Sunday, January 8th 2012

Acer Announces the Thunderbolt-equipped Aspire S5 Ultrabook

Kicking off the CES release madness a little early, PC maker Acer has today announced its second ultrabook, the Aspire S5. Set for a Q2 arrival, the S5 is 15 mm thick, it weights under 1.35 kg, and features an Onyx Black magnesium-aluminum alloy cover, a 13.3-inch LCD screen, a chiclet keyboard, an Intel Core processor, a solid state drive, and a MagicFlip I/O port panel (found below the hinge) which includes HDMI, USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt (!) connectors.

Acer's ultrabook also includes the Green Instant On technology for super fast booting and resume, and the Always Connect solution enabling users to 'manage their multimedia and data on all their devices at anytime, anywhere'.

No word (yet) on the Aspire S5's pricing scheme.
Images courtesy of The Verge.
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13 Comments on Acer Announces the Thunderbolt-equipped Aspire S5 Ultrabook

#2
Cristian_25H
News Poster
by: amythompson172
This is fantastic. Considering the S5 is anything like my S3, its going to be lightning speed sleek laptop! Any idea when itll be released?

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005MR58MG
Acer says the Aspire S5 will arrive in Q2. Hopefully this means Ivy Bridge inside ;) .
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#5
ensabrenoir
Actally looks interesting.....wouldve thought that just because they includ ultra in the name wouldve doomed them.
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#6
R_1
by: amythompson172
This is fantastic. Considering the S5 is anything like my S3, its going to be lightning speed sleek laptop! Any idea when itll be released?

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005MR58MG
20GB SSD -LOL :laugh: Smartphones have more flash memory installed. Maybe it's running Android?
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#7
boogerlad
Please don't have a glossy screen. Then I'll be happy
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#8
mediasorcerer
by: R_1
20GB SSD -LOL :laugh: Smartphones have more flash memory installed. Maybe it's running Android?
That would be for caching id say.
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#9
copenhagen69
will they ever make these slime laptop with a 17" screen?
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#10
Thefumigator
personally, I'm not excited at all about ultra books.
Tablets catches more my interest. The other day I took a look at a samsung galaxy note, amazing (but expensive) device.
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#11
Wile E
Power User
Give me 1080p or batter, and you have my interest piqued.
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#12
ensabrenoir
by: Thefumigator
personally, I'm not excited at all about ultra books.
Tablets catches more my interest. The other day I took a look at a samsung galaxy note, amazing (but expensive) device.
Gonna have to play with a tablet for a while before I see its purpose really....sorta like a big smart phone u cant make calls on .....or some can.
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Thefumigator
by: ensabrenoir
Gonna have to play with a tablet for a while before I see its purpose really....sorta like a big smart phone u cant make calls on .....or some can.
At first I was exceptical about tablets and didn't call my attention, but watching movies, reading the news, or hearing the (internet) radio on the same device, or even playing games, is very comfortable thanks to its portability. Also they are becoming cheaper and cheaper.

And on the other side, the experience is not as stressful as it would be reading a website in a smartphone. (The samsung galaxy note is small compared to 7inch tablets, so I don't really know if its worth for everyone, but the device is really attractive anyway)
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