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The Aspire S5 Ultrabook frees you to go mobile like never before. As thin as 11 mm, each S5 makes "weight" a word of the past. And it makes waiting a thing of the past: each S5 starts instantly and gets online quickly. Multitasking is easy thanks to powerful processing and super- responsive solid state drive technology. The ultra-slim design features an aluminium/Mg-Al case that looks great -- and provides road-ready durability.
The Aspire S5 Ultrabook is razor thin at just 11 mm. The secret is MagicFlip, a panel that closes up to hide the ports and slims down the profile at the same time. When it's open, you have access to Thunderbolt, USB 3.0 and HDMI.
Viewed from any angle, the Aspire S5 is super slender. At its thinnest point, it's just 11 mm (0.51") slim. Revolutionary display technology integrates the 13.3" frame, cutting the bezel thickness by a third and giving you the perfect slice of life.
The aluminium/Mg-Al design gives the Aspire S5 a sleek look and feel and makes the notebook as light as a feather - at only 1.2 kg - while also protecting the LCD. Gorgeous, light and durable, the Aspire S5 is a pleasure to carry anywhere.
Revolutionary new display technology integrates the LCD screen into the 13.3" frame, cutting the bezel thickness by a third. What's more, the LCD is protected by a resilient case design with aluminium cage for maximum protection.
The new Acer Aspire S5 looks sleek from any angle. You will notice the lack of visible external ports, that's because the Aspire S5 has the MagicFlip port launcher. Hidden on the back of the Aspire S5, the motorised MagicFlip compartment not only hides an HDMI port, USB 3.0 connections and an ultra- fast 20Gbps Thunderbolt port, but also helps to keep the Aspire S5 so thin. The MagicFlip opens and closes at the touch of a button, to allow access to the ports when you need them, but keeps them hidden, safe and secure, when you don't.
The MagicFlip also helps the Aspire S5 to deliver a really comfortable, ergonomic typing experience: when the door opens, it increases the keyboard angle for an improved typing posture, while the highly responsive chiclet keyboard allows fast and comfortable typing.
Thanks to its cutting-edge architecture, the Aspire S5 races through daily computing tasks. Apps respond quickly and navigation is snappy with advanced RAID0 SSD and up to Intel Core i7 processing. Data transfers between devices are lightning-quick through the Thunderbolt port.
Acer Aspire S5 features the high speed performance of a range (128 or 256 GB) of SSD options. A solid state drive (SSD) enables fast data access, is light and quiet, and features a sturdy design for ultraportable devices. With advanced RAID0 configurations, you'll find you're able to load files up to five times faster than from a standard HDD. Your favourite applications load quicker, saving and copying files is a smooth and speedy process, and the S5 starts up and shuts down faster thanks to this state-of-the-art storage device.
The Acer Aspire S5 comes equipped with the power of the next generation Intel Core Ivy Bridge ULV (Ultra Low Voltage) processors, giving you the option of a Core i5 or a Core i7. Designed to give you multitasking performance with the ultimate in power efficiency, the Intel Core ULV processors enable you to work faster and have more fun, with less waiting. As well as faster performance, this processor enables better playback of high-definition content over the Internet, and allows you to enjoy the full Windows 8 experience on your notebook, all while consuming less power.
Completely redesigned from the previous generation, the new series of Intel HD Graphics features greatly enhanced performance allowing you to enjoy smooth HD playback on the move. Intel HD Graphics 4000 is also Microsoft DirectX 11 capable, allowing you to indulge in popular and intensive 3D games.
Delivering unmatched performance, you'll find transferring files is as quick as it easy using the new Thunderbolt port. Able to transfer data up to 20x faster than USB 2.0, Thunderbolt is perfect for data and video transferring. Transfer a HD movie in less than 30 seconds, or backup an entire library of MP3s in minutes.
