Acer Aspire S3 Ultrabook in ‘S7 Style’ with GT735M Re-Launch?

Posted on 05 January 2014 by

Acer Aspire S3 CES

Ah the good old Acer S3. It was one of the first Ultrabooks to hit the market and one that really drove prices down over the 2+ years it’s been available. In June last year Acer announced the new S3 in the S7 style but it’s a little confusing because we’re reading a lot of CES-related news about it now. What’s new? Didn’t it ever reach the market? Oh well, here are the details, possibly again, and a presentation video that MobileGeeks have just posted.

Design changes over the original S3 include a flat-folding screen and a more rounded style. A backlit keyboard, FullHD IPS touchscreen and Gorilla glass screen protection, 1TB ultra-thin (7.2mm) drive and WiDi support (as all new Ultrabooks)  are in the specifications (see below for full specs.)

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…the new S3 cover is made from aluminum and sprayed Sparkling White with a mirror-polish finish; the operation area is made from anodized aluminum throughout. Just 17.8 mm thin and weighing only 1.65 kg, this Ultrabook is slim and easy to carry anywhere. [Acer]

Highlight of the package is an Nvidia GeForce GT 735M graphics which should give you playable access to almost any game on the market. (Notebookcheck have a good set of performance results.)

 

  • Intel Core i7 (4. Gen) 4500U / 1.8 GHz
  • RAM: 6 GB ( 1 x 4 GB + 2 GB (soldered) Max 10GB )
  • Storage: 1 TB HDD / 5400 rpm (20GB SSD Cache)
  • Screen:13.3", 10-point touch, 1920×1080, HDCP
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GT 735M – 1 GB DDR3 VRAM
  • Webcam: 1280 x 720
  • Keyboard: Backllit ‘FineTip’. Multi-gesture touchpad
  • WiFi: 802.11n +  Bluetooth 4.0 Intel Centrino Advanced-N 7260
  • Battery: 44Wh
  • Ports: USB 2.0, 2 x USB 3.0, HDMI, Headset port, 2-in-1 card reader
  • Size: 32.35 cm x 22.5 x 1.78
  • Weight: 1.63 kg
  • Price: 999 Euros (inc. taxes, Europe availability imminent according to reports.)

 

Press release here. (US: June 2013)

Specifications source (Europe)

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