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Acer: Aspire S5, super-thin Ultrabook, coming to U.S. in late June

June 14, 2012|By Salvador Rodriguez
  • Acer has announced the Aspire S5, an Ultrabook just 0.59 inches thin that will arrive in the U.S. in late June.
Acer has announced the Aspire S5, an Ultrabook just 0.59 inches thin that… (Acer )

Acer has announced a new laptop that will be the thinnest Ultrabook available on the market, the Aspire S5.

The computer is 0.59 inches at its thickest point, and 0.44 inches at its thinnest, and weighs less than three pounds. It comes with an Ivy Bridge Intel Core i7 processor and has a 256GB solid state drive.

Despite its thin build, the S5 includes a flip panel that opens to reveal Thunderbolt and HDMI ports as well as a pair of USB 3.0 ports. The computer has a battery life of 6.5 hours and a 13.3-inch display with a 1366-by-768 pixel resolution.

Acer will begin selling the computer online and through retailers in the U.S. the last week of June for $1,399.99

Along with the S5, Acer announced it has refreshed its Aspire S3 Ultrabook as well.

The S3 has been retrofitted to include the Ivy Bridge processor and also will have 256 GB of storage. Acer also has given this computer a new color scheme.

The new Aspire S3 will be available immediately and start at $648.

Acer also said anyone who buys one of its Ultrabook computers, which currently run Windows 7, from now to the end of January will be eligible to upgrade to Windows 8 for $14.99.


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