What’s in an Ultrabook? All will be revealed next month, when Acer unveils its first ever Ultrabook to the media in Oz.
The model, picture of which were leaked last week, (and tipped to launch here) is the ultra thin 13.3″ Aspire 3951, which bears an uncanny resemblance to Apple MacBook Air – inside and out.
And Ultrabook promises, well ultra speed, sporting Intel high speed generation of processors, namely Sandy Bridge and Ivy Bridge.
Acer’s Ultrabooks are said to start up at the click of a button – this model is said to start up in just 1.7 seconds to be precise. And networked in possibly just 2.5 secs, say previous reports.
Or at least they “should”, the laptop makers have said.
Announced earlier this year in Taipei, Ultrabooks are to sport “thin, light and beautiful designs that are less than 20mm thick, and mainstream price points under US$1,000,” said Intel Vice President, Sean Maloney.
However, Acer is said to be disobeying Intel’s ‘cheap and cheerful’ doctrine, and is said to be charging far more than the $1000, as envisioned by the chip maker, for some ultra models.
In fact, Acer models using Intel’s iCore models using Core i5 and i7 are said to cost up double the price – hitting the $2000 mark – say sources.
However, the model hitting Oz next month the 13.3″ Aspire 3951, which looks eerily like Apple’s MacBook Air complete with Sandy Bridge and will, as Intel wishes, go for around AU$1000.
However, this is subject to confirmation from Acer officialdom.
|Oh, and also on the menu in September is Acer’s 7″ Iconia tablet, later in the month.|