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Acer Aspire S5-391

alaTest has collected and analyzed 141 reviews of Acer Aspire S5-391. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Opinions about the keyboard and reliability are on the whole positive. The design and performance are also mentioned favorably, whereas some have doubts about the image quality and screen. Comments about the connectivity and battery are different.

portability, performance, design, reliability, keyboard

screen, image quality

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Acer Aspire S5-391 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Acer Aspire S5-391

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 21 user reviews of Acer Aspire S5-391 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk. Views about the durability and price are generally positive. The design and performance are also mentioned favorably. There are some negative comments about the reliability and screen. Opinions are divided on the image quality.

portability, performance, design, price, durability

usability, screen, reliability

62% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Acer Aspire S5-391 13.3-inch Ultrabook (Intel Core i5 3317U 1.7GHz, 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD, LAN, WLAN, BT, Webcam, Integrated Graphics, Windows 8 64-bit)Acer Aspire S5-391 13.3-inch Ultrabook (Intel Core i5 3317U 1.7GHz, 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD, LAN, WLAN, BT, Webcam, Integrated Graphics, Windows 8 64-bit)

Aug, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Acer Aspire S5-391

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 42 user reviews of Acer Aspire S5-391 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the keyboard and reliability. The usability and performance also get good feedback. Many are negative about the image quality, while views about the battery and touchpad are different.

portability, performance, usability, reliability, keyboard

image quality

74% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Acer Aspire S5-391-9880 13.3-Inch HD Display Ultrabook (Black)Acer Aspire S5-391-9880 13.3-Inch HD Display Ultrabook (Black)

Aug, 2016

Expert review by: Till Schönborn (notebookcheck.net)

Review Acer Aspire S5-391-73514G25akk Ultrabook

 

High-end debut. With the 1500 Euros (~$1927) ultrabook Aspire S5,

Very light and stable housing; High performance; Extremely fast SSD combination; Proper input devices; Thunderbolt port; Long battery life

Reflective and qualitatively disappointing display; Moderate Turbo Boost utilization; Noisy under load; No UMTS/LTE or LAN; Limited maintenance capabilities; Very high price

The Aspire's rivals are other high-end ultrabooks such as the Asus UX31A, the Apple MacBook Air 13, the Dell XPS 13 and the Samsung 900X3B/900X3C.

Sep, 2012

Expert review by: Brian Westover (pcmag.com)

Acer Aspire S5-391-9880

 

The Acer Aspire S5-391-9880 is a terrific-looking laptop, but it's a mixed bag that doesn't fully justify its premium price.

Robust processor. Uses high-capacity SSD for storage. Includes both Thunderbolt and USB 3.0 ports. Design is thin and light

MagicFlip I/O Panel is inconvenient, puzzling. No backlight for keyboard. Middling display and sound

Jul, 2012

Expert review by: Christopher Null (wired.com)

Review: Acer Aspire S5-391-9880

 

The Aspire S5 is a pricey and powerful entry into the ultrabook market from an unlikely source.

Best ultrabook performance money can buy. Solid audio (courtesy Dolby). Double the storage versus most SSD-equipped ultrabooks

Loud, grinding fan. Small keys, too widely spaced. Arrow keys are so diminutive they’re nearly unusuable. Two USB ports isn’t enough

Jul, 2012

Expert review by: Yardena Arar (pcworld.com)

Acer Aspire S5 Review: A Serious MacBook Air Challenger

 

If you're looking for an Ultrabook with the superslim good looks of a MacBook Air, enough computing oomph to handle multimedia and general business tasks, plus a good-enough battery life, take a long hard look at the Acer Aspire S5. Especially the...

Exceptionally thin and light, yet powerful ; SSD, superior audio, dual-band Wi-Fi

No ethernet, has bloatware, and is a tad pricey ; SSD limits storage to 256GB

The sleekly designed Acer Aspire S5 Ultrabook poses one of the most credible threats to the MacBook Air we've seen to date.

Jul, 2012

Expert review by: Dana Wollman (engadget.com)

Acer Aspire S5

 

With dozens and dozens of Ultrabooks on parade, you'd be forgiven if one skinny laptop with an ultra-low voltage processor started to look like the next. Even so, it's tough to forget the Acer Aspire S5: of all the ultraportables we've seen these last...

Thin, lightweight design ; Insanely fast SSD performance ; One of few PCs with a Thunderbolt port

Poor screen quality for the price ; Drop-down port cover is tedious to use ; Subpar battery life ; Loud fan noise

The S5 is thin and light with blazing disk performance, but this overpriced laptop is marred by serious usability issues, including short battery life and inconvenient port placement.

