Acer unveils 'world's thinnest' Ultrabook
First Windows laptop with Thunderbolt
Acer has become the most recent company to stamp the 'world's thinnest' moniker upon an Ultrabook release - Toshiba has already made that claim  - launching the Aspire S5, which it reckons will also be the first Windows-based PC to feature a Thunderbolt port.
The Aspire S5 measures just 15mm at its thickest point, weighs less than 1.4kg and rocks up with a 13.3in display, just like its predecessor, the Aspire S3 .
The big addition here is said Thunderbolt port, which has so far only materialised on Apple products. It pops out when the "MagicFlip I/O" panel is released, a flap at the back which also hosts an HDMI and a USB 3.0 port.
As with its newly announced Timeline siblings , the Ultrabook can wake in just 1.5 seconds using its "Instant On" technology, which ensures battery life lasts several weeks while in sleep mode too.
Then there's 'Always Connect', a feature to aid connectivity and social media updates. Acer Always Connect also allows users to wake the Aspire S5 from a remote device such as a smartphone.
The Acer S5 Ultrabook will roll out in Q2, however exact dates and prices have yet to be stated. ®