Acer Aspire M3-581PT
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)
Reviews for the Acer Aspire M3-581PT
The Acer Aspire M3 Touch is a capable performer in both office applications as well as gaming. Its display quality is nothing to write home about, but it is nevertheless as responsive as you would expect of a Windows 8 capacitive multi-touch screen. The large 15.6"screen size and the weight make it ideal as a desktop replacement, rather than as an Ultrabook that can be carried around. One of the interesting things to note about this laptop is its switchable graphics that can switch between discrete NVIDIA and onboard Intel graphics according to application load, and thus help get a better battery backup. The Aspire M3 doesn't just good look, but also sports excellent build quality. The battery backup time is also noteworthy for a laptop with discrete graphics. Priced at Rs 63,000, this seems to be a good buy, but if you are not going to use the touchscreen, you can opt for the Acer Aspire Timeline Ultra M3, instead for around Rs 50,000 with almost the same hardware, except that it has a Core i5 (which is faster) and more importantly, lacks the touchscreen
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 70% performance: 80% features: 80% workmanship: 80%
Source: Think Digit
In case of the Acer Aspire M3 Touch ultrabook, we recommend that unless touch is an absolute necessity for you, you should choose one of the more conventional ultrabooks around the Rs. 60,000 mark, which will offer better overall performance. The HP Spectre XT makes the most sense around this budget.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/13/2013
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 60% performance: 80% features: 70% workmanship: 90%
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.
Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.
3217U: Ivy-Bridge-based ULV-CPU in Q2 2012. Offers a core clock of 1.8 GHz (no Turbo Boost) 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.
15-16 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.
Usually subnotebooks, ultrabooks and quite lightweight laptops with 12-16 inch display-diagonal weigh as much.
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.
80%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
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