The next generation of USB connectivity transfers data to and from external devices 10x faster than USB 2.0, taking advantage of capabilities supported by many of the newest devices.
Slender but bold, the Aspire S5 sports professionally tuned speakers with Dolby Home Theater v4 for trumpeting cinema-quality sound, while HDMI connectivity is your ticket to high-definition large-screen entertainment.
Dolby Home Theater v4 maximises volume output, and provides surround sound and dialogue enhancement through professionally tuned audio via PC speakers, headphones or a home theatre.
The built-in HDMI port allows you to transfer 1080p HD video to monitors, projectors and TVs for large-screen enjoyment and sharing of HD content with friends and family.
The Aspire S5 is supremely portable and as game as you are for all your day's adventures. Its ultra-slim profile makes it easy to carry and handle, while its 1.2 kg weight is barely noticeable on the go. Its sturdy Mg-Al chassis withstands bumps on the road, and Acer TheftShield secures your S5 in public places.
The high-density, highly flexible and super-lightweight Li-polymer battery pack is custom-shaped to fit perfectly into the ultra-thin chassis of the Acer Aspire S5.
Strong as steel, light as ABS plastic - the Aluminium/Mg-Al design of the Aspire S5 gives you the best of both worlds. By using the best materials and technology available, this breath-taking chassis shapes the Acer Aspire S5 into a robust, lightweight, long-running machine.
Thanks to Acer Instant On, the Acer Aspire S5 with embedded Li-polymer battery pack provides up to 6.5 hours of use with an SSD, and up to 80 days using Acer Green Instant On.* **
The Aspire S5 chassis is remarkable, with a number of striking and advanced elements coming together to create the unique Onyx black "clam-shell" shape, designed to help protect and hide the gap between the HD LCD screen and the system, protecting both and giving the S5 a uniquely seamless look and feel.
Although the Aspire S5 is made from tough Aluminium/Mg-Al alloy, the laptop has been given a fluid surface and curves to help soften its edges, along with a multitude of textures and finishes to give you a balanced design that's a pleasure to hold and use.
Constructed out of light yet tough material, you can count on the S5 to give you reliable robustness even when on the road. The 6kg strong bearing between the screen and system has been designed to withstand over 15,000 uses during its lifetime, giving you years of performance.
Acer Green Instant On wakes the Aspire S5 from sleep in 1.5 seconds^, and Acer Always Connect gets you online in just 2.5 seconds.^^ When the S5 resumes, Acer Instant Update automatically refreshes webpages and email so everything is always there for you. Plus, AcerCloud grants anytime, anywhere access to all your data on all your devices, even across multiple operating systems.
Save time with Acer Green Instant On. Put the Aspire S5 to sleep, and spring it back to life in just 1.5 seconds from Sleep mode^, perfect for quickly resuming your session when on the move, or to instantly check information or messages. After 8 hours in Sleep mode, or after the period you set, the notebook enters Deep Sleep, conserving battery life for up to 80 days.* Yet, when you return, your Aspire S5 turns right on in 6 seconds, and everything looks exactly as you left it.
Thanks to Acer Always Connect, you can now say goodbye to long waits to get connected. The Aspire S5 Series remembers your favourite access points (APs) or new places visited, and reconnects to them instantly, so you can get on the Internet in just 2.5 seconds.^^ With Acer Always Connect you'll be able to get much quicker access to instant messaging and Internet services after your system resumes from hibernation. Acer Always Connect also allows you to instantly update webpages and emails, and offers remote wakeup for Acer Cloud Applications.
This HD webcam with built-in microphone presents clear, lifelike images, and supports video recording and photo capture. The Acer Crystal Eye webcam is able to record 720p videos easily, allowing you to create and share videos with communities such as YouTube.
Surf the Internet and stay in touch with your people with reliable, high-speed connectivity via Ethernet or Wi-Fi. A Wi-Fi CERTIFIED wireless-N network connection enables long-range, fast, reliable wireless Internet.
