While New York is expecting the Asus UX Ultrabook today, us in the Philippines were presented by Acer’s Aspire S3 aka Hummingbird. The first Ultrabook made available in the Philippines (the Toshiba Z830 is still weeks away).
The new Asus Aspire S3 Ultrabook is power-packed with features for a very portable notebook. There’s the 2-second instant on from sleep mode; connects 2x faster than before to access points, ultra-thin at 13mm and is powered by the 2nd generation Intel Core processor (Core i5-2467M).
Slim, sleek, and a Macbook Air look-alike but promises to bring users a real PC experience at a competitive price. Wowie Wong, Business Development Manager of Intel, says gone are the times that you would want to bring your powerful but heavy laptops. The new Acer S3 Ultrabook has a full chiclet keyboard, battery life that lasts 6-7 hours, aluminum/magnesium-aluminum alloy chassis, plus the revolutionary display technology that integrates the 13.3-inch frame and has a razor-thin 13-mm ultra-thin size at its thinnest point.
The new “œThermal Comfort” airflow cooling design of this ultra-slim laptop has been redesigned to fit any environment. The ventless bottom design is an innovative feature where the air flow and heat goes to the rear and not the bottom so performance will not be affected.
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Acer Aspire S3 Specs:
- Intel Core i5-2467M processor
- 1.60Ghz with Turbo Boost up to 2.30Ghz, DD3 1333 Mhz
- Mobile Intel UM67 Express Chipset
- with Acer InviLink Nplify 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi
- Windows 7 Home Premium
- 4G DDR3 RAM
- 320G HDD + 20G SSD for caching
- Intel HD Graphics 3000 with 128MB dedicated memory
- Dolby Home Theater V4
- 2-in-1 card reader
- Built-in Acer Crystal Eye webcam
- up to 6 hours battery life
- SRP: PhP44,900.00
Aspire S3 codename: Hummingbird will be available in all Acer Concept Stores, Group Resellers, Premier Partners and Select stores nationwide.