Acer unveils super thin Aspire S5 Ultrabook
At CES in Las Vegas today, Acer unveiled the Aspire S5 which the company claims is the world’s thinnest Ultrabook which measures just 15 mm at the maximal point.
An Ultrabook is a computer in a category of higher-end thin and lightweight ultraportable laptops, defined by a specification from Intel. The devices feature a low voltage Intel processor, integrated graphics and flash-based drives.
The attraction of Ultrabooks is their light weight, fast loading times and battery life that is as much as three times longer than a traditional laptop.
The Aspire S5 is equipped with chiclet keyboard and comes in a curved Onyx Black case with a cover rim that wraps around the system body. A magnesium-aluminum alloy cover and palmrest provide a slimmer and sturdier form, while the metallic brushed detail adds to the look. The ultrabook weighs less than 1.35 kg (less than 3 lbs.) and is built with a 13.3-inch (34 cm) LCD.
Acer says with its Instant On technology, the device can instantly be resumed in under two seconds and ensures battery that can last several weeks. Acer’s Always ON software also lets users wake up the Aspire S5 from a remote device like a smartphone for instant access to the S5′s documents, music, pictures and video files.
The Aspire S5 is the companies first Ultrabook to feature the MagicFlip I/O port panel concealed just below the hinge. This design feature enhances the overall slenderness and streamlined form of the S5. When needed, a press of the MagicFlip key opens the panel to reveal a selection of I/O ports: HDMI, USB 3.0 and 20 Gbps Thunderbolt.
The Aspire S5 is expected to ship in the second quarter of 2012.
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