Keyboard and TouchPad
This is where we get to have some fun, and see if Acer took into account what I said in my previous review. The older Aspire S7-391 had a marginal-at-best keyboard, with the S7-191 being even worse. The question is: Does the S7-392 feature a better keyboard?
The simple answer is: Yes. They keyboard fitted to the S7-392 is loads better than the S7-391, and S7-191, despite the appearance being unchanged. It is still fitted with the standard island-style keyboard that most notebooks feature. It is still slightly recessed into the chassis to protect the screen. The keys still feature the subdued aqua colored backlighting.
The one place that the S7-392 keyboard is still lacking is in the throw department. The key travel distance is still just a wee bit short for my taste, though my ability to type on this keyboard is much better than it was on the S7-391.
The keys are flat with a slightly grainy texture. They make very little noise while typing, save for the space button that has a rather annoying rattle to it. There is absolutely no noticeable flex across the entire keyboard, likely due to the aluminum chassis.
The touchpad is made from a single piece of material. The touchpad is fairly wide, but is a bit short. The entire touchpad can be depressed for a left click, or depressed with two fingers to register a right click.
The touchpad is slightly recessed into the palm rest, and features a smooth texture, which makes it easy to differentiate between the palm rests, and the touch-enabled portion of the system.
The S7-392 features a full HD 1080p 13.3-inch touch-enabled display, protected by Gorilla Glass. The screen is very bright and sharp, and features excellent viewing angles due to being an IPS panel. While the system isn't one of those two-in-one convertibles, the screen will fold the entire way backward; flat with the keyboard. It also features hinges that make it stiffer once it's opened past 90-degrees.
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- Page 1 [Introduction & Specifications, Configurations and Pricing]
- Page 2 [Temperatures, Cooling and Noise]
- Page 3 [Keyboard, TouchPad, Screen and other User Interfaces]
- Page 4 [Testing Methodology]
- Page 5 [Accessory Port Layout and Performance]
- Page 6 [Gaming Performance]
- Page 7 [System Performance]
- Page 8 [Battery Life Performance]
- Page 9 [Final Thoughts]
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