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Acer Aspire S13 vs MacBook Air and Dell XPS 13

Acer Aspire S13 is ready to challenge the MacBook Air and Dell XPS 13. 

Apple is very proud of the MacBook Air, which is known for its thinness and powerful, but not everyone can have considering the price is expensive for most people. If you want to look stylish with similar laptop, you can try the Acer Aspire S13.

Acer tried to challenge the MacBook Air with characteristics such as a thin, elegant and powerful. Acer's designers and engineers have been challenged by Jason Chen, the CEO to create a laptop that can rival the MacBook Air, but it could be had for half the price of the MacBook Air. This is a very tough challenge, but it can be realized by Acer.

Windows users would be excited by the presence of Acer Aspire S13, which is thin and can be purchased at an affordable price. Does the Aspire S13 can tempt the enthusiast Apple laptop?
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Well, Acer Aspire S13 has a thickness of 0.57 inches and weighs just 1.3 kg. Acer also claims that the battery Aspire S 13 can hold up to 13 hours. If this claim is true, the Aspire S 13 really be in a position head to head with MacBook Air.

The Aspire S13 has a 13.3-inch IPS display that supports 1080p Full HD resolution. To support its performance, the Acer Aspire S13 is also equipped with an Intel Core-i 6th generation, with interesting variations: Core i3, Core i5 or Core i7. This option is surely also affect the price and can be tailored to your needs and your budget. Moreover, there is also a variant of Aspire S13 with touch screen. The choice is the price starts from US $ 699. It is certainly cheaper than the MacBook Air at a price of around US $ 999. However, Acer will not be so easy to change the true fans of the MacBook Air.

Acer Aspire S13 key specifications

Win 10 Home
13" IPS FHD (1920 x 1080), 10-finger touchscreen optional
Intel Core i3/i5/i7 U-Series CPUs
Intel HD Grapics 520
up to 8 GB RAM
up to 512 GB SSD
up to 11 h battery life (non-touch) / 13 h (touch)
USB 3.0 Type C, 2x USB 3.0 Type A, 3.5 mm Headphones, HDMI, SD Slot, WiFi 2x2 802.11ac
327 x 228 x 14.8 mm
1.3 kg (non-touch), 1.36 kg (touch)

Acer Aspire S13 are available in two colours, Obsidian Black or Pearl White. According to the Aspire S13 has designed with diamond cut chamfered edge is a nice touch and the keyboard surround has a nice finish, particularly on the black model. In general, it’s a mixed bag of premium elements but cheap feeling parts.

According to Acer is hoping to steal some thunder from Dell's top-rated XPS 13 and MacBook Air with its S 13, which weighs a light 3.13 pounds and will start at an aggressive $699 when it goes on sale in May 2016.

The S13 offers a 13.3in display, the best size for portability without things being too small and fiddly. The Aspire S13 features an IPS screen and a Full HD (1920x1080) resolution for professional users. You can also choose the screen with the touch screen feature if you really like the screen like on a smartphone that you have today.


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