Acer Aspire S3 Vs Apple Macbook Pro 2013 Vs Dell XPS 12: Will Acer CES Launch Pose Threat for Apple And Dell?


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. It priced below 1000 dollars.

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.

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 a HDMI output and a slot for SD card. The Dell XPS 12 is a updated edition of the Dell XPS 12 which also gets a new CPU to boost its battery performance.

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Apple Macbook Pro 2013 Vs Lenovo Idea Pad Yoga 13 Vs Acer Aspire S7: Which Ultrabook Rules The Holiday Season?

Apple MacBook Pro 2013 has been recently released by the tech giant while the Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13 and the Acer Aspire S7 are also heating up the competition in the market.Apple MacBook Pro 2013 has been recently released by the tech giant while the Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13 and the Acer Aspire S7 are also heating up the competition in the market.

Comparing MacBook Pro 2013, Lenovo Ideapad Yoga 13 and Acer Aspire S7

The MacBook Pro 2013 is a 130inch device featuring Retina Display and with exhilarating battery life.  Integrated graphics are quite impressive and it features 2 fast Thunderbolt ports and also boasts of a lower price tag as compared to the previous year’s version.

However, the bad part about the MacBook Pro 2013 is that it still remains very expensive if one wants to add more RAM or storage. There is no option for adding Nvidia graphics for the 15-inch MacBook Pro 2013 version. Also, the MBP is heavier and thicker compared to MacBook Air.

If you are really not an Apple fanatic, then you can easily find many high-resolution laptops at a much lower price.

For the IdeaPad Yoga 13, Lenovo has introduced three main configurations. For the one priced at $999, the device comes with Intel Core i3 processor, 128 GB SSD and 4 GB RAM. For the $1000 priced IdeaPad, there is an Intel Core i5 processor and 8 GB RAM. Finally, the one priced at $1,299, the IdeaPad features a powerful Core i7 processor. Of all the three models, the one priced at $1,099 seems a good bet.

The Acer Aspire S7 also boasts of a striking design.  The new S7 laptop is powered by the advanced Intel Haswell processor that not just delivers superior performance but also is battery-friendly. However, the keyboard and the touch pad could have been much better considering that the Aspire S7 is priced at a whopping $1,400.  Some other top-end ultrabooks are priced much less with the same features.

The bottom line is that the Acer Aspire S7 is one of the much preferred devices on the Windows 8 platform. It holds up pretty well and also gets a much anticipated update in the form of the latest processor that greatly enhances the battery life.

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