Ultrabooks are plentiful in the market because there are just so many companies that are trying to produce it. In addition to that, the market for it is also increasing because in some cases, these Ultrabooks offer a very good performance as compared with the ultra-portable computers before. If you are planning to get one, then the Acer Aspire S5 is one to look for, especially when you have $1400 to burn.
The Acer Aspire S5 is pretty thin. At the thickness of only 15mm, only a few Ultrabooks managed to be thinner than this one. The screen is okay but nothing close to IPS display as Acer is only giving your average screen for the S5.As far as the processor is concerned, you are getting the Intel i7-3517U processor along with Intel’s best integrated graphics which is the HD 4000. Don’t let this fool you though because it is still isn’t as good as a dedicated graphics card.
One more thing that you should know is that the Aspire S5 has one of the fastest SSD around because it comes with a dual 128GB Lite-ON SATA III on a RAID 0 configuration. You are getting writing speeds of up to 700MB/s and reads of 875MB/s. In addition to that, boot-up is a mere 12 seconds. Is it still worth the price? You tell us.