From laptop editor Dan Ackerman:
We've tested one of the Core i5 versions of the Acer V5 laptops and the design is pleasingly thin and modern-looking. There are a lot of Core i5 laptops you can find for around $500, but the touch screen is rarer, and makes Windows 8 much more usable. Obviously, having the Core i5 is better, but the V5 should be fast enough with the Core i3, which makes this a solid deal. More info here.