The Ultrabook war is on fire. Several technology makers have recently introduced high performing ultraportable Ultrabooks. Here we have two Ultrabooks from Acer and Asus, respectively Aspire S3 and ZenBook UX31 for an analytical comparison. Both laptops are with Intel 2nd generation Core processors, better RAM and enhanced internal memory options. In Ultrabook market, we had only a single choice, i.e., Apple MacBook Air for sometime around. Today, firms like Acer, Asus, Dell, Toshiba, Sony and Samsung have eye-catching Ultrabooks in battle with MacBook Air. Here we see which of Acer Aspire S3 and Asus ZenBook UX31 is the best for you with the below comparison. The laptops are highly recommended for both consumer and business users.
Design and size
Acer Aspire S3 has the dimensions of 12.7 x 8.6 in x 0.7 inches. The Acer Ultrabook weighs at 2.98 lbs. Meanwhile, Asus ZenBook is with the dimensions of 12.8 x 8.8 x 0.11 and a weight of 2.86 lbs.
Winner: Asus ZenBook UX31. Though a bit larger, it is lighter than Aspire S3 with a weight of just 2.86lbs. Of course, lightness always matters when it is a laptop.
Aspire S3 sports a 13.3-inch TFT active matrix display with a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels. The display features LED-backlit technology for great performance. Asus ZenBook also has the same screen size, but its screen resolution is higher with 1600 x 900 pixels. Better resolution gives score for ZenBook UX31 over Aspire S3.
Winner: Asus ZenBook UX31. It has better screen resolution for great quality of images.
Under the hood, ZenBook UX31 mounts Intel Sandy Bridge Core i5-2557 or Core i7-2677 processor options and 4GB of RAM. Aspire S3 is powered by 1.6 GHz Intel 2nd Gen Core i5 i5-2467M and 4GB or DDR3 SDRAM. Both computers have Intel Core processors, the most recent CPU technology from Intel, the leading chipmaker in world.
Winner: Asus ZenBook UX31. It has Intel Sandy Bridge Core i5 and i7 processor options.
ZenBook offers 128GB / 256GB SATA III SSD as internal storage options. Two models of the device, Core i5 and Core i7, come with 128GB and 256GB memory options. Acer Aspire S3, at the same time, has 320GB SSD storage capacity.
Winner: Acer Aspire S3. The device has large internal storage.
Both Ultrabooks run on Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit. Thus the computers raise threat to Apple MacBook Airs that play on Apple’s own computer software Mac OS X Lion. With ZenBook and Aspire S3, there are now a number of Ultrabooks in rivalry to MacBook Air.
Winner: No winner. Both computers run on the same OS.
You have one USB 2.0, one USB 3.0, mini HDMI and mini VGA ports for connectivity on Asus ZenBook. Aspire S3 is almost with the same connectivity features. Two USB 2.0 ports, one VGA display, one HDMI and one microphone-in/headphone-out are there on Aspire S3 from Acer. Both devices have support Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.
Winner: Asus ZenBook. It has min HDMI, USB 3.0 and mini VGA as special features.
Both Asus ZenBook UX31 and Acer Aspire S3 eye at the customers, who are in search for an ultraportable laptop with Windows operating system. Of course, Apple MacBook Airs are there with high performing processors, RAM and other tech specs. So they should get better Microsoft Windows alternatives. Asus ZenBook UX31 and Acer Aspire S3 are among them. As both the laptops are with almost the same tech specs, operating system and capabilities, target audience will also be the same. Acer and Asus might be aiming to steal the attention of customers, who have to travel a lot. Carrying the Acer and Asus Ultrabooks will no more be a burden for users.
Winner: No winner. Both Ultrabook have the same target audience.
Ultrabook market got flourished up with the evolution of chips like Intel’s Sandy Bridge Core processors and other computer components. The innovative technologies have now realized ultraportable computers with blistering performance. Thus we have some incredible products like Asus ZenBook UX31 and Acer Aspire S3. The key advantage of such laptops is that you can carry them in your trips effortlessly.