Acer Introduces Worlds Thinnest Laptop

January 9, 2012, By George Lang

It was only last September DeviceMAG leaked the specs on a powerful new “super-thin Ultrabook from Acer,” the Aspire S3 (Ramachandran). At the same time, rumors began to surface over a new Ivy Bridge processor. Now, the Aspire S5 has been revealed at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas and it will contain the Ivy Bridge chip. At 15 mm (approximately 3/5 of an inch) it is the thinnest ultrabook laptop ever brought to market.

The Aspire S5 is housed in a gorgeous “onyx black” magnesium-aluminum alloy chassis and will be powered by Intel’s so-called Ivy Bridge central processing unit (CPU). “Users will see significant application and graphics performance benefits with Ivy Bridge chips, which will succeed the current Core processors based on Sandy Bridge micro-architecture.

“Acer has measured a CPU performance improvement of more than 20 percent over Sandy Bridge, while the graphics performance is about 30 percent better, said an Acer representative at a press event.” (PC World) DeviceMAG has been following this new processor for you since the middle of last year.

The S5 will launch in the second quarter of 2012 and will sport the new ultra-high-speed Thunderbolt input/output (I/O) technology from Intel; at 10 Gbps, twice as fast as USB 3.0.

Intel's New Tunderbolt 10 Gbps I/O Technology

Looking ahead through the end of 2012, we see powerful new developments in the world of consumer computing. Intel is building a facility that will manufacture the world’s tiniest (14 nm) chip technology! (Lang) Click on us; and stay informed throughout the year. Happy New Year everyone!


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