Acer Announces Aspire S5, "World's Thinnest" Ultrabook, First to Feature Thunderbolt

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Budman_NC

Question to group: What do you all consider to be the acceptable screen res for a 13.3" display on an ultrabook? Is it the 1440x900 that LatiosXT mentioned? Just wondering. Thx

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vrmlbasic

As we all have been blasted with by Apple's PR, the 9.7" iPad 3 has a resolution of 2048x1536. I expect at least that to be truly "ultra".

1440*900 is crap. 1920*1080 should be the minimum native resolution of any computer monitor made nowadays.

With any lower resolution, the ultrabook can't even play back 1080 blu-rays in their full glory. I don't know about you, but that doesn't sound very "ultra" to me :(

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Danthrax66

The sony vaio z 13.1 inch screen is 1920x1080 it also isn't an "ultrabook" it is instead better than an ultrabook since it has full speed intel processors, raid 0 SSDs, vga and hdmi out, a docking station, better battery life than most ultrabooks, and it's only .66 inches thick. http://store.sony.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/CategoryDisplay?catalogId=10551&storeId=10151&langId=-1&identifier=S_Z_SERIES_PAGE

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Engelsstaub

As much as I often rag on Sony, I have to admit the laptop you mention looks pretty damned good.

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laxlawe

Sorry to say it but...isn't the MacBook Air the first Ultrabook with Thunderbolt and isn't it thinner at it's thinest point?

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Aksparks04

Nope. The Air isn't an Ultrabook (TM). Apple will tell you that themselves.

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haboh

UGH! I read this eagerly until I saw the dreaded "1366x768", and immediately lost all interest. I will close this tab right now and wait for a laptop with a proper panel

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ddz49

ASUS Zenbook Prime UX32Vd - 1920x1080 res in an IPS panel.

http://www.asus.com/Notebooks/Superior_Mobility/ASUS_ZENBOOK_UX32VD/

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Reth-Eldirood

Any word on its release?

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vrmlbasic

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