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Acer Aspire S5

Specifications

Acer Aspire S5
Acer Aspire S5 (Aspire S5 Series)
Processor
Graphics adapter
Display
13.3 inch 16:9, 1366x768 pixel
Weight
1.4 kg ( = 49.38 oz / 3.09 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)

 

Reviews for the Acer Aspire S5

Acer Aspire S5 Ultrabook pictures and hands-on
Source: Pocket Lint English
With its second bite at the Ultrabook cherry, Acer looks to have hit the heights. This time, instead of a half measure in the shape of the Acer Aspire S3 with its hybrid SSD/HDD storage solution, the Acer Aspire S5 goes straight to the top of the Ultrabook tree by taking the title as the thinnest of the lot.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/09/2012
Acer Aspire S5 first look
Source: Trusted Reviews English
We wouldn't say the S5 has completely wowed us but it certainly looks like being a solid contender among the many new ultrabooks we expect to see arriving in the early part of 2012, just so long as you don't need a backlit keyboard or built in Ethernet.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/08/2012

Foreign Reviews

Обзор Acer Aspire S5: первый ультрабук на Ivy Bridge
Source: Hi-Tech Mail RU→EN
Positive: Performance; Baterry life; Design. Negative: Noisy.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/06/2012
Acer Aspire S5: первый ультрабук второго поколения
Source: 3DNews.ru RU→EN
Positive: Very thin; Very light; Interesting feature.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/24/2012
Самый тонкий ультрабук в мире и другие новинки от Acer
Source: Zoom RU→EN
Positive: 8hrs battery life; The first ultrabook has discrete graphics and an optical drive.
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.


2467M: Power saving ULV processor clocked at 1.6-2.3 GHz due to Turbo boost. Offers an integrated HD 3000 clocked at slow 350 / 1150 MHz and a DDR3-1333 memory controller.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


13.3":

Above all, this display size is used for subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles. For all three types, this size is quite large. The biggest variety of subnotebooks is represented with this size.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

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


1.4 kg:

This weight is typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 inch display-diagonal.


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.


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

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

Sony Vaio SVS1312Q9ES
GeForce GT 640M, Core i3 3110M, 1.8 kg
Sony Vaio SV-S1311AGXB
GeForce GT 640M, Core i7 3520M, 1.6 kg

Devices with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

Acer Aspire S13 S5-371-56EZ
HD Graphics 520, Core i5 6200U, 13.3", 1.4 kg
Acer Swift 3 SF314-51-731X
HD Graphics 520, Core i7 6500U, 14", 0 kg
Acer Aspire ES1-331-P4HL
HD Graphics (Braswell), Pentium N3700, 13.3", 1.5 kg
Acer TravelMate B117-M-C2KX
HD Graphics (Braswell), Celeron N3050, 11.6", 1.4 kg
Acer Aspire V3-372-539F
HD Graphics 520, Core i5 6200U, 13.3", 1.6 kg
Acer Aspire S13 S5-371-77A7
HD Graphics 520, Core i7 6500U, 13.3", 1.3 kg
Acer Aspire S13 S5-371T-76UX
HD Graphics 520, Core i7 6500U, 13.3", 1.3 kg
Acer Aspire S13 S5-371-77XY
HD Graphics 520, Core i7 6500U, 13.3", 1.3 kg
Acer Aspire S13 S5-371-51UC
HD Graphics 520, Core i5 6200U, 13.3", 1.4 kg
Acer Aspire S13 S5-371-767P
HD Graphics 520, Core i7 6500U, 13.3", 1.4 kg
Acer Aspire S13 S5-371-52JR
HD Graphics 520, Core i5 6200U, 13.3", 1.4 kg
Acer Aspire S13 S5-371-71QZ
HD Graphics 520, Core i7 6500U, 13.3", 1.4 kg
Acer Chromebook 13 CB5-311-T17X
GeForce ULP K1 (Tegra K1 Kepler GPU), Tegra K1, 13.3", 1.5 kg
Acer TravelMate B116-M-P6JK
HD Graphics (Braswell), Pentium N3700, 11.6", 1.3 kg
Acer Aspire V3-372T-55G1
Iris Graphics 540, Core i5 6267U, 13.0", 1.7 kg
Acer Aspire V3-371-303V
HD Graphics 5500, Core i3 5005U, 13.3", 1.5 kg
Acer Aspire S13 S5-371-56VE
HD Graphics 520, Core i5 6200U, 13.3", 1.4 kg
Acer Aspire V3-372-57CW
Iris Graphics 550, Core i5 6267U, 13.3", 1.55 kg
Acer Aspire S 13 S5-371-71QZ
HD Graphics 520, Core i7 6500U, 13.3", 1.27 kg
Acer TravelMate P238-M-5575
HD Graphics 520, Core i5 6200U, 13.3", 1.5 kg
Acer Travelmate B116-M-C0YQ
HD Graphics (Braswell), Celeron N3150, 11.6", 1.25 kg
Acer Aspire V3-372T-53LA
HD Graphics 520, Core i5 6200U, 13.3", 1.7 kg
Acer Aspire V3-371-55EH
Iris Graphics 6100, Core i5 5257U, 13.3", 1.5 kg
Acer Aspire ES1-331-C8XF
HD Graphics (Braswell), Celeron N3150, 13.3", 1.5 kg
Acer Aspire One Cloudbook 11 AO1-131-C1G9
HD Graphics (Braswell), Celeron N3050, 11.6", 1.1 kg
Acer Aspire V3-112P-P5B3
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Pentium N3540, 11.6", 1.4 kg
Acer Chromebook C740-C3DY
HD Graphics (Broadwell), Celeron 3205U, 11.6", 1.3 kg
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Stefan Hinum, 2012-01-18 (Update: 2012-05-26)