Acer Launches New Flagship Acer Aspire S5 Ultrabook in Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur, 19 June 2012 – THINcredible! That’s what Acer is calling their new flagship ultrabook, the Acer Aspire S5. Acer Malaysia officially launched its new lineup ultrabooks series today revealing the Award-winning Acer Aspire S5, Acer Aspire TimelineU M3 & M5 Series not forgetting also the Acer Aspire V3 & V5 Series.

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Presenting the Acer Aspire S5’s features was Mr. Jerry Kao, Associate Vice President, Consumer Business Unit, Acer Inc. Taiwan. The launch was held in the Sabah Ballroom, Shangri-la Hotel, Kuala Lumpur. A short and quirky dance performance and a fashion show revealed the ultrabook line up to media and partners with a hands on session right after.

Ricky Tan, General Manager of Acer Sales & Services Sdn. Bhd was also present and had this to say:

[quote]“Acer Malaysia is excited to bring in the long-awaited Acer Aspire S5 to Malaysian shores. The Acer Aspire S5 has already gained much attention, clinching the “Best of Show” Award when it was first unveiled in January this year at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2012 in Las Vegas. It was also awarded the “Best Choice” Award at the recent Computex 2012 in Taipei for its functionality, innovation and marketability.”[/quote]

Acer Aspire S5

Also present at the launch was Prakash Mallya, Country Manager, Sales and Marketing, Intel Malaysia who gave a short presentation of Intel and their partnership with Acer.

“Intel and Acer continue to focus on innovation and collaboration delivering engaging and secure user experiences. Combined with the increased responsiveness of Intel’s 3rd generation Intel Core processor, new breakthrough capabilities possible with future Microsoft Windows 8, and the added flexibility of touch, the Acer Aspire Ultrabook™ will provide a magnificent experience for users.”

Here’s some info on the line-up for the launch:

Acer Aspire S5
Razor thin, lightning fast

The Acer Aspire S5 debuted at the CES 2012 as the world’s thinnest ultrabook. Sporting a slinky MagicFlip Input/Output (I/O) port launcher, the back of the machine unfolds elegantly at the push of a button to reveal the I/O dock, which houses the HDMI, Ultrafast Thunderbolt™, 2 USB 3.0 ports and card reader. Its swiftness is supported by high speed Raid-0 128GB SSD; whilst Ultrafast Thunderbolt™ I/O is 20 times faster than USB 2.0 – perfect for big data and video transfers! This high performer is securely protected with Acer Theft Shield Software; while soft metallic curves and exquisite details make the Acer Aspire S5 beautiful to see and touch.

Acer Aspire M3 Series (TimelineU)
First Ultrabook on Acer Timeline series

The Acer Aspire M3 provides a rich multimedia experienced using DirectX 11 for high graphic details and Dolby® Home Theater® v4 for sound enhancement. Its wider keyboard includes a numbers keypad, making it the ultimate machine for work and play. Being the first Acer Timeline ultrabook with Nvidia® GeForce® GT640M, this notebook is great for multimedia and gaming, web browsing and productivity, and also higher performance demands of photo, video and audio processing and transcoding.

Acer Aspire M5 Series (TimelineU)
Sharp graphics performance in sleek aluminum alloy

The 20mm thin Acer Aspire M5 is a comfort to use, weighing only 1.85kg. The M5 comes with superb ultra graphics performance with Nvidia® GeForce® GT640M and Solid State Drive that accelerates gaming detail for a fast and smooth image experience. Acer’s new storage technology allows remarkable system performance to boost productivity – opening files 33 per cent faster and a HDD sub-score that is 4.6 times higher than before.

Acer Aspire V5 Series
Slim, light and perfect performance

This 2.1kg light, 23-mm thin notebook is compact and easy to handle, providing smooth and great performance. The Acer Aspire V5 is 30% slimmer, 10% lighter than traditional notebooks and is Acer Instant Connect enabled – making it a great companion on-the-go!

Acer Aspire V3 Series
Brilliant performance with Intel Ivy Bridge processor and dedicated graphics

The Acer Aspire V3 comes with Intel Turbo Boost Technology and Nvidia® GeForce® 630/640M dedicated graphic card. This combination delivers great media processing for faster video editing and sharing, at the same time providing great mainstream and casual gaming experience.

Acer Aspire S5 Launch

The Acer Aspire S5 is priced at RM3,499 with the model name S5-391-53314G12 will be available in July at major authorized Acer resellers nationwide. For more information, please visit www.acer.com.my or call Acer Product Infoline at 1800-88-1288 (9am – 6pm Mondays to Fridays).

Check out the launch gallery on Flickr:
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[spoiler title="Show Official Press Release"]

Acer Malaysia Launches Acer Aspire S5 – the Ultrabook that is Slim for Work, Sleek for Play.

The Acer Aspire S5 Leads the Pack of New, THINcredible Notebooks

  • International Award-Winning Acer Aspire S5 delights with superb features and impressive design for excellent mobility
  • Acer Malaysia launched five series of slim notebooks for users of every profile – Acer Aspire M3, M5 Series, V3, V5 and the signature S5 Series

KUALA LUMPUR, 19 JUNE 2012 – Acer Malaysia today introduced the internationally acclaimed Acer Aspire S5 – known for its thin body and lightning fast capabilities – to Malaysian users. Hot on the heels of this award-winner were a bevy of slim notebook series to whet the appetites of laptop users of every profile: the Acer Aspire M Series (M3 and M5) and the Acer Aspire V series (V3 and V5).

