Who has the Thinnest Notebook - Acer or Apple
Taiwan-based PC making company, Acer, has announced a new ultrabook, Acer Aspire S3, which will release in the market by October. This new ultrabook is a combination of a smartphone and a tablet PC.
As quoted by President of Personal Computer Global Operations, Acer Inc., Campbell Kan said, “The Aspire S3 is truly designed to meet notebook users’ needs, combining essential features of Smartphone and tablet PC, such as fast startup and Internet connectivity, with long battery life. Matched with its slim form, the Aspire S3 will provide a fresh experience and set a major milestone in the history of Acer’s notebook development. ”
The new ultrabook, Acer Aspire S3 is thinner than the Apple MacBook Air. It weighs just 2.87 pounds whereas Apple MacBook weighs around 2.96 pounds. It has a 13.3-inch HD LED display and 1366x768 resolution. Its chassis is made of light aluminum/magnesium alloy with a fingerprint-free metal lid, which gives a very smooth touch.
Acer Aspire S3 has various exciting features worth noting. The Green Instant On feature helps in delivering superfast response, high energy efficiency, and enhanced power management. The Acer Instant Connect feature helps in accessing the Internet in just 2.5 seconds. Acer Green Instant On provides two sleep modes. In the first sleep mode, the Acer Aspire S3 resumes in 1.5 seconds and in the second, deep sleep mode, it resumes in 6 seconds. The Acer Aspire S3 has also got a very good battery life, which can last up to 7 hours. It is also capable of staying up to 50 days in standby mode.
Coming to the basic specifications, the Acer Aspire S3 Ultrabook is available in three versions of Intel 2nd generation, Sandy Bridge processor: i3, i5 and i7. It has 4GB RAM, 320/500 GB HDD, and 240 GB SSD. It is installed with Windows 7 and is expected to be priced under $1,000. Other notable specs include two USB ports, AC adapter port, SD card slot, 3.5mm audio jack and HDMI port.
You will find many ultrabooks in the market but Acer Aspire S3 is something you should surely go for. It is super thin, even thinner than Apple MacBook Air. It does not compromise on its performance and if we look at its specifications, its price is just apt.