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.
The Acer Aspire V5-171-6867 crams the horsepower of a full-fledged budget ultrabook into an 11-inch ultraportable, for several hundred dollars less than most equivalent products. It's a great budget laptop to consider, but sacrifices have been made to shrink down that much computer into a tiny package.
The device comes with a 5-inch display and a quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor. It has a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera and 5-megapixel front-facing option.
Acer's new mainstream-focused Windows 8 laptop
A look at Acer's new Aspire V5 laptops, from CeBIT.
Reasonably thin, Acer says these new 14- and 15-inch models aim for the "budget-conscious."
CNET Senior Editor Donald Bell offers his personal take on the Cowon V5 portable video player.
Take a closer look at the Cowon V5, a HD portable media player with HDMI output and outstanding video format support.