Acer has swept the earlier claim by Toshiba by announcing the launch of world’s thinnest Ultrabook ever, the Aspire S5. It will roll out in the second quarter of 2012 though exact dates and prices are yet to be announced.
The Aspire S5 weighs just 1.4 kg and has a 13.3-inch display similar to that of its previous version, the Acer Aspire S3. The Acer Ultrabook laptop is 15 mm thick at the thickest part of its sleek design.
The most notable addition is the Thunderbolt port and is a first in Windows based computers. Previously seen only on Apple gadgets, the Thunderbolt port can be popped out by releasing the MagicFlip I/O panel, which is essentially a flap at the back of the Ultrabook, which houses the USB 3.0 port and an HDMI port.
Using the ‘Instant On’ technology, the Ultrabook boots in just 1.5 seconds and the battery life lasts for several weeks in the sleep mode. Another remarkable feature of the Acer Aspire S5 is that it has the so-called ‘Always Connect’ technology, which enables it, to be switched on using remote gadgets like smartphones.