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CES 2012 | Acer Aspire S5 Ultrabook with MagicFlip I/O hands-on video

Acer is at CES 2012 and has already made a splash with their ultra-slim Aspire S5 Ultrabook. Our first impressions of the device were generally favorable, and we take a closer look at the sleek notebook and its "MagicFlip I/O" bar in the hands-on video below.

Acer's Aspire S5 Ultrabook is supposedly the thinnnest 13.3" Ultrabook out there, but whether its 15mm thickness makes it a winner will still have to be seen in extensive tests. However, our editors were able to take a quick look at the device here in Las Vegas, and managed to catch the slim Ultrabook and its "MagicFlip I/O" on video.

Though the Aspire S5 is extremely thin and features a "lightweight" construction, the black metal casing feels very solid and the production model left our editors with a good overall impression. Furthermore, when compared to the Aspire S3, the S5 is a lot less "plasticky" since Acer used high quality alloy during manufacturing rather than cheap plastic.

In the hands-on video below, we take a look at the device's "Magic Flip I/O" which covers the Thunderbolt, USB 3.0 (x2), and HDMI ports but flips upon with the click of a button. In addition, further press photos, info and images can be found in our original article here.


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Ronald Tiefenthäler/Omar Qudsi, 2012-01-11 (Update: 2021-05-18)