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!