Yes, it's heavier than the average ultrabook, but if you're looking for an excellent value in a full-featured thin laptop, the Acer Timeline U M5 is hard to beat.
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 $800, this 14-inch ultrabook packs a Core i5 processor, Nvidia graphics, a DVD drive, and a backlit keyboard. It's a back-to-school special that's extremely tough to beat.
If the 4-inch Pop S3 is just too small for you, you may want to check out the larger S7 instead.
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Samsung continues to try and match the Sonos ecosystem, with a new smaller Shape speaker to go along with the original M7.
For under $800, this thin 14-inch laptop packs a touchscreen, large hard drive, DVD burner, and a good battery life. What more do you need?
Acer hews closely to the ultrabook mold with new sub-$800 Windows 8 laptops.
If you're on a market for a high-end solid-state drive for your computer, be it a PC or a Mac, look no further than the Plextor M5 Pro Xtreme.
With its power and high-tech handling, the 2013 BMW M5's potential feels wasted on public roads, yet its driver-assistance and cabin-tech systems are the best in the business for road trips and daily commutes.
Fast and compatible with all systems, the Plextor M5 Pro would be a great solid-state drive for anyone who can afford it.