The Launch of Acer Aspire S3 Ultrabook

The Launch of Acer Aspire S3 Ultrabook

Ultrabook? Is it a matching book for Ultraman? It’s not. It’s the new super slim type of notebooks…….. is it really new?

When I saw the supposed Ultrabook, my thought was “Didn’t Apple got there earlier?”

Here’s what it looks like ………..

The Launch of Acer Aspire S3 Ultrabook

WTH? Macbook Air? There seems to be a trend. I’ll be attending another event today about Ultrabooks so we’ll see how much more ULTRA it can be.

Photos and Videos

The Launch of Acer Aspire S3 Ultrabook

The Launch of Acer Aspire S3 Ultrabook

No la, no girl pic la. Group photo enough. Sorry I’m not some random GWC that goes to event to take photo of girls only, I would have but sorry I’m on video. You can go drool there. 🙂

The Launch of Acer Aspire S3 Ultrabook

The Launch of Acer Aspire S3 Ultrabook

The Launch of Acer Aspire S3 Ultrabook

Here’s the video, a very long one. 🙂 Girls? Got la got la, skip to 3:09 to see them.

The Darn Thing

Yes, the darn thing about Acer Malaysia is that the product details seems to be almost sacred.

Visit their Facebook page for the Aspire S3 and it shows nothing, so you’d thought the Laptops Perfected link at the bottom would give more information……… NOPE. NO NO NO NO. No information.

Google didn’t help me. Went Acer Malaysia site itself (reluctantly) and the most I could reach is the S-Series page that again, shows nothing. No information on the Aspire page either.

Acer Malaysia – you need to work on petty things as such, I could view Apple’s Iphone 4S specs right after their Keynote event but it’s 2 days since the launch and I still can’t get decent details on the Aspire S3!

The Good Thing

Fortunately they prepared a CD with specs provided. *Note the odd product model number like seen in the Aspire page. Who’s gonna remember that? Should just refer to how Lenovo or Dell does it.

*I hope Acer Malaysia is open to constructive criticism.

ACER ASPIRE S3–951–2464G34
Specifications :
• Intel® Core™ i5-2467M processor (3 MB L3 cache, 1.60 GHz with Turbo Boost up to 2.30 GHz, DDR3 1333 MHz, 17 W), supporting Intel® 64 architecture, Intel® Smart Cache
• Mobile Intel® UM67 Express Chipset
• 4GB DDR3 RAM (Single Channel onboard system memory)
• 320GB HDD
• 13.3″ HD 1366 x 768 resolution, Acer CineCrystalâ„¢ LED
• Intel® HD Graphics 3000, supporting Microsoft® DirectX® 10.1
• Optimized Dolby® Home Theater® v4 audio enhancement
• Acer 3DSonic stereo speakers
• Bluetooth® 4.0+HS
• Acer Crystal Eye HD webcam with 1280 x 1024 resolution
• Acer InviLink™ Nplify™ 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™
• Multi-gesture touchpad, supporting two-finger scroll, pinch, rotate, flip
• 2-in-1 card reader (SD™, MMC)
• Two USB 2.0 ports
• HDMI™ port with HDCP support
• Acer PowerSmart long-life battery, supporting up to 1,000 charge cycles
• 36.4 Wh 3280 mAh 3-cell Li-polymer standard battery pack
• Estimated battery life: up to 6 hours (Up to 50 days using Acer Green Instant On technology)
• 323 (W) x 218.5 (D) x 13.1/17.5 (H) mm
• Weight: 1.35 kg
Operating System: Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium 64-bit
• 1-Year International Traveller Warranty
* Performance may vary depending on system configuration and applications used.
PRICE : RM 2,599

