The attractive and powerful Acer Aspire S3 Ultrabook is finally on sale in Europe.

The cousin to the Aspire S7 is also available in the UK. The S3, made with annodised aluminium, weighs 1.67kg, is 17.8mm thin and includes a light-sensing backlit keyboard. It's also packing Acer's TwinAir cooling technology for maintained high performance.

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The Aspire S3 is powered by Haswell Intel Core processors and Nvidia GeForce GT 735M graphics, all of which can create Full HD images to be displayed on the 1080p IPS screen. Thanks to the dual-torque hinge the lid can be opened up to 180 degrees for easy sharing or for Windows 8 OS touch control without wobbles.

The Acer Aspire S3 Ultrabook is available to buy now in Europe starting at €999 (£830).