Acer officially unveils Aspire S5

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Today’s Acer event saw a couple of things launched, which included the company’s newest Tegra 3 powered tablet, the Iconia Tab A510, and of course, the hotly anticipated Acer Aspire S5. The S5 is Acer’s ace in the hole as far as ultrabooks are concerned, and is billed by the company as the thinnest ultrabook in the market. The Aspire S5 is the company’s highest spec ultrabook, and sports an Ivy Bridge Core i7 processor, 256GB SSD drive, multiple ports (which include USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt) and a 13-inch, 1366 x 768 display.

It’s also armed with Intel’s HD Graphics 4000 with 128MB of dedicated memory, which surprisingly is powerful enough to drive casual and semi-casual mainstream games today, as we found out the other night when we ran through a level of Batman: Arkham City during Intel’s official Ivy Bridge Launch.

One of the neatest things that we’ve noticed with the Aspire S5 is the ports – specifically, the apparent lack of it, at least at first glance. To achieve that skinny 11mm frame, Acer hid all the ports in a motorized hinge that drops down at a press of a button. Basically, it’s from this:

To this:

Additional features include 4GB of DDR3 memory, as well as a weight of only 1.2 kilos. Unfortunately, Acer has not detailed how much the S5 will retail once it gets released, but we’ll try to pry more information from them when we get the opportunity. We’ve taken mucho shots of the S5, as well as side-by-side photos of the notebook with Samsung’s Series 5 Ultra. Check em out below.

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