IFA, Berlin: This year’s IFA trade show in Germany is turning into the year of the Ultrabook with Toshiba, Lenovo and now Acer all joining the party.
The Acer Aspire S3 features a lot of the same specifications and looks of it comrades but will be hoping its pricing, starting at €799 will be enough to set it apart.
The Aspire S3 again uses the 13.3in form factor and although it isn’t the “world’s lightest 13in platform” as the Toshiba Protégé Z830 claims, it still weighs in at a none-too-heavy 1.3kg.
It measures 12.9mm thick and features a 1366 x 768 resolution display encased in a magnesium-aluminium alloy case, which seems to be all the rage at the moment. Inside you’ll be able choose from a range of Core i3, i5 or i7 Sandy Bridge processors and a number of SSD configurations.
The Acer Aspire S3 promises seven hours battery life and comes with a cooling system to help prevent you scalding yourself on the palmrest, trackpad or your lap while resting the Ultrabook there.
Acer is crowing about a 1.5 second “instant on” from sleep and being able to connect to the internet in just 2.5 seconds.
The Aspire S3 will be coming later this month with pricing ranging from €799 to €1199, depending on your configuration.
Our man on the ground, Andrew Williams, will be along very soon with a hands-on preview of the Acer Ultrabook, so be sure to check back for his thoughtful and deep insights.