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.
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What You Need To Know
- First ultrabook to be released
- Criticized for its sub-par keyboard
- Has a part metal, part plastic design
- The highest-end model has a Core i7 processor and a 240GB SSD
Back in June, Intel laid out its plan for the future of the laptop. These "ultrabooks," as Intel thought it would be more appropriate to call them, had to become more like phones and tablets — more portable, more nimble, and unlike the ultraportables of past, more affordable. They had to be, well, more like Apple’s MacBook Air. However, Chipzilla did more than just present its vision: it provided a guiding light for those non-Apple manufacturers with a set of guidelines on how to create said...
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|Screen size (diagonal)
|Integrated GPU model
||HD Graphics 3000
|The Verge Battery Test
||3 hours 27 minutes
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