Dell Inspiron 15z Ultrabook Computer comparison

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Dell Inspiron 15z Ultrabook Computer

Dell Inspiron 15z Ultrabook Computer
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Acer Aspire M5-481PT-6488

Acer Aspire M5-481PT-6488
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Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 2 Pro

Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 2 Pro
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Samsung Ativ Book 9 Plus

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Acer Aspire V5-571P-6499

Acer Aspire V5-571P-6499
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Price $649 at 1 store $1,039 at 1 store $1,399 to $1,523 at 3 stores
CNET editors' rating
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.8 (3.5 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
Editors' choice 4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.6 (4.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.7 (4.0 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.8 (3.5 stars)
Average user rating 5.0 stars out of 1 review 3.0 stars out of 8 reviews 3.5 stars out of 11 reviews 5.0 stars out of 2 reviews 2.0 stars out of 5 reviews
Release date December 18, 2012 September 26, 2012 September 03, 2013 June 19, 2013 September 26, 2012
The Bottom Line Dell's Inspiron line continues to look sharper than its budget reputation would suggest. The new touch-enabled version of the 15z works as a reasonably priced Windows 8 laptop with a big screen and an optical drive. 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. 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. 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. 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.

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