Acer to launch super-thin Aspire S5 Ultrabook in late June

It's taken a while but Acer is finally close to launching what it claims is the world's thinnest notebook in the US. The Acer Aspire S5 was first announced back in January at CES 2012. Today, Acer said the Ultrabook-style laptop will go on sale in late June at its online store and via other retailers for the price of $1,399.99.

The Acer Aspire S5 measures just 0.44 inches at its thinnest and 0.59 at the thickest point and weighs just 2.65 pounds. In addition to its super-thin design, the Aspire S5 is also the first Ultrabook to come with a Thunderbolt port. The port, which was first introduced on a number of Apple's notebooks in 2011, has been slow to be incorporated on Windows-based PCs.

The 13.3 inch Acer Aspire S5 also comes with an Intel Core i7-35i7U processor and a 256 GB solid state drive. In addition to the Thunderbolt port, the notebook has USB 3.0 and HDMI ports. It also contains a 1.3 megapixel camera. The notebook is supposed to have up to 6.5 hours of battery power for continuous use or 15 days of standby power time.

Acer recently announced it would release Ultrabooks with touch screens in time for the launch of Windows 8 later this year.

Source: Acer press release | Image via Acer

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Why the heck cant we get real specs in metric. Its funny that the US argues that metric sucks yet now it seems that the pound and the inch has been decimilized. Can we please get mm and grams?!?!?! 90% of the world uses metric. English countries are so imperialistic its insane.

I wouldnt make those TOO thin, especially since acer uses hella cheap parts, that thing is probably going to be SUPER flimsy, and really brittle

Xerino said,
I wouldnt make those TOO thin, especially since acer uses hella cheap parts, that thing is probably going to be SUPER flimsy, and really brittle
My 3yo Acer laptop that has traveled all over the world and is still operating flawlessly would beg to differ about the "hella cheap parts".

Would love if manufacturers started upping the screen resolution. 1366x768..how lame is that. Its my ONLY complaint aboutmy current laptop, and if the retina mac wasnt grossly overpriced or soldered together to be dbags, itd have gone for it.

Beyond Godlike said,
Would love if manufacturers started upping the screen resolution. 1366x768..how lame is that. Its my ONLY complaint aboutmy current laptop, and if the retina mac wasnt grossly overpriced or soldered together to be dbags, itd have gone for it.

agree with you on both, although i still ordered the retina mac...still bloody impressive though.