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Acer Aspire M3-581TG

Specifications

Acer Aspire M3-581TG
Acer Aspire M3-581TG (Aspire M3 Series)
Processor
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M - 1024 MB, Core: 709 MHz, Memory: 900 MHz, DDR3, 296.11
Memory
4096 MB 
, DDR3 PC3-10600 667MHz
Display
15.6 inch 16:9, 1366x768 pixel, AUO32EC, glossy: yes
Mainboard
Intel HM77 (Panther Point)
Storage
Lite-On LMT-256M3M, 256 GB 
, empty 2.5-inch slot available
Soundcard
Realtek ALC269
Connections
2 USB 2.0, 1 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 HDMI, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: Headset port, Card Reader: 2-in-1 SD and MMC CardReader
Networking
Broadcom BCM57780 NetLink Gigabit Ethernet (10/100MBit), Atheros AR5B97 Wireless Network Adapter (b/g/n)
Optical drive
HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GU61N
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 20.7 x 376.4 x 253 ( = 0.81 x 14.82 x 9.96 in)
Battery
54 Wh Lithium-Polymer, AP12A3i 11.1V, 4850mAh
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: 1.3 MPix
Additional features
24 Months Warranty
Weight
2.03 kg ( = 71.61 oz / 4.48 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
1199 Euro

 

Average Score: 79.14% - good
Average of 7 scores (from 10 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 91%, features: 63%, display: 67% mobility: 90%, workmanship: 87%, ergonomy: 80%, emissions: 78%

Reviews for the Acer Aspire M3-581TG

82% Review Acer Aspire Timeline Ultra M3-581TG Ultrabook | Notebookcheck
Kepler's Debut. "Ultrabook XL" is one way of describing the Acer Aspire Timeline Ultra M3 as the notebook doesn't exactly check in gracefully in its 15-inch case. However, with the new GeForce GT 640M graphics card, Acer offers a worthwhile treat that promises gaming on the go.
80% Acer Aspire Timeline Ultra M3 Ultrabook
Source: Good Gear Guide English
It's a laptop that should appeal to those of you who want a good, all-round laptop that's slim, yet well stocked. The Acer Aspire Timeline Ultra M3 is a very good notebook overall, offering exceptional performance and battery life. It's also well built and stylish. However, we wish it had some ports on the sides and that there was a little more room for the left palm rest.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/01/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Acer Aspire Timeline U M3 review
Source: Techradar English
Nvidia has been calling the Acer Timeline U M3 the first true Ultrabook. And the big, green graphics giant has good reason to be backing this svelte-looking machine - at its heart beats the very latest in mobile graphics power, the GeForce GT 640M.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/02/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Acer Timeline M3 review
Source: PC Advisor English
The Acer Timeline M3 offers excellent overall performance and an elegant-looking package, but with less than optimal input devices and an eye-gouging LCD panel that left us cold. You can adjust to an odd keyboard feel, and you can tweak trackpad settings, but nothing will save your eyes from a display that's not up to snuff.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/13/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Acer Aspire Timeline Ultra M3-581TG
Source: PC World English
The Acer Timeline M3 offers excellent overall performance and an elegant-looking package, but with less than optimal input devices and an eye-gouging LCD panel that left us cold. You can adjust to an odd keyboard feel, and you can tweak trackpad settings, but nothing will save your eyes from a display that's not up to snuff.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/11/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%
Acer Aspire Timeline Ultra M3 review
Source: Engadget English
With the Ultra M3, Acer has delivered some serious computing power in an incredibly thin package. In our opinion, it's simply too big to be evaluated as a true Ultrabook, though it is thinner and lighter than typical 15-inch laptops. Its high-end internals allow for some noteworthy performance, but its plastic construction and shoddy screen scream low-end, making it a bit of a paradox.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/04/2012
70% Acer Aspire Timeline Ultra M3 Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
While it's already been proven that you can cram very good graphics and battery life into a thin 15-inch system, the Acer Aspire Timeline Ultra M3 takes it to the next level. Nvidia's next-generation GeForce GT640M GPU can hang with the best of them, letting you play the latest games anywhere. The audio is also quite satisfying. We only wish the M3 had a display that could better show off all that the GPU is capable of doing and that the ports were more easily accessible.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/16/2012
Rating: Total score: 70%

Foreign Reviews

82% Test Acer Aspire Timeline Ultra M3-581TG Ultrabook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/22/2012
Rating: Total score: 82% performance: 91% display: 67% mobility: 90% workmanship: 87% ergonomy: 80% emissions: 78%
Acer Aspire Timeline Ultra M3-581TG, potenciado con NVIDIA Kepler
Source: CHW Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/22/2012
Acer Aspire M3-581TG: ультрабук с внешней графикой NVIDIA Kepler
Source: 3DNews.ru RU→EN
Positive: Performance; 10 hours battery life; Decent speakers.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/18/2012
Acer Aspire TimelineU M3 - výkon v tenkém provedení
Source: Notebook.cz CZ→EN
Positive: High performance in a thin body; Good sound; Long battery life; Silent cooling. Negative: Rear headphone output; Awkwardly placed switch; Resolution of the display.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/19/2012

Comment

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

Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

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


Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.  


