Acer Aspire S3, a New Macbook Air Competitor Review, Specs, and Price
Acer Aspire S3 Review
Acer Aspire S3 – In this first half of 2012 it seemed the right time for laptop vendors to release their ultrabook. One by one major laptop vendor began intense in producing ultrabook. Acer is one of the players or laptop manufacturers which is active in producing laptop in many series. As same with laptops, Acer now has demonstrated its ability to produce ultrabook. After the successful release of the Acer Aspire Timeline Ultra M3 and M5, Acer has released the newest ultrabook named Acer Aspire S3.
Acer Aspire S3 is a very thin ultrabook with lightweight and strong body design. If we are honest, we will see this ultrabook is similar to Macbook Air and Dell Adamo XPS, and a glance almost indistinguishable from other ultrabook made by Asus and Lenovo, and with 13.3 inches screen. The difference is that Acer decided to sell Acer Aspire S3 for only $ 899. This is of course cheaper than several rivals like Macbook Air which is sold in $ 1.399. But with that cheaper price what will buyer get from this Acer Aspire S3?
Acer Aspire S3 specification:
- Processor: 1.6GHz Intel Core i5 2467M (Ivy Bridge)
- Memory: 4GB, 1.333 MHz DDR3
- Hard drive: 20GB SSD / 320GB 5.400 rpm
- Chipset: Intel UM67
- Graphics: Intel HD3000
- Operation system: Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)
- Size: (WD) 12.6×8.5 inch
- Height: 0,5-0,7 inch
- Display: 13-inch
- Price: $ 899
All ultrabook definitely has a solid state drive (SSD) as an important part of ultrabook. While for processor most ultrabooks were already use Intel Core i5 as the minimal. Sometimes we also have found some of them have upgraded to i7. And Acer Aspire S3 is built with Intel Core i5 2467M.
Acer Aspire S3 has a large and very responsif touchpad. We should know if this is not a high end ultrabook. This is evident from some of the expensive features that are not included in this ultrabook, so this may push the price to be cheaper, such as the omission of USB 3.0 port and only use a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, the resolution of Aspire S3 to be the smallest among other ultrabook. Another feature that is sacrificed is the small storage capacity that is only 20GB SSD and combined with a conventional 320 GB HDD.
Acer Aspire S3 Price
With price of $ 899, Acer Aspire S3 is including an affordable ultrabook even with a minimal quality as ultrabook.