“Acer Malaysia is excited to bring in the long-awaited Acer Aspire S5 to Malaysian shores,” said Ricky Tan, General Manager of Acer Sales & Services Sdn. Bhd. “The Acer Aspire S5 has already gained much attention, clinching the “Best of Show” Award when it was first unveiled in January this year at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2012 in Las Vegas. It was also awarded the “Best Choice” Award at the recent Computex 2012 in Taipei for its functionality, innovation and marketability.”

“The Acer Aspire S5 is the ultimate show of what the ideal ultrabook should be – razor-thin at 11mm and lightweight at 1.2kg, with superb user features tucked away in an impressive design for excellent mobility. The machine is super fast with Ultrafast Thunderbolt technology; and ultra-responsive with Acer Green Instant On technology for fast boot and resume, and Acer Instant Connect for multimedia and data management on all devices. We believe that the Acer Aspire S5 is the perfect ultrabook for those who require high productivity, seamless connectivity, multi-use functionalities to juggle work and play and beautiful design,” he added.

Tan continued, “At Acer, we are committed to continue to research and develop innovative and smart designs to fulfil users’ needs and be the enabling technology for our customers to connect and explore the world.  Our “THINcredible” notebooks are expected to lead a new growth momentum for Acer’s notebooks.”

“Intel and Acer continue to focus on innovation and collaboration delivering engaging and secure user experiences,” said Prakash Mallya, Country Manager, Sales and Marketing, Intel Malaysia. “Combined with the increased responsiveness of Intel’s 3rd generation Intel Core processor, new breakthrough capabilities possible with future Microsoft Windows 8, and the added flexibility of touch, the Acer Aspire Ultrabook™ will provide a magnificent experience for users.”

In conjunction with the launch of the Acer Aspire S5, Acer Malaysia also released a range of ultra-slim or THINcredible notebooks, each with different performance features, to cater to different market needs:

Acer Aspire S5
Razor thin, lightning fast

The Acer Aspire S5 debuted at the CES 2012 as the world’s thinnest ultrabook. Sporting a slinky MagicFlip Input/Output (I/O) port launcher, the back of the machine unfolds elegantly at the push of a button to reveal the I/O dock, which houses the HDMI, Ultrafast Thunderbolt™, 2 USB 3.0 ports and card reader. Its swiftness is supported by high speed Raid-0 128GB SSD; whilst Ultrafast Thunderbolt™ I/O is 20 times faster than USB 2.0 – perfect for big data and video transfers! This high performer is securely protected with Acer Theft Shield Software; while soft metallic curves and exquisite details make the Acer Aspire S5 beautiful to see and touch.

Acer Aspire M3 Series (TimelineU)
First Ultrabook on Acer Timeline series

The Acer Aspire M3 provides a rich multimedia experienced using DirectX 11 for high graphic details and Dolby® Home Theater® v4 for sound enhancement. Its wider keyboard includes a numbers keypad, making it the ultimate machine for work and play. Being the first Acer Timeline ultrabook with Nvidia® GeForce® GT640M, this notebook is great for multimedia and gaming, web browsing and productivity, and also higher performance demands of photo, video and audio processing and transcoding.

Acer Aspire M5 Series (TimelineU)
Sharp graphics performance in sleek aluminum alloy

The 20mm thin Acer Aspire M5 is a comfort to use, weighing only 1.85kg. The M5 comes with superb ultra graphics performance with Nvidia® GeForce® GT640M and Solid State Drive that accelerates gaming detail for a fast and smooth image experience. Acer’s new storage technology allows remarkable system performance to boost productivity – opening files 33 per cent faster and a HDD sub-score that is 4.6 times higher than before.

Acer Aspire V5 Series
Slim, light and perfect performance

This 2.1kg light, 23-mm thin notebook is compact and easy to handle, providing smooth and great performance. The Acer Aspire V5 is 30% slimmer, 10% lighter than traditional notebooks and is Acer Instant Connect enabled – making it a great companion on-the-go!

Acer Aspire V3 Series
Brilliant performance with Intel Ivy Bridge processor and dedicated graphics

The Acer Aspire V3 comes with Intel Turbo Boost Technology and Nvidia® GeForce® 630/640M dedicated graphic card. This combination delivers great media processing for faster video editing and sharing, at the same time providing great mainstream and casual gaming experience.

Priced at RM3499, the Acer Aspire S5 Ultrabook with the model name S5-391-53314G12 will be available in July at major authorized Acer resellers nationwide. For more information, please visit www.acer.com.my or call Acer Product Infoline at 1800-88-1288 (9am – 6pm Mondays to Fridays).

About Acer
Since its founding in 1976, Acer has achieved the goal of breaking the barriers between people and technology. Globally, Acer ranks No. 2 for Notebooks PCs1. Acer is proud to be a Worldwide Partner of the Olympic Movement, including the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games and London 2012 Olympic Games. The Acer Group employs 8,000 people worldwide. Revenues for 2011 reached US$15.7 billion. See www.acer-group.com for more information.

In Malaysia, Acer ranks No.1 in Total PC Shipment1, No.1 in Portable PC1and No.2 Desktop PC1 for 2011. Acer Malaysia also distributes TravelMate’s, Veriton’s, Gateway’s and eMachines’ brand of notebooks and PCs, as well as Iconia tablets. See www.acer.com.my for more information.

1 Source: Gartner data 2011.

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