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Acer Aspire M5 Ultrabooks go on sale in the UK this June

The thin and light laptops in this Series pack Ivy Bridge chips and discrete NVIDIA graphics

The Taiwan-based Acer Corporation is reportedly in the process of releasing its Aspire M5 Series of ultraportable computers in the UK. The two existing models will become commercially available to customers in Great Britain sometime in June of this year.

Remember the Timeline Ultra notebooks that Acer teased us with during the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas? As it turns out the 14” and 15” laptops will hit the stores under the Aspire M5 name.  

Both Ultrabooks feature a metallic silver design and will be driven by high-performance third generation Intel Core processors. Furthermore, users will be provided with an NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M (Shader 5.0) graphics card. The GPU is based on NVIDIA’s latest Kepler architecture and offers DirectX 11.1 support, and 1GB of dedicated VRAM.

According to the manufacturer, the Aspire M5 is less than 20mm thick and comes with built-on optical drive, spacious mechanical HDD (although an SSD-only configuration is apparently also available) and illuminated chiclet keyboard (the 15-incher sports a numeric keypad, too).

Other features reportedly include Acer’s Green Instant-On for fast wake-up times (1.5 seconds) and at least 8 hours of battery life on a single charge.


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Ivan Zhekov, 2012-05-16 (Update: 2012-05-26)