If you're after a no-nonsense Windows 8 experience and need a notebook to make it all happen, you'll want to have a peek at the new Acer Aspire V5 Series revealed by the company today. This series of notebooks comes in three sizes, 11.6, 14, and 15.6-inch display sizes with retailers all across the USA and Canada so you'll be able to check them out firsthand in stores - several of the models also have touchscreen displays for full Windows 8 multitouch experiences.
This update to the Acer universe brings on an edge-to-edge display, this meaning in this case that there's NEARLY no plastic or metal holding the display glass in place on the edges, but there is just a bit. The display also needs a little bit of a bezel, but inside that you've got a lovely display at 14 inches on the Aspire V5-471P and 15.6 inches on the Aspire V5-571P. You've got a "larger trackpad" than the average computer too, so says Acer, so you'll be gesturing all over the place regardless of how you choose to navigate your computer.
The V5 series comes with 3rd Generation Intel Core i3, i5, or i7 processors of course and both of the larger models work with a built-in slim DVD drive and a 500GB or 750GB hard-drive inside. The brightness you're seeing blasting your eyes out is a series of HD CineCrystal widescreen LED-backlit displays, and you've got a 1.3 megapixel web camera built-in regardless of the model right up front as well. These units work with DLNA for wireless media sharing as well as Acer clear.fi and Dolby Advanced Audio v2 for all the sharing and fabulous media playback you can handle.
The Acer Aspire V5 series notebooks will be up for sale on the 26th of October along with just about a billion other Windows 8 solutions from a variety of retailers. That said, you'll have a hard time finding a better value at $749.99 for the Aspire V5-471P with touch support and starts $499.99 for the Aspire V5-571 without touch.