When Intel developed the Ultrabook, the first company to take up the project was Acer. The ultra thin notebook is out now. It betters the Macbook Air with its 0.51-0.68 inch thickness. And don’t miss the 13.3-inch display, metal casing and the placement of the keypad and the navigation pad. Not surprisingly, the navigation pad controls the cursor. In order to achieve the slim form factor, Acer has moved the Aspire’s two USB ports, 1 HDMI port and the power jack to the back. This is not only inconvenient to access
but also uncomfortable when charging or when a pen drive is connected. Along with Windows 7 Home, Acer has packed in an Intel i5 1.6GHZ processor, 4 GB RAM and 320 GB storage. The display is bright and watching videos and images is a breeze. Dolby Home Theater v4 is onboard for a great sound experience. Also, the laptop did not heat up much. The company claims the three-cell 3,280 mah battery lasts for over six hours. However, on above average use, its life was closer to five hours.