Acer Aspire S3, Laptop of the Year by

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The Acer Aspire S3 is an ultrabook with very refined lines. This is a super-thin laptop , because it is less than two centimeters thick. It is ideal for those who want a modern machine, but do not want to carry too much weight. The LCD-TFT screen is backlit by LEDs and its diagonal is 13.3 inches (33.8 centimeters). It is in 16: 9 format and offers a WXGA resolution . The graphics card is from Intel , the same brand as the processor.

The manufacturer offers three configurations, and two of them share the same processor, an Intel Core i5 dual-core model i5-2467M with a speed of 1.6 GHz, which is accompanied by 3 GB of DDR3-type RAM . The third configuration has 4 GB of DDR3 type RAM , and a 1.7 GHz Intel Core i7 dual-core processor i-72637M. For all this, the Acer Aspire S3 has just received the award for the best Laptop in year 2011 awarded by .

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Miguel Hernández, product manager at Acer (center), receives the award from Lara Galván, head of marketing (left) and David Readman, director of Tuexperto.

The advanced character of this Acer ultrabook shows in the storage. One of the configurations carries a 240GB Solid State Drive ( SSD ) plus the Intel Core i5 processor . The other two models incorporate a 20 GB SSD and a SATA hard drive whose capacity varies: 320 GB for the model with an Intel Core i5 processor and 500 GB for the model with an Intel Core i7 processor .

This Acer integrates a webcam and a microphone. It also includes an HDMI digital video output and a pair of USB 2.0 ports . Where it is well up to date is in the chapter of wireless communications, since it has Wi-Fi of the 802.11 b / g / n specifications and Bluetooth 4.0 (the most modern version).

To have it ready as soon as possible, it is best to activate the Green Instant On mode , which ends the suspension of the equipment in less time than it takes to open the lid. After eight hours, the machine goes into deep sleep mode to save battery life. The lithium-ion battery is three-cell and has a capacity of 3,260 mAh (milliamp hours). The operating system is Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit . It measures 32.3 by 21.9 and by 1.75 centimeters. Acer Aspire S3 laptops are available at a configuration-dependent retail price starting at € 800 .