Today Acer announced the latest addition to its ultra-slim S series notebooks, the Aspire S 13, a perfectly engineered thin and powerful Windows 10 notebook for design-conscious users. The angular, sleek chassis houses the best-value-priced laptops on the market today, packed with features for work and play.
"Demonstrating the equilibrium between form and function, the Aspire S 13's powerful components come together to strike a perfect balance in size, weight and performance," said James Lin, general manager, Consumer Notebooks, IT Products Business, Acer Inc. "Currently there is no other branded device on the market that can offer such design excellence at this desirable price."
"Acer's portfolio offers something for everyone, with device options to fit customers' needs," said Peter Han, vice president worldwide OEM Marketing, Microsoft Corp. "The ultra-slim Aspire S 13 brings Windows 10 to life with the security, productivity and manageability only Windows can deliver."
Aspire to Do More
Running Windows 10 with the option of a 10-point touch display, the Aspire S 13 is powered by 6th Generation Intel Core processors and up to 8 GB of LPDDR3 system memory, not only enabling fast performance and enhanced graphics, but also low power consumption. The optional 54 Wh 3-cell Li-ion battery lasts up to 13 hours, enabling users to get the most out of their machine every day.
Wired connectivity comes in the form of a USB 3.1 Type-C reversible port which supports ultra-fast transfer of data (up to 5Gbps) and also a USB 3.0 port which supports power-off charging for mobile devices, even when the Aspire S 13 is switched off. Wirelessly, the laptop enables users to utilize 802.11ac to its maximum effect with 2x2 MU-MIMO (Multi-User MIMO) for up to three times faster performance over single-user MIMO 802.11ac.
Meanwhile, the Precision Touchpad enables an accurate, smooth and responsive navigation experience, and supports Windows 10 Precision Touchpad gestures.
Aspire to Enjoy More
The Aspire S 13 offers the best of both world's when it comes to work and entertainment capabilities. The Full HD touchscreen display with wide-viewing angle IPS technology brings immersive experiences for both movies and presentations, while Acer BluelightShield can be enabled to reduce the blue-light emission from the LED backlit module. In low light, the two-stage adjustable backlit keyboard provides more options to suit the circumstances: first stage turns on the backlit keyboard, the second stage turns on the lighting to full luminance.
Acer TrueHarmony and Dolby Audio lets this light-in-weight unit really punch above its category when it comes to audio performance with cinematic surround sound. The newest software user interface also enhances the consumer experience with a custom profile and intelligent audio and visual features.
Skype for Business Certification ensures people can communicate with crisp and lag-free quality, and also allows for clearer, higher quality audio and a great Cortana experience with Windows 10.
Aspire to Astonish
For those who deeply care about the appearance of their personal technology, the Aspire S 13 is ultra-thin and lightweight, measuring 327 W x 228 D x 14.58 H mm (0.57 inches) and weighing 1.30 kg (2.86 pounds). Available in Obsidian Black or Pearl White, the unit is housed in an immaculate chassis featuring a sleek chamfer diamond-cut on the edges and the touchpad, with Acer nano-imprint patterning on the top cover and a blend of premium finishes. The glossy hinge and matte cover offer contrasting visual impressions, while the juxtaposition of soft-touch and hard materials provides distinct tactile experiences and gives the Aspire S 13 a dynamic look that separates it from the crowd.
Pricing and Availability
The Acer Aspire S 13 will be available in North America in May with prices starting at $699; in EMEA this month with prices starting at 699; and in China in May with prices starting at 5,499 Yuan. In the United States, the Aspire S 13 will also be available for pre-sale at the Acer Store soon.