At CES in Vegas, Acer has just announced the new Acer Aspire S5, which measuring just 15 mm at its maximal point is the world’s thinnest ultrabook. Back in September at IFA, Acer was one of the first companies to show off an ultrabook, which was their Aspire S3. Their new S5 is available is 13.3″ laptop, with a 2 spindle ultra-thin design and weighs less than 3lbs. The Aspire S5 is Acer’s first ultrabook to feature a smartly designed MagicFlip I/O port panel concealed just below the hinge. When needed, a press of the MagicFlip key opens the panel to reveal a selection of I/O ports including HDMI, USB 3.0 and a 20 Gbps Thunderbolt port. The Acer Aspire S5 ships in quarter 2.
Acer plans on making the ultrabook mainstream over the next two years. They also plan on using their new AcerCloud system to connect all personal devices together, that includes tablets, smartphones, and laptops. This new cloud service automatically syncs your photos and media across your multiple Acer devices. AcerCloud features AcerCloudDocs, Clear.fi photo and Clear.fi media which will automatically sync your media across multiple devices, including your PC. And even if your PC is on standby, it will turn your PC on to sync the files. Both Clear.fi media and clear.fi photo are DLNA compatible and have will work on all Windows and Android devices, and that even includes devices that aren’t made by Acer.
AcerCloud will be available in quarter two in North America and China. It will be available worldwide in Quarter 4. The service will be free and bundled with Acer consumer PCs.