Acer is expected to shake up the nascent Ultrabook market when a model lands in the U.S. in the coming weeks at prices well below $1,000, according to a report.
New Age Electronics is now listing the Aspire S series at prices starting at $899.99, according to a report in CRN.
Intel has been promoting the Ultrabook as inexpensive--or at least less expensive than past ultrathin laptops, whose prices would often climb above $2,000.
Acer announced the Aspire S series earlier this month with features like instant-on and instant-connect from sleep mode, seven hours of rated battery life, a lightweight aluminum/magnesium alloy chassis that is about 0.5 inches thick, and a 13.3-inch ultra-thin HD LED display. All weighing only 3 pounds.
The S series will be powered by Core i3, i5, and i7 processors and sport either solid-state drives (240GB) or hard disk drives (320GB or 500G).
The Acer Aspire S series landed in Japan this week and duly received quite a bit of attention from the media.
Acer declined to comment on pricing in the U.S.