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Acer Aspire S5 - series

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Overall 7
6.6
Design 9
9.0
Performance 8
8.0
Battery performance 6
6.0
Display 5
5.0
Keyboard 8
8.0
Software 7
7.0

Acer Aspire S5 review

theverge.com
7 January 2014
  • Summary: When Acer introduced the Aspire S5 ultrabook at CES in January , it did so to considerable fanfare. The company said it was the thinnest ultrabook yet, and that it didn't cut corners to get there: the S5 has a Thunderbolt port (good luck finding one on another ultrabook), a huge 256GB SSD, and a bizarre ports panel called MagicFlip. Thin, light, fast, and Thunderbolt sounded like a gang not to be trifled with.
  • Pros: Gorgeous design, Thunderbolt port, Thin, light, Solid performance
  • Cons: Very expensive, MagicFlip is kind of ridiculous, Gets really hot, Gaming performance is lacking
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Overall 8
8.2
Performance 10
9.7
Battery performance 8
8.2
Display 7
6.6
Weight 9
9.4
Noise 9
8.5
Gaming performance 7
6.6
Connectivity 6
6.0
Keyboard 8
8.3
Temperature 9
8.7

Review Acer Aspire S5-391-73514G25akk Ultrabook

Notebookcheck
3 October 2012
  • Summary: High-end debut. With the 1500 Euros (~$1927) ultrabook Aspire S5, Acer wants to attract customers in the luxury segment. In order to achieve this, the manufacturer sets on fast hardware, fine materials, and a couple of interesting features. Is this enough to put pressure on the established competition?
  • Pros: Very light and stable housing, High performance, Extremely fast SSD combination, Proper input devices, Thunderbolt port, Long battery life, Light, strong, and very thin: Acer has done well in terms of the case. This is possible among other things thanks to the Flip I/O feature, with which the manufacturer has demonstrated innovation.
  • Cons: Reflective and qualitatively disappointing display, Moderate Turbo Boost utilization, Noisy under load, No UMTS/LTE or LAN, Limited maintenance capabilities, Very high price, Given its long battery life, the Aspire S5 could have been the perfect mobile companion - could, because the weak display gets in the way. Dark, with low contrast and narrow viewing angles, and reflective - a bitter disappointment for an ultrabook in this price range.
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Overall 8
8.2
Performance 10
9.7
Battery performance 8
8.2
Display 7
6.6
Weight 9
9.4
Noise 9
8.5
Gaming performance 7
6.6
Connectivity 6
6.0
Keyboard 8
8.3
Temperature 9
8.7

Review Acer Aspire S5-391-73514G25akk Ultrabook

Notebookcheck
3 October 2012
  • Summary: High-end debut. With the 1500 Euros (~$1927) ultrabook Aspire S5, Acer wants to attract customers in the luxury segment. In order to achieve this, the manufacturer sets on fast hardware, fine materials, and a couple of interesting features. Is this enough to put pressure on the established competition?
  • Pros: Very light and stable housing, High performance, Extremely fast SSD combination, Proper input devices, Thunderbolt port, Long battery life, Light, strong, and very thin: Acer has done well in terms of the case. This is possible among other things thanks to the Flip I/O feature, with which the manufacturer has demonstrated innovation.
  • Cons: Reflective and qualitatively disappointing display, Moderate Turbo Boost utilization, Noisy under load, No UMTS/LTE or LAN, Limited maintenance capabilities, Very high price, Given its long battery life, the Aspire S5 could have been the perfect mobile companion - could, because the weak display gets in the way. Dark, with low contrast and narrow viewing angles, and reflective - a bitter disappointment for an ultrabook in this price range.
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Overall 8
7.5

Acer Aspire S5 Ultrabook Review

TechSpot
2 October 2012
  • Conclusion: First, I have to address the storage system in the S5. A single 256GB solid state drive would have been just fine with me but Acer went above and beyond with a RAID0 system consisting of two 128GB Lite-On SSDs. Sure, two storage drives increases risk, but for me, it’s worth the reward as this is by far the fastest storage system I've encountered in a notebook. In fact, the only desktop setup I've tested that's faster is OCZ's RevoDrive X3 PCIe SSD.
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Overall 7
7.0

Acer Aspire S5

MobileTechReview.com
16 September 2012
  • Conclusion: We love the looks and the build quality. The Acer Aspire S5 not only looks and feels like a premium product, it's extremely thin and light too. Yet the Ultrabook doesn't feel flimsy and we'd trust it on the road. The MagicFlip is an interesting design element, but it's more for show and the the motorized door seems like one more thing to worry about breaking.
  • Pros: Gorgeous design, very slim and light, has a Thunderbolt port.
  • Cons: Mediocre TN display with narrow viewing angles, fan is a bit noisy.
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Overall 7
7.0

The Revolution Will Be Motorized

Wired
23 July 2012
  • Excerpt: There’s no point beginning a review of the Acer Aspire S5 with a discussion of anything other than its approach to ports. Look at the sides and back of the S5 and you’ll find almost none: An SD card slot, headphone jack, and power port are the only visible connectors to the outside world. This isn’t some radical approach to cutting the cord, but rather the most audacious way of hiding connectors that I’ve seen in over a decade of reviewing laptops.
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Overall 7
7.0

Expert Review

ComputerShopper
11 July 2012
  • Conclusion: We're not saying any of the above is an easy winner over the Aspire S5, but the S5 doesn't cakewalk over them, either. It's an ultrabook to tempt specialized tastes.
  • Pros: Fast performance, Good keyboard feel for such a slim (0.6-inch) and light (2.6-pound) laptop
  • Cons: Expensive, Noisy cooling fan, Tiny cursor-control keys, Inconvenient rear-mounted ports
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Overall 8
8.0

Acer's Aspire S5 is the world's thinnest 13-inch ultrabook

CNET
10 July 2012
  • Summary: Even thinner and lighter than a 13-inch MacBook Air, the Acer Aspire S5 is a great example of an ambitious ultrabook, held back by a few flaws and its high price.
  • Pros: The Acer Aspire S5 is an incredibly thin and light ultrabook that hides its ports, including Thunderbolt, behind a clever motorized door.
  • Cons: That port door, named the MagicFlip, is a potential problem if it ever breaks down. The keyboard isn't backlit, and battery life could be better.
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Overall 7
7.0

A high-performing Ultrabook with a port cluster and vent that can be opened and closed at the press of a button

Good Gear Guide.au
11 October 2012
  • Summary: Acer's Aspire S5 Ultrabook contains innovation and plenty of speed. The model we looked at was equipped with a Core i7 CPU and two solid state drives in a RAID 0 configuration. It's an ultraportable that's suitable for anyone who wants great overall performance in a small package but it isn't perfect. Its screen could be better, its keyboard isn't backlit and its battery life was a little too short in our tests.
  • Pros: Performance, Small and light, Innovative
  • Cons: Relatively short battery life, Power button location, Screen viewing angles, Keyboard not backlit, Dual-SSD model not sold in Australia
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Overall 7
7.0

Acer Aspire S5 review

PC Advisor
26 September 2012
  • Summary: The Acer Aspire S5 is a thin and light laptop that is incredibly powerful for its size. It boasts SSD storage and dual-band Wi-Fi. It's also the first Windows laptop to include a truly high-speed interface...
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