Acer Aspire M5-581TG-53314G52Mass
Average of 4 scores (from 6 reviews)
Reviews for the Acer Aspire M5-581TG-53314G52Mass
Ultra(Gaming)Book. Acer equips their Ultrabook with a 20.6 millimeter (0.81 inch) thick aluminum chassis and a Kepler GT640M GPU suitable for gaming. Does this combination work and do the temperatures remain within acceptable limits? Read our review to find out.
A powerful notebook with lots of memory and joy of joys no shiny black in sight anywhere as the whole thing is silver grey. On the down side the screen is still very reflective, why cannot a non reflective screen be standard on all notebooks.I liked this notebook but as always the review period is short and doing a great deal more than a standard set of tests is not possible.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/26/2013
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 60% performance: 80%
When ultrabooks first launched at the end of 2011, it was a given that such a compact frame couldn’t possibly accommodate a spinning hard disk or optical drive. That black bar around the screen sticks out as one imperfection, and aesthetes might carp at the plastic base plate or lack of a side USB port. But for performance, input devices, audio, and ease of use (think DVD burner vs USB stick for movie watching) the Acer Aspire Timeline M5 rocks.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/22/2012
Source: PC Advisor
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.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/26/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Digital Trends
We can’t help but wonder if Acer is a bit confused. The company sent us two laptops for review simultaneously: the Acer Aspire M5 (priced at $780) and the Acer Aspire S5 (priced at $1,399). Between these, the M5 is clearly superior. It’s more attractive, nearly as quick, far better for games, and lasts longer on a charge. Maybe they accidentally switched the labels.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/18/2012
Rating: Total score: 90%
Source: Notebookjournal DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/16/2012
Rating: performance: 60% features: 50% display: 30% mobility: 70% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 50%
Source: Focus Online DE→EN
Positive: flat chassis; DVD-player; good price/performance ratio Negative: inferior performance and display
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/06/2012
CommentNVIDIA 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.
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.
15-16 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.
83.25%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.
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