Ramblings from another nerd on the grid
Acer America today announced the North American availability of its first Ultrabook, the Acer Aspire S3-951. This featherweight Ultrabook powers on instantly, connects to the Web in seconds and provides up to 50 days of stand-by time, or 6 hours of continuous usage. As slim and easy to carry as a magazine, it includes a powerful Intel Core i5 Processor, speedy solid state drive for quickly booting the operating system, roomy hard drive, and essential USB and HDMI ports.
See the full press release at http://us.acer.com/ac/en/US/press/2011/26448. See the http://us.acer.com/ac/en/US/content/series/aspiresseries area for one hub of information.
Then of course there’s the other marketing site at http://us.acer.com/ac/en/US/content/s-series-home. Two marketing hubs? Interesting. Ready to buy? Head on over to http://www.amazon.com/dp/product/B005MR58MG and plunk down $899. It’s also available for pre-order at Fry’s and other locations. Check the specifications carefully.
This video is actually pretty good. But they should have named the S3 the USS Enterprise or something to go with the starfleet boldly go where no Ultrabook has gone before theme. Grin.
A new consumer-class notebook that doesn't use sunken hinges? That's a welcome development for sure.