Acer's Aspire S5 is 15mm thick and weighs 1.35kg.
Published Tuesday, 15 May 2012
By Mark Sutton
Acer has unveiled the world's thinnest Ultrabook, the Aspire S5, which is just 15mm at its thickest point.
The 13.3 inch LCD screen Ultrabook weighs under 1.35kg, with an Intel Core processor, SSD, and professionally-tuned Dolby Home Theater v4. The Ultrabook has a Magic Flip I/O port panel, which conceals a selection of I/O ports including HDMI, USB 3.0 and 20 Gbps Thunderbolt, to keep the smooth and streamlined look of the device.
The Aspire S5 also includes Acer Green Instant On technology, which preserves battery life while enabling instant-resume functionality in 1.5 seconds; and Acer Always Connect, which lets users manage their multimedia and data on all their devices at anytime, anywhere - even from sleep.
The Ultrabook is finished in Onyx Black, with a magnesium-aluminum alloy cover and palmrest.
"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."