Acer Aspire S13 S5-371-52JR
Average of 3 scores (from 4 reviews)
Reviews for the Acer Aspire S13 S5-371-52JR
Source: Laptop Mag Archive.org version
If you're looking for a great student laptop or a machine for frequent travel, or if you just want a lightweight laptop that can go the distance, the Acer Aspire S 13 is one of the best bargains around. For $749, you get a speedy Core i5 processor, a 256GB SSD, a colorful full-HD display and more than 9 hours of battery life, all wrapped up in a svelte package that doesn't ape Apple.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/20/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Digital Trends Archive.org version
Acer Aspire S 13 is a competent execution of the affordable ultrabook formula many manufacturers now use. It has a nice 1080p display, strong Core i5 processor, and lightweight design, all for an affordable $750 price of entry. It’s a perfectly reasonable PC, and anyone who purchased one could use it for years without much complaint.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/15/2016
Rating: Total score: 70%
Source: PCM NL→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/06/2016
Rating: Total score: 90%
Source: Journal du Geek FR→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Nice, classic, solid.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/26/2016
Model: The Acer Aspire S13 S5-371-52JR is a thin, light and long-lasting laptop that is ideal as a student laptop or a laptop for those you travel frequently. The laptop looks sleek and striking with its textured nano-imprint cover and obsidian black or white color. The Microsoft Windows 10 64-bit Home system features a 2.3 GHz Intel Core i5-6200 dual-core processor, an Intel HD Graphics 520 graphics card, 8 GB LPDDR3 RAM and a 256 GB Serial ATA/600 hard disk. The laptop sports a 13.3-inch Active Matrix TFT Color Full HD LCD with features such as ComfyView and IPS.
The display is colorful and bright and, thus, suitable for watching videos and working outdoors. The keyboard offers a comfortable typing experience and the touchpad allows fairly smooth navigation and supports Microsoft Windows 10 gestures. The connectivity includes two USB 3.0 port, a USB Type-C port, an HDMI port, an audio combo jack and an SD card reader. In addition, the webcam is also decent for video calls via Skype. The laptop weighs 1.3 kg and its battery life lasts up to 11 hours according to Acer.
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.
» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
6200U: 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.
In former time,s this weight was typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 inch display-diagonal. Nowadays, often 15 inch laptops 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.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.