Acer unveils new ultrabook laptop

Acer has unveiled its upgraded Aspire S7 flagship ultrabook and it will be powered by new processors.

Intel’s new Haswell processors, which will be released later this week (June 4th), are to be utilised by the powerful laptop.

Features of the new and improved Acer device include a 13.3 in display with ten-point multi-touch and ultra high resolution, which the Taiwanese company hopes will be enough to draw consumers back from using tablets.

Acer president Jim Wong said: “The touch screen display is more accurate for touch, with everything at 60 frames per second guaranteed.”

The new Acer will be available across Europe in July and will start at prices of around £1,250, with another model – the less powerful S3 – also to be released at a similar date for £850.

Increasing sales of tablets have come as people’s interest in buying laptops or PCs decreases, with sales of the touchscreen devices expected to increase rapidly over the coming years.

Recent research conducted by the International Data Corporation (IDC) has forecast that tablet shipments will increase by 58.7 per cent year-on-year in 2013.