Pros: Extremely thin, very light, strong and flexible.
Cons: Very flat keyboard with no significant key travel, shorter than average battery life.
Price: $1,499 (Amazon)
The Acer Aspire S7 is an ultra-thin computer in glossy white. The keyboard is extremely flat, the keys have so little travel that it slows down your typing. Also, Acer has eliminated the top row of the keyboard, where the function keys are. Those keys now share space with the number keys, which means you must press the “Fn” key and the number key to get to whatever the function key would normally do. On the plus side, the Gorilla Glass top cover, coupled with the chassis milled from a single block of aluminum, make this ultrabook very strong. The S7 has what Acer calls dual torque hinges that allow the screen to be folded back so that it’s flat on the table.