Laptops have always been a bit of a bother to carry around. They have a lot of hardware going on, and it can sometimes be a bit of a pain in the back to lug them around. Ultrabooks are universally seen as the answer to this problem, but often come with a price tag inversely proportional to weight. For those who need all the portability of the ultrabook without all the muscle, there is Acer’s Aspire V5. The V5, with its power-efficient Celeron processor clocked at 1GHz gives superb power efficiency, allowing it to get away with a smaller battery without having endurance take a massive hit. 2GB of DDR3 RAM makes light work of everyday tasks, and a little entertainment on the side with a little help from the 11.6 inch, 1366×768 screen. At a thin 19.55mm at the slimmest point, and 1.25kg, this is a laptop you can slip into your work bag and forget. If you’re looking for the perfect balance between price, power and portability, this is the laptop to beat.