The Microsoft Store has a sweet deal on the Acer Aspire V5 Ultrabook that carries an Intel Core i5 processor and Full HD 1080p screen for only $ 499. Shipping is free and returns are free for those that are concerned about buyers remorse! Let’s take a look at all the specs for this specific configuration of the Acer Aspire V5:
Display: 15.6″ Full HD 1080p screen with 10-point touch screen
Processor: Intel Core i5-3337U 1.80 GHz with Turbo Boost Technology up to 2.70 GHz
Memory: 4GB RAM
Storage: 500GB HD 5400RPM
Ports: 1 USB 3.0 with Sleep and Charge • 2 USB 2.0 • HDMI • Mini DisplayPort/Acer Converter port combo • Headphone output/Microphone input combo • RJ-45
The OS is of course Windows 8 on this Aspire V5, but you’ll get a free update to Windows 8.1 when it comes out on October 17th. Since this is a touchscreen notebook you’ll be able to fully utilize all the touch features of Windows 8, such as the all important tiled start screen. The deal apparently lasts until supplies run out, this is a last generation Intel Core i5 ULV processor, but for most users this will still provide more than enough power. The only true real downsides I can see to this model are the limited 4GB of RAM on board and a battery life of only 4.5 hours, which is not all that great for an Ultrabook. However, when you consider this machine has a 1080p touchscreen and a highly desirable thin and light Ultrabook form factor, you can’t beat the price of $ 499.99!