Acer launches Aspire S5; Olympic aspirations on track
By Digital News Asia June 21, 2012
- Five other notebooks also launched
- All equipment for Olympics already operational
ACER has rolled out the award-winning Acer Aspire S5 to Malaysian users, as well as a bevy of slim notebooks 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).
“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 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas,” said Ricky Tan, Acer Sales & Services Sdn Bhd general manager.
“It was also awarded ‘Best Choice’ at the recent Computex 2012 in Taipei.
“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,” he claimed.
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.
It was also all systems go for the upcoming London 2012 Olympic Games, said Acer, the Official Worldwide Olympic Sponsor of core computing infrastructure.
In July, the company will run a comprehensive array of critical computer equipment to execute the multitude of tasks across numerous venues, including the Technology Operations Centre (TOC), the Main Media Center, the Olympic Village, the headquarters of the London Organizing Committee and the competition venues.
This equipment includes 11,000 Acer Veriton desktop machines, 10,500 15-inch compact monitors, 1,500 TravelMate 6593G laptops, 1,500 touchscreens and 900 servers.
These will all act as the backbone infrastructure to serve at least 39 venues for 10.8 million ticket holders; 14,700 athletes at 805 medal events; 27,500 media and broadcasters reporting for billions of viewers, stretching over 17 days, the company said in a statement.
Acer is also providing a team of over 350 highly skilled technical staff working on-ground to ensure that the deployed equipment are running smoothly and consistently at every venue.