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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.
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.
Acer inroduced four new models of its Aspire S3 Ultrabook in Taiwan.
Acer sold six thousand units of its Aspire S3 Ultrabook in Taiwan, and due to that unprecedented success Acer will launch four new models.
The four new models of the Aspire S come with Intel Core i5-2467M processor and are equipped with a 240GB solid state drive (SSD), 320 GB, 500 GB hard drive (HDD), and one model equipped with Intel Core i7-2637M processor and 500GB HDD.
The 13.3-inch Acer Aspire S resumes within 2 seconds, has a standby up to 50 days, comes with a new generation of lightweight long-lasting lithium battery, has an excellent energy-saving technology (Acer Green Instant On) and a battery life up to 6 hours. It is also equipped with the fourth generation of Dolby Surround Sound, and weighs less than 1.4kg with its thinnest part being only 13mm.
Today, Acer announced availability of its 13.3-inch Acer Aspire S3 Ultrabook in the US and Canada.
The Acer Aspire S3-951 Ultrabook powers on instantly and connects to the Web in seconds. The device provides up to 6 hours of battery life and in stand-by mode – about 50 days. The ultrabook has an ultra lightweight body and it’s slim and easy to carry around.
Acer’s Aspire S3 comes with a powerful Intel Core i5 (Sandy Bridge) Processor, 20GB of SSD storage (for OS files – which enhances it booting times) and USB and HDMI ports.
Ultrabooks might all come in metal chassis in 2012
The supply of aluminum alloy chassis for ultrabooks may fall short of demand in 2012. Ultrabook models already announced by Acer (Aspire S3), Lenovo (IdeaPad U300s), Toshiba (Portege Z830) and Asus (UX-series), all will ship with the metal chassis.
The Ultrabook devices will shock the tablet PC market.
The recently introduced Ultrabooks from Asus, Acer, Lenovo, Samsung and Toshiba (which will be launch in the near future), will soon impact the tablet PC market.
The tablet PCs are mainly emphasizing light and thin features plus battery efficiency, as well as entertainment capabilities, and once the ultrabooks achieve the same features, consumers would rather choose a machine that can satisfy their demand for both entertainment and work, instead of carrying a tablet PC and a notebook around.
Acer and Asus will ship 600,000 Ultrabooks (each) by the end of 2011.
Acer and Asus (each), will have monthly shipments of 200,000 ultrabooks in the fourth quarter of 2011, as the two companies have been trying to push the new Ultrabook devices in the IT market, according to Digitimes’ sources (from today).
The 13.3-incher – Acer Aspire S3 Ultrabook (manufactured by Wistron and Compal Electronics), has already started selling in Hong Kong and Finland with prices between 799 and 1199 Euros ($1074 – 1612 USD).