World's Thinnest Ultrabook - Acer Aspire S5 is Unveiled

Acer Aspie S5

It's time to applaud for the engineering guys working for Acer as they have gone ahead to build the world's thinnest ultrabook measuring just 15mm (0.59 inches) at its thickest point. The Aspire S5 which got revealed yesterday at CES 2012 is a 13.3-incher, weighing just 1.35kg (2.97 pounds) and has a Onyx black, magnesium-alloy and brushed-metal body. On comparing with MacBook Air which is 0.68 inches at its thickest point and evidently is the reason for the Ultrabook movement, then the Acer Aspire is a winner.

Acer Aspie S5
Acer has put in their Instant On technology which makes the laptop come back from sleep in a short 1.5 seconds. Another smart tech called Always Connect by Acer which lets users manage data even when the machine is asleep is loaded in this Ultrabook. Wait, there's more, it can also be woken up from a smartphone.

A Thunderbolt port capable of 20Gbps speeds, USB 3.0 and HDMI ports — all are surprisingly hidden below a hinge and can only be used by pressing Acer's new Flip key. That's rare.

Acer Aspie S5
The Ultrabook has SSD storage, Dolby Home Theater audio, and a PowerSmart battery pack that Acer claims will run for three times longer than other batteries. But the company failed to provide any details about the processor except it mentioned only Intel Core.
It will start shipping in the second quarter of this year. No pricing has been announced yet.