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Acer Aspire M5-481PT review: Jack of all trades, master of none

Price when rated: 799


  • Good price/performance ratio
  • Solid chassis with backlit keyboard


  • Heavy and bulky for an Ultrabook
  • Finicky and overly sensitive touchpad
  • Display and speakers underwhelming

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Damaged Lithium Ion battery explodes

Sep 17, 2014 12:00 AM

Japan's National Institute for Technology and Evaluation (NITE) tested a Lithium Ion battery about the size of one used in a cellphone. It was struck with a hammer then left on a work bench, unconnected from any apparatus. The result was explosive.


Damaged Lithium Ion battery explodes

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