updated 11:35 pm EDT, Mon August 12, 2013
New model of Acer ultrabook available now at retail
Acer has detailed specifications and pricing available for its S7 Ultrabook line. The 2.87-pound device has a retooled case and has been upgraded to the fourth-generation Intel Core i5 or i7 "Haswell" processors, which has resulted in what the company calls a 33 percent boost in battery life over the previous generation.
Other improvements in the new model are a new keyboard with a deeper keystroke, a quieter main cooling fan, wireless display (WiDi0 technology), and an increase to 8GB of memory, versus 4GB in the previous model.
The i5-4200U model running at 1.6GHz with boost to 2.6GHz has a 128GB SSD, and retails for $1,450. The uprated i7-4500U model runs at 1.8GHz a boost to 2.3GHz, and has a 256GB SSD. The i7 model retails for $1,700.