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Acer's first Ultrabook is the Aspire S3, and with a height of only 0.51 inch it will be the thinnest notebook you can buy when it becomes available fourth quarter of 2011. Featuring near instantaneous resume at only 2 seconds from sleep to wireless network connectivity.

Description

  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: October 2011
  • Price at launch: $899.99

Availability

  • Alias: Acer Ultrabook Aspire S3

Also Known As...

  • Laptop type: Ultraportable
  • Width: 12.59 inches
  • Depth: 8.52 inches
  • Thickness: 0.51 inches
  • Weight: 2.98 pounds
  • Color: Silver

Hardware

  • Operating system: Windows 7

Software

  • Screen size (diagonal): 13.3 inches
  • Technology: LCD
  • Backlight: LED
  • Resolution (X): 1366 px
  • Resolution (Y): 768 px

Display (base)

  • Type: Chiclet

Keyboard

  • Type(s): Trackpad

Mouse

  • CPU brand: Intel
  • CPU family: Sandy Bridge
  • Model: Core i5-2467M
  • Cores: 2
  • Clockspeed: 1.6 GHz
  • Turbo clockspeed: 2.3 GHz

Processor (base)

  • Brand: Intel
  • Family: Sandy Bridge
  • Model: Core i7

Processor (max)

  • Graphics type: Integrated
  • Integrated GPU brand: Intel
  • Integrated GPU model: HD Graphics 3000

GPU (base)

  • Base RAM size: 4 GB
  • RAM type: DDR3

Memory

  • Options: HDD (5400RPM), Flash Memory (SSD)
  • Base drive type: Hybrid
  • Base drive capacity: 340 GB
  • Max. config SSD: 240 GB
  • Card reader: Yes
  • Card reader support: SD, MMC

Storage

  • Speakers: 2
  • Audio brand: Dolby Home Theater v4

Audio

  • USB: 2
  • HDMI: 1

Port options

  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Wi-Fi options: 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b

Connectivity

  • Size: 3260 mAh
  • Chemistry: Lithium Ion (Li-Ion)

Battery

  • PCMarkVantage: 5222
  • 3DMarkVantage (IGP): 1475
  • 3DMark06 (IGP): 3282
  • Just Cause 2: 10
  • The Verge Battery Test: 3 hours 27 minutes

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