ACER ASPIRE S3–951-2634G24
Specifications :
• Intel® Core™ i7-2637M processor (4 MB L3 cache, 1.70 GHz with Turbo Boost up to 2.80 GHz, DDR3 1333 MHz, 17 W), supporting Intel® 64 architecture, Intel® Smart Cache
• Mobile Intel® UM67 Express Chipset
• 4GB DDR3 RAM (Single Channel onboard system memory)
• 240GB Solid State Drive (SSD)
• 13.3″ HD 1366 x 768 resolution, Acer CineCrystalâ„¢ LED
• Intel® HD Graphics 3000, supporting Microsoft® DirectX® 10.1
• Optimized Dolby® Home Theater® v4 audio enhancement
• Acer 3DSonic stereo speakers
• Bluetooth® 4.0+HS
• Acer Crystal Eye HD webcam with 1280 x 1024 resolution
• Acer InviLink™ Nplify™ 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™
• Multi-gesture touchpad, supporting two-finger scroll, pinch, rotate, flip
• 2-in-1 card reader (SD™, MMC)
• Two USB 2.0 ports
• HDMI™ port with HDCP support
• Acer PowerSmart long-life battery, supporting up to 1,000 charge cycles
• 36.4 Wh 3280 mAh 3-cell Li-polymer standard battery pack
• Estimated battery life: up to 7 hours (Up to 50 days using Acer Green Instant On technology)
• 323 (W) x 218.5 (D) x 13.1/17.5 (H) mm
• Weight: 1.33 kg
Operating System: Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium 64-bit
• 1-Year International Traveller Warranty
* Performance may vary depending on system configuration and applications used.
PRICE : RM3,999

What’s special about it?

Here are more details from the Press Release.

…… the new Acer Aspire S3 Ultrabook combines the power and productivity of notebooks, and essential features of the smartphone and tablet PC, such as fast startup and Internet connectivity.

…… The Aspire S3 delivers two new innovations. The first is the Acer Green Instant On, which delivers ultra-fast responsiveness to give an “instant on & instant use” user experience,
energy efficiency, and enhanced power management. Acer Green Instant On technology has two sleep modes from which the Acer Aspire S3 resumes ultra-fast. In Sleep the Acer Aspire S3 will resume in less than 2 seconds, and in Deep Sleep it resumes in 6 seconds. This energy efficient innovation ensures a freedom of battery longevity with 7 hours of battery life3 in operation and up to 50 days battery life in deep sleep mode!

…… Next, the Acer Instant Connect allow users to access the Internet in only 2.5 seconds4, four times faster than conventional connections – so users can go faster for better productivity and infotainment enjoyment. There is no compromise.

…… the Acer Aspire S3 powered by Intel’s 2nd Gen 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.

……For easy-to-carry convenience, the Acer Aspire S3 Ultrabook measures 13mm thin and weighs less than 1.4kg5. The ultra-slim aerodynamic design features a strong and lightweight aluminium or magnesium alloy chassis, and a lid with a fingerprint-free metal finish that feels as smooth as silk.

…… User has a choice of 320GB HDD with embedded SSD6 or 240GB SSD (expected to be available in Malaysia in November) for ultra-fast access and ample media and data storage. Packing professionally-tuned Dolby® Home Theater® v4, the Aspire S3 delivers vibrant, cinema-style surround sound and enhanced dialogue quality for optimum listening experience. Standard HDMI® output is also included. As the only Ultrabook with a HDD option, the Acer Aspire S3 Ultrabook offers the computing power and storage needs of a notebook, along with the mobile communication advantages of the smartphone and tablet PC

Priced at RM 2599, the first Acer Aspire S3 Ultrabook with the model name S3-951-2464G34 will be available after 10 Oct 2011 at major authorized Acer resellers nationwide. For more information, please visit www.acer.com.my or call Acer Product Infoline at 1800-88-1288 (9am – 6pm Mondays to Fridays).

So how thin is this S3 I speak of? Here’s a comparison between the S3 and the tablet portion of Asus Transformer. 🙂

The Launch of Acer Aspire S3 Ultrabook

Thin eh? It’s most certainly slimmer and lighter than the Aspire Timeline 3810T I reviewed in 2009, and I’m still using that lovely notebook!

Oh and here’s the Instant On and Power Up test.

I’m sure many of you will compare it to Macbook Air. 😉 In my opinion it’s quite a bargain at RM 2,599 – especially if you’re a Windows user who would like to have ample processing power, battery life and without carrying something so big and bulky.

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4 Comments

  1. So this or macbook air?

  2. instant on 2 sec???where

  3. I am more concerned whether this netbook can play DOTA or not…


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