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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

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.


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.


2.2 kg:

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


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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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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Stefan Hinum, 2012-07-23 (Update: 2012-07-23)