February 22, 2012 11:26 am

Acer Aspire S3 – A Busy Life Travelling PC Companion

As readers of this blog, you know that I like to travel. Some may even say I have a wanderlust; this new spin-word is German and breaks down to exactly what it means: a lust for wandering. It’s for people who don’t just like to visit places but need to wander through them – meander, grow and learn as part of a new environment. I love my job a bit too much to give it all up for a lifetime of wandering but I try to book in all the travel I can. This month, I’m headed to Nashville for the mom blogging conference extraordinaire that is Blissdom and then I’m headed to Mexico for a week of sunshine, vitamin D and uninterrupted time in the sand and surf.

Being a girl who is obsessed with staying connected and online, though, I always travel with a PC and I almost never travel to a destination that doesn’t have internet access. My friends think I’m nuts but I’m sure you fellow bloggers can understand. So, this spring I’m craving one PC in particular to be the companion for my busy work and play life on the road. This Acer Aspire S3 is that PC.

Normally, I’m a colored PC girl so for me to want a silver PC – you know it has to have a lot of cool things under the hood. First off, it can get up to 50 days of standby time. So, if I ever truly embrace my wanderlust, this PC is going to be ready to take a 2 week hike and then power-on the moment I hit a good internet signal. It’s also light at 2.98 lbs. and its super thin at 13mm. Not to mention, it has one of the best track pads that I’ve ever played with; it’s fast and ultra-responsive.

acer aspire S3

Finally, it runs with a Intel Core i5 processor and low price of $899. Luckily, I get to try it out here without having to buy it but, if I had to I could have an awesome PC and still afford a few extra nights in the Australian outback, Amazonian jungle, or wherever my heart chooses to lead me.

Oh and just to let you know, Windows and 5 Minutes for Mom will be giving one away at this week’s Blissdom conference. If you are there, join the webcast for a chance to win!