Acer announced its Aspire Ultrabook S3 will arrive by the end of the month, with prices expecting to range from 799EUR to 1,199EUR. This 13.3" ultrabook has a magnesium-alloy enclosure and weighs just 1.3kg.
We're told it promises not just instant on access, but near-instant connectivity -- Acer says it will wake from sleep in 1.5 seconds and register and connect to hotspots in about two. Other specs include a 13.3-inch (1366 x 768) display, ultra low voltage Core i3, i5 and i7 CPUs, a choice of solid-state storage or HDDs, Bluetooth 4.0 and a vent-free bottom so that you're not left with first-degree burns. Depending on the configuration, the battery life is rated for up to seven hours or up to 50 days in sleep mode.