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Acer Aspire M5-series

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Overall 8
8.0
Design 7
7.0
Performance 8
8.0
Battery performance 8
8.0
Display 5
5.0
Keyboard 6
6.0
Software 7
7.0

Acer Aspire M5 review: the affordable all-purpose ultrabook

theverge.com
7 January 2014
  • Summary: Battlefield 3 on a power-sipping ultrabook? They said it couldn't be done. In March, however, Acer and Nvidia proved them wrong . Behind closed doors at the 2012 Game Developer's Conference, the sleek black 15.6-inch Acer Aspire Timeline Ultra M3 ran the demanding game, thanks to a brand-new Nvidia GeForce GT 640M graphics chip with more bang per watt than anything else we'd seen.
  • Pros: Game-capable graphics, Cool and quiet, Good battery life, Great build quality for the money
  • Cons: Sub-par screen, Touchpad and keyboard need work, Annoying port and button arrangement
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Overall 8
7.9
Performance 10
9.5
Battery performance 9
9.0
Display 7
6.5
Weight 9
8.8
Noise 9
8.6
Gaming performance 7
6.6
Connectivity 6
6.0
Keyboard 8
8.0
Temperature 9
9.1

Review Acer Aspire M5-481PT-6644 Notebook

Notebookcheck
11 April 2013
  • Summary: Affordable touch. Want the full Windows 8 experience but don’t want to spend a fortune? Acer’s M5-481PT touchscreen Ultrabook might be just the ticket. But can it check all the major boxes, or do its compromises outweigh its benefits?
  • Pros: Lightweight, Commendable build quality, Good application performance, Multi-touch interface works well, Efficient thermal design, Great battery life, The fact that it's possible to experience the strengths of Windows 8 without spending a fortune
  • Cons: Glossy, low-brightness screen, Poor color reproduction, saturation, and contrast, Awful touchpad, Poor port placement and limited selection, A much better screen and a more responsive touchpad
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Overall 8
7.9
Performance 10
9.5
Battery performance 9
9.0
Display 7
6.5
Weight 9
8.8
Noise 9
8.6
Gaming performance 7
6.6
Connectivity 6
6.0
Keyboard 8
8.0
Temperature 9
9.1

Review Acer Aspire M5-481PT-6644 Notebook

Notebookcheck
11 April 2013
  • Summary: Affordable touch. Want the full Windows 8 experience but don’t want to spend a fortune? Acer’s M5-481PT touchscreen Ultrabook might be just the ticket. But can it check all the major boxes, or do its compromises outweigh its benefits?
  • Pros: Lightweight, Commendable build quality, Good application performance, Multi-touch interface works well, Efficient thermal design, Great battery life, The fact that it's possible to experience the strengths of Windows 8 without spending a fortune
  • Cons: Glossy, low-brightness screen, Poor color reproduction, saturation, and contrast, Awful touchpad, Poor port placement and limited selection, A much better screen and a more responsive touchpad
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Overall 7
7.0

Acer Aspire M5-581T-6405

PC Magazine
22 March 2013
  • Conclusion: The Acer Aspire M5-581T-6405 is an affordable ultrabook offering solid productivity and battery performance in a sleek all-metal chassis. It doesn?t have a touch-screen though.
  • Pros: Good performance. Solid build quality. Backlit keyboard. Long battery life.
  • Cons: No touch screen. Low-res display. Some bloatware.
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Overall 8
8.0
Design 7
7.0
Performance 7
7.0
Battery performance 8
8.0
Display 6
6.0
Keyboard 6
6.0
Software 7
7.0