Jul, 2012

Expert review by: Matt Smith (digitaltrends.com)

Acer Aspire S5 Review

 

Nothing about the S5 justifies the price disparity between it and the Aspire M5, and nothing makes it competitive with other expensive Ultrabooks.

The Acer Aspire S5 is an odd duck. It is extremely thin and provides excellent performance in some areas. We’re unaware of another Ultrabook that can match the Acer Aspire S5’s hard-drive performance, and most Ultrabooks also will be dusted by its Core...

Jul, 2012

Expert review by: Chris Burns (slashgear.com)

Acer Aspire S5 Review

 

Let's have a peek at the Acer Aspire S5 , the ultrabook with the mechanical "MagicFlip" dish in the back with ports that whirrs out when you need to plug in and don't need all that pesky space this near-thinnest on the market notebook works with. It's...

In short, this ultrabook is one of if not THE thinnest notebook you're ever going to want to own, and with a look and feel like this, you'll have a great time picking one up. The pricing is a bit concerning when compared to other ultrabooks on the...

Jul, 2012

Expert review by: David Pierce (theverge.com)

Acer Aspire S5 review

 

When Acer introduced the Aspire S5 ultrabook at CES in January, it did so to considerable fanfare. The company said it was the thinnest ultrabook yet, and that it didn't cut corners to get there: the S5 has a Thunderbolt port (good luck finding one on...

Gorgeous design ; Thunderbolt port ; Thin, light ; Solid performance

Very expensive ; MagicFlip is kind of ridiculous ; Gets really hot ; Gaming performance is lacking

Almost the whole package, but $1,399 is too expensive for "almost"

Jul, 2012

Expert review by: Dan Ackerman (cnet.com)

Acer S5-391-9880 review: Acer S5-391-9880

 

It was back in January, at CES 2012 , that we first saw the $1,399 13-inch Acer Aspire S5 ultrabook. Of course, if you remember the S5 from CES , you'll recall its most unique feature -- a tiny motorized door at the back of the bottom panel that opens...

The Acer Aspire S5 is an incredibly thin and light ultrabook that hides its ports, including Thunderbolt, behind a clever motorized door.

That port door, named the MagicFlip, is a potential problem if it ever breaks down. The keyboard isn't backlit, and battery life could be better.

Even thinner and lighter than a 13-inch MacBook Air, the Acer Aspire S5 is a great example of an ambitious ultrabook, held back by a few flaws and its high price.

Jul, 2012

Expert review by: Dustin Sklavos (anandtech.com)

Acer Aspire S5 Ultrabook Review: The Steady March of Progress

 

First generation technology is seldom perfect, and the fruit of Intel's ultrabook initiative was no exception. While vendors came out in force with some fairly impressive pieces of hardware, these first shots at the form factor all came away lacking in...

This is the most impressed I've been with an Acer notebook in some time. Most of my usual whipping boys have been taken care of, and I'm left with an ultrabook that's for the most part very usable.

Jul, 2012

Product Specifications

Camera

Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3

Configuration

Convertible: No
DVD Writer: No
Embedded 3G/4G: No
Fingerprint Reader: No
Hard Drive Type:Flash Hard Drive
Remote Control: No
TV Card: No
Video Editing Card: No
Web Cam: Yes

Connectivity

Bluetooth: Yes
Card Reader:2 in 1 Card Reader / Multi Card Reader
Firewire: No
TV Output: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
Wireless LAN: Yes

Design

Intel segment tagging:Enterprise, Small Business

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
HD type: No
LED Backlight:Edge LED
LED Technology:Edge LED
Touchscreen: No
True Resolution:WXGA

General Features

Convertible: No
Intel ® Centrino Technology: No
Media Centre Edition: No
Operating System Version:Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 8
RAM Type:DDR3 SDRAM

Graphic

Brand of Graphic Chip:Intel ®
GPU Model (Graphic Card):HD GRAPH. 4000 / HD Graphics 4000

Graphics

Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:3
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x166
On-board graphics adapter memory:0.125
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, Serial Digital Video Out (SDVO), VGA (D-Sub)

Networking

4G: No

Ports & interfaces

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

Processor

Chipset Brand:Intel®
Chipset Type:HM77
Conflict Free processor: Yes
ECC supported by processor: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX: Yes
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1333,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM, DDR3L-SDRAM
Processor:Core™ i5 / Core™ i7
Processor Brand:Intel ® / Intel®
Processor cache level:L3
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache, L3 / SmartCache, L3
Processor codename:Ivy Bridge
Processor Number:I5-3317U / I7-3517U
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-3300 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-3500 Mobile series
Thermal Design Power (TDP):17

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): Yes
Intel® Secure Key: Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): No
Processor package size:31