Acer Unveils World's Thinnest Ultrabook: Aspire S5

For all those waiting for a windows alternate to Macbook Air, the recent Consumer Electronics Show (CES) saw Acer unveil the world’s thinnest ultrabook the Aspire S5.

The machine boasts of a battery life that lasts several weeks will start shipping along with windows 8 during the second quarter of 2012.

The ultra-slim device that measures 15 mm at the maximal point2mm thinner than Macbook Air, and weighs less than 1.35 kg (less than 3 lbs.) and is built with a 13.3-inch (34 cm) LCD.

"The Ultrabook is much more than just a product segment," said Jim Wong, president of Acer Inc. "It's a new trend that will become the mainstream for mobile PCs, and customers will see the unique features gradually extended across Acer's notebook family."

The first non-Apple laptop to make use of a Thunderbolt port for high-speed data transfer users of S5 can manage their multimedia and data on all their devices anytime and anywhere through its Acer Always Connect that also lets a smartphone to be used a remote to wake up the Aspire S5.

With the Green Instant On technology the machine can fast boot and resume and can be instant resumed from sleep in just 1.5 seconds.

Sporting a curved chassis in Onyx Black, the Aspire S5's cover rim wraps around the system body like a protective shell. A magnesium-aluminum alloy cover and palmrest provide a slimmer and sturdier form, while the metallic brushed detail presents subtle elegance.

The Aspire S5 features an Intel Core processor, SSD storage for speed and increased shock resistance, professionally-tuned Dolby Home Theater v4, and is equipped with a chiclet keyboard, that gives a sense of additional space in the otherwise cramped setup.

Acer also announced that will be giving access to its AcerCloud without additional cost, on all new Acer consumer PCs.
 

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