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Michael Knutson
09-07-2011, 03:00 AM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://www.engadget.com/2011/09/02/acer-aspire-ultrabook-s3-hands-on/' target='_blank'>http://www.engadget.com/2011/09/02/...ok-s3-hands-on/</a><br /><br /></div><p><em>"If you haven't heard, Acer's gone and (officially) jumped on the Ultrabook bandwagon, announcing the 13mm-thin Aspire S3. We're here live at IFA in Berlin and just got some much-anticipated hands-on time. At the press conference that just wrapped, we were treated to a raft of promises -- seven-hour battery life, 1.5 seconds to resume from sleep, two to connect to a wireless network and "no compromise" performance courtesy of ultra low voltage Core i3, i5 and i7 processors."</em></p><p><img src="http://images.thoughtsmedia.com/resizer/thumbs/size/600/lpt/auto/1315361464.usr17748.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #d2d2bb;" /></p><p>A bit of a Jekyll and Hyde ultraportable, with a solid magnesium-alloy unibody exterior, but a cheesy plastic-like keyboard, that, fortunately, performs better than it looks and feels. With the promise of great battery life (standby of 50 days - really?), quick response when returning from sleep, and two seconds to connect to a wireless network, hopefully the production models will live up to the hype. No word yet on availability in North America, but the European prices are said to start at &euro;799.</p>