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Acer Aspire 3951 images and specs leak, an ultrabook that takes aim at the MacBook Air

Intel has been talking about its ultrabooks for a while and now some leaked specs of an Acer-made ultrabook show what they could be like. The Acer Aspire 3951 (catchy name) is a 13.3″ laptop with aluminum body that is just 13mm thick and weighs about 1.4kg.

I’d love to see some official specs on the Aspire 3951 but for now we’ll just have to look at the rumors – a second-generation Intel Core processor (that’s Sandy Bridge) and optional SSD sure sound good. If the 160GB SSD is too small for you, there are 250GB and 500GB HDD options too.

The Acer Aspire 3951 also reportedly features goodies like an HDMI port and Bluetooth 4.0 (that enables low-power Bluetooth accessories). The battery of the Acer ultrabook should last for 6 hours on one charge, which is pretty impressive too.

There’s no info on graphics but the integrated Intel graphics are probably what we’ll get. Fitting dedicated GPUs in super thin laptops usually drives the price up quite a bit, not to mention that it often causes heat issues.

The Acer Aspire 3951 will reportedly ship in November for $770-$960 (€540-€670), depending on configuration. That should give the new 13″ MacBook Airs a run for their money – they start at $1,300 (with a 128GB SSD).

Acer doesn’t quite have Apple’s reputation, but that price gap should make everyone on the lookout for a similar device at least consider it. Are you interested?

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