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Acer Aspire S13 (S5-371)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 43 reviews of Acer Aspire S13 (S5-371). The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviews about the design and screen are on the whole positive. The performance and price are also appreciated, whereas the touchpad and keyboard get critical views.

portability, price, performance, screen, design

keyboard, touchpad

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Acer Aspire S13 (S5-371) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 96/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: (notebookcheck.net)

Acer Aspire S 13 S5-371 Notebook Review

 

After the Aspire S7 and the cheap Aspire S3, Acer launches the next representative of the thin and light class. The Aspire S13 might be a happy medium between its two predecessors. While it uses high-end components, for example an Intel i7-6500U CPU,...

high-end case, good input devices, bright and matte display, display can be calibrated well, good system performance, good battery life

palm rests are susceptible to fingerprints, USB Type C only Gen.1, high-frequency fan noise, even during low load, the fan often gets loud, high case temperature under load

Our first impression of the Acer Aspire S 13 was very positive and this was primarily confirmed through the rest of the test. We liked the case, the input devices and the display. Although the color fidelity should be better out-of-the-box (very good...

Expert review by: Sean Hollister (cnet.com)

Acer Aspire S 13 review

 

Technically, you can buy an Acer Aspire S13 in the United States for just $580, and the laptop typically comes in black.

Acer's Aspire S13 has a touchscreen that resists glare, a thin, light body that resists fingerprints and more solid-state storage than the competition -- plus a fast Intel Core processor, impressive audio and exceptional battery life.

This 13-inch Acer is saddled with a stiff, shallow keyboard, and the touchpad's poor palm rejection means the cursor jumps around in documents. Uneven keyboard backlighting and a thick screen bezel detract from the appeal.

This Acer Aspire S13 isn't the most inspiring thin notebook, but it's a remarkably practical and cost-effective choice.

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: (laptopmag.com)

Acer Aspire S 13 Review

 

Thin, light and long-lasting, the Acer Aspire S 13 has pretty much everything you want in an ultraportable laptop, and all for an affordable $749. This 13-inch notebook packs a speedy Core i5 processor, a fairly roomy 256GB SSD and a colorful full-HD...

Jul, 2016

Expert review by: Michael Wall (NotebookReview.com)

Acer Aspire S 13: An Excellent Ultrabook

 

The Acer Aspire S 13 offers a great level of value for its sub $1,000 price point. This Acer Aspire Ultrabook will be hard to beat.

Attractive unique design ; Strong Performance ; Quality keyboard ; Solid battery life

Higher end models aren't as enticing

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...

Jun, 2016

Expert review by: Matt Smith (digitaltrends.com)

Acer Aspire S 13 (2016) review

 

The Acer Aspire S 13 is a well-rounded laptop that falls just short of the very best.

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...

Jun, 2016

Expert review by: Brad Linder (liliputing.com)

Acer Aspire S 13 review: An affordable ultraportable laptop (with a few quirks)

 

For the past few years Asus has kind of dominated the affordable ultrabook space with its line of 13.3 inch notebooks weighing around 3 pounds or less and selling for around $699 and up.

I bought the Acer Aspire S 13 because I was looking for an affordable machine that would offer better performance and longer battery life than my 4-year-old laptop. While the Aspire S 13 has a reasonably attractive price tag, I’ll admit that it wasn’t...

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: Brian Heater (techcrunch.com)

Acer’s Aspire S 13 is a decent little ultrabook

 

The first thing you notice about the Aspire S 13: It's not a MacBook Air. In a space in which Apple's laptop has so dominated the aesthetic conversation around thin and light laptops, it's worth noting when a company goes boldly in some other aesthetic...

Thin and light ; Low starting price ; Optional touchscreen

Flimsy design ; Fussy trackpad

The Aspire S 13 isn’t a bad little machine, though it’s not going to set the world on fire, by any stretch. The build quality leaves a little to be desired, but some nice features, like a touchscreen and solid Dolby audio, help round out the picture....

