Acer Aspire V5 Series Thin and Light Notebooks Pack Ivy Bridge

Paul Lilly

Acer is pitching its America-bound Aspire V5 Series of ultrathin notebooks at "students and consumers looking for impressive performance, style, and full-featured mobility." That sounds a lot like an Ultrabook, only the Aspire V5 isn't, though it is a slender machine at a mere 0.79 inches and 4.6 pounds for the 14-inch model, and 0.83 inches and 5 pounds for the 15.6-inch build.

By Acer's math , that's 30 percent slimmer than the company's previous value-based notebooks. And while on the topic of size and portability, Acer says the chassis for the Aspire V5 line sports a soft and smooth surface that makes it comfortable to carry, and is available in four colors, including purple, blue, silver, and black.

Moving on to the hardware and feature-set, the Aspire V5 features 3rd Generation Intel Core i3 and i5 processor options, DVD burner, 500GB hard drive, USB 3.0 support, HD audio support with Dolby Advanced Audio v2, HDMI output, and Acer specific technologies like Acer clear.fi and Acer Instant Connect.

The Aspire V5 Series will be available in the U.S. at the end of June starting at $630. Acer also plans to sell V5 models equipped 2nd Generation Intel Core processors (Sandy Bridge) starting at $450.

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