Acer Aspire S7-393-7451
Average of 2 scores (from 3 reviews)
Reviews for the Acer Aspire S7-393-7451
Source: Hot Hardware Archive.org version
We were quite impressed with Acer's Aspire S7-393—its hardware, that is. This lightweight laptop packs some great performance under its super-thin hood, and we were generally pleased with how it performed in most of our benchmarks. General usability and design aesthetics were also top shelf, with a machine that felt and looked as good as it responds to workload.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/28/2015
Source: Techradar Archive.org version
The Aspire S7 is an attractive and powerful laptop, but not one without compromises. If you're willing to invest a little time to remove Acer's bloatware and can live with a keyboard with key travel that's a bit more shallow, then the Aspire S7 rewards you with a very capable computing experience that will also look good on your desk.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/24/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: PC Mag Archive.org version
The Acer Aspire S7-393-7451 is in many ways just as impressive as when it was first announced, with a delightfully slim and light chassis, the distinctive design of its Gorilla-Glass-covered lid, and decent performance. Unfortunately, it also has a limited selection of ports, relatively short battery life, and a lot of bloatware. While the S7-393-7451 is definitely worth considering, our Editors' Choice for high-end ultraportables remains the latest 13-inch Apple MacBook Pro.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/27/2015
Rating: Total score: 70%
Model: The Acer Aspire S7-393-7451 is a performance based laptop packed into a small portable package. At first glance, the silver laptop comes with clean lines and a beautiful white high-gloss front cover with an Acer badge to the left. Designed to be thin and lightweight, the Acer Aspire S7-393-7451 is aesthetically pleasing while maintaining a solid chassis. The laptop comes with a tile keyboard that has beautiful teal backlighting making it appear luxurious. Acer also included a hinge that can be fully opened to 180 degrees allowing for versatile screen positioning. The 13.3 inch 16:9 Full HD Active Matrix TFT IPS display produces superb clarity and brightness.
The Windows 8.1 device comes with an Intel Core i7-5500U dual core processor clocked at 2.4 GHz, 8 GB DDR3L SDRAM, an Intel HD 5500 GPU and 256 GB SSD storage. The Acer Aspire S7-393-7451 excels as a multimedia device baring the user might find the storage space on the low side. At 2.87 lb (1.3 kg), the laptop packs in some useful features such as a card reader, a HDMI out, two USB 3.0 ports and a webcam with microphone. Battery life on the Acer Aspire S7-393-7451 is good with a 4-cell Lithium-Polymer pack rated at 6280 mAh enabling up to 10 hours of mixed usage.
Intel HD Graphics 5500: Integrated graphics card (GT2) in the Core processors of the Broadwell U-series (15 W TDP).
Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.
Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.
5500U: Broadwell-based ULV (ultra low voltage) dual-core processor for notebooks and ultrabooks. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 5500 GPU and is manufactured in 14 nm.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
There are hardly any tablets in this display size range anymore. For subnotebooks, on the other hand, it is the standard format.
The advantage of subnotebooks is that the entire laptop can be small and therefore easily portable. The smaller display also has the advantage of requiring less power, which further improves battery life and thus mobility. The disadvantage is that reading texts is more strenuous on the eyes. High resolutions are more likely to be found in standard laptops.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
Acer: In 1976, the company was founded in Taiwan under the name Multitech and was renamed Acer or Acer Group in 1987. The product range includes, for example, laptops, tablets, smartphones, desktops, monitors, TVs and computer peripherals. Since 2007, the group has merged with Gateway Inc. and Packard Bell, which also market their own laptop product lines.
Acer computers are designed for a variety of purposes, including ultrabooks for mobile use, gaming laptops for gamers, affordable options for everyday tasks, and 2-in-1 convertible laptops for versatility. Acer's product portfolio also includes tablets that offer portable computing and multimedia capabilities.
75%: This rating is poor. More than three quarters of the models are rated better. That is rather not a purchase recommendation. Even if verbal ratings in this area do not sound that bad ("sufficient" or "satisfactory"), they are usually euphemisms that disguise a classification as a below-average laptop.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.