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The Acer Aspire S3 sports a slim and compact design that reminds one of MacBook Air. However, the Acer Aspire S3 comes at a remarkably low price and it serves as an excellent example of how the growing Ultrabook laptop category can effortlessly function if done the right way. 

The Acer Aspire S3’s construction may not please everyone since it does not come close to being premium. It offers limited connectivity options and the battery life of this device is on the lower end of the standard or acceptable. If you want a device that looks like MacBook Air but do not want to shell a premium price, then the Acer Aspire S3 is your best bet. The slim Aspire laptop is currently priced below 1000 dollars.

Acer Aspire vs Apple MacBook Pro

The Apple MacBook Pro, with Retina display, comes with internal upgrades to the Thunderbolt, WiFi, graphics card, SSD and even the CPU. The outcome is a faster and more efficient laptop with enhanced battery life and a reduced starting price to boast. What disappoints its prospective users is that the changes are only internal and not major enough for one to upgrade to this MacBook Pro if one already has the previous year’s version. The Apple MacBook Pro comes at a starting price of 1,999 dollars and is quite an expensive one.

Key Features of Acer Aspire S3

  • Price: $899
  • Screen Size: 13.3-inch
  • Weight: 1.35 kg
  • Resolution: 1366 x 768 pixels
  • Processor: 1.6GHz Intel Core i5–2467M
  • RAM: 4GB

Key Specs of Apple Macbook Pro 2013

  • Price: $1,999
  • Screen Size:13-inch
  • Weight: 1.56 kg
  • Resolution: 2560 x 1600 pixels 
  • Processor: 2.4 GHz Intel Core i5 (4th generation)
  • RAM: 8GB 

Dell XPS 12: A Neat Competition for Acer Aspire S3 and Apple MacBook Pro 2013

The Dell XPS 12 is a neatly designed, slim hybrid with a rotating screen that also boasts of enhanced battery life and high-resolution display. The accelerometer of this device may be confused when one flips the screen in any corner and also the fan gets too loud sometimes. The Dell XPS 12 also lacks an HDMI output and a slot for SD card. The Dell XPS 12 is an updated edition of the Dell XPS 12 which also gets a new CPU to boost its battery performance.