Jun, 2016

Expert review by: Andrei Girbea (ultrabookreview.com)

Acer Aspire S13 S5-371 review – solid and affordable 13-inch notebook

 

The Aspire S13 is one of the better ultraportables you can get these days for a decent amount of money. It offers a good screen, fast hardware and decent battery life, all packed in a thin and fairly well built package. It's not as stylish or as silent...

looks good and it's decently built; good screen; excellent trackpad; solid performance; pretty good battery life; reliable wireless; affordable price tags

the keyboard is shallow; there's plenty of bloatware preinstalled; noisy fan in daily use and the back-case gets quite hot

Expert review by: Andrew Williams Mike Lowe (pocket-lint.com)

Acer Aspire S13 review: Slim and savvily priced

 

The Acer S13 is a response to the complaint that nice laptops are just too bloomin' expensive. Not everyone can afford to splash out £1,000 on a computer, and Apple's cheapest Air laptops haven't been meaningfully updated in years.

Bright and colourful screen, slim and light, good build quality for the price, long-lasting battery

Slight colour skew to display, trackpad is slightly annoying, plastic lid and underside

The Acer S13 has no major flaws other than a trackpad that may well get on your nerves for the first week or so. It's otherwise a terrific laptops that has everything you need in a portable computer - and all for an affordable price.

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: Steven Wong (techradar.com)

Acer Aspire S 13 review

 

A ton of power in a small package

High performance ; Low price ; Non-reflective touchscreen

Exterior feels a little cheap ; Disappointing battery life

The Acer Aspire S 13 takes direct aim at Apple and offers a fantastically featured 13-inch laptop that doesn't break your bank.

Sep, 2016
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Product Specifications

Camera

Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3

Design

Intel segment tagging:Enterprise, Small Business

Display

Display Surface:Matt
HD type:Full HD / HD
Panel Type:IPS / TFT

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter: No
Maximum graphics adapter memory:32
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.74 / 32
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12 / 12.0
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x5916 / 1916
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (DisplayPort):4096 x 2304
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (eDP - Integrated Flat Panel):4096 x 2304
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (HDMI):4096 x 2304
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.4
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), DVI, HDMI / DVI, DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI
On-board graphics adapter refresh rate at maximum resolution (DisplayPort):60
On-board graphics adapter refresh rate at maximum resolution (eDP - Integrated Flat Panel):60
On-board graphics adapter refresh rate at maximum resolution (HDMI):24

Keyboard

Island-style keyboard: Yes
Keyboard backlit: Yes

Networking

4G: No

Ports & interfaces

USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-C ports quantity:1
USB 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-C ports quantity:1

Processor

Configurable TDP-down:7.5
Configurable TDP-down frequency:800
Conflict Free processor: Yes
ECC supported by processor: No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:12
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):34.1
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1600,1866,2133 / 1866,2133,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3L-SDRAM, DDR4-SDRAM, LPDDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM, LPDDR3-SDRAM, DDR4-SDRAM / LPDDR3-SDRAM, DDR4-SDRAM
Processor cache type:Smart Cache / Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Kaby Lake / Skylake
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-6100 series / Intel Core i5-6200 series / Intel Core i7-6500 Mobile series
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: Yes
Intel HD Graphics: Yes
Intel Iris Pro Graphics: No
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): Yes
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Response Technology version:1.00
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):1 / Yes
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):No / Yes
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00
Intel TSX-NI:No / Yes
Intel TSX-NI version:1.00
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x): Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): Yes
Intel® OS Guard: Yes
Intel® Secure Key: Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): Yes
OS Guard: Yes
Processor ARK ID:88180 / 88193 / 88194 / 95442 / 95443 / 95451 / I5-6200U / I7-6500U / i7-7500U
Processor package size:42 / 42 x 24

Security

Password protection: Yes