One of the newer configurations of the Acer Aspire S3 is this fairly affordable ultrabook being priced at Php39,990 — the first one to break the Php40k price barrier.
The Aspire S3 was challenged by Samsung’s Series 5 ultrabook in the Php40k+ price range so this move might have been done to further separate itself from the pack.
Acer Aspire S3 specs:
13.3â€³ LCD display @ 1366Ã—768 pixels
Intel Core i3-2367M 1.4GHz dual-core
4GB DDR3 RAM
500GB SATA HDD + 20GB SSD
Intel HD Graphics 3000 w/ 128MB RAM
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
2-in-1 card reader
2 x USB 3.0 ports
1 x HDMI port
36.4Wh or 3280mAh 3-cell Li-polymer battery
Windows 7 Home Basic
Suggested retail price is Php39,900 and comes with a free external DVD-Writer. Had Acer introduced this earlier (as in last year), they would have made a bigger splash in this hotly contested ultrabook category wchih a lot of people look up to as a very expensive breed of laptops.