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Acer now offering Aspire S3 with Core i7, more SSD storage

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Acer has updated its Aspire S3 ultrabook with Intel's Core i7 processor and a 24GB SSD, priced at $1,299.

Acer Aspire S3 now with Core i7
Acer Aspire S3 now with Core i7

For those still weighing a purchase of Acer's Aspire S3 despite our review (Verge Score: 5.0), this news may finally prompt bringing out the credit card. The ultrabook is now available in a Core i7-powered configuration featuring a 240GB solid state drive, which will presumably only enhance the already impressive performance and resume times we experienced with our unit. The high-end S3 will set you back $1,299 — the base model remains for sale at $899 — and can be had immediately at a variety of retailers including Amazon, Best Buy, and Newegg. Whether more power and speedier storage are enough to overcome the shortcomings we found is a decision we leave to you, friend.