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Acer Aspire S7 (S7-393)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 35 reviews of Acer Aspire S7 (S7-393). The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People really like the keyboard and design. The usability and portability are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the reliability.

performance, portability, usability, design, keyboard

reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Acer Aspire S7 (S7-393) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Acer Aspire S7 (S7-393)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 13 user reviews of Acer Aspire S7 (S7-393) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the size and usability. The portability and keyboard are also appreciated. Many are negative about the reliability, while reviews are divided on the screen.

performance, keyboard, portability, usability, size

reliability

77% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Acer Aspire S7-393-7451 13.3-Inch Full HD Touchscreen Ultrabook (Crystal White)Acer Aspire S7-393-7451 13.3-Inch Full HD Touchscreen Ultrabook (Crystal White)

Jan, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Acer Aspire S7 (S7-393)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Acer Aspire S7 (S7-393) from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.ca. People really like the performance. The price is also mentioned favorably, but many are critical about the usability.

battery, price, performance

usability

100% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Acer Aspire S7-393-5853 Design Notebook, Intel CoreTM i5-5200U, Windows 8.1 64 Bit, 8 GB, 256GB SSD RAID, 13.3in multi-touch display with IPSAcer Aspire S7-393-5853 Design Notebook, Intel CoreTM i5-5200U, Windows 8.1 64 Bit, 8 GB, 256GB SSD RAID, 13.3in multi-touch display with IPS

Jan, 2019

Expert review by : Brian Westover (pcmag.com)

Acer Aspire S7-393-7451

 

The Acer Aspire S7-393-7451 is a sleek and lightweight ultraportable laptop, but it's held back by a load of preinstalled software and a limited selection of ports.

Slim, lightweight design. Gorilla Glass lid. Full HD touch screen. Intel Core i7-5500U processor.

Very few ports. Lots of preinstalled software.

Conclusion 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 and great battery...

May, 2015

Expert review by : Brett Howse (anandtech.com)

The Acer Aspire S7-393 Review: Broadwell Comes To Acer's Ultrabook

 

The last time we got a chance to do a full review the Acer Aspire S7, it was back in 2013 . At the time it was a big step up from Acer, and the Ivy Bridge based S7 came with one of the slimmest and lightest bodies of that era. That was 2013. Anand also...

All in all, the Acer Aspire S7 is a stylish, thin, and light Ultrabook, which packs in good performance without having to ramp up the cooling fans. It has some issues that need to be addressed in future generations, but if an outright accurate display...

Oct, 2015

Expert review by : Sebastian Jentsch (notebookcheck.net)

Acer Aspire S7 (2015) Ultrabook Review

 

Sharp as a knife. Slim, elegant and streamlined - the looks of the S7 will stop everyone from simply passing by Acer's premium range. Will the pricey first-rate configuration of WQHD screen and SSD Raid ultimately be convincing? We examined that in...

High-quality build, Extremely slim casing, WQHD screen, Multi-touch screen, Very good viewing angles (IPS), High performance, Cool in normal use, VGA and Ethernet via DP adapter, Useful speakers

Glare-type screen, Reduced brightness in battery mode, Only few maintenance and upgrade options, Comparatively short battery life, Poor webcam quality, Sharp-edged chassis

Slim ultrabook, fat price: Acer's Aspire S7-393 does many things right and reaps in a rating of 84%. Although that is enough for a place in the Top 10 Ultrabooks, it is not enough for the lead (Dell XPS 13-9343). The advantage of the Aspire S7 is the...

May, 2015

Expert review by : Jason Bouwmeester (techaeris.com)

Acer Aspire S7-393 Review: A Stylish Performance Ultrabook

 

Our Acer Aspire S7-393 review takes a look at the Broadwell 5th generation i7 Intel version of this sleek and stylish business ultrabook from Acer.

Design, battery life.

Nothing really.

Sep, 2015

Expert review by : Andrei Girbea (ultrabookreview.com)

Acer Aspire S7-393 review – a bump to Broadwell

 

The Acer Aspire S7-393 is an iteration of the "if it's not broke, don't fix it" policy and that's because it is identical to the S7-392, with two exceptions: the hardware platform and the Wireless module. And since the S7-392 was one of the best...

As I mentioned from the beginning, the Acer Aspire S7-393 is basically the same laptop as its predecessor, the S7-392, but with a hardware bump to Broadwell. Except for that and the Wi-Fi AC chip now bundled, nothing else has changed.

