Acer Aspire M3-581TG-52466G52Mnkk


Acer Aspire M3-581TG-52466G52MnkkNotebook: Acer Aspire M3-581TG-52466G52Mnkk (Aspire M3 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i5 2467M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 2.1kg
Price: 800 euro
Average Score: 85% - good
Average of 7 scores (from 15 reviews)
price: 80%, performance: 84%, features: 55%, display: 55% mobility: 85%, workmanship: 50%, ergonomy: 70%, emissions: 85%

Reviews for the Acer Aspire M3-581TG-52466G52Mnkk

Acer Timeline Ultra M3 & NVIDIA GT 640M Review
Source: Hardware Canucks English
The Timeline Ultra M3 gave Acer the perfect opportunity to show the world how Ultrabooks should perform but without the GT 640M, it would be an absolute failure. Instead of being the success we had hoped it would be, this notebook feels rushed and incomplete in nearly every way imaginable.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/01/2012
85% Acer Aspire Timeline Ultra M3 - Finding the Right Balance
Source: Hardware Zone English
The Acer Aspire Timeline Ultra M3 is one of the first 'Ultrabooks' that deviate from the 13-inch form factor, and the very first to reach us with a shiny new NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M GPU in tow. This signals a desire from the manufacturers to break out from the usual 13-inch form factor and give users a wider variety of choices when it comes to Ultrabooks.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/23/2012
Rating: Total score: 85% price: 90% performance: 85% mobility: 85%
Acer TimelineU M3: The first ultrabook with Kepler discreet graphics
Source: Inside HW English
The only two drawbacks are the placement of virtually all connectors on the back and an underwhelming lower-resolution display, although the latter has resulted in excellent gaming performance even in the latest games, something unheard of on the ultrabook market up to now. Of course, this is chiefly the work of NVIDIA’s latest notebook graphics, together with the great selection of CPU, memory and hybrid storage system. The graphics chip in question has managed to increase performance by an average of 50% without impacting power consumption, which is a very rare feat. Acer TimelineU M3 is an agile notebook, good for a multitude of usage scenarios, and as long as its price tag sticks in line with its competition (which it seems it will), it’s bound to be the top seller in its class.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/22/2012
Acer Aspire Timeline Ultra M3 Review: Kepler's First Laptop
Source: PC Perspective English
Impressive as the graphics performance of this laptop is, we urge readers to wait. We will see a slew of new Kepler powered laptops over the coming months and we’re confident that most will be better than this one. We’re not sure why Nvidia decided to lead by placing its flagship processor in such a poor laptop – it may be that everyone else is waiting to release Kepler in new Ivy Bridge designs – but whatever the reason, the conclusion is the same.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/22/2012
70% Acer Timeline M3 Ultra review
Source: Pocket Lint English
At £600 the M3 offers fairly persuasive value for money. It also makes it one of the cheaper Ultrabooks - funny, given it doesn't really deserve the name. It should fall into a new category altogether, aimed directly at those who want to game on the go. For this, the M3 is the best we have seen. If, however, you are about to consider it as a thin laptop purchase, don’t, there is a lot better out there. What it has told us is what we can expect from this generation of mobile GPUs. Thinner, lighter and less power hungry, they can now very clearly rival the desktop. Lets just wait until someone wraps it all up in a package that looks a bit nicer.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/21/2012
Rating: Total score: 70%
Acer Aspire Timeline M3 Ultra pictures and hands-on
Source: Pocket Lint English
All in all a good laptop package then. Acer does need to cut down on its included software though, because there is all sorts of rubbish that will boot on startup. Once you have that cleaned out, this is one of the nippiest and lightest portable Windows experiences available
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/16/2012
90% Acer Aspire Timeline U M3-581TG review
Source: CNet English
The Acer Aspire Timeline U M3 is a slim and portable machine that packs in Nvidia's latest graphics card, providing some serious gaming performance. It doesn't have a great screen, but it's definitely one to consider for gaming on the go. Our score is provisional and is based on the £600 price tag being confirmed.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/15/2012
Rating: Total score: 90%
80% Acer Aspire Timeline Ultra M3 Review: A True 15-inch Ultrabook
Source: English
The Acer Aspire Timeline Ultra M3 is the most impressive ultrabook we've reviewed to date. Despite a few design annoyances, this 15-inch ultrabook delivers an exceptional balance of portability performance and a premium feel. We have a hard time overlooking things like a power button that is easy to press by accident and a complete lack of ports on the sides. Combine those two issues with a nasty hot spot on the bottom of the chassis and the Ultra M3 has three troublesome flaws.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/15/2012
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 70% performance: 100% features: 60% mobility: 90% ergonomy: 70%

Foreign Reviews

Acer Timeline Ultra M3-581TG-52464G52Mnkk
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/04/2012
Rating: performance: 60% features: 50% display: 30% mobility: 70% workmanship: 50% ergonomy: 50%
88% Acer Aspire Timeline Ultra M3-581TG-52464G52Mnkk
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/19/2012
Rating: Total score: 88% performance: 90% display: 80% mobility: 95% ergonomy: 90% emissions: 85%
Acer Aspire Timeline Ultra im Test: Das Möchtegern-Ultrabook
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
no Ultrabook but flat multimedia-laptop, bad display
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/22/2012
Обзор Acer Aspire Timeline Ultra M3: ультрабук с дискретной графикой
Source: Hi-Tech Mail RU→EN
Positive: Performance; Discrete graphics. Negative: High-glossy screen.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/02/2012
Acer Aspire Timeline Ultra M3-581TG
Source: Itsvet HR→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/02/2012
91% 울트라북의 장점을 15.6인치 노트북에 입히다 - 에이서 타임라인 울트라 M3 581TG (성능편)
Source: Notegear KO→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/10/2012
Rating: Total score: 91%
91% 울트라북의 장점을 15.6인치 노트북에 입히다 - 에이서 타임라인 울트라 M3 581TG (외형편)
Source: Notegear KO→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/19/2012
Rating: Total score: 91%


NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M: Middle class graphics card of the 600M series based on the 28nm GK107 chip (Kepler architecture).

With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.

2467M: Power saving ULV processor clocked at 1.6-2.3 GHz due to Turbo boost. Offers an integrated HD 3000 clocked at slow 350 / 1150 MHz and a DDR3-1333 memory controller.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.

15.6": 15 inch display-variants are the standard and are used for more than the half of all notebooks. 15.4 inch display with 16:10 are the standard for notebook displays. However nowadays, more and more 16:9 displays with 15.6 inch appear. The reason why so many people like displays with medium size is, that this size is not exhausting for the eyes, does not need too much energy and the laptops can be kept quite compact.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

2.1 kg: These sub-notebooks weight less than the average of all notebooks, but represent a heavier class of weight among the sub-notebooks. 13 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.

Acer: Acer Incorporated is a Taiwanese multinational electronics manufacturer. Its product lineup includes desktops and laptops, as well as personal digital assistants (PDAs), servers and storage, displays, peripherals, and e-business services for business, government, education, and home users. Acer is the third largest computer manufacturer in the world (by sales) after HP and Dell Inc (2007). The company owns the largest franchised computer retail chain in Taipei, Taiwan. Originally named Multitech, it was founded in 1976. Gateway and Packard Bell are economically connected with Acer. Market share regarding sales of personal computers in 2007 (market research IDC): HP 18.9 %, Dell 16.4 %, Acer 9.9 %, Lenovo 7.5 %, Apple 5.7 %

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85%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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» Acer Aspire M3-581TG
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2012-03-20 (Update: 2012-05-26)