Energy saving has become a major part of our lives these days; we have energy “green cars”, energy light bulbs. Now energy saving and also green technology has found its way to notebooks. Acer has gone green by introducing this ultra slim notebook. This “green” laptop has a battery retention capacity of about 80 per cent which Acer promises can last up to three years. In normal circumstances, you can expect to rinse five hours out of the S5.
This battery can also last for several weeks while in deep sleep mode.
The S5 features the Acer Green instant on tech, which sees your laptop restart from a sleeping position in just 1.5 seconds. In our experience that’s a little faster than the MacBook Air.
The device also brings Acer’s Always Connect technology so you can put your device to sleep knowing that it’ll still pull in all of your emails and social networking feeds without waiting for you to bring the S5 back to life. It’s a neat feature, which Acer tells us does little damage to the battery life. This functionality also allows the S5 to be woken up by your Smartphone.
There’s also Dolby Home Audio tech on-board which definitely packs more of a punch than some of the other recently announced Ultra books, which have scrimped on sound quality.
At just 15mm at its thickest point, the S5 isn’t just thinner than its predecessor, the A3, but thinner than every other 13.3-inch ultra book on the market. That’s quite a claim when the entire point of this newfangled super-slim market is to save PCs from the MacBook Air. The S5 weighs in at a competitive 2.97lbs.
With that in mind, the S5 boats a much more high-end feel is well with a magnesium-alloy Onyx Black cover shielding the device, but also giving it a mighty cool finish.