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Pro Good performance for casual use
The Aspire S13 is a decent laptop for most day-to-day activities for students or normal users. The 8GB of RAM and i5 or i7 CPU work amazingly well for web browsing, watching videos or working with files and documents.
Pro Has a top-notch display
This laptop's display outshines most of the competition, from various lab tests it managed to score 106.8% sRGB color gamut. Which is better than the average for this display size (83%).
The display is quite bright as well. At 327 nits you can clearly see what's on the screen even under direct sunlight.
Pro Has both touch and non-touch display options
The Aspire S13 can be ordered with either type of display. They are both 1080p but the non-touch version is a bit brighter.
Pro Good build quality
Most of the chassis is covered by a textured nano-imprint cover which adds a very "premium" feel to it and is great to the touch. The keyboard and wrist area are made of aluminium, which looks great when the laptop is opened.
Pro Great design
The Aspire S13 comes in two colors, obsidian-black and white. Both of them have a nano-imprint cover, which gives the laptop a nice and slick aesthetic.
Con The touchpad has accuracy issues
This laptop's touchpad works fine with two-finger scrolling but has issues when navigating around the desktop. There's some slight stuttering with the cursor and it's easy to accidentally select text if your palm brushes the touchpad by accident.
Con The thick plastic bezel around the display is a bit off-putting
The display is surrounded by a thick plastic bezel which should have been avoided as it makes the laptop seem cheaper and less attractive than it should be.
Con Slight sound distortion on high volume
There is some slight sound distortion when volume is over 90%. Below that level everything sounds perfect.