Acer ready to unveil Ultrabook in UAE
Device is designed to combine features of a notebook and mobile device
Acer is set to release its first Ultrabook, the Acer Aspire S3, in the UAE. The Ultrabook is designed to combine features of a notebook and a mobile device, such as portability and small size into one package.
The Aspire S3 features Acer Green Instant On technology, which is designed to reduce battery consumption through an instant-resume functionality. It also features Acer Instant Connect, designed to deliver faster internet access.
"The Aspire S3 is truly designed to meet notebook users' needs, combining essential features of the smartphone and tablet PC, such as fast startup and Internet connectivity, with long battery life. Matched with its slim form, the Aspire S3 will provide a fresh experience and set a major milestone in the history of Acer's notebook development," said Campbell Kan, president of Personal Computer Global Operations, Acer Inc.
The Aspire S3 is encased in a thin, light metal case design, measures 1.3 cm thick and weighs less than 1.4 kg.
The Ultrabook comes with a full-size Acer FineTip chiclet keyboard, and a lightweight, high-density battery that delivers up to 7 hours of run-time.
The S3 has a 13.3-inch ultra-thin HD LED display with an open cell design, designed to conserve materials by using the lid and bezel to form an aluminum screen frame.
The Aspire S3 features a vent-free bottom and its warm components are placed away from the palmrest and touchpad area, so users won't feel any heat discomfort. The device has a new airflow design that moves warm air from the rear of the notebook, preventing air from blowing towards the user's hands and the fan motor is optimised to enhance efficiency and lower power consumption to help increase system battery life.
The Aspire S3 features the second generation Intel Core i3/i5/i7 processors for full computing and digital creation capability, and a choice of 240 GB SSD or 320/500 GB HDD with embedded SSD .
The device features Dolby Home Theater v4, a standard HDMI output and a 2-in-1 card reader that supports SD Cards and MultiMediaCard.
The Aspire S3 also has a 1.3 megapixel camera and microphone with superior Wi-Fi connections guaranteed by Acer InviLink Nplify 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi CERTIFIED technology for video conferencing.
Wireless convenience is enhanced by the addition of Bluetooth 4.0+HSR technology with lower power consumption.
"We are very happy to see the formal launch of the Acer Aspire S3, Acer's first Ultrabook, and to be one of the leading time-to-market partners to place an Ultrabook in the market. The features of the Aspire S3, powered by 2nd generation Intel Core processors - including instant on, instant connect, long battery life, and its elegant slim and light design - will satisfy many users' desire for a free and easy life on the go," said Mooly Eden, vice president and general manager of the Intel PC Client Group.
Priced at AED 3,699, the Aspire S3 will be available in the region in October.