Acer Aspire M5-581TG-6666

Specifications

Acer Aspire M5-581TG-6666Notebook: Acer Aspire M5-581TG-6666 (Aspire TimelineUltra M5 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i5 3317U
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M LE
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 2.2kg
Price: 900 euro
Average Score: 75% - good
Average of 4 scores (from 4 reviews)

Reviews for the Acer Aspire M5-581TG-6666

70% Acer Aspire TimelineU M5 Review
Source: Techspot English
When I first fired up the TimelineU, I had a hard time determining whether I should review the machine objectively as a standalone product or if I should impart my preconceived notions about ultrabooks. In the interest of fairness, I'll try to cover both starting with the latter: As an ultrabook, the M5 falls short.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/14/2012
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% Acer Aspire Timeline Ultra M5-581TG-6666
Source: Techreview Source English
The Acer Timeline Ultra M5 is yet another Ultrabook on the scene. This one offers an attractive design, great audio, an optical drive and discrete graphics. It does lack in screen resolution and overall performance, which holds this computer back from the rest of the pack.
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/26/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Acer Aspire TimelineU M5-581TG-6666
Source: PC World English
The Timeline Ultra M5 runs on a newer but weaker processor than the M3 used, and Acer pulled the older model's speedy 256GB SSD in favor of a 500GB HDD with a 20GB SSD boot drive. The result is slower overall performance, which is reflected in the 50-point difference in the systems' WB7 scores.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 07/24/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% Acer Aspire TimelineU M5-581TG-6666 Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
With most 15.6-inch notebooks, you're forced to lug around a bulky, heavy device, sacrificing thickness for power. The $829 Acer Aspire TimelineU M5-581TG-6666 is a happy compromise, stuffing a slim 0.81-inch chassis with an Ivy Bridge CPU, discrete Nvidia graphics, and more than 7 hours of battery life, which will delight mobile gamers and multimedia consumers everywhere.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/19/2012
Rating: Total score: 70%

Comment

NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M LE: A Slower-clocked version of the GT 640M

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.


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.


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.


2.2 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


75%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.


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

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Core i5 3320M
» Fujitsu Lifebook AH532
Core i5 3210M

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» Sony Vaio SV-S13126PG
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» Sony Vaio SV-S13A3Z9ES
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» Razer Edge Pro
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» Dell Inspiron 14R-5421
Core i5 3317U, 14.0", 2.5 kg
» Acer Aspire M5-481PTG-53314G12Mass
Core i5 3317U, 14.0", 2.3 kg
» Dell Inspiron 14R-5420
Core i5 3317U, 14.0", 2.3 kg
» Sony Vaio SV-S1512S1ES
Core i5 3210M, 15.5", 2 kg
» Sony Vaio SV-S13A2Z9ES
Core i7 3520M, 13.3", 1.6 kg
» Sony Vaio SVS1312R9EB
Core i5 3210M, 13.3", 1.7 kg
» Fujitsu LifeBook NH532
Core i7 3610QM, 17.3", 3 kg
» Sony Vaio SVS1511X9R
Core i7 3612QM, 15.5", 2 kg
» Sony Vaio SVS1511V9E
Core i7 3612QM, 15.5", 2 kg
» Sony Vaio SV-S1511T9EB
Core i5 3210M, 15.5", 2 kg
» Acer Aspire M5-481TG-6814
Core i5 3317U, 14.0", 1.9 kg
» Sony SV-S1511X9E/B
Core i7 3612QM, 15.5", 2 kg
» Sony Vaio SV-S15113FXB
Core i5 3210M, 15.5", 2.1 kg
» Sony Vaio SV-S13A190X
Core i5 3210M, 13.3", 1.7 kg
» Sony Vaio SV-S1511AGXB
Core i7 3612QM, 15.5", 2 kg
» Sony Vaio SV-S1511X9E
Core i7 3612QM, 15.5", 1.9 kg
» Acer Aspire M5-481TG-73514G25Mas
Core i7 3517U, 14.0", 2 kg
» Sony Vaio SV-S13A1Z9E/S
Core i7 3520M, 13.3", 1.7 kg
» Sony Vaio SV-S13A1Y9ES
Core i7 3520M, 13.3", 1.8 kg
» Lenovo IdeaPad Y480-209384U
Core i7 3610QM, 14.0", 2.2 kg

Devices with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

» Asus X553MA-XX044H
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» Dell Inspiron 15-3542
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2012-07-23 (Update: 2012-07-23)