TAIWANESE COMPUTER MAKER Acer showed off its Windows 8 devices at an event in London today and The INQUIRER got the firm to demo the 11in version of its flagship device, the Aspire S7 touchscreen ultrabook.
Shipping in 11in and 13in models, the Aspire S7 boasts an Intel Core processor, 4GB of RAM and up to 256GB of SSD storage running Windows 8. Both laptops also feature a full HD IPS touch enabled display with an aluminium chassis and twin air cooling to reduce the risk of overheating.
Acer said the 11in Aspire S7 will reach the UK market "sometime soon" but is scheduled for release across certain countries in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) in December, priced at around £800. The 13in model is shipping in EMEA now, priced at around £900.
At the Window 8 event, Acer's president Jim Wong discussed the firm's intentions to launch its new devices with touch capabilities in order to introduce a new way of interaction it calls "duality". This, Wong said, will encourage users to experience its products differently by touching the screen, then typing, then touching it again, as opposed to using a touchpad or mouse. µ