News just broke out that the Acer Aspire 3951 Ultrabook is built to have identical hardware specifications as Apple's recently released MacBook Air. This leaked bit of info, which got out via a Vietnamese blog called Sohoa, also tips that the MBA clone is set to be introduced this October.
If the word is true, the MacBook Air will have to face a new anorexic nemesis, and this one will make use of a lot of the same goodies. It'll be toying with essentially similar strengths as well being ultra-thin and ultra lightweight. It will also have identical keyboards and, of course, a sleek aluminum casing. To give you a better idea, Here's a Tale of the Tape look at the two bad boys:13 -inch MacBook air Acer Ultrabook
- Weight 1.35kg 1.42kg
- Thickness 17mm 13mm
- Screen size 13.3-inch 13-inch
- Processor Intel 2nd-gen Intel Core 2nd-gen chip
- Battery life 6.9 hours 6 hours
- Bluetooth v4.0 v4.0
- Material Aluminum Aluminum
- Keyboard Full size, back-lit Full size, back-lit
- Capacity 64 - 256GB 160GB SSD
Notice that the Ultrabook is even a hairline thinner than Apple's pet. Also, it features a fast boot up, flaunting that it can awaken from sleep mode at a speed of just 1.7 seconds. Nice!
Now the price. It's rumored to range between $770 and $960 (about P32,700 to P41,000) which is impressively way cheaper than both the 11 and 13-inch MacBook Air. As for real-word performance, we'll know in two months, if ever. Better stay tuned.