Acer Timeline U M5
Big-screened and equipped with both a DVD drive and higher-end Nvidia graphics, the M5's more like a very thin full-fledged laptop that's able to play games. Even better, the price is extremely reasonable.
- Overall score: 8.1 (4.0 stars)
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Starting at: $999.99
The good: The slim Acer Timeline U M5-481TG ultrabook combines Nvidia graphics, an optical drive, and plenty of extra features, including a backlit keyboard, in a shockingly affordable package.
The bad: A clean but generic design and its heavier weight make the U M5 feel less like an ultrabook and more like a regular mainstream laptop; the screen quality is mediocre, too.
The bottom line: Yes, it's heavier than the average ultrabook, but if you're looking for an excellent value in a full-featured thin laptop, the Acer Timeline U M5 is hard to beat.
October 31, 2012 3:21 PM PDT
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