Acer Aspire Ultrabook S3 officially announced, starts at 799 euros

And the march of the Ultrabooks continues. Following on the heels of Toshiba and Lenovo, Acer just announced the Aspire S3 at its IFA press conference — confirming that unequivocal leak we spotted earlier a few days ago. The machine, made of magnesium-alloy, measures an anorexic 13mm thin and weighs just 1.3 kilograms. We’re told it promises not just instant on access, but near-instant connectivity — Acer says it will wake from sleep in 1.5 seconds and register and connect to hotspots in about two. Other specs include a 13.3-inch (1366 x 768) display, ultra low voltage Core i3, i5 and i7 CPUs, a choice of solid-state storage or HDDs, Bluetooth 4.0 and a vent-free bottom so that you’re not left with first-degree burns. Depending on the configuration, the battery life is rated for up to seven hours or up to 50 days in sleep mode. So far we’re just hearing European pricing (€799 to €1,199), though Acer confirms it’ll arrive stateside by the end of September.

Update: Yes, we know we made a typo regarding the weight. The correct spec is 1.3kg. Thanks to all of you who pointed that out.


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