Acer Aspire S3 Ultrabook Is A 13.3" Slab Of Beautiful

Acer Aspire S3 Ultrabook Is A 13.3" Slab Of Beautiful

Watch out, mobile users -- the "ultrabooks" are coming! A few years ago, these things known as "smartbooks" briefly hit the market. And almost no one purchased the. But the ultrabook category just might have legs. Apple's MacBook Air has been a major seller, and there's no question that Acer's new Aspire S3 (their first ultrabook) looks really similar to it. Sorry, it's the truth.

But beyond that, it's something to get truly riled up about. It can resume from Sleep in 1.5 seconds, and the battery can last up to 50 in Deep Sleep days via Acer Green Instant On. Internet connections are promised within 2.5 seconds, and obviously it's one of the smallest and lightest full-fledged machines you can buy.


Innovative Acer Green Instant On technology provides instant-resume functionality and ensures battery longevity, while Acer Instant Connect delivers faster Internet access. The Aspire S3 is encased in a thin, light metal design, measuring 1.3 cm thin and weighs less than 1.4 kg (3 lbs.).  It's also equipped with a full-size Acer FineTip chiclet keyboard, a high-density battery that delivers up to 7 hours  of juice and a 13.3" HD LED display.

We're told that warm components are smartly placed away from the palmrest and touchpad area, so users won't feel any heat discomfort, and it boasts a new airflow design that dissipates warm air from the rear of the notebook, preventing air from blowing towards the user's hands. Finally, the fan motor is optimized to enhance efficiency and lower power consumption to help increase system battery life.


Specs-wise, there's a 2nd-gen Core i3/i5/i7 CPU, your choice of 240 GB SSD or 320/500 GB HDD with embedded SSD, HDMI output, 2-in-1 card reader, Crystal Eye 1.3 megapixel camera and microphone, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0+HSR. Priced between €799 and €1199, the Aspire S3 will start to roll out in select regions in September and ramp-up in October, and is expected to become Acer's star product during the fourth quarter. U.S. pricing hasn't been announced, due to this being launched at the European IFA show, but it'll no doubt be coming this way soon.
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Sure look to me like some really much needed design updates with the cooling of these guys,maybe we will see these ultra-books get real Hot with some hot pricing.Just a lot more versatile and conventional rather than a tablet Certainly one would not expect desktop-like replacement performance out of one of these .But definitely able to do a lot more of the daily stuff on a very thin portable.that look good,with a good screen and good battery life.

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I think I have to agree...

Also Acer is really taking it's Apple-like direction seriously, I mean they're coming up with beautiful machines that are also functional like the author said.

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Have to agree that these Ultra books are pretty sweet .especially with the faster mobile chips .We did have pretty lively discussion in HH a short time ago with Intel giving some manufacturers a price break on some top-tier mobile processors. here..

http://hothardware.com/News/Intel-Rejects-Call-For-Ultrabook-CPU-Discounts/

Maybe Intel will give them more of a break than the 20% mentioned..We should be seeing some pricing info and more soon enough.

 

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