The new Acer Aspire S3 pricetag rises to $1299, about the same as the Macbook Air.
The MacBook Air is a hit; here comes the competition.
Acer hopes to stimulate sales of its Aspire S3 Ultrabook with a low price of $899, but competition is tough.
Toshiba’s Ultrabook joins the Acer Aspire S3 in being the most affordable of Intel’s new category of thin-and-light laptops.
Acer is giving away an Ultrabook a day on its giveaway Facebook page. "Like" the page to enter the contest.
Two of the new devices are consumer-orientated and feature multitouch displays.
Acer is expected to announce its MacBook Air alternative Ultrabook laptop--the $900 Aspire S3-951--Tuesday.
Acer on Monday shipped its Aspire S3 ultrabook starting at $899, becoming the first to crack the $1000 price barrier in Intel's new category of thin and light notebooks.