We’ve pulled together as much as we can find on the Acer Aspire S7, the touchscreen Windows 8 Ultrabook just presented for the first time at Computex.
The good people over at Ultrabook-info.de have spotted a new version of the Samsung Series 5 Ultrabook, the 530U3C-A02. It’s appearing in German price comparison engines with Ivy Bridge specifications and is expected to be an update to the existing Series 5 models available in June. Expect price drops on the current Samsung Series 5 Ultrabooks very soon!
With such a short amount of time it’s really impossible to say anything definitive about the new Samsung Series 5 Ultrabooks but I’ve had a chance to have some uninterrupted time with the two devices at the Samsung Media Lounge here at CES and the devices do seem well-rounded. I’m especially impressed with the keyboard, ports and Wi-Di . If you’re thinking about the Acer S3, I would advise to wait for the NP530.
More images and two overview videos below.
The Acer Aspire S3 is just about the lowest cost route into sub 1.5kg (3.3lb) laptopping there is, at least if you want an unrestricted Core processing platform. The 1.6Ghz Core i5-based Aspire S3 with Turbo Boost to 2.3Ghz, a hybrid (fast boot, fast resume) 320GB drive, 13″ screen, ultra-fast resume and a good suite of full-size ports, including a full+size SDHC card port, is significantly cheaper than other Ultrabook and Ultrabook-like options. Over the next week I’ll be giving it the full suite of Ultrabooknews tests for you. You won’t find this detail anywhere else: Unboxing and overview, first impressions, battery power analysis, live review with Q&A and of course a full detailed review.
LG has announced a new Ultrabook. the LG Xnote Z330 with a 13.3” display and a 1.2KG / 2.6lb weight.
The size of the notebook has been kept to a minimum through the use of the LG Shuriken display technology so you’ve effectively got a 13.3” screen in the space of a 12” laptop although looking at the Toshiba Z830 specifications, it’s the same width. The Xnote Z330 is up to 14.7mm thick and is said to have a 6hr battery life. The new Ultrabook is due for availability this month but there’s no word of availability outside South Korea at the moment.
LG Xnote Z330 Specifications:
Ritchie’s Room has revealed the new HP Folio Ultrabook (not Foleo!)
Update: The HP Folio aka DM3, is now in the database.
It’s a 13.3” business-focused affair with a similar look to the Toshiba Z835/Z830.
Available in Core i3 or Core i5 versions it should be available in December. Hop over to Ritchies Room to see the
rear side-mounted ports including Ethernet, full-size SD card slot and full-size HDMI along with a nice looking keyboard – and backight. The screen is 1366×768.
Coming in at the mid-range of expected Ultrabook screen sizes the 13.3” Acer Aspire 3951 looks the business and there’s an interesting pricing rumour to go with it.
Via Notebookitalia I’ve read that the Acer Aspire 3951 could be the first in a range of Acer ultrabooks. Given the potential cost of making the ‘engine’ it would make sense to deliver it in multiple bodies for a wider market. The 3951 will have a 13.3 inch screen.
The source article has now gone (a good sign that it’s for real) but the images are all over the place now.