Sep, 2015

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:Dolby Digital Home Theater v4 / Dolby Home Theater / HD / Optimized Dolby Digital Home Theater 4 / Optimized Dolby Digital Home Theater v4
Built-In Microphone:Y / Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2

Battery

Battery Capacity:6280
Battery capacity (Watt hours):47
Battery life (max):10 / 11.5 / 8.5 / 9.5
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Battery voltage:7.5
Number of battery cells:2+4 / 4
Standby time:6280

Camera

Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3
Video capturing speed:30

Certificates

Energy Star certified: Yes

Design

Colour of product:Silver / Silver, White / White / White, Silver
Form factor:Clamshell
Housing material:Aluminium
Intel segment tagging:Enterprise, Small Business
Market positioning:Business
Product colour:Silver / Silver, White / White / White, Silver
Product Type:Notebook / Ultrabook

Display

3D:N / No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display brightness:350 / 400 / 500
Display diagonal:33.8
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080 / 2560 x 1440
HD type:Full HD / Wide Quad HD
LED Backlight:Y / Yes
Panel Type:IPS / TFT
Touch screen: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:N / No / Y / Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / No
Discrete graphics adapter model:No / Not available
Graphics adapter Open GL support: Yes
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:16
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:3
On-board graphics adapter:Y / Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:300
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.2
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):900 / 950
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x1616
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (DisplayPort):3840 x 2160
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (HDMI):2560 x 1600
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 5500 / Intel® HD Graphics 5500
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.3
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI / Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, VGA (D-Sub)

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Keyboard backlit:Y / Yes
Keyboard layout:AZERTY / QWERTY
Numeric keypad:N / No / Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys:Y / Yes

Memory

Internal Memory:4 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:8
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):8
Memory clock speed:1600
Memory form factor:On-board / On-board + SO-DIMM
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 4 / 1 x 8
Memory slots:1x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G:N / No
4G:N / No
Bluetooth:No / Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0 / 4.0+HS
Ethernet LAN:N / No / Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11ac
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g / 802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n, 802.11ac / 802.11a, 802.11g, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11n / 802.11ac / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11ac / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type:N / No

Other features

Audio system:Dolby Digital Home Theater v4 / Dolby Home Theater / HD / Optimized Dolby Digital Home Theater 4 / Optimized Dolby Digital Home Theater v4
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-d, VT-x / VT-x, VT-d
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 / VT-x, VT-d

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC
Manual:Y
Power cord included:Y
Quick start guide:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Cables included:AC
Manual: Yes
Power cord included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes

Performance

Ambient light sensor:Y

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Charging port type:DC-in jack
Combo headphone/mic port:Y / Yes
DC-in jack:No / Y / Yes
DisplayPorts quantity:1
Docking connector:N / No / Yes
DVI port:N / No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
ExpressCard slot:No / Yes
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in:No / Yes
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2
USB 3.0 ports quantity:2

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:45

Processor

Bus type:DMI2
Configurable TDP-down:7.5
Configurable TDP-down frequency:600
Conflict Free processor:Y / Yes
ECC supported by processor: No
FSB Parity: No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:16
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:12
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1333,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3L-SDRAM, LPDDR3-SDRAM
Motherboard chipset:Intel SoC
PCI Express configurations:2x4, 4x1 / 4x1, 2x4 / 4x1,2x4
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor boost frequency:2.7 / 3
Processor cache:3 / 4
Processor cache type:L2 / L3 / Smart Cache
Processor codename:Broadwell
Processor Cores:2
Processor family:5th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 5th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i5-5xxx / Intel Core i7-5xxx
Processor frequency:2.2 / 2.4
Processor lithography:14
Processor Model:I5-5200U / I7-5500U
Processor operating modes:32-bit, 64-bit / 64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-5200 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-5500 Mobile series / Intel® Core™ i5-5200 Mobile Series
Processor Socket:BGA 1168 / BGA1168
Processor threads:4
Stepping:F0
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15
Tjunction:105

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:Y
CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N / No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y / Yes
Execute Disable Bit:Y / Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:14
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel Active Management Technology: No
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: Yes
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y / Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access:Y / Yes
Intel FDI Technology:Y / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access:Y / Yes
Intel HD Audio Technology: No
Intel HD Graphics: Yes
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 Iris Pro Graphics: No
Intel Matrix Storage Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel RealSense 3D Camera: Yes
Intel RealSense Snapshot: No
Intel RealSense Technology:No / Yes
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): Yes
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache:No / Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology version:1.00
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):No / Y / Yes
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N / No
Intel TSX-NI: No
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
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 vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y / 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): No
Intel® Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y / Yes
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™:Y / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® Iris Pro Graphics: No
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST): No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT): No
Intel® OS Guard:Y / Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® RealSense Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Secure Key:Y / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Cache:No / Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology:Y / Yes
OS Guard: Yes
Processor ARK ID:85212 / 85214
Processor code:SR23W / SR23Y
Processor package size:40
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / AVX 2.0,SSE4.1,SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y / Yes

Security

Cable lock slot:N / No / Yes
Fingerprint Reader: No
Password protection: Yes
Password protection type:BIOS, HDD, Supervisor

Software

Bundled software:McAfee Internet Security Suite (60 days trial version), Microsoft office 2013 Trial version (30 days trial version)
Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:WINDOWS 10 HOME / Windows 8 Pro / Windows 8.1 / Windows 8.1 Pro
Trial software:McAfee Internet Security Suite, Microsoft office 2013

Storage

Card reader integrated:Y / Yes
Compatible memory cards:MMC, SD / SD
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:128 / 256
Solid-state drive interface:SATA / Serial ATA III
Storage Media:HDD / SSD / SSD+eMMC
Total Storage Capacity:128 / 256

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:22.3 / 22.4 / 223
Height :1.27 / 1.29 / 12.9
Height (front):1.29
Height (rear):1.29
Weight:1.3
Width:32.3 / 323