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Deal: Acer Aspire V5-471 Ultrabook-like laptop from £280

If you want to get an Ultrabook without breaking the bank, then check out the Acer Aspire V5-471, which costs £280 at Save On Laptops and comes with some fairly attractive specifications and a design that is reminiscent of the likes of the Acer Aspire S3 Ultrabook range.

This thin-and-light model, as Acer calls it, is 30 per cent slimmer and 10 per cent lighter compared to earlier Acer models plus it apparently connects to the internet within 2.5 seconds.

You get a dual-core, Sandy Bridge inspired, Core i3-2365M processor clocked at 1.4GHz with 3MB cache. Also on the specification list are a 14in 1,366 x 768 pixel LED display, 4GB of RAM, Windows 8, a 500GB hard disk drive, a DVD writer and an integrated Intel HD graphics,

Expansion and connectivity options include a card reader, three USB ports, Bluetooth 4.0, VGA, HDMI, Wi-Fi and GbE LAN. Expect the battery life to reach around four hours. Acer could possibly save some money and make the V5-471 a lot more attractive by removing the bundled DVD writer altogether. Check out our review of the Acer Aspire V5 series here and here.

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