- Ultrabook is just 15mm thick at thickest point
- PC laptop turns on in just 1.5 seconds
- First of at least 75 ultrabooks to be released in 2012
Acer has unveiled the world’s thinnest laptop – an ‘ultrabook’ which is just 15mm at its thickest point, two crucial millimetres less than MacBook Air.
It’s one of the first ‘ultrabooks’ – slim, Intel-powered PC laptops built to fight off MacBook Air, and tablets such as iPad.
The Aspire S5 weighs just under 3lbs and has a battery claimed to several weeks – but springs to life in just 1.5 seconds.
The S5 will have a 13.3-inch LCD monitor, a magnesium-aluminum alloy cover and an ultra-fast ‘Thunderbolt’ data port which has a range of media inputs previously only available on similar Apple machines.
Its ‘Instant On’ technology means users can stretch the battery life to nearly two months if they use sleep mode carefully.
The other features on the S5 include a Inter Core processor, although exact specifications have not yet been released, an SSD card slot, better shock resistance and Doly Home Theatre speakers.
The Thunderbolt port pops out of a flap out the back and has an HDMI and a USB 3.0 port.
They are thin by design, and that means all of them. The thickness, or lack thereof, is a required feature of the genre, so a millimeter here or there is not really the point – don’t wow us with how thin your whiz-bang Ultrabook is, get us worked up with the insanely great battery life, screen resolution, SSD size/speed, and how light it is.
Then price it so low we can’t pass it up. That’s how to set your product apart from the growing Ultrabook crowd.’