Acer Aspire V5, 15-inch for $529 (Best Buy)
From laptop editor Dan Ackerman:
We've tested one of the Core i5 versions of the Acer V5 laptops and the design is pleasingly thin and modern-looking. There are a lot of Core i5 laptops you can find for around $500, but the touch screen is rarer, and makes Windows 8 much more usable. Obviously, having the Core i5 is better, but the V5 should be fast enough with the Core i3, which makes this a solid deal. More info here.
- Overall score: 7.8 (3.5 stars)
CNET Editors' Rating
Average User Review
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Starting at: $449.99
The good: The Acer Aspire V5 has a decent design, midrange configuration, and a touch screen, all for a very reasonable price.
The bad: While slim and reasonably attractive, this is still a plastic laptop. The weak battery keeps it from being a great road system.
The bottom line: For under $700, the Acer Aspire V5 proves that a touch screen can work in a budget-priced Windows 8 laptop without cutting too many corners.
November 19, 2012 1:58 PM PST
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