On Friday, Acer updated its line of Aspire V5 Series of ultra-slim notebooks with the V5-561P. The big selling point with this device is the M-DISC compatible optical drive, as anything burned to the M-DISC media will stay there for up to 1000 years; there's no fading or deteriorating going on here.
"M-DISC is the only data storage solution to withstand rigorous testing by the U.S. Department of Defense," explains the M-DISC website. "Even today's leading archival optical discs weren't up to the challenge. M-DISC is resistant to extreme conditions of light, temperature, humidity and more. M-DISC cannot be overwritten, erased or corrupted by natural processes. Best of all, it's compatible with any DVD drive, so you can access your data anywhere, anytime."
In addition to the M-DISC optical drive, the new ultra-thin laptop features a 15.6-inch HD LED-lit screen with a ten-point touch input. This screen also features Direct Bonding technology, which "increases the effective contrast ratio, including the viewing and touch experience."
The laptops arrive in a number of configurations, with up to a fourth generation Core "Haswell" processor and up to 16 GB of RAM. GPU options will also span AMD Radeon R7 and R5 discrete graphics. Additional features include a large multi-gesture track pad, Dolby Digital Plus Home Theater surround sound effect technology, and HDMI and VGA ports to easily connect to an external display. Files can be shared via the integrated USB 3.0 ports or SD card slot.
"With the introduction of the new Aspire V5 Series, Acer continues to bring touch and type to the mainstream segment," reads Acer's press release. "This new thin and light notebook series suits users looking to boost performance with up to 16 GB RAM for their daily entertainment, productivity and communication in a cool design anywhere, anytime."
The Acer Aspire V5-561P is available now with a starting price of €599 ($815 USD).