With the “Ultrabook” bandwagon slowly becoming popular nowadays, Acer just decided that it’s time for them to join the fun as well.
At the Consumer Electronics Show, Acer unveiled the “world’s thinnest Ultrabook”: the 13.3-inch Acer Aspire S5, and they didn’t disappoint us one bit. Weighing less than 3lbs (1.35kgs) and measuring an incredible 15mm, one might wonder where on earth Acer stocks the hardware. That, my friend, is for them to know, and for us to find out. But then again, with Acer hyping up the competition, it is on true note that one of these days, another company will step in and showcase a thinner Ultrabook. But for the time being, Acer sits pretty on top.
Aside from the obvious fact that the Acer Aspire S5 has an out of this world thinness, it also features Acer’s Instant On Technology for a much faster booting and resuming (1.5seconds) time. It also locks in the company’s Always Connect concept, letting users manage multimedia and data content anytime, anywhere, even when the S5 is on sleep mode.
An Onyx Black curved chassis gives the Acer Aspire S5 the elegance, while its magnesium-alloy cover and palm rest reinforces the S5. It also packs in an Intel Core processor, SSD storage, Dolby Home Theater V4, HDMI/USB 3.0 20Gbps Thunderbolt ports and a hardcore battery life for good measure.
The Acer Aspire S5 will start shipping in Q2 of 2012. No firm date has been released and the price tag is yet to be confirmed.