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Acer offers its Aspire Timeline Ultra M3 ultrabook for $1384 USD, in Taiwan.
Acer introduced its Aspire Timeline Ultra at CES in Vegas, and now the company is showcasing its new Aspire M3 ultrabook, at CeBIT 2012, in Germany.
The Aspire Timeline Ultra M series ultrabook comes with a 14-inch or 15.6-inch display, powered by up to NVIDIA GeForce GT640M (with 1GB VRAM) graphics processor.
Leading companies will be offering Thunderbolt interface in their ultrabook models in Q2, 2012.
The leading companies Acer, Asus and Lenovo will most likely use Thunderbolt connectivity in their upcoming Ultrabook models based on Intel’s Ivy Bridge platform, in the second quarter of this year.
Ivy Bridge is already set to support by default USB 3.0 technology, which will be implemented in mid to high-end notebook models in 2012, and will become a standard by 2013. While the Thunderbolt technology is only expected to be seen in high-end notebooks, due to its cost of more than $20 USD.
Acer is planning to concentrate at the Ultrabook market segment this year.
Acer is planning to launch its second-generation Ultrabook models in the second quarter of this year, and will escalate with more models in Q3, 2012. Acer is willing to reach with its Ultrabook category about 25% – 35% of its total notebook shipments for 2012.
Two hours ago, Acer announced its new Aspire S5 Ultrabook, a new service – AcerCloud, and its Iconia Tab A700 tablet, at CES in Las Vegas.
Chairman and CEO of Acer JT Wang opened the Press Conference, and said that “By Q2 this year, Acer will have four models of ultrabook.” and later added, “We already have Aspire S3, today you will see Aspire S5.”, and later, “The ultrabook is a mainstream train that cannot be stopped.” , and “When Windows 8 launches in the second half of this year, we’ll launch more ultrabooks for the new OS.” added Mr. JT Wang (photos of Mr. JT Wang, not included).
Acer will release its Aspire S Series Ultrabook with Intel Core i7 CPU and 240GB SSD in Japan.
The Aspire S3-951-F74U comes with 1.7 GHz Intel Core i7-2637M processor, 4 GB of DDR3 1333MHz (PC3-10666) memory and a huge 240GB SSD drive. The device is equipped with a 13.3-inch (1366 × 786) WXGA TFT LED backlight display, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v4.0, Camera, HDMI port, two USB 2.0 ports and an SD card reader.
The Aspire S3-951-F74U wakes from sleep mode for under 1.5 seconds and from hibernation within 6 seconds. The Ultrabook weighs 1.33kg and is 13mm thick at its thinnest part, also has a 3260mAh lithium-ion battery, and can hold on a charge up to 7 hours running Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit.
Apple is likely to launch a MacBook Pro with ultra-high resolution display, next year.
Apple’s MacBook Pro lineup may come with 2880 x 1800 display resolution, in Q2 of 2012. Acer and Asus are also planning to launch Ultrabook devices with Full HD display resolution (1920 x 1080), in Q1 of 2012.
All current MacBook models come with display resolutions ranging from 1280 x 800 to 1680 x 1050, and Apple expects that with this move (of using ultra-high resolution screens) the new MacBook Pro will stand out from the crowd.
Acer is likely to launch some low-cost Ultrabook models in 2012.
Acer is likely to launch new Ultrabooks with prices ranging from $699 USD – $799 USD in 2012, and those new models wouldn’t be the last low-cost entries into the Ultrabook segment for the company.
The rumors are a result of a recent comment of Acer president Jim Wong, who said that Acer’s ultrabook prices will drop to $799 – $899 USD in Q2 of 2012 and to $499 USD in 2013.
Also, Acer’s chairman, J.T. Wang said, that the Ultrabook market is gaining momentum, and shipments of Ultrabook devices are likely to increase significantly when their prices go down to $699 USD.