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The Ultrabook From Acer ­– A Review

Finding the perfect ultra book has always been a problem for users. However, this may not be a problem anymore because Acer’s new Acer Aspire Timeline Ultra M5 Series is here to save your day. This is one of those laptops that you can buy without thinking twice or at least that is what they are saying. The Acer Aspire Timeline Ultra M5 Series ultra books are lower-end, which means that they measure just 0.8 inches thick, which makes them perfect for people who want a smart laptop to carry around with them on their business trips or for college research projects. The size of this ultra book does not mean that it does not pack enough punch in performance because it does. Powered by the third generation Intel Core processors, the new Acer Aspire Timeline ultra books are something to look out for. Let us get a closer look at the specifications of this new ultra book that is said to be budget-minded.

Size and Weight

The new Acer Aspire Timeline Ultra M5 Series measures just 0.81 inches thin. Ultra books are also ultra slim and are usually under or around 0.8 inches thickness. The laptop weights just 4.3 pounds and combined with its slim design, it is perfect for people who like to carry their laptop around. Without a doubt, this size and weight is the best for the on the go users who do not have to carry a heavy ultra book anymore.


The ultra books launched by Acer under the M5 category, come in 14 and 15.6 inch HD displays. So, users can choose any size they want, depending on their needs and requirements. The resolution of 14 inch laptop is 1366 x 768 pixels, whereas the 15.6 inch laptop features a resolution of 1366 x 768. No, that is not a writing mistake because the resolution of both these laptops is the same.


The HDD of this laptop is pretty standard that we see in laptops these days, which is 500GB HDD. Moreover, the M5 ultra books are only available in third generation Core i3 and Core i5 series processors from Intel. This laptop also features the latest Nvidia discrete graphics as well to ensure users get the best of graphics when playing games on their ultra book. The RAM in this laptop ranges from 3 – 6 GB depending on user’s requirements.

Operating System

The Acer Ultra books are preloaded with Windows 7 Home Basic or Premium, Professional, Ultimate. However, users do have the option to opt for Window 8 Professional for only a cost of $14.99 only in the U.S.

Other Features

Other features of this ultra book include backlit keyboard and a numeric pad.


The Acer M5 series battery is stated to give 8 hours of back up on a charge. The PowerSmart technology used in the Acer M5 ensures that the battery maintains its endurance over multiple charging cycles.

With comparison of different features and the components of the M5 series, this is one ultrabook that you should get your hands on if you are looking for something slim, smart, and portable.

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