After the Ultrabook category was announced by Intel — you could say ‘created’ were they not modeled so closely after the MacBook Air — several of the top PC OEMs announced that they’d be early to market with new super-slim laptops. HP, ASUS, and Acer have all previously announced their intentions, and we’ve even seen a few of the models show up in photos. Brad even spent some hands-on time with the Asus UX21, and now the Acer Aspire 3951 Ultrabook has been handled across the pond.

It’s believed that the Aspire 3951 will be unveiled at IFA 2011 in Berlin, and that its base price should come in around $799. The first Ultrabook from Acer features a 13.3 inch display and a choice of 250GB or 500GB hard drive (or 128GB SSD). Processor options run all the way up to an Intel Core i7 Sandy Bridge processor. Battery runtime is estimated at up to six hours, and the whole package weighs in at about three pounds — roughly the same as Apple’s 13-inch MacBook Air (and about $500 cheaper).

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Lee Mathews

Computer tech, blogger, husband, father, and avid MSI U100 user.

2 replies on “Acer Aspire 3951 Ultrabook hands-on photos surface”

  1. Ugh, the inconvenience of accessing ports in the back of the laptop, er, ultrabook.  I remember when my HP Pavilion ze series had them in the back and what a pain it was to crane my neck and reach around.  

  2. It would be appreciated if you clarified in the article that it’s about $500 cheaper than its comparably sized counter-part.  The baseline, smaller MacBook Air starts at $999, and thus, this is a little misleading and confusing.

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