Available on selected models, Bluetooth 4.0 is the latest standard for quick, short-range wireless file transfers, featuring low-energy technology that significantly reduces power consumption. New devices utilising this latest Bluetooth version can run months or even years on tiny batteries while maintaining seamless syncing of information between different devices.
Ever wish it were easy to share your music, photos and movies between multiple devices, or even to share them with your friends on Facebook, Flickr and YouTube? Setting up a home server can be tricky, and who wants the hassle and expense of endlessly copying files to and from CDs, DVDs, and USB drives? With Acer clear.fi you can set your files free with the minimum of fuss.
Easy to set up, clear.fi takes the complication out of sharing. It will automatically detect new devices that have been connected, from PCs to Smartphones, running Windows, Linux, or Android. From there it's easy to search devices for music, photos and videos within the home network, easy to share between devices. Thanks to clear.fi and the HDMI port your PC can stream and appreciate the multimedia stored on any of the devices connected to your home network and clear.fi enabled.
Windows 8 has been reimagined to be all about you. Put what matters most right on your Start screen, and get instant access to your people, apps, sites and more, so you can spend less time searching and more time doing. Enjoy your favourite websites with Internet Explorer 10, the entirely new Windows 8 browser that is fast and fluid, and perfect for touch. Browse and discover thousands of apps in the Windows Store. Snap two apps side-by-side and multitask. Chat with a friend while scoping out a map, or watch a video while getting stuff done. With Windows 8, it's simple to do two things at once.
13.3" HD LED LCD
13.3" HD LED LCD
13.3" HD LED LCD
Intel Core i5-3317U
Intel Core i5-3317U
Intel Core i7-3517U
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Intel HD Graphics 4000
Intel HD Graphics 4000
Intel HD Graphics 4000
* In Deep Sleep mode, battery life lasts up to 80 days if the battery is fully charged when the notebook goes to Sleep.
** The listed battery life is based on MobileMark 2007 productivity mode testing with wireless on. Details of MobileMark2007 testing are available at the BAPCo website. Battery life rating is for comparison purposes only. Actual battery life varies by model, configuration, applications, power management settings, operating conditions, and utilized features. A battery's maximum capacity decreases with time and use.
^ With previously used access points.
^^ Time based on testing with the following applications open: Internet Explorer 9 (Internet search and email web pages), PowerPoint viewer (file size 68 MB) and Excel (file size 108 MB) of Microsoft Office 2010 Starter, and logged in to Windows Live Messenger 2011.
This is a smart looking, very thin and lightweight machine but it is let down by some serious issues. Read morePublished 18 months ago by N. Ahmed
Its a very good ultrabook, thiner, lighter but powerful. Open in a second, average battery life 5 hr. Happy with this ultrabook. Re commanded.Published 19 months ago by ukarif
First of all do not pay £1,199.99 for this laptop as I bought it earlier in the year for £600. Here are my thoughts. Over all nice laptop - does the job. Read morePublished 21 months ago by G. Innes
I'm a student so I need a laptop easy to carry on and fast. This laptop is perfect and I'm really satisfied! It fits in my bag and I didn't have problems with connection.Published 22 months ago by Ylenia
I bought this one as a amazon's promotion.
Great price and quality. It is slightly lighter than similar ultrabook as well as more faster. Read more
I can just recomend this ultrabook.
Very light weight, small, handy, good perfomance.
I bought it for very good price.
Many people state the screen of this ultrabook to be bad, i however do not think that this is true, it is clear, can go very bright and the colours are true. Read morePublished on 29 April 2013 by blackpool
I wanted something fast (i7) and small in size and after much research the Aspire S5 looked like the one to go for. Read morePublished on 27 April 2013 by Mr Richard Jelbert
I bought this laptop a few days ago thinking it would be very good. It does look good and is very light just what I wanted. Read morePublished on 26 April 2013 by Mandy