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Acer Aspire V5 joins the Ivy Bridge lineup with Core i3, i5 options

Acer Aspire V5

The Acer Aspire V5 notebooks are the next in the Aspire series to feature processors from Intel’s third generation lineup. With the Core i3 and Core i5 CPUs set to run the show, these laptops are said to be 30% thinner than previously launched value-based devices from the company.

Dressed in a thin and lightweight form factor, these ‘feature-rich’ notebooks are aimed towards students and budget-conscious consumers. With a 14-inch and 15.6-inch version in tow, the former device measures just about 0.79 inches in thickness and weighs 4.6 pounds. The latter variant is approximately 0.83 inches thick and tips the scale at 4.6 pounds.

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“As we enter the back-to-school buying season, Acer’s new Aspire V5 notebook series has the right combination of style, mobility and performance that students and consumers need,” commented Eric Ackerson, senior product marketing manager, Acer America. “This series is yet another example of Acer’s commitment to delivering high-quality PCs with the latest mobile technology and enhanced industrial design at an excellent value.”

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On the entertainment front, they are packed with HD and 3D multimedia capabilities via the integrated Intel HD Graphics 4000, HD CineCrystal widescreen LED-backlit display and Dolby Advanced Audio v2. 500GB of HDD storage caters to hoarding content, while a DVD drive can be opted for accessing data stored on optical discs. The new series will be available for purchase in 4 color options which comprise of purple, blue, silver and black.

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The Acer Aspire V5 release date is scheduled to fall sometime during the end of June. The price for Ivy Bridge-equipped versions starts at $629.99, while the second generation Intel Core i3 and Core i5 variants will retail for an initial price of $449.99.