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June 09, 2013

2013 Acer Aspire S3 gets an Aspire S7 re-fresh

The first time we saw the new Acer Aspire S3 is at the Western Digital booth where they claim it uses the new 5mm WD Slim hard drives with storage of up to 1TB. Acer has re-designed their 1st-generation ultrabook and make look like the Aspire S7.

April 22, 2012

Aspire S3 with Core i3 & 500GB HDD appears in stores

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.

December 13, 2011

Replacing the Acer Aspire S3′s 7mm Hitachi HDD

The HDD on my Acer Aspire S3 conked out a couple of days ago. Don’t know what caused it but by the time I booted it up in the morning, the hard drive was already trashing the plates like crazy. This is the first time I’ve had a laptop HDD crashed on me.

November 05, 2011

Asus Zenbook UX31 vs. Acer Aspire S3

The Asus UX31 is the bigger half of the Zenbook line-up. With a 13.3″ form factor, it sits right up against the Macbook Air 13″ and the Acer Aspire S3. We already did the comparison between the Zenbook and the MBA at the 11.6″ category so we’ll do another one for the 13-inchers, this time […]

November 01, 2011

Acer Aspire S3 Review

Acer’s very own version of the ultrabook was revealed in the form of the Aspire S3 a couple of weeks ago. This review unit I have was actually won during their raffle at the event and I’ve been using it for over a week now. Check out our full review of the Acer Aspire S3 […]

October 21, 2011

Acer Aspire S3 ultrabook unboxed, first impressions

We got this Acer Aspire S3 ultrabook this morning. It was a prize from last week’s raffle by Acer Philippines during the launch event of the Aspire S3, one of the first ultrabook to be released in the country.

October 11, 2011

Acer Aspire S3 ultrabook launched, priced!

Acer’s ultrabook has finally reached the Philippines — the Acer Aspire S3 series. Acer Philippines is the first one to launch the ultrabook in the country today with the Hummingbird.

September 03, 2011

Acer Aspire S3 is a 13mm thin Ultrabook

Acer has finally introduced its Macbook Air counterpart with the Acer Aspire S3 ultrabook — a 1.3cm super-thin laptop.

February 08, 2013

Acer Aspire S7 Review

The Aspire S7 is a 3rd-generation ultrabook from Acer and has incorporated a full touchscreen IPS LCD with Windows 8. Touted as one of the thinnest and sexiest ultrabook in the market, we were able to purchase a unit for review. Check out our verdict on the Acer Aspire S7 after the break.

January 23, 2013

Acer Aspire S7 unboxed, in the flesh

Launched in the Philippines back in October, the Acer Aspire S7 became the company’s 3rd-generation ultrabook running Windows 8. Since we can no longer wait for our turn to borrow a review unit, we decided to just buy one instead.

June 06, 2012

Computex: Acer Aspire S7 ultrabook

Acer’s 3rd-generation ultrabook, the Aspire S7, showed its pristine-white beauty here at Computex. It’s also the first time Acer is making an 11.6-inch ultrabook on top of the more popular 13.3-inch form factor.

April 15, 2012

Acer Aspire S5 in the flesh, impresses

Acer Philippines brought several dozen members of the media to a 3-day, exhaustive tournament at Pearl Farm. It was all fun and no work (not a single product presentation in the program) but this upcoming Acer ultrabook did not escape our prying eyes. Check out or hands-on first impression of the Acer Aspire S5 after […]

June 15, 2013

Our complete Computex 2013 coverage

Computex 2013 has finally concluded last week and we’ve been swamped with a lot of stories that we covered in Taipei, Taiwan the whole week. If you missed some of our stories, here’s a complete round-up we’ve made.

June 05, 2013

Western Digital outs 5mm ultra-thin HDD

Western Digital’s booth here at the Computex primarily showcased their latest ultra-slim HDD primarily made for ultrabooks. The WD 500GB HDD is now just 5mm thin and will be used by upcoming ultrabooks from various brands.

September 02, 2012

Poll: Who makes the best ultrabooks?

Last month, we wrote a story outlining almost all of the ultrabooks that are available in the local market for 2012 (you can read about it here). We are sure more are coming before end of the year, especially that Windows 8 is set for public launch in October.

August 09, 2012

Round-up: A Guide to Ultrabooks for 2012

The birth of ultrabooks marked the start of a new era in mobile computing. Under the watchful eyes of Intel and their set parameters for such machine, companies slug it out to meet or even exceed those standards while trying to differentiate their brainchild from the rest of the pack by adding their own personal […]

July 10, 2012

Are SSD prices really going down?

Earlier today, we posted a story on a “Newbie Guide to Solid State Drives (SSD)” and after checking out some stores, we’ve noticed that SSD prices have slightly been reduced since the last time we checked.

June 23, 2012

Poll: Which ultrabook are you?

This year is looking to be the year of the ultrabooks. The first half of 2012 saw close to a dozen ultrabooks being launched in the Philippines. The spread is so wide that we’re seeing prices somewhere from Php30k to Php120k.

April 11, 2012

Western Digital outs 500GB, 7mm HDD for ultrabooks

Finally, Western Digital has their own 7mm thin hard disk drives that sits perfectly well with the current crop of ultrabooks. It’s not as fast as the SSDs but you get the benefits of really large and inexpensive storage — like 500GB.

January 01, 2012

Top 10 Tech Predictions for 2012

The year 2011 was a great year in the field of technology. We’ve seen a lot of new stuff and developments in the last 12 months. I’m sure 2012 will be even better and more exciting. Check out my top 10 tech predictions for 2012.

December 30, 2011

So, What’s our 2011 Gadget of the Year?

I did three TV guestings/interviews today (all about Top Tech Trends of 2011) and while I’m waiting for the 4th one this afternoon, I thought I’d ask our readers here about the best gadgets that came out in 2011.

December 05, 2011

Asus Zenbook UX31 Review

The first time I personally saw the Asus Zenbook, I knew it would be my next laptop (the last two I bought were all Macbook Airs). And while ultrabooks are still in their infancy stage, they’ve already sparked interest and awe to the point of being an aspirational device. I’ve been using the Zenbook UX31 […]

December 02, 2011

Lenovo IdeaPad U300 in the flesh, first impressions

While wandering around Sim Lim Mall here in Singapore this afternoon, we found that almost all of the ultrabooks are already being sold in many of the computer stores here. Among them is the Lenovo IdeaPad U300.

November 29, 2011

This Microsoft Touch Mouse is my new best friend

Been using this Microsoft Touch Mouse since last week along with the Asus Zenbook UX31 that I am reviewing. It’s the Windows equivalent of Apple’s Magic Mouse and works pretty much the same.

November 03, 2011

Breaking: Asus Zenbook Ultrabook launching today!

We’re here today at Miniloc Island in El Nido for the launching of the Asus Zenbook in the Philippines. The official program will start this evening but we got some early whispers about the retail price.

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