All the new Ultrabooks include Acer's Green Instant On technology, which lets them wake up from sleep mode in 1.5 seconds, according to Acer. They also sport Acer Always Connect, which allows them to be woken from sleep mode remotely even when they're in standby mode. That will allow users of the AcerCloud srvice to access files from their PC on a cell phone or other device even when the PC is in sleep mode, Acer said. A demonstration of its PicStream technology, which lets users move pictures from a smartphone to their PC via the AcerCloud, didn't go smoothly, however. Acer officials blamed poor connectivity.
Acer was holding the first press conference of CES, where the show floor doesn't open until Tuesday morning. Most of the other big vendors are holding their press events Monday, and Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer will give the company's last-ever CES keynote on Monday night.