We just got an invite from Acer for a pretty big tech event next week (on June 19, to be exact) where the company will launch a slew of new devices here in the Philippines, and it looks like the Aspire S5 ultrabook is part of the package.
For those who don't know, the 13.3-inch Aspire S5 is the Aspire S3's successor, with upgraded specs that will make it stand toe-to-toe with the latest ultrabooks from other brands. Think Ivy Bridge chips, a full fledged SSD storage, and up to 8GB of RAM. That's certainly a step up from the Sandy Bridge chips and hybrid storage of its predecessor. We're also liking that it will have a magnesium-aluminum alloy chassis compared to the Aspire S3's more "plasticky" frame. Other goodies include Intel HD4000 graphics and, get this, even a Thunderbolt port! Nice!
The Aspire S5 has also been called the thinnest in its class, measuring just 15mm at its thickest point while tipping the scales at a really light 2.97lbs. Official pricing is still TBA as of the moment although we're hearing it will be priced higher than the Aspire S3. No surprises there given its hardware. Expect it to land on local store shelves soon after its launch. Now we're wishing the Aspire S7 is headed to our shores soon, too.
Check out the gallery below for press photos