Keyboard and TouchPad
As you would expect, since both of the S7-392s feature the same body and keyboard, there is really no difference to discuss.
The 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 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 Aspire S7 features a 13.3-inch WQHD display, meaning it pumps out a resolution of 2560x1440. The surface of the screen is of the glossy glass texture, and it features a 10-point touchscreen. The display is absolutely gorgeous when Windows does a good job of scaling. Not everything scales well, and some things just look plain awful, but not as a result of the screen.
If you turn off scaling, you get more usable space at the cost of size. If you have good eyesight, you could probably get away with it, or at least turn it down a bit to gain the space. Looking at the display from off-angles doesn't seem to affect the color of the screen at all.
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- Page 2 [Temperatures, Cooling and Noise]
- Page 3 [User Interfaces]
- Page 4 [Testing Methodology]
- Page 5 [Accessory Port Layout and Performance]
- Page 6 [Benchmarks - Gaming Performance]
- Page 7 [Benchmarks - System Performance]
- Page 8 [Battery Life Performance]
- Page 9 [Final Thoughts]