Acer Aspire S13 S5-371-56VE
Average of 3 scores (from 7 reviews)
Reviews for the Acer Aspire S13 S5-371-56VE
The Acer Aspire S 13 is an excellent Ultrabook that offers a great level of value for its sub $1,000 price point. Equipped with competitive specs including a sixth generation Intel Core i5 CPU and a lightning fast 256GB SSD the laptop is perfect for productivity. Not to mention it also looks fantastic. The 13-inch non-imprinted cover is well built and offers a unique aesthetic that stands out among the homogeneous collection of MacBook clones on the market.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/15/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Laptop Mag
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: 05/27/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
The latest Aspire notebook starts at $699, roughly £485, yet offers Intel's Skylake sixth-gen Core processors. That undercuts even the well-priced Asus ZenBook UX305 by over £100.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/26/2016
Source: Pocket Lint
Overall the Acer Aspire S13 has some well considered design elements, but fails to feel super-premium when handled. Which is befitting of its price point, really: the S13 is a beacon of potential in the mid-level market rather than the MacBook Air-beater it so wants to be. But take it for that and there's plenty to please from this slender and suitably priced laptop.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/22/2016
For less than a grand the Aspire S 13 looks like a solid fully-featured Windows 10 laptop with a great screen, decent performance and a tasteful design. I have a few misgivings about its cheap feeling keyboard and mouse, but hopefully these annoyances will be rectified as Acer gets closer to the final production model.
Single Review, online available, Length Unknown, Date: 04/22/2016
Source: Trusted Reviews
Like the just-announced Acer Switch Alpha 12, the Aspire S 13 will ship with Intel Core i3, i5 or i7 processors with the U suffix, meaning they’ll be low-power, dual-core chips. Don’t discount them, though, they generally have excellent performance in most modest tasks such as web browsing and document editing. They’ll also be capable of some light photo editing. I'd imagine the models in the UK will get 8GB of RAM, although a paltry 4GB might be a possibility.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/21/2016
Source: Notebookinfo DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/01/2016
Rating: Total score: 93% performance: 95% display: 95% mobility: 90% ergonomy: 95% emissions: 90%
Model: The Acer Aspire S13 S5-371-56VE is an ultraportable laptop designed for office and multimedia users who are looking for portability on the go. The design of the laptop is stylish, its chassis is light, thin and well made from a high-end mix of aluminum and magnesium. The Window 10 64-bit system comes with a 2.3 GHz Intel Core i5-6200U processor (max. Turbo Boost frequency: 2.8 GHz), an Intel HD Graphics 520 graphic card, 8 GB PC3 10600 RAM, and a 256 GB SSD.
Its matte 13.3-inch Full HD IPS screen is suitable for outdoor use. The full-size keyboard features a backlight. The connectivity is good with one USB 3.1 port, two USB 3.0 ports, an HDMI port and headphone/microphone combo jack. The device lacks a DVD burner, but there is a multi-card reader included. With 1.42 kg and a height of 1.5 cm it is light and slim. With disabled WiFi and minimum brightness, the battery lasts up to 13.5 hours.
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.
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.
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.
84.33%: 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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