Conclusion: The revised Acer Aspire M5 is an excellent example of what Intel’s new 4th-gen processors make possible. Little change has come to the chassis, and most other hardware is unchanged, so the improvements can generally be attributed to the laptop’s Core i5-4200U. And boy, are there improvements.
Summary: For $50 more, the Toshiba Satellite P55t offers a more premium design and a 1080p display, but much less endurance. Overall, the Aspire M5 is a great value for mainstream users and students alike looking for a touch-optimized Windows 8 laptop.