Acer Aspire M3-581TG

Specifications

Acer Aspire M3-581TGNotebook: Acer Aspire M3-581TG (Aspire M3 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i7 2637M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M 1024 MB
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 2.03kg
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).

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.


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 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.


2.03 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 %

Acer reviews


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.

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» Acer Aspire V3-571G-73614G50Makk
Core i7 3610QM, 3.2 kg
» Dell XPS 15 (L521X)
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Core i7 3610QM, 2.6 kg
» Acer Aspire V3-571G-73618G1TMakk
Core i7 3610QM, 2.6 kg
» Toshiba Satellite P855
Core i7 3610QM, 2.95 kg

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» Sony Vaio SVS1312Q9ES
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» Toshiba Satellite P875-31P
Core i7 3630QM, 17.3", 3 kg
» Acer Aspire V3-771G-53218G50Makk
Core i5 3210M, 17.3", 3.2 kg
» Acer Aspire V3-471-73814G50Ma
Core i7 3610QM, 14.0", 2.3 kg
» Acer Aspire V3-471G-53214G75Makk
Core i5 3210M, 14.0", 2.3 kg
» Gigabyte U2442N
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2012-03-23 (Update: 2012-05-26)