Continuing our coverage of Acer’s Windows 8 offerings, we’re nearing the end of the roadmap with the consumer laptop offerings. This time, Acer is announcing the updated versions of their M Series and V Series laptops, with thinner designs than previous models and of course a new OS to go with the hardware. Starting with the M Series, Acer provided details for two new models, the 14” M5-481PT and the 15.6” M5-581T—both are technically Ultrabooks, though they’re obviously on the larger end of the spectrum. Here are the full specs. Acer Aspire M5 Windows 8 Ultrabooks Model M5-481PT M5-581T Processor Core i5-3317U (1.7-2.6GHz, 3MB L3) Core i5-3317U (1.7-2.6GHz, 3MB L3) Memory 6GB DDR3 6GB DDR3 Storage 20GB SSD + 500GB HDD 20GB SSD + 500GB HDD Display 14” Glossy 1366x768 LCD 10-point Multitouch 15.6” Glossy 1366x768 LCD 10-point Multitouch I/O Ports 2 x USB 3.0 HDMI Gigabit Ethernet Flash...

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