The Acer Aspire S13, a new flagship laptop is now challenging Dell XPS 13. With the concept of value equivalent to money, Acer now has proved the quality could beat the quantity. The new Aspire S13 comes with good build quality, extraordinary design and best display. This device was launched in April with various range of price starting from $900 to higher according to specs you need. Dell XPS 13 surely has a better option, but the overall build quality and performance of Aspire is better.
Design of Acer Aspire S13
Aspire S 13 is the thinnest laptop among its models. Apart from that, this model belongs to the lightweight model. The looks of it are unique with a textured finish at back. The design is quite impressive, but the build material is not quite right as it is mostly made using plastic. The form factor provides perfect appearance but the borders around the display looks dreadful. Acer Aspire S 13 keyboard supports backlit that supports in low light usage. The keys are not congested and are wide enough for proper use. The trackpad, however, is not too handy enough.
Acer Aspire S 13 features 13 inches Full HD LED display. The company might have named S 13 because of its display of 13 inches. But it is not actually like of other ultrabooks, no touch screen feature. S 13 has two USB ports, and SD card slot, just in case if you need more than the storage given. As the trend followed, this ultrabook does not have an optical drive.
Specification and Performance
This laptop comes in different variants. The most standard unit comes with 6th Generation i7-6500U Intel, core processor along with 500 GB SSD, 8 Gigs of RAM and Win 10. The device is pretty smooth and can handle complex and sophisticated software with ease.
The battery backup of this model is excellent as it lasts up to 9 hours on a single charge on regular usage. But if the Wi-Fi and gaming are simultaneous, it lasts not more than 3-4 hours. While watching videos, you can watch 3 Full HD movies in a row at battery backup.
The webcam in this model is quite good. Not so good, but it can support better video calling and some minor photo capturing. The sound system is Dolby Atmos; which supports cinema surround and best audio quality. So, the price range is quite good.
Future of Aspire S 13
The new Aspire S 13 could be speed breaker to those MacBook clones in the market. This model offers better performance, better design and better value for the price. Still, it is yet to see whether this laptop can create its place in the market; but the value offered by the company is unquestionable.