What’s new in 2012? A lot, especially since a new generation of laptops will dominate the market this year, the ultrabooks. In contrast to netbooks, these aren’t lower performance mini laptops. They are very thin and light, but offer all the performance you expect from a good everyday laptop.
One of the most popular ultrabooks is the Acer S3, it’s 13.1-Inch CineCrystal LED display offer awesome image quality at a 1366×768 resolution and 16:9 aspect ratio. Half an inch slim and only 3 pounds in weight, very elegant silver design. It looks a bit like a Macbook, but only costs a fraction. At the moment the best deals on Amazon are about $799. Try to find it cheaper elsewhere, you won’t!
What’s inside? A new generation 1.6Ghz Core i5-2467M (UM67) processor from Intel, Intel HD Graphics 3000 with dedicated 128MB memory, a lightning fast 20GB solid state disk for Windows and an additional 320GB SATA drive for data and other software. See Windows start in less than 15 seconds, only 6 seconds from sleep mode, !
Still not convinced? Let’s have a look what else the Acer S3 offers:
- Wi-fi according to the 802.11b/g/n standards
- Bluetooth 4.0+HS
- HD Webcam with 1280 x 1024 resolution and 1.3MP
- Two 3DSonic stereo speakers with Dolby Home Theater v4 support for decent sound
- 2x USB 2.0, 1X HDMI with HDCP support (connect your ultrabook to your TV!)
- 2 in 1 card reader
- Up to 6 hours of battery life with one charge
Even better, Amazon doesn’t only offer the best price, the Acer S3 also qualifies for free shipping and a trial version of Microsoft Office Starter 2010 and The McAfee Internet Security Suite are included as well. If you hurry you can even profit from a special promotion and get free 1 day shipping if you pay with a Discover Card, offer valid till 31.03.2012.