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