Acer today annoucned at IFA 2011 its first Ultrabook. The Acer Aspire S3 will start shipping this month and cost from 799 euros ($1,134).
The Aspire S3 features the Acer Green Instant On technology, which provides instant-resume functionality and ensures battery longevity, while Acer Instant Connect delivers access to the Internet in just 2.5 seconds. The Aspire S3 is encased in a thin, light metal design and it will be available in select regions from September.
Acer Green Instant On provides two sleep modes from which the Aspire S3 responds with surprising speed: From Sleep the Aspire S3 will resume in a mere 1.5 seconds, and from Deep Sleep it resumes in 6 seconds. With these energy-conscious technologies, the Aspire S3's battery life lasts up to 50 days, according to Acer.
The Aspire S3 measures 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. All-day usability is assured by a super-lightweight, high-density battery that delivers up to 7 hours of juice.
The 13.3" HD LED display adopts an open cell design to conserve materials by using the lid and bezel to form an aluminum frame for the screen.
The Aspire S3 features a vent-free bottom. Warm components are smartly placed away from the palmrest and touchpad area. 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.
The Aspire S3 features the latest 2nd generation Intel Core i3/i5/i7 processors and a choice of 240 GB SSD or 320/500 GB HDD with embedded SSD7. Packing professionally-tuned Dolby Home Theater v4, the Aspire S3 deliverssurround sound. Standard HDMI output is also included for connecting the Aspire S3 to popular HD peripheral devices for high-def digital/video playback and extension. Furthermore, users can share data or download photos from their digital cameras using the 2-in-1 card reader that supports SD Cards and MultiMediaCard.
Other features include an integrated Acer Crystal Eye 1.3 megapixel camera and microphone, Acer InviLink Nplify 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi CERTIFIED technology. Wireless convenience is enhanced by the addition of latest-generation Bluetooth 4.0+HSR technology with lower power consumption.