Acer Announces Aspire S5, World’s Thinnest Ultrabook

Before the CES event, there was much talk about Ultrabooks, compact and powerful Windows laptops. The event is now live and the first to come in the category is from Acer. The PC maker revealed the Aspire S5 at the event. The company claims that it is the world’s thinnest Ultrabook. Until now it is surely is the thinnest, but we cannot say whether it can hold the title for long as companies are busy disclosing their products at the CES.

To say, the Aspire S5 is just 15 millimeters or 0.59-inch thick. If it is compared with Apple’s MacBook Air, the laptop from which the inspiration is taken for Ultrabook, is just 0.68-inch at its thickest point. The gadget weighs just 3 lbs. With these figures, the device has managed to fulfill the Intel’s guidelines for being worthy of its Ultrabook title, i.e. 0.71-inch thick and less than 3.1 lbs in weight.

Moreover, the Aspire S5 also sports a couple of Acer owned techs that assist in improving the performance. For instance, Green Instant On is used to make the notebook return from sleep mode in less than 1.5 seconds, While Acer Always Connect is used to quickly reconnect the device with any online services you are logged into before the device went into sleep mode. It also helps users to wake the device up through smartphone.

Acer has designed Aspire to be both well-supportive and functional. The curved shell of the device available in “Onyx black”, enclosed within brushed metal. The connectors including HDMI, USB 3.0, are hidden under flip-out panel. The device is in its distant shape seems similar to Apple laptops, Thunderbolt. Acer didn’t disclose anything more than ‘Intel Core’ of processor.

According to company, the device will be available by spring of 2012. The price plan is not disclosed as yet.

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