Acer Aspire S3 to Cost $899 in the U.S.? - HotHardware
Acer Aspire S3 to Cost $899 in the U.S.?

Acer Aspire S3 to Cost $899 in the U.S.?

We gushed a bit about the new Acer Aspire S3 ultrabook a few weeks ago, but at the time, Acer had not announced U.S. pricing. Now, it appears as though the ultrabooks may retail for $899 in the U.S.

According to a report by CRN, the Acer Aspire S3 was spotted for sale at online retailer New Age Electronics at that $899 price point. Acer for its part hasn’t confirmed the price, so take the news with a grain of salt, but if indeed that’s what the Acer ultrabooks will cost, the Aspire S3 is the first ultrabook to break the $1,000 barrier.



Some believe that this could ignite a price war between ultrabook makers, which would be a delight to consumers hankering for one of these sleek, light laptops. Offerings from Lenovo and Toshiba cost much more than $899, and HP is still keeping us in the dark.

ASUS has yet to announce pricing for its forthcoming ultrabooks, but rumor has it that the company may introduce a range of ultrabooks starting at $799. We certainly hope that’s the case. Ultrabook pricing, round 1: Fight!
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Wow that is an amazing price for such a think sleek system. ACER certainly is looking to ignite some competition.

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or capitalize while they can. i commend the price if its true

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With some of the news coming out of DigiTimes lately [projected manufacturing and shipping] looks like competitive pricing with the ultra books is def going to be heating up tremendously especially in the  800.00 dollar range in time for  November black FridayGotta say that Acer is really bringing it on and taking things up a notch with the Aspire S3.

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A lot of the new Ultrabooks coming out look really nice.

I can't wait to get some hands on with one!

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Ya, got to agree, they are slim and have a very nice simple attractive look :P

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Wooo-Yaaa Bring it !

Check out what Acer vice president Scott Lin has to say:

Ultrabooks expected to impact tablet PCs
http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20110928PD218.html

"...Lin pointed out that tablet PCs are mainly emphasizing light and thin features as well as entertainment capabilities, and once notebooks are capable of achieving the same features, while still maintaining battery longevity, consumer's purchasing behavior will reverse as consumers would rather choose a machine that can satisfy their demand for both entertainment and work, instead of carrying a tablet PC and a notebook around...".


really dig  these new ultra-books this Acer and Asus   .yep times are a changing again  &.Sure liked what Scoit Lin had to say,..Yes

**Intel may be perking things" up a bit too.!  :)

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