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Deals of the Day (3-27-2013)

Remember when ultrabooks used to cost around $1000? OK, some still do. But they’re more affordable than ever — especially if you’re willing to pick up a refurbished model in order to keep the price low. Acer is selling refurbished 13 and 14 inch ultrabooks through its eBay store for as little as $415. Here […]

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Deals of the Day (11-13-2012)

Didn’t get your hands on a Nexus 4 smartphone today? Don’t worry, there are plenty of other cheap gadgets available. Here’s a roundup of some of the day’s best deals on mobile devices and accessories. Refurb Acer Aspire S3 13″ ultrabook w/Core i3 Sandy Bridge for $500 – Acer (via eBay) Apple MacBook Air 11.6″ […]

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Price drop makes Acer Aspire S3 the first sub-$500 ultrabook (for now)

It’s been about a year since the first ultrabooks hit the market. At the time the thin and light laptops featured 2nd generation Intel Core chips and Windows software. Now most new models are shipping with 3rd generation Core chips, Windows 8, and other premium features such as optional touchscreens. And that’s good news if […]

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Deals of the Day (10-11-2012)

The Acer Aspire S3 is a 13.3 inch ultrabook with an Intel Sandy Bridge CPU, a 320GB hard disk, and 20GB solid state CPU. It may not be quite as powerful as some newer ultrabooks, but this model which came out last year was always reasonably affordable — and now it’s even cheaper. You can […]

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Acer Aspire S3 ultrabook gets the Ivy Bridge treatment

The Acer Aspire S3 was one of the first ultrabooks to hit the market last year, and it’s one of the least expensive, with prices regularly hitting the $700 mark. Now Acer is getting ready to upgrade the Aspire S3 — while lowering the starting price to $648. Acer has announced that starting next week […]

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Deals of the day (4-17-2012)

The Acer Aspire S3 is already one of the least expensive ultrabooks on the market, with prices as low as $800. But the 13.3 inch thin and light notebook is now available from Amazon for just $760. Here are some of the day’s best deals on mobile computers and accessories. Acer Aspire S3 13.3″ ultrabook […]

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Deals of the Day (3-09-2012)

It will probably take another year or two before we start to see ultrabooks selling for $500 or less… but if you’re willing to purchase a refurbished model you can get a pretty good deal on Acer’s first ultrabook today. TigerDirect is selling a refurbished Aspire S3 notebook with an Intel Core i5 processor, 320GB […]

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Deals of the Day (2-02-2012)

Thin and light laptops called ultrabooks may be Intel’s baby, but this week you’d think Microsoft invented the idea. The Microsoft Store is offering $200 coupons for use on a future purchase when you buy a number of different 13 inch ultrabooks. I also threw in a deal that doesn’t actually start until this weekend […]