camera:N
Swivel webcam: No
Video capturing speed:30

Certificates

Certification:HSF
Energy Star certified: Yes
EPEAT compliance:Gold
Wi-Fi certified:Y
WiFi certified: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black / Silver / Silver, White / White
Form Factor:Clamshell
Housing material:Aluminium / Magnesium
Intel segment tagging:Enterprise, Small Business
Market positioning:Ultrabook
Product type:Notebook / Ultrabook

Display

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Contrast ratio (typical):500:1
Display brightness:200 / 350
Display Diagonal:13 / 13.3 / 15.6
Display number of colors:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1366 x 768 / 1920 x 1080
Display response rise/fall:8
Display Surface:Gloss / Matt
Full HD: Yes
HD type:Full HD / Not supported
LED backlight: Yes
Panel Type:IPS
Pixel Pitch:0.00992 x 0.00992
Touch screen:No / Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:N / Y / Yes
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Energy Management

AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:45 / 65
Power auto-sensing: Yes

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / No / Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:2
Discrete graphics adapter model:No / Not available / NVIDIA GeForce 920M
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.74 / 16
Maximum Resolution:1920 x 1080
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:300 / 350
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.2 / 12
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1050 / 1100 / 1150 / 1200 / 850
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x1616 / 0x166 / 1916
On-board graphics adapter memory:0.125 / 0.25
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 4000 / Intel® HD Graphics 520 / Intel® HD Graphics 5500
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.4

Keyboard

Built-in touchpad: Yes
Full-size keyboard: Yes
Keyboard backlit:Y
Keyboard Layout:QWERTY
Keyboard type:AZERTY / QWERTY
Numeric keypad:No / Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys:No / Yes

Memory

Internal memory:12 / 4 / 6
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16 / 4 / 8
Memory clock speed:1333 / 1600
Memory form factor:On-board / SO-DIMM
Memory layout:1 x 4
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 4
Memory slots:1x SO-DIMM / 2x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G: No
4G:N / No / Y
4G standard:WiMAX
4G WiMAX:No / Yes
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:1.0 / 4.0 / 4.0+HS
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Data network: No
Ethernet LAN:N / No / Y
Ethernet LAN connection:No / Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Network standard:IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n
Networking features:WLAN
Networking standards:IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n
SIM card support: No
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g / 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11a, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11ac
WWAN: No

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL / No

Other Features

64-bit computing: Yes
Assisted GPS (A-GPS): No
Audio system:3D SONIC / HD / HD Audio
Compliance industry standards:HSF / IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab
Display:LCD / TFT
Ethernet interface type:Gigabit
Graphics adapter family:Intel
Graphics adapter manufacturer:Intel
GSM module: Yes
Infrared data port: No
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-d, VT-x
Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-d,VT-x
Internal modem: No
Multi-touch: Yes
Number of products included:1
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
Power supply type:AC/DC

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Bag included:No / Yes
Cables included:AC / Yes
Handheld remote control: No
Interface adapters included:Micro HDMI - VGA
Manual: Yes
Mouse included:No / Yes
Package weight:6.61
Power cord included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Combo headphone/mic port: Yes
DC-in jack: Yes
DisplayPorts quantity:1
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1 / 11
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
Micro HDMI ports quantity:1
Microphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Microphone in:No / Yes
S-Video port: No
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot:No / Yes
Thunderbolt ports quantity:1
TV out port: No
TV-out:N
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2
USB 3.0 ports quantity:2
USB port:2
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:45 / 65

Processor

Bus type:DMI / DMI2 / Opi
Chipset:Intel HM77 Express / Intel UM77 Express
Compatible processor series:Core i5 / Core i7
Configurable TDP-down frequency:600 / 800
Conflict Free processor:Y / Yes
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):17 / 18 / 19 / 20
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:Y / Yes
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 12 / 16
Maximum number of SMP processors:1
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM77 Express
Number of processors supported:1
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x4, 4x1 / 1x8, 1x16, 2x4, 2x8 / 1x8,1x16,2x4,2x8 / 2x4, 4x1
PCI Express slots version:2.0 / 3.0
Processor:i3-5005U / I5-3317U / I5-3337U / i7-3517M / I7-3517U / I7-3537U / i7-6500U
Processor boost frequency:2.6 / 2.7 / 3 / 3.1
Processor cache:3 / 4
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Broadwell / Ivy Bridge / Skylake
Processor cores:2
Processor family:3rd gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 3rd gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i3-5xxx / Intel Core i5-3xxx / Intel Core i7-3xxx / Intel Core i7-6xxx
Processor frequency:1.7 / 1.8 / 1.9 / 2 / 2.5
Processor lithography:14 / 22
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor model:i3-5005U / I5-3317U / I5-3337U / I7-3517U / I7-3537U / i7-6500U
Processor operating modes:32-bit, 64-bit / 64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-5000 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-3300 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-3500 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-6500 Mobile series
Processor socket:BGA1023 / BGA1168 / Socket B2 (LGA 1356)
Processor threads:4
Stepping:D1 / F0 / L1
System bus data transfer rate:4 / 5
System bus rate:4 / 5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15 / 17
Tjunction:100 / 105

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:14 / 22
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel Active Management Technology: No
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N / No / Y
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID:No / Yes
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: Yes
Intel FDI Technology: Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: Yes
Intel HD Audio Technology: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel Matrix Storage Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology version:1.00
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):1
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel TSX-NI:Y
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y / Yes
Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT): No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N / No / Y
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio): No
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y / Yes
Intel® Insider™: Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST): No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y / Yes
Intel® OS Guard:Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Secure Key:Y / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N / Y
Intel® Smart Cache:Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:65707 / 65714 / 72054 / 72055 / 84695 / 88194
Processor code:SR0N6 / SR0N8 / SR0XG / SR0XL / SR27G / SR2EZ
Processor package size:31 / 40 / 42
Supported instruction sets:AVX / AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX 2.0
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Security

Cable lock slot:Kensington / No
Fingerprint reader: No
Password protection:BIOS, HDD, Supervisor / BIOS, HDD, Supervisor, User / HDD, Supervisor, User / Supervisor, User
Password protection type:BIOS, HDD, Supervisor / BIOS, HDD, Supervisor, User
Trusted Platform Module (TPM): No

Software

Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 10 Home / Windows 8 / Windows 8 Pro
Trial software:Microsoft office 2013 Trial, McAfee Internet Security Suite

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MMC, SD / MMC, SDIO / MMC,SD / SD
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Capacity:1000
Hard Drive Interface:SATA
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400
Host interface:SATA
Number of hard drives installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:128 / 256
Solid-state drive interface:Serial ATA
Solid-state drive interfaces:SATA
Storage media:HDD / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 128 / 256

Technical Details

Display Type:LCD
Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10.1 / 7.72 / 8.62 / 8.78 / 8.8 / 8.82 / 9
Height:0.469 / 0.472 / 0.48 / 0.5 / 0.508 / 0.689 / 1 / 1.15
Height (front):0.508 / 0.516 / 0.98
Height (rear):0.508 / 0.689 / 1.15
Weight:2 / 2.87 / 2.93 / 5.29
Width:11.2 / 12.7 / 12.8 / 13 / 15