Images of Acer’s MacBook Air rival, the Acer Aspire 3951, have leaked, previewing the company’s upcoming ultrabook. The shots, caught on Vietnamese site Sohoa, show a slimline 13.3-inch ultraportable that’s expected to weigh 1.4kg and be roughly 13mm thick, powered by a Sandy Bridge Intel Core processor.
Interestingly, while Intel is billing SSDs as an integral part of the ultrabook experience, Acer is said to be planning to offer them as an option on the Aspire 3951. Buyers will apparently be able to upgrade the standard 250GB hard-drive to 500GB HDDs, or optionally to a 160GB SSD. We’re guessing that will be necessary if people want to take advantage of the super-speedy resume times, which are tipped to be in the region of 1.7s resume from sleep mode or standby times of 30 days. Runtime is expected to be in the region of 6hrs.
Connectivity has been pushed to the back, rather than at the sides as on the MacBook Air, with HDMI and USB along with a memory card reader. There’ll also be Bluetooth 4.0 and an HD-capable webcam. According to the Vietnamese rumor machine, pricing is expected to be in the region of $768 to $960 when it launches in October.