Acer Aspire S5-391-53314G25akk
Average of 3 scores (from 4 reviews)
Reviews for the Acer Aspire S5-391-53314G25akk
Source: PC Advisor
We applaud the addition of Thunderbolt, which expands connection possibilites with a growing range of high-speed peripherals. MagicFlip, the motorised port bay is also a very neat idea, if applied with an annoying mechanism that always sounds stressed. The rest of the laptop is near-standard ultrabook fare, down to the sub-standard display and copycat components specifications shared with almost every other model. Thunderbolt may bring the S5 closer in spec to the MacBook Air that inspired it, but an extra £100 buys a real MacBook Air with the same 256GB storage capacity, but a decent screen and far better build quality.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/19/2012
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 60% performance: 70% features: 80% ergonomy: 80%
Source: Trusted Reviews
Acer has produced its best-looking laptop yet with the Aspire S5, and created one of the world’s thinnest 13in Ultrabooks while it’s at it. Premium touches like the (for now) rare inclusion of a Thunderbolt port also help to set it apart, especially since it and the rest of the S5’s connectivity are hidden in an innovative motorised door called MagicFlip.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/12/2012
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% performance: 80% features: 80% display: 60% mobility: 70% ergonomy: 80%
Source: T Break
The Acer Spire S5 is a pretty decent ultrabook, with a great chassis design and overall snappy performance. While the benefits of the MagicFlip panel are moot, there’s no denying that the 11mm profile of the Aspire S5 is impressively thin. Of course, what hurts the Aspire S5 is the simple fact that for its high price point, the competition offers much more. The slightly more expensive Samsung Series 9 ultrabook has much higher resolution screen and better battery life. Same goes for the entry level MacBook Air which has slightly better overall specs compared to the Aspire S5, but costs less.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/27/2012
Rating: Total score: 70%
Source: PC Lab.pl PL→EN
Positive: Good quality; decent keyboard and touchpad; decent running time; thunderbolt port. Negative: Cumbersome cooling system; no VGA output; very weak speakers; expansion only on the back.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/25/2012
CommentIntel 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. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
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.
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.
70%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.
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