Just in time for the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) Acer has announced the S5 Ultrabook, the "world's thinnest ultrabook" measuring 15mm (0.59 inches) at its thickest point and weighing less than 1.35 kg (less than 3 lbs.)! The S5 Ultrabook is an impressive piece of technology, definitely one worth keep your eyes on.
Boasting a 13.3 inch (34cm) LCD screen, Onyx Black brushed magnesium-alloy cover (and palm rest), and a unique Acer Green Instant On technology for fast boot and resume, the S5 Ultrabook has a lot to offer. In addition, the back of the ultrabook has a special mechanism called the "MagicFip I/O," which allows you to easily open a hidden panel to reveal a selection of I/O ports: HDMI, USB 3.0 and 20 Gbps Thunderbolt.
"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."
Along with all of the said additions the S5 will also feature an Intel Core processor, SSD storage for speed and increased shock resistance, professionally-tuned Dolby Home Theater v4, and a long battery life via the PowerSmart battery pack (with a 3X longer life cycle, the battery will hold up to 80% of its original capacity after as many as 1,000 recharge). In addition, the S5 will include Acer's Always Connect software which offers users better, faster productivity. Always Connection can wake up the Aspire S5 from their smartphone or other device in order to view documents, movies, and much more. Access to all documents, music, pictures, and video files is fast and always available.
The Acer Aspire S5 will be shipping in Q2 of 2012, however because the S5 is Thunderbolt supported than it's probably a Ivy Bridge machine, meaning we won't be seeing it until at least May or June. Pricing for the S5 has not been announced either, but we'll keep you updated.
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