Acer Aspire M5 review: the affordable all-purpose ultrabook

theverge.com
21 January 2013
  • Summary: Battlefield 3 on a power-sipping ultrabook? They said it couldn't be done. In March, however, Acer and Nvidia proved them wrong . Behind closed doors at the 2012 Game Developer's Conference, the sleek black 15.6-inch Acer Aspire Timeline Ultra M3 ran the demanding game, thanks to a brand-new Nvidia GeForce GT 640M graphics chip with more bang per watt than anything else we'd seen.
  • Pros: Cool and quiet, Good battery life, Great build quality for the money
  • Cons: Sub-par screen, Touchpad and keyboard need work, Annoying port and button arrangement
  • Read full review
Overall 8
8.3
Performance 9
9.1
Battery performance 9
9.1
Display 7
7.2
Weight 9
8.5
Noise 8
7.9
Gaming performance 9
8.6
Connectivity 7
6.9
Keyboard 9
8.5
Temperature 8
7.8

Review Acer Aspire Timeline Ultra M5-581TG Ultrabook

Notebookcheck
4 January 2013
  • Summary: Ultra(Gaming)Book. Acer equips their Ultrabook with a 20.6 millimeter (0.81 inch) thick aluminum chassis and a Kepler GT640M GPU suitable for gaming. Does this combination work and do the temperatures remain within acceptable limits? Read our review to find out.
  • Pros: Keyboard with backlight, Optical drive, GPU performance of the GeForce GT 640M, Price-performance ratio, Long battery life under load, Ports on the back, High performance in a slim chassis and very good battery life under load.
  • Cons: Average port selection (no VGA connector), Viewing angles quite restricted, Constant fan noise, A maintenance hatch allowing easy access to the hard drive, RAM, and the mSATA SSD.
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Overall 8
8.3
Performance 9
9.1
Battery performance 9
9.1
Display 7
7.2
Weight 9
8.5
Noise 8
7.9
Gaming performance 9
8.6
Connectivity 7
6.9
Keyboard 9
8.5
Temperature 8
7.8

Review Acer Aspire Timeline Ultra M5-581TG Ultrabook

Notebookcheck
4 January 2013
  • Summary: Ultra(Gaming)Book. Acer equips their Ultrabook with a 20.6 millimeter (0.81 inch) thick aluminum chassis and a Kepler GT640M GPU suitable for gaming. Does this combination work and do the temperatures remain within acceptable limits? Read our review to find out.
  • Pros: Keyboard with backlight, Optical drive, GPU performance of the GeForce GT 640M, Price-performance ratio, Long battery life under load, Ports on the back, High performance in a slim chassis and very good battery life under load.
  • Cons: Average port selection (no VGA connector), Viewing angles quite restricted, Constant fan noise, A maintenance hatch allowing easy access to the hard drive, RAM, and the mSATA SSD.
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Overall 8
8.0

Acer Aspire M5-481PT-6644

PC Magazine
31 December 2012
  • Conclusion: The Acer Aspire M5-481PT-6644 is a well-built ultrabook that offers solid performance and long battery life at a reasonable price. Its 14-inch touch-screen is ideal for Windows 8 users on the go.
  • Pros: 10-point touch-screen. Solid performance. Great battery life. Backlit keyboard.
  • Cons: Only two USB ports. No VGA video output. Some bloatware.
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Overall 7
7.0

Acer Aspire M5-481PT-6488

LAPTOP Magazine
21 November 2012
  • Summary: The Acer Aspire M5-481PT-6488 is an attractive Windows 8 Ultrabook in more ways than one. The brushed aluminum design gives this 14-inch laptop a premium vibe, as does the touch screen and high-quality speaker system. However, the M5 also has some blemishes, chief among them a touchpad that doesn't always cooperate.
  • Pros: Attractive design, Fast boot time, Touch screen works well with Windows 8, Excellent sound quality
  • Cons: Awkwardly placed power button, Touchpad can be finicky, All the ports in the back
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Overall 7
7.0

Acer Aspire TimelineU M5 Review

TechSpot
14 August 2012
  • Conclusion: When I first fired up the TimelineU, I had a hard time determining whether I should review the machine objectively as a standalone product or if I should impart my preconceived notions about ultrabooks. In the interest of fairness, I'll try to cover both starting with the latter: As an ultrabook, the M5 falls short.
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