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Were Acer's Aspire S5 an episode of Friends, it'd be \"The One With the Motorized Port Cover,\" and if you've ever seen an episode of Thunderbirds, then you'll know how satisfying it is to watch the mechanized housing in action. Still, was this device worth $1,400 just for the excuse to hum this mus

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How did our reviewer describe Acer's Aspire V5? We said that for a little bit more money, you could you do better. It's hardly the nicest thing that's ever been said about a low budget laptop with robust specifications, albeit with a pretty dodgy battery life. Some of you probably heeded our advic

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We first met Acer's Aspire S7 at Computex in 2012, and since then it's gone through a major overhaul to become the Aspire S7-392 -- a Haswell-equipped Ultrabook that's now available in the US. You can choose between two models up for sale at retail outlets and on Acer's online store, with the chea

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If Acer's Aspire S5 were an episode of Friends, it'd be forever known as \"The One with the Motorized Port Cover.\" Unfortunately, while it was cool to have a complex, Thunderbirds-esque mechanical loading sequence on the laptop, it did make using its USB ports a bit of a chore. Furthermore, lacklus

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With dozens and dozens of Ultrabooks on parade, you'd be forgiven if one skinny laptop with an ultra-low voltage processor started to look like the next. Even so, it's tough to forget the Acer Aspire S5: of all the ultraportables we've seen these last nine months, this is the only one with a motor

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Until now, Windows fans have had precious few alternatives to the MacBook Air. Sure, there's Samsung's Series 9, but just like the original Air, it's far from cheap. Since then, of course, Apple has cut the Air's starting price to $999, while the Windows options -- now marketed as Ultrabooks -- a

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