PC manufacturer Acer announced on Wednesday a new low-end Ultrabook which will likely resonate with students during the back-to-school shopping season.
Boasting a thin and light design, the lower-end Acer Aspire Timeline Ultra M5 Series measures just .81 inches thin and weighs in at 4.3 pounds. Ultrabooks — which are ultra-slim laptops typically around or under 0.8 inches thick –- have become increasingly popular among manufacturers and consumers, giving on-the-go users a lightweight, full-computer alternative.
The M5 Ultrabook comes in 14- and 15.6-inch HD displays, each packing third-generation Intel Core processors (Core i3 and i5 only), a 500GB hard disk drive and the latest in Nvidia discrete graphics. Unusual in an ultra-thin design, the M5 models have optical drives. The notebooks, which also feature two USB 3.0 ports, tout a full-size chiclet-style keyboard.
Those who buy an Acer Ultrabook PC preloaded with Windows 7 (Home Basic, Home Premium, Professional or Ultimate) will be eligible to purchase Windows 8 Pro for only $14.99 (U.S.) through January 31, 2013.
Although the M5 line isn’t as powerful as other Ultrabooks on the market, it’s competitively priced for those looking to save. The 14-inch M5 is $779.99, while the larger 15.6-inch Ultrabook costs $829.99. You can also get a 14-inch Ultrabook with a second-generation Intel Core processor for $679.99. The M5 line will be available starting the last week in June.
Last week, Acer provided more details about its razor-thin, elegantly-designed Aspire S5 Ultrabook, which will become the world’s thinnest ultrabook computer
. It also unveiled its latest Android tablet, the 32GB Iconia Tab A700 tablet — currently available for pre-sale in U.S. and Canada for $449.99.
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