Acer Aspire S 13 S5-371-71QZ
Average of 11 scores (from 13 reviews)
Reviews for the Acer Aspire S 13 S5-371-71QZ
Slim 'n' Fast. Just introduced and already in our test lab: The brand new Acer Aspire S13 succeeds its predecessors in the segment of ultra slim notebooks (S series) at Acer. We already have a final device available and want to share our first test results in this article. Last update: May-04 14:30
Source: PC Authority
While I’d have liked to see a larger SSD than 128GB (the same as the UX305CA), if you’re in the market for a great-value ultraportable then the Acer Aspire S 13 is worth considering if its price drops. It isn’t as refined as some of its pricier rivals, but it’s a solid machine with a long-lasting battery and comfy keyboard.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/16/2017
Rating: Total score: 60%
Source: Tech Advisor
Windows is back with a bang this year. Laptops like the Acer S 13 offer a low-cost alternative to Apple machines, with comparable stamina and portability at a little over half the price. Typical of Acer, the look is a little quirky, and we imagine some of you may prefer the all-aluminium style of the Asus ZenBook range. However, the Acer S 13 combines good keyboard quality, excellent battery life, a good screen and Intel’s Core i-series processors, and that quartet is hard to beat. This is one of the best mid-price ultra-portable laptops around.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/13/2016
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 100% performance: 80% features: 90% workmanship: 80%
Source: NDTV Gadgets
The Acer Aspire S13 (S5-371) is priced at Rs. 83,999 and has a 2 year warranty, which is quite aggressive considering the specifications and overall dimensions of the laptop. The S13 also has a good display and a powerful set of speakers which make it good for multimedia playback. If you're looking for this model online then chances are you won't find it, since it's currently only being sold through physical retail stores. With most premium Ultrabooks boasting of aluminium or carbon fibre bodies, the S13 has to make do with plastic, which is the only real downside to it.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/15/2016
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 80% display: 80% workmanship: 70%
In an increasingly crowded Ultrabook market, the little Aspire S 13 manages to stand out among the competition. It's tough to find an affordable notebook with as many features. While the Acer has its flaws, its performance more than makes up for it, and the price for all those features is too good to overlook.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/13/2016
Rating: Total score: 90%
Source: Laptop Media
The Acer Aspire S 13 is a great all-rounder at the right price but the best part is that it holds a few key features that really stand out. We can start with the excellent build quality and even though the design is shared with the famous Acer Aspire V15 Nitro Black Edition and the Acer Aspire V5 series, it’s like a refreshing new look in the portable devices segment of the market. The result is sturdy, elegant and mobile chassis. Probably the only notable drawback in the design is the shallow keyboard.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/12/2016
Source: PC Go - Heft 9/2016
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 08/01/2016
Rating: Total score: 83%
Source: PCtipp.ch DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/30/2016
Rating: Total score: 90%
Source: Netzwelt DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/24/2016
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 80% features: 70% display: 80% ergonomy: 80%
Source: Tuexperto ES→EN
Positive: Premium materials; excellent touchpad; wide viewing angle; powerful processor; quality sound. Negative: Weak Intel HD Graphics 520.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/23/2016
Source: PC Guia PT→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/24/2016
Rating: Total score: 70%
Source: Smart World IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/25/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Komputerswiat PL→EN
Positive: Compact size; lightweight; elegant design; silent system; long battery life. Negative: High price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/06/2016
Source: Dinside NO→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/28/2016
Rating: Total score: 83%
Model: The Acer Aspire S13 S5-371-71QZ is an ultra slim laptop. Its chassis is made from aluminum for the top and the base and magnesium composite for its body. The Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64-bit system features a 2.5 GHz Intel Core i7-6500U Skylake processor (Turbo Boost: up to 3.2 GHz), an Intel HD Graphics 520 GPU, 8 GB PC3 LPDDR3 SDRAM and a 256 GB SSD. Its 13.3-inch Full HD IPS display has a matte finish. Hence, it is not reflective and it is easier to use it in the sun. In addition, the display features a good brightness distribution and good viewing angles.
Wireless Networking is possible via Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac and Bluetooth 4.0. The connectivity includes two USB 3.0 ports, a USB-Type-C port, an HDMI port, a headphone/microphone combo jack and an SD card reader. The laptop is lightweight at 1.27 kg and its battery lasts up to 8 hours during a mix of web surfing, emailing and word processing.
Intel HD Graphics 520: Integrated GPU (GT2) with 24 EUs found on some Skylake CPU models (15 W ULV series).
Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.
Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.
6500U: Skylake-based ULV dual-core processor for thin notebooks and ultrabooks. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 520 GPU and is manufactured in 14 nm.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
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.
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.
80.99%: 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.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.