Hype can be dangerous. It often reduces great things to only good and brilliant concepts to only OK. Hype was my biggest problem coming into the launch of the Acer Aspire S 13. After seeing the magnificence of something like HP’s Spectre 13 and the 12-inch Retina MacBook, I had a lot of hope going into Acer’s launch, especially when I heard from sources that the S 13 was going to be something like that.
The bad news? It was that very same hype that led me to be disappointed when I first saw the S 13 in the flesh. But, after that died down, I’m glad to say that my disappointment was completely unfounded.
The [email protected] event in New York saw the launch of a bunch of new portable devices designed for the busy worker on the go all the way to those looking for hardcore gaming performance. Of the devices launched are the Acer Switch Alpha 12 2-in-1 PC, the rather skinny Acer Aspire S13 and the tough Chromebook 14 for Work.