Acer launched S3 Ultrabook

By Koushik Saha on 9.10.11

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Acer India launched a new range of computing devices, dubbed Ultrabooks, which are billed as being smaller, lighter and more power-efficient than traditional laptops.The Acer Aspire S3 Ultrabook features the latest Intel Core i3/i5/i7 processors for full computing and digital creation capability, Acer India said in a statement. We will continue to focus on our strengths to bring in innovative technologies that would enable consumers to experience technology and derive multiple benefits," Acer India Managing Director W S Mukund said."We have had a successful relationship with Acer in the India market. Acer continues to be No 1 in Croma's IT portfolio of offerings and we believe this will continue with the launch of the Aspire S3 Ultrabook. This is also a testament to the strong partnership values of both Acer and Croma," Infiniti Retail CEO and MD Ajit Joshi. Acer Aspire S3 is the first ultrabook to be launched in India. Powered by 2nd generation Intel?CoreTMprocessor family, Aspire S3 promises best in class performance combined with improved responsiveness and energy conscious innovations. The shining beacons of Aspire S3 are Acer Green Instant On and Acer Instant Connect features. Instant On delivers fast responsiveness and also provides energy efficiency due to enhanced power management. Aspire S3 provides up to7 hours of battery life.This feature enables the notebook to fast resume in 1.5 seconds from Sleep (6 seconds from Deep Sleep). Instant Connect provides access to internet in just 2.5 seconds - four times the faster than conventional connections - when resuming. The embedded lithium-polymer battery is super-lightweight and also prevents any accidental bursts. "With the launch of the Acer Aspire S3 Ultrabook, we have charted a new line of course to the mobile computing world by effortlessly combining the essential features of both a notebook and a tablet, says S.Rajendran, Chief Marketing Officer, Acer India. All that performance and increased responsiveness is packed into an elegant form factor with an aerodynamic design. At just 13 mm (0.51") thickness, Aspire S3 weighs less than 1.4 kgs. The Silver Mg-Al alloy chassis is feather-light, but also strong as steel. The integrated design LCD cuts the bezel thickness by a third but is protected by a resilient case design with aluminum cage for maximum protection.The fingerprint-free Silver-Aluminum alloy lid has a silky smooth feel to it. The innovativedesign also provides a unique thermal efficiency for comfortable use. The bottom of the notebook is vent-free and warm components are placed away from palmrest and touchpad area. Air channeled from the keyboard keeps the notebook cool while warm air is directed to the rear. Acer clearly intends to position Aspire S3 as a multimedia machine as well. With Intel HD Graphics 3000 in the hood, Aspire S3 also includes Dolby Home Theater v4 for vibrant, cinema-style surround sound and HDMI with HDCP support that allows you to transfer 1080p HD video to monitors, projectors, and TVs. Aspire S3 comes with an integrated 1.3 megapixel camera and includes the latest Bluetooth 4.0+HSR technology. As of now, Aspire S3 only includes USB 2.0 ports, but this is a rollover change and upcoming units in production might see inclusion of USB 3.0 ports.

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Posted on October 10, 2011 at 11:15 AM