Point of Interest: Acer Aspire S3

File-it-Under: Ultra thin  portables!~
By: D.F.Skinner!~







The Acer Aspire S3 has me very inspired to want to purchase this ultra thin portable,it is certainly my point of interest, hence the title of this article.I long see a day that a Windows laptop would give Apple notebook a serious run for its money,I would love the purchase both the Macbook Air and Acer Aspire S3, pin these two against each other in a hardware bench mark show down.Clearly the Acer Aspire S3 is Macbook Aired inspired in terms of the overall thinness and design.Now don't get me wrong,I'm in now way a Apple fanboy,in fact I'm not all that comfortable with Macbooks,especially OS X Lion,but we'll leave that talk for another day.It's all about the Acer Aspire S3 today,beside the thinness of the design,lets take a look at the overall specs.

Overall specification

  • Display Size: 13.3 inch LED backlit
  • Resolution Max: 1366 x 768
  • Processor speed: 1.66 GHz Intel Core i5
  • Graphic Chip: Intel HD Graphics 3000
  • Hard Drive: 20GB SSD (for OS) , 320GB HDD
  • Memory: 4GB,1066 MHz DDR3
  • Power of Life: Up to 6 hours of battery life , 50 days of standby power
  • Connection: 802.11 b/g/n WiFi ,Bluetooth 4.0
  • Webcam: 1.3 Megapixel
  • Outer Ports: USB 2.0 ,HDMI ,SD card reader
  • System OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 
  • Poundage: 2.98 pounds

As you can see the specs on the Acer Aspire S3 is very similar to the Macbook Air,only difference is the Air has the new Thunderbolt port and uses a dedicated SSD for both system files and your operating system.If you notice with the Acer the SSD has only 20GB SSD for the systems OS,320GB HDD storage files.