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Acer Aspire S5 ultrabook UK release coming in weeks

The Acer S5 ultrabook will go on sale in the UK within the next month, a company spokesman has told ZDNet UK.The 13.
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The Acer S5 ultrabook will go on sale in the UK within the next month, a company spokesman has told ZDNet UK.

The 13.3-inch lightweight device was announced at the Consumer Electronic Show (CES) in January and is only 15mm thick, making it only slightly thicker than the most recent iPad. It also weighs in at just 1.35kg.

The Acer Aspire S5 ultrabook is due to arrive from the end of June.Image credit: James Martin/CNETAn Acer spokesman told ZDNet UK on Wednesday that the device was set for release in the UK "at the end of June, or very beginning of July".

Local pricing details were not available at the time of writing, but the S5 ultrabook is set to launch in the US with a price tag starting from around $1400 (£901).

Since its announcement at CES, Acer has updated the processor to include the third-generation Ivy Bridge Intel Core processors. Other notable specs include USB 3.0, HDMI and Thunderbolt connectivity and full solid state drive connectivity.

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