CES 2012: Acer Shows That Size Is Everything

By Branko Miletic

Coming in at an ultra-slim 15 mm at the maximum point, Acer’s Aspire S5 weighs less than 1.35 kg and has a 13.3-inch (34 cm) LCD screen. In addition, it features Acer’s Green Instant On technology for fast boot and resume, and Always Connect, which lets users manage their multimedia and data on all their devices at anytime, anywhere.

The Acer Green Instant On provides instant-resume functionality (in 1.5 seconds) and ensures battery life that lasts several weeks, claims the company.

Coming in Onyx Black, the unit’s magnesium-aluminium alloy cover and palm rest have been designed to provide a slim and sturdy form, while the metallic brushed detail and fluid contours give it a modern twist.

Specifications include an Intel Core processor, SSD storage for speed and increased shock resistance, professionally-tuned Dolby Home Theatre v4, long battery life via the PowerSmart battery pack (with a 3X longer life cycle than traditional batteries), HDMI, USB 3.0 and 20 Gbps Thunderbolt and is also equipped with a chiclet keyboard.


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