The first Ultrabook finally arrived on the French market. This is theAcer Aspire-951-S3 2464G34iss that appears less than 800 euros onIntel platform Huron River with Sandy BridgeCore i5 processor lowpower, Bluetooth 4.0 + HS, a weight content as well 1.5 Kg bar, athickness of 17.5mm and a self-announced six hours.
However, in view of the embeddedcomponents, it is true that one might have expected more at thislevel. A battery life of 6 hours is after all correct, but not enoughto work all day on battery power which may be put off by some.
Another complaint against him, thepanel adopts the classic characteristics with definition of 1366 ×768, 16:9 format glossy and especially treatment. Again, the markdoes not choose the mat for a machine that wants yet portable and canbe used in bright environments, including outdoors. This isunfortunate because a glossy is more prone to glare and less readablethan matte tile under these conditions.
The connection it is weak with HDMI andwireless modules Wi-Fi n and Bluetooth 4.0 Although only two USB 2.0ports. Point USB 3.0 so the program or Ethernet port to keep someparticular finesse. No optical drive either program but it is the lotof other non Ultrabook ultraportables on the market.
In terms of performance, it does wellin common use and multitasking with 4GB of RAM and processor SandyBridge low-power Core i5-2467M. In contrast, games are not his strongpoint. The
graphics Intel GMA 3000 HD stillmanages to take over games 3D resource-efficient and can playworry-free HD video.