While we were all eating roast dinners or drowning our Sunday evening sorrows down the pub yesterday, Acer was at CES 2012 in Las Vegas unveiling its newest wares. The Acer S5 is its big hitter, the laptop being heralded as the thinnest Ultrabook yet. But it’s not just the thinnest Ultrabook…
At its thickest point, the Acer S5 just about pushes 15mm thick. The similarly sized 13-inch MacBook Air – the Ultrabook’s main rival – is 17mm at its thickest. That’s a 2mm difference. It might not seem like much, but in the world of ultra-thin laptops it’s a veritable mile.
So what’s Acer crammed into that pancakey shell? The Intel Sandy bridge processor that’s a pre-requisite for an Ultrabook, alongside HDMI, USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt connectivity. The wake-up time from sleep is 1.5 seconds.
Plenty of Ultrabooks will making their debut at CES this year, so stay tuned to see if the Acer S5′s 15mm mark can be shaved any lower.