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The Ultra-slim Aspire S 13 Astounds with the Best Fusion of Performance, Build and Value
(2016-04-21)
Editors’ Summary
  • Acer’s newest ultra-slim S series notebook packs performance and sleek design at a wallet-friendly price
  • Powerful 6th Generation Intel® Core™ processors for enhanced performance and power efficiency, with a 13-hour battery life1 to last a full work day
  • Sleek and understated elegance with Acer Nano-Imprint patterns on metal cover and visually compelling diamond-cut edges
  • Full HD display with wide-viewing angle IPS technology brings immersive experiences for both movies and presentations
NEW YORK - 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 faster2 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 worlds when it comes to work and entertainment capabilities. The Full HD touchscreen3 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 327W x 228D x 14.58H 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.

Exact specifications, prices, and availability will vary by region. To learn more about availability, product specifications and prices in specific markets, please contact your nearest Acer office via www.acer.com.

The Acer Aspire S 13 was unveiled today at the next@acer press event at 4 World Trade Center in New York, where the company announced a range of new devices and solutions for families, students and professionals. For more information, visit acer.com/nextatacer.

1. 13 hours battery life based on MobileMark 2014 and tested with the SKU of 54 Wh battery.
2. To achieve the best performance, both the transmitter and receiver must support MU-MIMO. The product is based on an IEEE 802.11ac draft specification and multi user scenario. Actual speed will vary based on range, connection rate, site conditions, size of network, and other factors. The claim of up to 3x faster transmission speed is valid only under scenario when wireless AP supports 4 MU streams.
3. Optional touchscreen display