Today at IFA in Berlin Acer finally announced the Aspire S Series of Ultrabooks ™. See the press release at http://www.acer-group.com/public/News/2011/20110902-1.htm. For more hardware porn, head on over to the picture gallery at the Acer.com site.
It will be interesting to see what reviewers think of this design. It’s really minimal. Very few ports. Reminds me of the Samsung Series 9 and the lack of ports on it. They are offering some good SSD options but I’m not sure about US pricing. The press release above says:
“Priced between €799 and €1199, the Aspire S3 will start to roll out in select regions in September and ramp-up in October, and is expected to become Acer's star product during the fourth quarter. For product price, specifications and availability in each country, please contact Acer's local operations.”
This market is going to be very competitive and given the current economic situation in the USA, the features you get for the price is going to be very important.