Acer Aspire S3 Ultrabook -- Thin. Fast. Portable. Connected.
Experience the next revolution in computing with the Acer Aspire S3 Ultrabook.
Viewed from any angle, the Aspire S3 is super slender. At its thinnest point, it's just 13 mm (0.51") slim.
The 'champagne'-finish Mg-Al design gives the Aspire S3 a sleek look and feel and makes the notebook as light as a feather - at only 1.35 kg - while also protecting the LCD.
Integrated Design LCD
Revolutionary new display technology integrates the LCD screen into the 13.3" frame, cutting the bezel thickness by a third. What's more, the LCD is protected by a resilient case design with aluminium cage for maximum protection.
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 new airflow design channels air from the keyboard to keep the notebook constantly cool, and directs warm air toward the rear, away from you.
SSD & HDD options
Acer Aspire S3 is one of the only Ultrabooks with a hard disk drive (HDD) option***, providing large storage space (500GB). A solid state drive (SSD) enables fast data access, is light and quiet, and features a sturdy design for ultraportable devices.
Next Generation Intel Core ULV Processors
The Acer Aspire S3 comes equipped with the power of the next generation Intel Core Ivy Bridge ULV (Ultra Low Voltage) processors, giving you the option of a Core i3, Core i5 or a Core i7. Designed to give you multitasking performance with the ultimate in power efficiency, the Intel Core ULV processors enable you to work faster and have more fun, with less waiting.
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.
Thanks to Acer Instant On, the Acer Aspire S3 with an embedded high-density, highly flexible and super-lightweight Li-polymer battery pack provides up to 6.5 hours of usage, and up to 80 days using Acer Green Instant On.* **
Acer Green Instant On
Put the Aspire S3 to sleep, and spring it back to life in just 1.5 seconds from Sleep mode. After 8 hours in Sleep mode, or after the period you set, the notebook enters Deep Sleep, conserving battery life for up to 80 days.* ** Yet, when you return, your Aspire S3 turns right on in 6 seconds, and everything looks exactly as you left it.
Acer Instant Connect for 4x Faster Internet Connections
The Aspire S Series remembers your favourite access points (APs) or new 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.
Acer Crystal Eye 1.3 MP HD Webcam
This HD webcam with built-in microphone presents clear, lifelike 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.
Acer InviLink Nplify 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Connectivity
Surf the Internet and stay in touch with your people 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.
Bluetooth 4.0 + HS
Bluetooth 4.0 is the latest standard for quick, short-range wireless file transfers, featuring low-energy technology that significantly reduces power consumption.
High-speed USB 3.0
The next generation of USB connectivity transfers data to and from external devices 10x faster than USB 2.0, taking advantage of capabilities supported by many of the newest devices.
Acer clear.fi Cross-platform Multimedia Sharing
Easy to set up, clear.fi takes the complication out of sharing your music, photos and movies between multiple devices. 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 PC can stream and appreciate the multimedia stored on any of the devices that are connected to your home network and clear.fi enabled.
Beautifully Rich Sound with Dolby Home Theater v4 & 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.
* In Deep Sleep mode, battery life lasts up to 80 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 the BAPCo website. 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.