Looks nice. Does it have a letter box or a useful screen?
At IFA in Berlin today, Acer took the wraps off its first Ultrabook, the Aspire S3. At 1.3kg and 13mm thick it falls well within Intel’s 18mm max to claim this slimline performance computing marque. Acer Aspire S3 Ultrabook Also requisite is an Intel Core-i Sandy Bridge ULV CPU, with Acer making claims to be the first to …
"Ports on the back are never nice, especially USB..."
I would normally agree but not in this form factor. These ultra-slim laptops have few ports so it is common to have either a docking station or even just a USB hub back at base - in which case having the USB port at the back, to slide into the docking station, makes perfect sense.
Apple have been making these sort of laptops for years but yet the rest of the laptop makers need a hefty kick from Intels marketing dollars to even show an interest in competing?
And secondly for those prices how many people are going to pay for an Acer when they can get a MacBook Air?
Mine has a 1.8ghz dual core i7 in it .. the wife loves it and has appropriated it !
Acer clearly didn't see the announcement from Apple back in July ... unless its a different core i7 that is i7++ or some other minor difference like a different intel model number.
I so much of an Apple clone though .. watch out for their lawyers.
To quote the article "prices ranging from €799 to €1199 and will presumably be much the same in sterling"
So, this means a cheaper (and more costly) alternative to the Jobsian 13" offering, even though the top end models has a higher spec than the 13" MacBook models.
It sure mimics the MacBook Pro look and feel, but at the end of the day it's an Acer running Windows, and that in itself doesn't quite justify the somewhat steep premium in my book...
but yes point accepted. 50 days in sleep mode ? who gives a ****.
I'd accept that your car doesn't use any fuel whilst sat parked on your driveway (bar maybe some evaporation/leaks, but with a petrol/diesil cap on that would be really small) .So something like it's using 0 gallons / day would be okay...
sorry for being pedantic, I'm a computer programmer !