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2012-06-04

Acer Aspire S5 Wins Best Choice Award at Computex 2012


TAIPEI, TAIWAN

Acer's Aspire S5, which made its debut as the world’s thinnest Ultrabook®, has won the Best Choice Award this year at Computex Taipei, the most influential IT exhibition held in Asia. It, 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.

The S5 is an ultra-slim machine that measures only 15 mm at its thickest point. It weighs less than 1.35 kg (less than 3 lbs.) and sports a 13.3-inch (34 cm) LCD. The magnesium-aluminum alloy cover and palm rest provide a slimmer and sturdier form, while the metallic brushed detail presents subtle elegance. Another special part of the S5 is the smartly designed MagicFlip I/O port panel, concealed just below the hinge. This design feature enhances the overall slenderness and streamlined form of the S5, and when needed, a press of the MagicFlip key opens the panel to reveal a selection of I/O ports: HDMI, USB 3.0 and 20 Gbps Thunderbolt.

Aspire S5 also supports the Acer Always Connect, which gets users online faster than conventional connections for better productivity and infotainment enjoyment. With their Facebook, Twitter and Outlook email accounts open, users can see updates instantly upon resuming.
Furthermore, Acer Always Connect can wake up the S5 from a remote device like a smartphone. Access to all documents, music, pictures and video files is fast and always available.

Each year, the jury of the Best Choice Awards selects Taiwan's best ICT products in the overseas market. The award focuses on functionality, innovation and marketing potential as the main judging guideline.

Computex Taipei established the Best Choice Awards in 2002, to help overseas buyers find the most outstanding ICT products in a one-stop platform. The award and promotional events that accompany the announcement of winners will surely enhance exposure and image of the product.