ACER Aspire S7 11.6 inch Touch Enabled Ultrabook ReviewThu, Feb 28, 2013 - 6:00 AM
Benchmarking the ACER Aspire S7-191-6640
The ACER Aspire S7 and the Cyberpower Zeus M2 both take advantage of the Intel HD 4000 graphics aboard the i5-3317U, the difference in performance scores is a result of the variance in memory speeds. The Cyberpower Zeus M2 uses 1600MHz memory which is shared by the graphics, giving a slight edge over our ACER Aspire S7-191.
Again the Zeus M2 is able to take a lead over the ACER S7-191-6640. The Zeus M2 scored 635 3DMarks while the Aspire S7 hit 622 3DMarks in the performance preset.
There isn’t much of a difference between the Aspire S7-191 and the Cyberpower Zeus M2, though it can once again be attributed to the difference in memory configurations. The ACER Aspire S7-191-6640 had a first pass performance of 25.305 frames per second and a second pass performance of 4.7 frames per second. The Cyberpower Zeus M2 is just slightly ahead with a first pass performance of 26.11 frames per second, and a second pass performance of 4.77 frames per second. The Dell XPS14 which uses an Intel Core i7 3517U had a first pass performance of 28.525 frames per second and a second pass performance of 5.495 frames per second.
The ACER Aspire S7-191-6640 has an aggregate memory performance of 16.019GB/s and fell right between the Cyberpower Zeus M2 with an aggregate memory performance of 19.944GB/s, and the Dell XPS14 aggregate memory performance of 10.677GB/s. Once again the memory configurations play the biggest roll in these results. The Zeus M2 uses 16GB of 1600Mhz Corsair Vengeance in Dual Channel, the Dell XPS14 uses 1600MHz memory in single channel, and the ACER Aspire S7 is running in Dual channel, though only at 1333MHz.
The ACER Aspire S7-191-6640 took the lead in PCMark 7 with an overall score of 4810. The Cyberpower Zeus M2 took the second spot with a score of 4574, and the Dell XPS14 fell into the bottom spot with a score of 4069.
The ACER S7-191 was able to outperform all of our other systems in CrystalDiskMark. This is no surprise considering that the ACER S7-191 is running in a RAID 0 configurations. The Sequential Read was an impressive 823.1MB/s and write of 366.3MB/s. The Cyberpower Zeus M2 was the next closest with a Sequential Read of 458.7MB/s and write of 185.7MB/s.
As we usually do, we ran Futuremark PowerMark on the balanced settings with the display brightness at 100%. With this setting the internal battery lasted 1 hour and 59 minutes. This isn’t to shabby considering the load placed on the system during this test.
After setting the system back up, though with the extended life external battery, we reran FutureMark PowerMark. With the external battery we were able to add an additional 1 hour and 5 minutes to the battery test! If the extra battery was something that cost us extra, I might hesitate to invest in it. Since it comes with the ACER S7-191-6640 we’re golden!