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Acer Launches "World's Thinnest" Ultrabook

Acer America launched on Thursday the current reigning champ in the "world's thinnest Ultrabook" category, the "razer thin" Aspire S5 (S5-391-9880). It measures just 0.44-inches at its thinnest and .59-inches at the thickest, and weighs a mere 2.65 pounds. This also the first Ultrabook to feature Thunderbolt which is tucked away -- along with USB 3.0 and HDMI ports -- within the S5’s innovative MagicFlip I/O Port that's concealed just below the hinge.

"The S5's delicately curved chassis is Onyx Black, and the cover rim wraps around the system body like a protective shell," the company said. "A magnesium-aluminum alloy cover and palm rest provide a slim and sturdy design, while the metallic brushed detail provides subtle elegance. Clean and ultra-fluid contours from all angles make the S5 a vision of beauty."

Here a brief list of features:

- 3rd Generation Intel Core i7-3517U Processor (4 MB L3 cache, up to 3.0 GHz) with Turbo Boost Technology
- 4 GB DDR3 dual channel RAM
- 256 GB SSD
- 2 USB 3.0 Ports
- 1 Thunderbolt Port
- PowerSmart battery pack - provides up to three times longer battery life cycles than traditional batteries (1,000 vs. 300 cycles)
- 13.3-inch widescreen LED-backlit display (1366 x 768)
- 1.3MP HD webcam
- Dolby Home Theater v4
- Acer Green Instant On - for fast boot and resume (1.5 seconds)
- Acer Always Connect - lets users manage their multimedia and data on all their devices at anytime, anywhere, even from sleep.
- Acer Cloud - provides S5 customers with remote access to the digital data residing on their Ultrabook via their Android tablet or smartphone.

The Aspire S5-391-9880 will be available the last week in June at http://us-store.acer.com/default.aspx and leading retailers across the U.S. It has an MSRP of $1,399.99.

Acer is also launching an updated version of its current S3 Series Ultrabooks with a 3rd Generation Intel Core i7 processor and a 256 GB solid state drive. It also now sports a new champagne color which "adds elegance to the uncluttered design of this diminutive powerhouse." The new Aspire S3 Series Ultrabooks will be available beginning next week at leading retailers across the U.S. Prices begin at $648 and range up to $999.99.

  • amuffin
    MSRP of $1,399.99.
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  • amuffin
    Appears they have gotten rid of picture posting.

    Anyways, the picture was: NOPE.AVI!
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  • del35
    Imagine all the hype if this laptop had been put out by iCrap. Thank God it was not, cause I am not that interested in thin useless laptops, or useless retina displays manufactured by Samsung for Apple.
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  • sundragon
    del35Imagine all the hype if this laptop had been put out by iCrap. Thank God it was not, cause I am not that interested in thin useless laptops, or useless retina displays manufactured by Samsung for Apple.
    LOL, imagine if this laptop was better than last generation's iCrap... Matching specs for $100 cheaper doesn't make people write headlines.

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  • molo9000
    Why oh why do they use a 16:9 display on a 13" laptop?
    Some engineer needs to be stoned to death for that.

    9375236 said:
    MSRP of $1,399.99.

    $100 cheaper than a similarly specced MacBook Air.
    This has a slightly faster processor, is a 10th of an inch thinner and 130grams lighter, the MacBook has a better display and better battery life.... I'd personally buy a MacBook Air.
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  • sundragon
    frozonicyeah Retina display sucks, i mean, who the hell wants a 2800x1800 IPS panel in their laptops
    Them's fightin' words!!!!

    Just wait a year, when Dell and Toshiba put out one for $100 cheaper!!!

    /sarcasm :)
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  • leongrado
    Acer + Price == Not a very good deal
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  • gm0n3y
    Sounds like a pretty decent product, shame about the price.
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  • slayerz636
    almost trade my prized 2011 mbp for it, but ive found osx sooo much more light weight than windows. yes I do like windows as well. i build computers for a living, and they use a mix of windows linux and hackintosh. all im saying is have a very open mind and try diffrent flavors of ice cream once and a while for gods sake! dont shut something out just cause itz diffrent. apple and msft can live in sync together in this world. ive never seen people troll so much as apple haters do; msft haters do the same things. check out S1AY3R COMPUTERZ once in a while if you like varaity.
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  • cbfelterbush
    The neat thing about the new MBP with their high resolution screen. And that is all it is, a very nice high res display. that is all one piece fuzed. So just throw your shit in the trash and go buy a new one.

    Retna display, what BS. I think it is funny that all the Apple lovers and haters compared the likes of 4S vs the Galaxy 2. back then it was the 3.5 inch Retna display Huray Huray Hurra. The Galaxy 2 doesn't have a Retna display they said. But they it does it seems, because acording to apple the 210ppi on the new MBP is a Retna. So what gives, this is a company that just lies and decieves everybody that drinks the Koolaid and they call it clever marketing.

    NEW. Mac pro still only comes equiped with a MAX of two AMD 5770 GPUs. What a Hoax, they need to be sued for calling those gfx cards ... Faster than a speeding anything. right from their page on the Mac Pro. GPUs that are so old they are in the $500 PC I build my brother better than three years ago.

    Fail Company. Just spin it till that shit has a shine then sell it as a Mac product.

    End Rant, my apologies. -CB
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