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How would you change Acer's Aspire S5?

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Acer Aspire S5 review is an innovative Ultrabook design worth $1,400

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, lackluster build quality, a weak battery and some serious usability flaws means that it probably can't justify that sky-high price. That said, we figure plenty of you still went out and bought one, so tell us -- did your experience meet up to our review, and what, if Acer had asked, would you change?



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