VR-Zone was in attendance at a pre-CES Acer press event where they announced the new Aspire S5 ultrabook and 14/15 inch Timeline Ultra notebook  to be launched later this year, featuring the upcoming 'Ivy Bridge' Core i series processors and a retractable I/O panel with a Thunderbolt connector (on the Aspire S5 only). A teaser of the next Iconia Tab with Quad Core and 1080p display was also shown to the attendees.

Acer CEO, JT Wang, was there to open the conference with a speech about Acer's commitment to ultrabooks in 2012

The Aspire S5 ultrabook – more pictures on the next page


MagicFlip I/O panel


14 and 15 inch Timeline Ultra (more later also)


Next generation Iconia Tab – featuring Quad Cores and a 1080p display and probably Ice Cream Sandwich


Acer also announced AcerCloud – which offers iCloud-like functionality over Windows and Android devices and will be available later this year