Acer Aspire M5-481PT-6488 comparison

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Acer Aspire M5-481PT-6488

Acer Aspire M5-481PT-6488
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Acer Aspire V5-571P-6499

Acer Aspire V5-571P-6499
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Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 2 Pro

Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 2 Pro
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Asus VivoBook S400CA

Asus VivoBook S400CA
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Samsung Ativ Book 9 Plus

Samsung Ativ Book 9 Plus
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Price $849 at 1 store $1,099 at 1 store $1,399 to $1,523 at 4 stores
CNET editors' rating
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.8 (3.5 stars)
Editors' choice 4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.6 (4.0 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.4 (3.5 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.7 (4.0 stars)
Average user rating 3.0 stars out of 8 reviews 2.0 stars out of 5 reviews 3.5 stars out of 11 reviews 4.5 stars out of 2 reviews 5.0 stars out of 2 reviews
Release date September 26, 2012 September 26, 2012 September 03, 2013 November 28, 2012 June 19, 2013
The Bottom Line Considering the total package of features and price, the Acer Aspire M5 feels like a safe bet if you want an all-encompassing Windows 8 laptop with touch that won't cost a fortune. For under $700, the Acer Aspire V5 proves that a touch screen can work in a budget-priced Windows 8 laptop without cutting too many corners. A major update to our favorite Windows 8 hybrid, the IdeaPad Yoga 2 Pro is still a better laptop than tablet, but the new version adds a future-proof better-than-HD display at a great price. You get a decent 14-inch laptop package in the Asus VivoBook, especially given that it has a touch screen, but it doesn't add up to anything particularly impressive that you can't get elsewhere either with better design or for a lower price. If you’re just looking for an all-around excellently made Windows touch ultrabook and don’t mind that it's on the expensive side (and doesn’t convert to a tablet), the improved Samsung Ativ Book 9 Plus is worth the investment.

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Product Description Acer Aspire - 14 in - 3rd Gen Core i5 3317UB - Microsoft Windows 8 - 6 GB RAM - 500 GB
Acer Aspire - 3rd Gen Core i5
V5-571P-6499 - 15.6 in i5-3317U - Windows 8 64-bit Edition - 4 GB RAM - 500 GB HDD
- 13.3 in - 4th gen Core i3 4010U - Microsoft Windows 8.1 - 4 GB RAM - 128 GB SSD
ASUS V series - 3rd Gen Core i5
DH51T - 14 in i5-3317U - Windows 8 64-bit Edition - 4 GB RAM - 500 GB HDD
- 13 in - 4th gen Core i5
Packaged Quantity Info unavailable 1
Info unavailable 1
Info unavailable
Battery Info unavailable 4-cell - up to 5 hour(s)
Info unavailable 3-cell
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System Type Info unavailable Notebook
Info unavailable Ultrabook
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Display 14 in
15.6 in LED backlight Yes CineCrystal 1366 x 768 / HD
13.3 in 3200 x 1800
14 in LED backlight 1366 x 768 / HD
13 in 3200 x 1800
Graphics Info unavailable Intel HD Graphics 4000
Info unavailable Intel HD Graphics 4000
Intel HD 4400
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8
Windows 8 64-bit Edition
Microsoft Windows 8.1
Windows 8 64-bit Edition
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Dimensions (WxDxH) 13.39 in x 9.65 in x 0.81 in
15 in x 10 in x 1 in
15.5 mm
13.3 in x 9.4 in x 0.8 in
13.6 mm
Storage 500 GB
500 GB HDD / 5400 rpm
128 GB SSD
500 GB HDD / 5400 rpm + 24 GB SSD cache
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Weight 4.63 lbs
5.3 lbs
3.1 lbs
4.4 lbs
3.06 lbs
Networking Info unavailable 802.11n , Gigabit Ethernet , None
Bluetooth 4.0 HS
Info unavailable 802.11n , Gigabit Ethernet
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Optical Drive Info unavailable DVD SuperMulti
Info unavailable None
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Processor Intel 3rd Gen Core i5 3317UB
3rd Gen Core i5
Intel 3 i5-3317U / 1.7 GHz ( 2.6 GHz ) / 3 MB Cache
Intel 4th gen Core i3 4010U / 1.7 GHz / 3 MB Cache
3rd Gen Core i5
Intel 3 i5-3317U / 1.7 GHz
Intel 4th gen Core i5
Memory 6 GB
4 GB DDR3 SDRAM
4 GB
4 GB DDR3 SDRAM
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