Acers Aspire 3951 is the new Macbook Competitor and look alike

Acers Aspire 3951 is the new Macbook Competitor and look alike

Windows users have been eagerly looking forward to the link of Ultra Slim laptops, that frankly don’t suck (or cost an arm and leg), and it seems that this time is getting closer with the 13-inch Acer Aspire 3951. While people are deciding whether to get a Macbook Air or Macbook Pro, it seems that Acer has been busy getting their own ultra slim Macbook Air look alike out, as seen here with leaked pictures.

So how does it compare to the 13-inch Macbook Air? Let’s have a look below:

  • Similar Thin Design
  • The Acer Aspire is 13mm thick and it weights less than 1.4 kilograms (roughly 3 pounds) while the Macbook Air is 17mm think, but weights 1.08 kilograms (2.38 pounds).
  • Like the Macbook Air, it will also be powered by a second generation Intel Core Processor (Sandy Bridge)
  • The Aspire will offer an option 160GB SSD Drive (making it fast)
  • The Aspire will also give 6 hours of battery life, while the Macbook Air will give a similar amount (perhaps less)
So as you can see, Acer are going straight for the throat here with a very similar competitor to the Macbook Air, and we have to say they’ve done a great job. But the only question remaining the price, because most Ultra Slim Windows laptops look amazing, until we see their price range, with some costing as much as $2,300. The Acer Aspire 3951 thankfully takes the opposite route, and rumors point to the Aspire costing between $770 and $960, which would be an amazing price (should the pricing remain). In comparison, the cheapest Macbook Air 13-inch model costs $1,299, so that’s a win for Acer straight from the start.

Not good enough for you? How about if Acer throw in Bluetooth 4.0 support, an incredibly fast sleep mode to on mode in 1.7 seconds flat, and an October release date? Yea we thought so. Expect this slim beast to be out around October, and we’ll keep an ear and eye out about any potential pricing changes.

Source: Engadget


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