Acer's Aspire S5 joings the growing throng of Ultrabooks clamoring to take a bite out of Apple's MacBook Air dominance. The 13-inch S5 does deliver a form factor that's lighter and thinner than the 13-inch MacBook Air plus it incorporates Thunderbolt, the new connectivity standard for computer peripherals. You'll also find Intel's third generation Core i7 processor (2.6GHz dual core), 4GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD drive.
The S5 offers a unique design touch: a MagicFlip port that flips open to reveal USB, HDMI and Thunderport outputs.
At $1,399, though, the S5 is far from inexpensive and as such has to meet some pretty high standards. The early reviews indicate that it didn't quite measure up.
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