Folks over at the FCC tend to have their hands full each and every day with new devices to check out, play with and tear down – the latest among them being the Acer Aspire S3. This 17mm thin notebook is said to be pitted against the MacBook Air, and in an FCC filing by Qualcomm Atheros, it has already picked up the collective nod of approval for its 802.11 b/g/n and Bluetooth connectivity, all crammed inside an aluminum-magnesium alloy exterior.
Depending on your need for speed, you will be able to choose from the ultra low voltage Core i3, i5 and i7 range of processors from Intel. According to Acer, you should be able to get around 7 hours of battery life with this puppy, although we do not know just how much work and pace you put the S3 through to achieve that figure. Like with most of the other Ultrabooks, this will be a fast waker, taking a mere 1.5 seconds to boot up from sleep.
Prices start from €799 onwards, and there is no word on availability or a price point in the US. Keep your fingers crossed!
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