Acer Aspire P3 Specification Update: First with Y-Series?

Posted on 06 May 2013 by

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The Acer Aspire P3 Ultrabook, that’s actually a tablet with a keyboard accessory, is available for pre-order. We picked up on some of the specs of this low-cost tablet but here’s the full specification run-down. It looks like it will be the first Ultrabook to use the new Y-Series down-clocked lower-TDP processors.

Before we go into the specs of the Aspire P3, let’s highlight that Intel Core Y-Series range again. It’s not a new processor at all. It’s based on Ivy Bridge and is clock-limited in order to offer designers an easy (and probably lower-cost) option for tight thermal designs. In terms of CPU performance we’re coming in at a level lower than the first ever Core i5 and Core 7 Ultrabooks so please be aware of this. We look forward to testing it.

The Acer Aspire P3 is, at it’s current pricing, expensive for what you get but we suspect there’s quite a bit of margin built in here so pricing could drop quickly.

  • Acer Aspire P3-171-3322Y2G06as
  • Operating system: Windows 8
  • Processor: Core i3 i3-3229Y (1.4Ghz, no Turbo)
  • Graphics / Video: HD 4000
  • Memory: 2GB
  • Storage: 60GB SSD.
  • Screen: 11.6” 1366×768 IPS multi-touch
  • Wireless:  IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 + HS
  • Webcam 1.3MP
  • Mikrofon
  • Stereo Speakers
  • HDMI, USB3.0, Headet
  • Size:190.8×295.4x10mm
  • No SD card reader.

The problem we have here is that AMD and Acer are likely to launch a tablet on Temash soon which, as far as we can work out, is likely to be in exactly the same performance bracket. Price, however, is likely to be less for the AMD tablet.

Expect to see some Acer Aspire P3 model variants appearing soon. 128GB SSD and 4GB RAM versions with Core i5 would make sense.

Note that the Lenovo Yoga 11s and

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  • Jeff

    Keyboard accessories should have a mouse (trackpoint, touchpad, optical, whatever). Even on an Android tablet, a mouse greatly enhances the user experience.

  • rob

    I cant really get why should I use a mouse instead of the touchscreen. Enlighten me :)

    • Alan

      -Mouse hover for the OS and websites.
      -Easier to click on tiny things (depends on your tapping abilities I guess).
      -Adobe Flash interaction is easier.
      -I find highlighting text to be easier.
      -Less overall movement if you’re into efficiency.
      -Depending on the usage, touch will put more strain on your wrist and arms if you’re into ergonomics.
      -An embedded mouse in the bezel of a small tablet can make handheld use easier.
      -etc.

      There are lots of reasons why touch shouldn’t replace a mouse so both should be provided. Why limit yourself?

  • rob

    Why there isn’t any info about weight? I think it’s one of the most important characteristics.

  • martin

    keyboard is really shallow felt very weird to type on. Dont know why its here in china so early, but it is.

    • me

      Makes sense given how thin it is. I’m willing take that trade off over say the MS Surface touch and type keyboards. Too bad the no mouse thing is something I’m not willing to put up with on such a multi-purpose device. What Chippy would call an HDR device I guess.

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