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Acer puts ultra in Ultrabook with the S7

Boot Camp feature for Thursday, December 20, 2012

Acer puts the ultra in Ultrabook.   I’m Fred Fishkin with technology BootCamp, a report on gadgets and gear.  Ultrabooks are designed to be thin, light, yet powerful computers.  And the S7 models from Acer are a near perfect example.   The 13 inch screen model boasts a white Gorilla glass cover, is less than half an inch thick and weighs in at under 3 pounds.   Acer Brand Manager Eric Ackerson….

“This is the world’s thinnest Ultrabook with touch.  We’ve had to do a number of things to help make this sleek and more useful for end users.  First and foremost is something we call dual torque hinge.  It’s a mouthful, but what it means is as you lift the lid to open the unit it has just a little bit of a resistance until it gets to a useful state.  Then the hinge will tighten up so that when you are using the touch screen you can push on the screen without the screen falling back.”

A neat trick. The only downsides are the price, which can run up to 16 hundred dollars and modest battery life, about five hours.   You can find us with archives, giveaways and more at BootCamp.com.  I’m Fred Fishkin.

Categories: Computers