It seems like Japan is getting all the Ivy Bridge luck so far — we heard before that Toshiba's first efforts would take their time making their way to the US, and now Acer has revealed that part of its V3 series will be available as soon as this weekend. The Aspire V3-571-H78F, at least, is the temporary name for a product that will be fully announced on Sunday, and Acer says that units will begin shipping out to various stores right after that. The laptop will feature Intel's 2.1GHz Core i7-3612GQ chip, 8GB of RAM, and an unfortunately low-res 1366 x 768 15.6-inch screen for around ¥90,000 ($1,114). We weren't blown away by the entry-level machines' design when we saw them at CeBIT, but if you're desperate for some early Ivy Bridge action Japan looks like the place to be.