CES 2012: Acer Announces World's Thinnest Ultrabook, The Aspire S5
January 8, 2012 3:55 PM
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Acer keeps churning out ultrabooks
Acer announced its first Ultrabook, the Aspire S3, back in early September. The lightweight notebook matched
Apple's MacBook Air
not only in looks, but also in its maximum thickness of 17mm.
Today at CES, Acer announced the next logical progression in its Ultrabook lineup: the Aspire S5. The Aspire S5 is even thinner, measuring in at just 15mm at its thickest point. Despite the slight decrease in thickness, the 13.3-inch Aspire S5 still weighs at the same 2.97 pounds.
Acer isn't revealing much about the innards of the Aspire S5, but we do know that it features an SSD, USB 3.0 connectivity, an HDMI port, and a Thunderbolt connector for 20Gbps transfers.
"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."
There is no word on pricing for the Aspire S5 which will launch in the second quarter, but the
Aspire S3 has a starting price of $899
We can only hope that the Aspire S5 will embrace Acer’s philosophy of abandoning “
cheap and unprofitable products
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RE: Acer Ultrabook at Costco
1/9/2012 10:52:19 AM
My mistake the S3 would make sense; the S5 would not. Were you able to test it out?
RE: Acer Ultrabook at Costco
1/9/2012 3:04:09 PM
I put my hands on it but I was rushing. I tried a couple of things to see if I could get a way to write with it and could not. I just like to do some basic typing in Word and see how it behaves.
Not sure, but I believe that this had a slightly different UI that would force you to get a salesperson who works in the department. I know some of those guys but did not take the time.
"If you look at the last five years, if you look at what major innovations have occurred in computing technology, every single one of them came from AMD. Not a single innovation came from Intel." -- AMD CEO Hector Ruiz in 2007
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