Acer Aspire M5-481PT-6488

Specifications

Acer Aspire M5-481PT-6488Notebook: Acer Aspire M5-481PT-6488 (Aspire M5 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i5 3317U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4000
Display: 14.0 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 2.1kg
Price: 800 euro
Average Score: 72.5% - average
Average of 8 scores (from 9 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 80%, features: - %, display: - % mobility: 80%, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Acer Aspire M5-481PT-6488

Acer Aspire M Touch Review
Source: Slashgear English
The Aspire M Touch is a sleek-looking laptop, and there’s no doubt about that. Some of the design elements are a bit wonky, though. For example, most of the important ports that you need to get to are all located on the back, save for the headphone/microphone jack and the SD card slot. It makes sense to have the power port and the HDMI port on the back, that way you have cables sticking out from the sides, but having all the USB ports located on the back of the laptop is just a plain nuisance. However despite the low travel of the keyboard keys and the plastic trackpad, using both actually wasn’t too bad; it was certainly a better experience than other Windows laptops that I’ve played with, so I can’t complain too much in that respect.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/04/2013
50% Acer Aspire M Touch
Source: Wired Magazine English
WIRED Decent weight for a 14-inch laptop at 4.4 pounds. Exemplary battery life for its class. Quite slim for an optical drive-equipped laptop. TIRED Touchy touchpad. Front-mounted power button is prone to accidental presses. All ports are rear-mounted. Extremely weak LCD. Some general bugginess during daily use.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/02/2013
Rating: Total score: 50%
80% Acer Aspire M Touch Review
Source: T Break English
All said and done, the Acer Aspire M Touch is a solidly built laptop with very good specs. It provides satisfying performance in both daily usage and some modern games without making too much noise and heat, and a decent battery life as well. Price wise it’s very hard to beat, and as we’ve seen from the Aspire S7 ultrabook, Acer seems to be turning a new leaf with their laptop design.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/23/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%
60% Acer Aspire M5-481PT review: Jack of all trades, master of none
Source: PC World English
The Acer M5-481PT feels like a holdover of a bygone era in laptop design, where all laptops tried to be all things to all people. While its robust feature set and solid build quality are impressive for the modest $800 pricetag, the M5 feels like an outlier in the Ultrabook class, a product line defined by extreme portability and sleek design.
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/10/2012
Rating: Total score: 60%
80% Acer Aspire M5-481PT-6488
Source: Techreview Source English
Acer Aspire M5-481PT is a new 14-inch Windows 8 touch screen laptop that has a solid metal chassis, a DVD disc drive, solid performance and good battery life all for a competitive price. The quality of the display could be better and we had some issues with the clickpad, which are both disappointing.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/05/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% The safe Windows 8 laptop bet
Source: CNet English
The sea of Windows 8 laptops is a rough one, full of confusing twists and turns. Do you buy a touch-screen laptop, or a regular one? Do you pick a clamshell, a convertible, or a hybrid? Sometimes it's best to play it safe.Considering the total package of features and price, the Acer Aspire M5 feels like a safe bet if you want an all-encompassing Windows 8 laptop with touch that won't cost a fortune.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/29/2012
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 80% mobility: 80%
70% Acer Aspire M5-481PT-6488 Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
The Acer Aspire M5-481PT-6488 is an attractive Windows 8 Ultrabook in more ways than one. The brushed aluminum design gives this 14-inch laptop a premium vibe, as does the touch screen and high-quality speaker system. However, the M5 also has some blemishes, chief among them a touchpad that doesn't always cooperate.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/28/2012
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Acer Aspire M5 Touch
Source: Digital Trends English
Acer’s Aspire M5 Touch is a strong Ultrabook. It offers good battery life, an enjoyable user interface, and high build quality for a low price. Adding touch doesn’t add much to the experience but, well, it adds touch. This can be useful in certain situations and if the touchscreen works well when called upon.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/19/2012
Rating: Total score: 70%

Foreign Reviews

90% Timeline Ultra M5: Kis polihisztor
Source: NotebookTV.hu HU→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/16/2012
Rating: Total score: 90%

Comment

Intel HD Graphics 4000: Processor graphics card in the high end Ivy Bridge models. Offers a different clock speed in the different CPU models (ULV to desktop quad core) and therefore a different performance.

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.


3317U: Ivy-Bridge-based ULV-CPU in Q2 2012. Offers a core clock of 1.7 - 2.6 GHz and an HD 4000 GPU (350 - 1050 MHz). The TDP is rated at 17 W.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


14.0": 14 inch display size is a mixture between the small formats of subnotebooks and the 15 inch standard display. 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 %

Acer reviews


72.5%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.


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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2012-11-20 (Update: 2012-11-20)