Acer's Blade-Thin Aspire S3 Ultrabook Finally Arrives

By Adrian Covert on at

Measuring in at just over a half-inch thick and just under 3lbs, the Acer Aspire S3 ushers in the era of the official, Intel-supported Ultrabook, meant to compete against the likes of the MacBook Air.

Equipped with an Intel Core i5 processor, the $900 (roughly £575) S3 has a 13-inch, 1366x768 display, four gigabytes of RAM, and your choice of a 20 gigabyte SSD or a 320 gigabyte HDD. In addition, the battery is designed to get users through 6 hours without recharging and can wake from a deep sleep in under six seconds.

The Acer Aspire will be available starting this week. [Acer]