Acer’s touchscreen-equipped Aspire M5 ultrabook and V5 laptop available October 26th starting at $749.99

Gallery Photo: Acer Aspire V5-471P and V5-571P press pictures

There’s no question that manufacturers are gearing up for Windows 8’s launch on October 26th with all different kinds of convertible laptops, but there will also be a more traditional route for getting a touchscreen laptop for the new OS: clamshell laptops with touch-enabled displays. Following their first unveil at IFA last month, Acer is now giving us some more information on its first entries into that market: the touch-equipped Aspire M5 ultrabook and thin-and-light Aspire V5 laptops.

The good news is that it looks like touch panels aren’t placing such a price premium on Windows 8 clamshells — the 14-inch M5 ultrabook with touch starts at $ 799.99, while the 14-inch V5 costs $ 749.99 and the 15.6-inch version cost $ 50 more. For…

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