Acer is expected to shake up the nascent Ultrabook market when a model lands in the U.S. in the coming weeks at prices well below $1,000, according to a report.
New Age Electronics is now listing the Aspire S series at prices starting at $899.99, according to a report in CRN.
Ultrabooks, like Apple's MacBook Air, are thin, minimalist laptops but offer high performance due to the use of Intel's latest Sandy Bridge processor.
Intel has been promoting the Ultrabook as inexpensive--or at least less expensive than past ultrathin laptops, whose prices would often climb above $2,000.
Acer announced the Aspire S series earlier this month with features like instant-on and instant-connect from sleep mode, seven hours of rated battery life, a lightweight aluminum/magnesium alloy chassis that is about 0.5 inches thick, and a 13.3-inch ultra-thin HD LED display. All weighing only 3 pounds.
The S series will be powered by Core i3, i5, and i7 processors and sport either solid-state drives (240GB) or hard disk drives (320GB or 500G).
The Acer Aspire S series landed in Japan this week and duly received quite a bit of attention from the media.
Acer declined to comment on pricing in the U.S.