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2012-01-19

Acer Aspire S5 Ultrabook Named Best of CES 2012 by LAPTOP Magazine


Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Aspire S5

Acer America received Laptop Magazine’s coveted Best of CES award for its new Acer Aspire S5 Ultrabook. The Aspire S5 was selected by popular vote as the Readers’ Choice.

The new Ultrabook is an ultra-slim device that measures only 15 mm (0.59) at the maximal point. It weighs less than 1.35 kg (less than 3 lbs.) and is built with a 13.3-inch (34 cm) LCD. Its delicately curved chassis in Onyx Black is a magnesium-aluminum alloy and provides protection for the thin-and-light design.

One of the most commended features of the new Aspire S5 is its MagicFlip I/O port panel. This design feature is concealed just below the hinge, ensuring sleek and streamlined design, while also providing a selection of I/O ports: HDMI®, USB 3.0 and 20 Gbps Thunderbolt.

Laptop Magazine stated, “Taking home 46.9 percent of the votes, the Acer won over the crowd. This super sleek laptop weighs in at a mere 2.9 pounds and sports a slim 0.6-inch profile. To maintain its girlish figure and provide much-needed connectivity options at the same time, the Acer S5 has a ‘MagicFlip’ I/O panel that flips out from behind the hinge to reveal HDMI, USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt ports. Acer touts the S5's long battery life and shock resistance.”

"The Acer Aspire S5 Ultrabook was incredibly well-received at the consumer electronics industry’s premier event," said Hugues Gontier, senior director of marketing for Acer. "The notebook has so many features that appeal to technology enthusiasts. The cutting edge design paired with ultra-fluid contours and materials make it beautiful, strong and powerful, and are an ideal complement to the feature set and performance capabilities. We’re so pleased by the favorable response from consumers to the Aspire S5 and we’d like to thank all of the readers who voted for Acer. ”

The new Acer Aspire S5 features the unique Acer Green Instant On technology for fast boot and resume, and Acer Always Connect, which lets users manage their multimedia and data on all their devices at anytime, anywhere -- even from sleep. Innovative Acer Green Instant On and Acer Always Connect technologies enable data upload and retrieval anytime, anywhere, and deliver power-saving features as well.

The Aspire S5 features an Intel® Core™ processor, SSD storage for speed and increased shock resistance, professionally-tuned Dolby® Home Theater® v4, long battery life via the PowerSmart battery pack (with a 3X longer life cycle than traditional batteries)1, and is equipped with a chiclet keyboard.

The Aspire S5 will start shipping in Q2 2012.

About Acer
Since its founding in 1976, Acer has achieved the goal of breaking the barriers between people and technology. Globally, Acer ranks No. 2 for notebook PCs.2 A profitable and sustainable Channel Business Model is instrumental to the company's continuing growth, while its multi-brand approach integrates Acer, Gateway, Packard Bell, and eMachines brands in worldwide markets. Acer designs environmentally friendly products and has established a green supply chain through collaboration with suppliers. Acer is proud to be a Worldwide Partner of the Olympic Movement, including supporting the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games and London 2012 Olympic Games. The Acer Group employs 8,000 people worldwide. Revenues for 2010 reached US$19.9 billion. Visit www.acer-group.com for more information.

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1 The battery will hold up to 80% of its original capacity after as many as 1,000 recharges. A full recharge comprises a complete charge-and-discharge cycle, and does not always occur each time the notebook is plugged in to a power source, as several partial charges can add up to a full recharge. Over three years of typical notebook use, the Acer PowerSmart long-life battery does not require replacement; conventional Li-ion battery packs must be replaced three times, assuming one charge per day, 300 charges a year. Battery life varies depending on product specifications, computer settings and application or features launched. All batteries' maximum capacity diminishes with time and use.
2 Source: Gartner data Q3 2011.