Take a First Look at the Acer Aspire S5: CES 2012
CES 2012: Take a First Look at the Acer Aspire S52:32 /
We get hands-on with the world's thinnest ultrabook.
Speaker 1: Yeah, so the Acer Aspire S5, which would make a lot of waves. Speaker 2: I love this one. Speaker 1: Acer upped its game with this. This size... I mean I feel like with the Samsung series 9 last year, this is kind of like inheriting that direction. Speaker 2: Yeah. Speaker 1: As opposed to the S3 that was last year, that was you know, a little more in that grayish silver, not as sexy. This is... I mean, much more razor thin design, 15 mm... Onyx black and it's got that... this is the sports car feature of the show. Speaker 2: Okay I love this. Watch this. Watch this. Speaker 1: This is MagicFlip port door. You press the button here, and then... Speaker 2: Looks like a spoiler that comes up automatically. Speaker 1: It pops up. It must be a DeLorean or something and they you have access to all the ports on the back including Thunderbolt. This is gonna be one of those next gen ultra books. So... Speaker 2: So does that mean... it seems like there's weird caginess around the Ivy bridge, right? Speaker 1: Yes. Yes. Speaker 2: Then you say okay so it has Thunderbolt which means it must have Intel's Ivy bridge, right, and then what happens? Speaker 1: ...Nobody wants to talk about it. You say... this is an Ivy bridge laptop right? Speaker 3: and if it shift we (do not?) speak its name. Speaker 2: Right, it's so socially awkward. They just walk away. Speaker 1: But it's (clearer in there?). It's a good thing. I mean it's... I think the more you have Thunderbolt in devices, we're talking about Thunderbolt on, you know, Apple products and how many peripherals you have but if it shows up across a ton of laptops, I think they's start seeing Thunderbolt peripherals that are kinda interesting. Speaker 2: Yeah. I love this sort of curve, very Samsung Series 9. There's kind of curve... closure there. This is... Speaker 1: It feels good. Speaker 2: This feels good. Yes... As soon as you take this... Speaker 3: Now my only concern is... this little motorized thing here, that's how they got it so thin by hiding the ports. It is another mechanical part that, you know, that could get (caught in?) or if break it... the more moving parts you have, the more I get worried but it looks really cool. Speaker 2: Can you... can you... can you make it come down when the laptops is resting? Speaker 1: It does. It brings... Speaker 2: ...So then I just sort of like... Speaker 1: Apparently yes. Speaker 3: Let's see what happens. I've actually haven't seen this. Speaker 2: It's like the sport shocks in Porsche Cayenne. Speaker 1: Look at that. It's like a little... Speaker 3: All right that's cool. Speaker 2: Look at that. It just... Speaker 1: A little rising (hill?). Speaker 2: You raise it up, you get a little clear inside your laptop there. Speaker 1: I don't know if everybody wants rear ports but maybe I'm wondering that's... in the future were something like a dock. I'm just guessing, but... you know, some people do like to tuck that stuff out of the way. Speaker 2: Can you close it up so we have a nice close up here. Speaker 1: There you go. Speaker 2: That's hot. It's totally not gonna do that when that comes in the market. No way. Speaker 3: But that's one of the ones that's not gonna be out until later in the year... maybe with Windows 8. I don't know. Obviously with whatever the current generation at the time of Intel chips. So a lot of the... Ultrabooks that we're seeing are things we're able to get right away. They're gonna be like second half of the year but not really specified release date. Speaker 2: Right.