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Acer Aspire S7

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Device Description

The Acer Aspire S7 is a touch-enabled Ultrabook™. Current models are powered by a fourth-generation Intel Core processor (formerly "Haswell"). Original generation models are powered by a third-generation Intel Core processor (formerly "Ivy Bridge").

The Ultrabook is notable for being one of the thinnest Ultrabooks on the market today, at under 12.9 mm thick.

Support Status

  • Aspire S7 (Haswell) - Green (Console OS works well on this device)
  • Aspire S7 (Ivy Bridge) - Untested - We haven't tested Console OS with the newer model just yet

Here's the important catch - Acer likes to swap Wi-Fi cards around, a lot. We currently only support Developer Release 1 releases with Intel 3160 or 7260 Wi-Fi cards. We recommend the Intel 7260-AC for future proofing. An Intel 3160 can be purchased for as little as $15, and installation usually takes under 15 minutes with only a philips-head screwdriver.

Installation Instructions

You must be running the latest BIOS from Dell.com before installing Console OS. We only test and validate Console OS using the latest system BIOS available, and BIOS updates are critical to the performance-tuning of Console OS and the underlying UEFI firmware.

Currently Console OS does not support installation to RAID arrays. The Aspire S7 includes an optional RAID-0, pairing two solid state drives together. To install Console OS to the Aspire S7, you must disable RAID if present. Alternatively, you can install to a USB 3.0 hard disk drive.


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