Cracking Open: Acer Aspire S3 Ultrabook

Acer Aspire S3 Ultrabook teardown

Designed to compete with Apple's MacBook Air, the Acer Aspire S3 is part of a growing list of Windows PCs called Ultrabooks. These super-thin laptops, offer more processing power than netbooks, but won't weigh down your bag as you run through the airport.

Manufactures like Hewlett-Packard, Dell, Acer, Asus, and Toshiba are all jumping on the Ultrabook bandwagon (thanks in part to a significant push from Intel). Follow along as we crack open the Acer Aspire S3 Ultrabook.

For a detailed analysis of the teardown, check out my article and video, Acer Aspire S3 Teardown: Good hardware, lackluster construction.

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Bill Detwiler is Managing Editor of TechRepublic and Tech Pro Research and the host of Cracking Open, CNET and TechRepublic's popular online show. Prior to joining TechRepublic in 2000, Bill was an IT manager, database administrator, and desktop supp...