New notebooks seem to be hitting store shelves on the regular these days, and Acer
's making sure it's not left out of the trending party. The companies Aspire V Series was updated this week, with the V5 and V7 lines getting pretty nice overhauls for those in the market for a new ultraportable or standard-sized laptop. Starting at just $499, the V5 line will offer up machines in the 11.6", 14" and 15.6" form factors. All models are available with a choice of touch or non-touch screen, and all notebook configurations with a touch screen will also include backlit keyboards.
The smaller rigs will get a 1366x768 resolution display, while a 1080p panel is optional on the larger machines. These models also include four speakers and are supported by Dolby Home Theatre, and you'll find plenty of options on the CPU / GPU front as well. Models are available with the next generation AMD
dual core or quad core processors, or the latest Intel CPUs. Select configurations are equipped with NVIDIA GeForce GT7XXM series or AMD Radeon HD8750 discrete graphics, too.
The new V7 Series Ultrabooks offer the same design found on the V5 models, but adds a "silky touch" finish on the bottom. In addition, the V7 models include a variety of the latest Intel processors, solid state drives, Acer Theft Shield, the new Acer converter port and WiDi, Intel's Wireless Display technology. Furthermore, all V5 models include an Acer Converter Port, making it easy to connect to an external display, hard drive, router, etc. Some models include a converter cable, which supports VGA, USB and RJ45 connections.
These new rigs will ship at the end of May, and again, pricing will begin at just under $500.