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Acer has revealed a pair of Ivy Bridgers through a new addition to its TravelMate laptop range and another Aspire M-series Ultrabook with dedicated graphics and an optical drive. The Acer Aspire M5 comes in both 14in and 15in models with screen resolutions of 1366 x 768 pixels. As with the Aspire M3 - launched earlier this year …

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Interesting spec

I can essentially live with the so-so resolution, I cannot do without an nVidia GPU to run many of our CUDA programs. A fairly portable 14" with a pretty nifty CUDA punch goes a long way to ticking all the boxes for my work.

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Choice shmoice

Thanks for putting the utterly pathetic screen resolution in the 2nd para, you saved me wasting any further time.

If anyone knows of any non 16:9 laptop out there to replace my 4yr old Acer Travelmate with 1680x1050 15.4" I'd be grateful of the tipoff.

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Re: Choice shmoice

How about a 15inch Macbook Pro with the high-resolution option? That's still 16:10 I believe.

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Nice specs, shame about the face.

All it would take is a somewhat better screen. We are obviously not talking so-called "retina display" but is it quite impossible for the OEMs to get past that poor display resolution at ordinary price-points? Has anybody got a clue as to why they are (all) doing this?

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