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Acer Aspire Timeline Ultra M5 Ultrabooks Available End of June

The end of June is heating up for Acer. In addition to launching the Aspire S5, the “world’s thinnest” Ultrabook, the company announced today that its latest Aspire Timeline Ultra M5 Ultrabooks will also be available at the end of the month.

The new Aspire Timeline Ultra M5 series comes in 14-inch and 15.6-inch versions, and is thinner than earlier models, measuring 0.81-inch thick and weighing just 4.3 pounds. For comparison, the 14-inch Timeline Ultra M3 comes in at 1.1 inches thick and weighs 4.2 pounds.

The M5 also gets upgraded with Intel’s latest Ivy Bridge processors (either Core i3 or Core i5, depending on the configuration) and Nvidia’s next-generation graphics processor, so you can use it to play games and watch movies.

Acer promises up to eight hours of battery life, as well as fast boot-up and connection times. The company says that the M5 can wake from sleep mode in less than two seconds, and from a deep sleep in six seconds. A 20 gigabyte solid-state drive is onboard to help return the Ultrabook to the state that you last left it.

Other notable features include a built-in optical drive, two USB 3.0 ports, an HDMI port so you can connect to a monitor or TV and a 1.3-megapixel HD Webcam.

Pricing for the Acer Aspire Timeline Ultra M5 series will range between $680 and $830. The Ultrabooks will be available from Acer’s online store and at retailers nationwide.

Something else to note: If you purchase an M5 running Windows 7 Home Basic, Home Premium, Professional or Ultimate, Acer is offering an upgrade program to Windows 8 Pro for $15 till Jan. 13, 2013.

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