Acer Aspire S3 Ultrabook
The Acer Aspire S3 Ultrabook allows you to enjoy instant and enduring gratification, sharp performance featuring instant on, quick connectivity, and long battery life in an ultra-aerodynamic design.
Acer Green Instant On
Save time with Acer Green Instant On. Put the Aspire S3 to sleep and spring it back to life in just 1.5 seconds from Sleep mode -- ideal for quickly resuming your session when on the move, or to instantly check messages. After eight hours in Sleep mode, or after the period you set, the notebook enters Deep Sleep, conserving battery life for up to 50 days.* ** Yet, when you return, your Aspire S3 turns on in six seconds, and everything looks exactly as you left it.
Acer Instant Connect for Four Times Faster Internet Connections
The Aspire S series remembers your favourite access points (APs) or places visited and reconnects to them instantly, so you can get on the Internet in just 2.5 seconds -- that's up to four times faster (^ ^^) than notebooks without this technology. With Acer Instant Connect you'll be able to get fast access to instant messaging and Internet services after your system resumes from hibernation.
Acer Crystal Eye 1.3 MP HD Webcam
This HD webcam with built-in microphone presents clear, life-like images, and supports video recording and photo capture. The Acer Crystal Eye webcam has a 1280 x 1024 resolution and is also able to record 720p videos easily, allowing you to create and share videos with communities such as YouTube. The Acer Video Conference Manager software with Video Quality Enhancement (VQE) technology allows you to enjoy high-quality face-to-face chats on instant messaging software.
Acer InviLink Nplify 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi Certified Connectivity
Surf the Internet and stay in touch with friends and family with reliable, high-speed connectivity via Ethernet or Wi-Fi. A Wi-Fi certified wireless-N network connection enables long-range, fast, reliable wireless Internet. Offering greater range and faster connection speeds than wireless-G, the Aspire S3 allows you to connect to a wireless LAN within 300 ft. and with a transfer rate of up to 300 Mbps.
Bluetooth 4.0 + HS
Bluetooth 4.0 offers quick, short-range wireless file transfers, featuring low-energy technology that significantly reduces power consumption.
Viewed from any angle, the Aspire S3 is super slender. At its thinnest point, it's just 13 mm (0.51") slim. Revolutionary display technology integrates the 13.3" frame, cutting the bezel thickness by a third and giving you the perfect slice of life.
The aluminium/Mg-Al design gives the Aspire S3 a sleek look and feel and makes the notebook light -- at only 1.35 kg -- while also protecting the LCD. Light and durable, the Aspire S3 is a pleasure to carry anywhere.
Embedded lithium-polymer Battery
The high-density, highly flexible and super-lightweight Li-polymer battery pack is custom-shaped to fit perfectly into the ultra-thin chassis of the Acer Aspire S3.
Aluminium/Mg-Al Alloy Frame
Strong as steel, light as ABS plastic -- the Aluminium/Mg-Al design of the Aspire S3 gives you the best of both worlds. But thin and light does not also mean hot -- the innovative thermal efficiency found inside the S3 allows for comfortable extended use.
Cool and Comfortable
The Aspire S3 features an innovative thermal design that keeps you comfortable even when you use the notebook for hours at a time. The airflow design channels air from the keyboard to keep the notebook constantly cool, and directs warm air toward the rear, away from you.
Take everything you need, everywhere you go. A 2nd generation Intel Core processor speeds up multitasking and consumes less power, while the solid state drive gives you quick access to your files, and an optional HDD*** offers huge storage space.
Thanks to Acer Instant On, the Acer Aspire S3 with embedded Li-polymer battery pack provides up to seven hours of use with an SSD, up to six hours of use with an HDD, and up to 50 days using Acer Green Instant On.* **
SSD and HDD options
The Acer Aspire S3 features a hard disk drive (HDD) option, providing large storage space (320GB or 500GB). A solid state drive (SSD) enables fast data access, is light and quiet, and features a sturdy design for ultraportable devices.
2nd generation Intel Core Processors
The Acer Aspire S3 comes equipped with the power of the second-generation Intel Core Sandy Bridge processors, giving you the option of a Core i5 or a Core i7. Designed to give you the ultimate in multitasking performance, the Intel Core processors enable you to work faster and have more fun, with less waiting. As well as faster performance, this processor enables better playback of high-definition content over the Internet, and allows you to enjoy the full Windows 7 Aero experience on your notebook, all while consuming less power.
Intel HD Graphics 3000
Intel HD Graphics with 128 MB of dedicated system memory, supports dual-stream HD playback, Microsoft DirectX 10.1 capable for the most popular intensive 3D games.
Beautifully Rich Sound with Dolby Home Theater v4 and HDMI
Slender but bold, the Aspire S3 sports professionally-tuned speakers with Dolby Home Theater v4 for trumpeting cinema-quality sound, while HDMI connectivity is your ticket to high-definition large-screen entertainment. The key to manipulating your media is Acer clear.fi, which lets you easily manage, store, share and enjoy your files from any device in your network. You can also connect to social networking sites via clear.fi to check out new content from friends, as well as publish your own stuff.
Dolby Home Theater v4
Dolby Home Theater v4 maximises volume output, and provides surround sound and dialogue enhancement through professionally tuned audio via PC speakers, headphones or a home theatre.
HDMI with HDCP support
The built-in HDMI port allows you to transfer 1080p HD video to monitors, projectors and TVs for large-screen enjoyment and sharing of HD content with friends and family.
Acer clear.fi Cross-platform Multimedia Sharing
Ever wish it were easy to share your music, photos and movies between multiple devices, or even to share them with your friends on Facebook, Flickr and YouTube? Setting up a home server can be tricky, and who wants the hassle and expense of endlessly copying files to and from CDs, DVDs, and USB drives? With Acer clear.fi you can set your files free with the minimum of fuss.
Easy to set up, clear.fi takes the complication out of sharing. It will automatically detect new devices that have been connected, from PCs to Smartphones, running Windows, Linux, or Android. From there it's easy to search devices for music, photos and videos within the home network, easy to share between devices. Thanks to clear.fi and the HDMI port your can stream and appreciate the multimedia stored on any of the devices connected to your home network.
Shop the Full Acer Aspire Series
Find your perfect digital partner with the Acer Aspire range of notebooks. For efficient everyday multitasking, try the Aspire 5733 notebooks. For a fuller enjoyment of HD Internet media, movies, games and more, try the Aspire 5750 or 5755 series, or enjoy it all on a larger screen with the 17.3" Aspire 7750s. For the ultimate in entertainment, the Aspire Ethos range combines powerful processors and graphics with elegant and breathtaking designs. And, for those who want a long bettery life without sacrificing performance, try the ultra-light TimelineX and Ultrabook S3 ranges.
* In Deep Sleep mode, battery life lasts up to 50 days if the battery is fully charged when the notebook goes to Sleep.
** The listed battery life is based on MobileMark 2007 productivity mode testing with wireless on. Details of MobileMark2007 testing are available at www.bapco.com. Battery life rating is for comparison purposes only. Actual battery life varies by model, configuration, applications, power management settings, operating conditions, and utilized features. A battery's maximum capacity decreases with time and use.
*** With embedded SSD, which is integrated with the mainboard and dedicated to Acer Green Instant On. It is not visible in file explorers.
^ With previously used access points.
^^ Time based on testing with the following applications open: Internet Explorer 9 (Internet search and email web pages), PowerPoint viewer (file size 68 MB) and Excel (file size 108 MB) of Microsoft Office 2010 Starter, and logged in to Windows Live Messenger 2011.