Acer Aspire S5 Ultrabook Review
Posted on: 10/02/2012 09:01 AM

TechSpot posted a review on the Acer Aspire S5 Ultrabook

Acer Aspire S5 Ultrabook Review

"Easier said than done" is the best phrase I can think of to describe Intel's ultrabook initiative. On paper, the plan seemed easy enough, although manufacturing partners and knowledgeable consumers alike would testify that it's been anything but. Aspirations to compete with Apple's ultrathin MacBook Air have been met with a number of compromises as hardware makers struggle to find the perfect blend of features while keeping the overall price somewhere around Intel's $1,000 target.

The last couple of ultrabooks we've reviewed weren't without fault but then again, both sold for less than $900. This led me to ponder what sort of product would be possible if Intel's proposed $1,000 target price wasn't a limitation. Could a few hundred bucks tacked on the top end make a difference between a vanilla ultrabook and something truly special?

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