The new Acer Aspire V5 Windows 8 notebooks are performance and value wrapped in a slender design, the Aspire V5 notebooks are outfitted with Windows 8.
The Aspire V5 Series are 30 percent slimmer than previous value-based notebooks(2), making them extremely easy to handle on the go. Under one inch thin, the Aspire V5 series are available in three convenient display sizes – the 11.6-inch Aspire V5-171 is about 3 pounds, the 14-inch Aspire V5-471 is 4.63 pounds, and the 15.6-inch Aspire V5-571 version is just about 5 pounds. The notebook’s chassis has a smooth and silky surface, making it comfortable to carry, available either silver or black.
“Acer continues to deliver on its promise to bring innovative technology with a superb blend of quality, performance and portability to consumers,” said Sumit Agnihotry, vice president of product marketing, Acer America. “With Windows 8, the new Aspire V5 notebook series with touch allows consumers a premium feature even at mainstream price points.”
Allowing users to go beyond the traditional keyboard and mouse, touch support is available on the 14-inch Aspire V5-471P and 15.6-inch Aspire V5-571P configurations. With Windows 8, the notebook’s HD display becomes a touchscreen for hands-on navigation. Featuring a 10-point touch edge-to-edge display and a larger trackpad, the Aspire V5-471P and V5-571P are designed to enhance multi-gesture content consumption allowing users to efficiently open and close programs, browse online, and breeze through applications using nothing more than their fingers.
The Acer Aspire V5 series notebooks will be available for sale on October 26 at leading U.S. and Canadian retailers.
U.S. pricing begins at $749.99 for the Aspire V5-471P with touch support and starts $499.99 for the Aspire V5-571 without touch.
Canadian pricing begins at $699.99 for the Aspire V5-571P with touch support and $449.99 for the Aspire V5-171 without touch.