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Acer Aspire M5-581

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 reviews of Acer Aspire M5-581. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the portability and keyboard. The durability and performance also get good views. Some have doubts about the screen and design.

price, performance, durability, keyboard, portability

design, screen

On average, users rate this product 90/100.

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Consumer review by: David (

Solid for the right price.


The only downfall about this unit is the screen. It really is a shame that Acer couldn't put a better quality one given the rest of the laptop is very well built and the specs being great. For most everyday users the screen will be fine. Windows 8...

Jan, 2013

Consumer review by: Frank (

Has everything


People may complain about the low screen resolution but not an issue for everyday users. The laptop has literally every good feature at a very cheap price point (sale). Battery life is good, touchscreen, backlit keyboard, optical drive, large ssd...

Jan, 2013

Consumer review by: acerlover (



i'm an avid acer user - first time i've been disappointed by their laptops. all the connector ports are at the back, so you have to reach around to use usb sticks, etc. poor poor design choice. when you have it on your lap, stuff is sticking out of the...

Jan, 2013

Consumer review by: joe (

fast laptop


great value when on sale at this time. very fast touchscreen laptop , love the 256gbssd makes every action instantaneous no more waiting for the hard drive ! lit keyboard is a nice touch and the metal stainless steel look is nice. Love it no complaints...

Dec, 2012

Consumer review by: SandyT (

Best of everything


This is my first i5 laptop for home use. First touch screen. First Windows 8. First large mouse pad laptop. First SSD laptop as well. Overall, solid build, very fast fo home use / students. Bit of a premium machine. Love the backlist keyboard. Getting...

Nov, 2012

Consumer review by: Brian (

Bought a 64gb macbook air and retured it for this.


Bought a mac book air for my girlfriend and I, she hated the os so we returned it to the apple store and bought this instead. Price was identical,[...] but with windows 8 and the touch screen i must say i am really impressed. Thought touch on a laptop...

Nov, 2012

Product Specifications


Front Camera: Yes


HD type: No


Discrete graphics adapter: Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:1
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x166
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, Serial Digital Video Out (SDVO), VGA (D-Sub)


4G: No

Ports & interfaces

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


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
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 cache type:Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Ivy Bridge
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-3300 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 Virtualization Technology (VT-x): Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): Yes
Intel® Secure Key: Yes
Processor ARK ID:65707
Processor package size:31