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. Battery life in our Web browsing benchmark has increased by 30 minutes, while light-load endurance improved by almost four hours.
Pros: Good build quality, Spacious keyboard, Enjoyable speakers, Strong battery life
Cons: Touchpad could be better, Ugly display, Slow storage performance
Summary: The Acer Aspire M5-583P-6428 packs some fairly powerful specs into a sleek package. For $699, consumers get a 15.6-inch touch screen, a backlit keyboard, Intel's latest processor and more than 8 hours of battery life. The only drawbacks on this notebook are the awkwardly placed power button and somewhat shallow keyboard.