Acer 3951 Ultra Slim laptop to challenge MacBook Air

Published on August 10th, 2011

Acer Aspire 3951 ultra slim laptop could be MacBook Air’s killer!

Acer has also entered the light weight and ultra slim division in laptops. Here we have a leaked information and pictures regarding Acer’s upcoming Acer Aspire 3951. Acer 3951 features a similar slim design and aluminum brush finish like Macbook Air. Not to mention, it has also quite a muscle power under its hood.

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UPDATE: The Acer Aspire S3-951-6646 13.3-Inch Ultrabook is now available.
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The Acer 3951 is a 13.3 inch laptop, with a weight of 1.4 kilograms and a thickness of 13mm or 1.3cm. While the MacBook Air is also a 13.3 inch laptop and has a weight of 2.96 pounds or 1.35 kilos, with a thickness of just 1.7 cm (.68 inch). As we can see, Acer is more or less thinner compared to MacBook Air but (very) slightly heavier.

Acer Aspire 3951, according to Sohao, is said to feature an optional 160GB SSD drive and offers more than six hours of battery life and supports Bluetooth 4.0. The Acer 3951 is said to be powered by a second generation Intel Core processor, probably a Core i5 or Core i7 processor.

Like the MacBook Air, Aspire 3951 can recover from sleep mode in just 1.7 seconds and has a fast boot up speed. Below is a (yet unofficial) summary specs of Acer Aspire 3951.

Acer Aspire 3951 specifications:
CPU: Second Generation Intel Core Sandy Bridge processor (i5/i7)
Display: 13″ display @ 1366×768 pixels
Memory: 2GB or 4GB DDR3 RAM
Storage: 250GB & 500GB HDD optional 160GB SSD
Bluetooth 4.0
HDMI port
Dolby Home Theater
Windows 7

Here are more photos of the leaked Acer Aspire 3591.

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This new ultra slim Acer Aspire 3951 laptop is said to be released in October 2011. Price for the 3951 is also rumored to be between $770 and $960, more or less cheaper compared to MacBook Air.

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  • Semidoppel

    Oh my 1.3cm thin! That’s very impressive, but I doubt the durability of gadgets which are so thin

    • Anonymous

      Well, I think durability is 80-20. 80% for the user and 20% for the manufacturer. No matter how durable a gadget or hardware is, if the user does not know how to take care of his stuff, life span would be short. But in fairness to Acer so far their laptops and notebooks are good. IMHO

  • Johnmc31

    Good to have a competitors, everyone can copy each others its a freedom of Liberty. that is democracy. not to be mention intellectual right. everyone is a part of it. we are a free country. just as they wanted to be.

  • Blobber Boy

    this is just like the Macbook Air of Apple and I think Acer is really going up against Apple this time, thanks for sharing

  • Johnmc31

    Very Nice

  • Yes, very slim and sexy!

    • Anonymous

      Hope I can try one of these and make a review ones its out.

  • YONUS

    fuck acer…. try inventing something from ur own ideas..

  • Hellooshea2

    apple is a world popular and luxury brand…acer is just an asian growing product. I am asian and i love apple. for example acer still couldn’t produce ipad which became so famous now. right?

  • I think it is not suitable for tropical climate.

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