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Acer Aspire S7-391-9427 Intel Core i7 3537U (2.00GHz) 4GB Memory 256GB SSD 13.3
  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: it looks cool

Cons: I had this laptop, the highest end model, for about 6 months. I actually bought it from a retailer, and I ended up exchanging it repeatedly. I went through 4 of them before finally exchanging it for the new sony haswell ultrabook. And everyone else I know with this acer s7 had the same problem...
THE KEYBOARD! you just cannot type a sentence on this thing without producing double-characters.
What exactly do I mean... press j and you'd get jj and so on, all day every day;
I dealth with it for 6 months, while using an external keyboard when I had real work to do.
Acer dropped the ball BIGTIME.

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SONY VAIO Pro 13 Intel Core i7 8GB 128GB SSD 13.3
  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: the touchpad is by far the best of any ultrabook.
the keyboard is second maybe only to some lenovos, but just as good.
I'm a unix programmer, and I can go beast-mode on this keyboard all day.
the SD card slot on the side allows a card to be inserted flush with the case!

Cons: a tiny amount of light-bleed at full brightness, but really nothing to complain about. it's generally a great display.

Other Thoughts: compatible with linux if you're willing to compile your own kernel.
I have mine configured with arch linux, custom iwlwifi kernel(thanks intel), also with the patched intel_pstate, and I'm loving it.

Of course you won't have to do any of these custom kernel things when these are present in the mainline kernel(probably soon).

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Acer Aspire S7-391-9886 13.3
  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggs WOW - and it works perfect with ubuntu 12/07/2012

This review is from: Acer Aspire S7-391-9886 13.3" Touchscreen Convertible Ultrabook

Pros: Crazy thin.
Best screen I've seen anywhere outside of the retinabooks(but basically the same).
Nice fast i7
Extremely shallow-typing(low-throw) keyboard. Allows me to type deadly fast.

and again!!! - Best display in a non-mac possibly ever.

Cons: you might get muurdered due to jealousy
only 4gb of ram
bad location of tilde and caps lock keys, but I'm getting used to it... And I'm a person that sets caps lock to control and uses control(caps lock)-C to exit insert mode in vim. so I press caps lock at least 500 times per day.

Other Thoughts: a little hassle to remove the windows EFI garbage, but after I figured that out it's golden with ubuntu.
Don't keep windows on this beauty, put linux on it and you'll have the envy of all your tech friends.

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Eric Y.'s Profile

Display Name: Eric Y.

Date Joined: 07/20/03

  • Reviews: 3
  • Helpfulness: 2
  • First Review: 12/07/12
  • Last Review: 07/12/13
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