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Acer Aspire M5-481PT-6488

Acer Aspire M5-481PT-6488
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Acer Aspire S7-391-9886

Acer Aspire S7-391-9886
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HP Envy TouchSmart Ultrabook 4

HP Envy TouchSmart Ultrabook 4
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HP Envy Sleekbook 6

HP Envy Sleekbook 6
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Price $1,426 at 1 store $559 to $857 at 2 stores $639 at 1 store
CNET editors' rating
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.2 (4.0 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.4 (3.5 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.8 (3.5 stars)
Average user rating 3.0 stars out of 8 reviews 2.5 stars out of 2 reviews 4.0 stars out of 2 reviews 1.5 stars out of 1 review
Release date September 26, 2012 September 26, 2012 November 01, 2012 June 27, 2012
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. One of the few standout products from the first wave of Windows 8 laptops, the Acer Aspire S7 proves that Apple does not have a monopoly on great design. The HP Envy TouchSmart Ultrabook 4 is a good gateway to the Windows 8 experience with a responsive touch screen in a traditional laptop body. The ultrabook-like HP Envy Sleekbook 6 is the sharpest-looking $599 laptop you're likely to find, although you'll pay a performance premium.

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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 i7 3517UB - Microsoft Windows 8 - 4 GB RAM - 256 GB
S7-391-9886 - 13.3 in SSD
- 14 in - 3rd Gen Core i5 - Microsoft Windows 8 - 4 GB RAM - 500 GB
HP Envy Sleekbook 6-1010us - 15.6 in - A series A6-4455M - Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Edition - 4 GB RAM - 500 GB HDD
Packaged Quantity Info unavailable 1
Info unavailable 1
Software Included Info unavailable McAfee Internet Security Suite (60 days trial)
Acer Theft Shield
Adobe Flash Player
AcerCloud
CyberLink MediaEspresso
Microsoft Office 2010 (Trial)
Acer Backup Manager
EgisTec MyWinLocker
Skype
Acer ePower Management
Acer Ring
newsXpresso
Windows Live Essentials
Acer eRecovery Management
Acer Crystal Eye
WildTangent (demo games)
Adobe Reader
Info unavailable HP Games Powered by WildTangent
Bing Toolbar
HP Recovery Manager
HP Rara Music
HP Security Assistant
HP Power Manager
Snapfish PictureMover
Microsoft Office 2010 Starter
Adobe Flash Player
HP MyRoom
Ebay
Microsoft Windows DVD Maker
HP ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protection
HP Support Assistant
Skype
HP Launch Box
Microsoft Silverlight
Microsoft Internet Explorer 9.0
Adobe Shockwave Player
Norton Internet Security 2012 (60 days subscription)
Windows Live Essentials 2011
CyberLink YouCam DE
HP Beats Audio
EverNote
Blio e-Reader
Adobe Reader
Microsoft Windows Media Player
Battery Info unavailable 4-cell - up to 6 hour(s)
Info unavailable 4-cell - up to 9 hour(s)
System Type Info unavailable Ultrabook
Info unavailable Notebook
Display 14 in
13.3 in LED backlight Yes 1920 x 1080 / Full HD
14 in 1366 X 768
15.6 in LED backlight HD BrightView 1366 x 768 / HD
Graphics Info unavailable Intel HD Graphics 4000
Info unavailable AMD Radeon HD 7500G
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8
Microsoft Windows 8
Microsoft Windows 8
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Edition
Dimensions (WxDxH) 13.39 in x 9.65 in x 0.81 in
12.7 in x 8.8 in x 0.5 in
Info unavailable 14.7 in x 10 in x 0.8 in
Storage 500 GB
256 GB
SSD
500 GB
500 GB HDD / 5400 rpm
Weight 4.63 lbs
2.9 lbs
Info unavailable 4.6 lbs
Networking Info unavailable 802.11n None
Bluetooth 4.0 HS
Info unavailable 802.11n , Gigabit Ethernet
Bluetooth
Optical Drive Info unavailable None
Info unavailable Info unavailable
Processor Intel 3rd Gen Core i5 3317UB
Intel 3rd Gen Core i7 3517UB
3 1.9 GHz ( 3 GHz ) / 4 MB Cache
Intel 3rd Gen Core i5
AMD A series A6-4455M / 2.1 GHz ( 2.6 GHz ) / 1 MB Cache
Memory 6 GB
4 GB
DDR3 SDRAM
4 GB
4 GB DDR3 SDRAM
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