Looks amazing - I'm going to hold out for Haswell now, though - the battery life improvements should help, since this is one of the worst performers in the ultrabook arena with respect to battery endurance. Hopefully the next iteration includes more RAM and an SSD - I had to put those in 2 years ago for my Asus eeePC and it was a pain.
u gotta check it out, they have it at microsoft store. plus the screen can lay flat 180. acer s7 Dimensions 0.47 x 12.73 x 8.79 in.
asus ux32vd 12.8x0.71-2.17x8.78". better battery life on acer because they included a 2nd battery.
if you look up the item via search, it will have the higher price, use the link posted
Weird thing is that I didn't do anything (I used the link posted) -- the screen just refreshed, and the higher price was there. Oh well, anything higher than a couple hundred is too much right now, until I pay off some bills and receive some back pay the government has been holding for months now.
Haswell is only 2x more powerful than Ivy Bridge, at the highest end part. Which still isn't as powerful as this.
Mobile parts won't be anywhere near that powerful.
Mobile Haswell is expected to perform somewhere in the range of the 555/640/730M series of cards (aka noticeably better than a 620) once the hardware and drivers are optimized, though there are no solid benchmarks out yet. These stats are also for the HD5200 series, which will be on the higher end chips as opposed to the 4600 on the lower end chips (think closer to 525/620/710M performance). You can get some preview stats here:
The Acer S7 line has RAM that's not upgradeable -- you can pop this ASUS open and swap in another DIMM for 10GB max. S7 locks you in at 4GB. This also has a discrete GPU which helps run some applications better at native 1080p, the Acer only has the integrated Intel option - good for most browsing, but trying to run the Adobe Suite will start to slow you down, for example.
The screen is not IPS on the Acer models either - a notable quality dip. Touchscreen is a preference. I wouldn't say the Acer is a better choice here, but that's my opinion and more relevant to what I would use the ultrabook for. If you intend on simply browsing and need higher battery life, the Acer might be a better choice. My route would be to buy the ASUS and swap in more RAM and a true SSD of my choosing. But I'm actually waiting on the Haswell launch to see what appears on the market.
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