Acer Aspire S5 ultra-thin ultrabook priced and detailed

Jun 14, 2012
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The thinnest ultrabook in Acer's arsenal has been announced as being up for sale this month: the Acer Aspire S5, complete with the fabulously odd motorized MagicFlip I/O Port we got our hands on earlier this year at CES 2012. This notebook measures in at 0.44 inches thin at its thinnest point, with just a 0.59 inch thickness at the other end of the spectrum. It's also got a black, magnesium-alloy and brushed metal chassis and just 2.65 pounds to its name, and it's all coming at the end of this month!

At the end of June you'll be able to pick up your very own Acer Aspire S5, aka the Aspire S5-391-9880. This model has USB 3.0, HDMI, and Thunderbolt ports, all of this under the whirring motor cover around the back of the device activated with the touch of a button. Check this strange feature out here:

This device is the first ultrabook to feature a Thunderbolt port, contains a 3rd Generation Intel Core i7 processor (Ivy Bridge), and works with a lovely 13.3-inch HD widescreen CineCrystal LED-backlit display at 1366 x 768 pixel resolution. You'll be getting Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit installed right out of the box, and 4GB of DDR3 dual channel memory inside. This notebook contains an SSD at 256GB, 2-in-1 digital media card reader, Bluetooth 4.0, and a 1.2 megapixel HD (1280 x 1024) video webcam.

Also inside you'll find a 2310 mAh battery that Acer says will last you up to 6.5 hours, you get a 1 year warranty out of the box, and your audio experience will be presented by Dolby Home Theater v4 Audio with 2 built-in Acer 3DSonic stereo speakers.

This beast will be available inside the last week of June for MSRP $1,399.99 and will be at your favorite retailer set to ship then - grab it!


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