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.
U.S. tablet sales, excluding iPad sales, reached 1.2 million units for the first ten months of 2011 according to a recent report from the NPD Group.
Surprisingly, HP, which released its WebOS powered Touchpad tablet in July and cancelled it in August, was the number one seller with a 17% market share or just over 200,000 units.
Acer announced today that its first tablet computer using Google’s Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) OS is now available for pre-order in the United States. No word yet on Canadian availability.
Available in U.S. stores on April 24th, the Acer Iconia Tab A500 will sell for $449, $50 cheaper than the entry level Apple iPad2.