2637M: Power saving ULV processor clocked at 1.7-2.8 GHz due to Turbo Boost. Offers an integrated HD 3000 clocked at slow 350 / 1200 MHz and a DDR3-1333 memory controller.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


15.6":

15-16 inch is a standard display size for laptops and offers the biggest variety of products.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


2.03 kg:

Usually subnotebooks, ultrabooks and quite lightweight laptops with 12-16 inch display-diagonal weigh as much.


Acer: The company was founded under the name of Multitech in Taiwan in 1976 and renamed to Acer or Acer Group in 1987. The product range includes, for example, laptops, tablets, smartphones, desktops, monitors and televisions. Gateway Inc. and Packard Bell also belong to the Group and sell their own laptops.

While Acer still had the third largest global market share in the notebook segment in 2008, it ranked 6th in 2016 with a market share of 6% after they had continuously lost market shares.

There are dozens of Acer laptop reviews per month, the ratings are average (as of 2016). Gateway, which has an own laptop line-up, has also belonged to the Acer Group since 2007.


79.14%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.


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

Devices from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

Acer Aspire M3-581TG-33214G52
GeForce GT 640M, Core i3 3217U
Acer Aspire V3-571G-53214G50Maii
GeForce GT 640M, Core i5 3210M
Samsung 700Z5C-S02DE
GeForce GT 640M, Core i5 3210M
Acer Aspire M5-581TG-53314G12Mas
GeForce GT 640M, Core i5 3317U
Samsung 700Z5C-S01IT
GeForce GT 640M, Core i7 3615QM
Acer Aspire V5 Touch
GeForce GT 640M, unknown
Acer Aspire M3-581TG-6736
GeForce GT 640M, Core i5 2467M
Acer Aspire M5-581TG-53314G52Mass
GeForce GT 640M, Core i5 3317U
Acer Aspire M5-581TG-9825
GeForce GT 640M, Core i7 3517U
Sony Vaio SV-S151190X
GeForce GT 640M, Core i5 3210M
Acer Aspire M3-581TG-52464G52Mnk
GeForce GT 640M, Core i5 2467M
Acer Aspire TimelineU M3-581TG-2464g520mnkk
GeForce GT 640M, Core i5 2467M
Acer Aspire M3-581TG-52466G52Mnkk
GeForce GT 640M, Core i5 2467M
Acer Aspire M3-581T-32364G34Mnkk
GeForce GT 640M, Core i3 2367M

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

Cyberpower Xplorer X6-9120
GeForce GT 640M, Core i7 3610QM, 2.8 kg
Toshiba Satellite P855-10G
GeForce GT 640M, Core i7 3610QM, 2.9 kg
Acer Aspire V3-571G-73614G50Makk
GeForce GT 640M, Core i7 3610QM, 3.2 kg
Dell XPS 15 (L521X)
GeForce GT 640M, Core i7 3612QM, 2.7 kg
Dell XPS 15-L521X
GeForce GT 640M, Core i7 3612QM, 2.6 kg
Acer Aspire V3-571G-9435
GeForce GT 640M, Core i7 3610QM, 2.6 kg
Acer Aspire V3-571G-73618G1TMakk
GeForce GT 640M, Core i7 3610QM, 2.6 kg
Toshiba Satellite P855
GeForce GT 640M, Core i7 3610QM, 2.95 kg

Devices with the same GPU

Acer Aspire V3-471-73814G50Ma
GeForce GT 640M, Core i7 3610QM, 14.0", 2.3 kg
Acer Aspire V3-471G-53214G75Makk
GeForce GT 640M, Core i5 3210M, 14.0", 2.3 kg
Gigabyte U2442N
GeForce GT 640M, Core i5 3210M, 14.0", 1.69 kg
Medion Akoya P7815-MD98063
GeForce GT 640M, Core i7 3612QM, 17.3", 3 kg
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Stefan Hinum, 2012-03-23 (Update: 2012-05-26)