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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 really like the portability and keyboard. The durability and performance are also appreciated, but 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 (bestbuy.ca)

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 (bestbuy.ca)

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 (bestbuy.ca)

disappointing

 

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 (bestbuy.ca)

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 (bestbuy.ca)

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 (bestbuy.ca)

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

Audio

Built-in Microphone: Yes

Battery

Battery Capacity:4850
Battery life (max):8
Battery performance:4850
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Number of battery cells:3

Camera

Front Camera:Y

Certificates

Wi-Fi certified:N
WiFi certified: No

Design

Color of product:Silver
Form Factor:Clamshell
Market positioning:Ultrabook
Product type:Ultrabook

Display

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:14
Display number of colors:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
HD type:Not supported
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N

Energy Management

AC adapter power:65

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:1
Discrete graphics adapter model:NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M LE
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR5
Number of discrete graphics adapters:1
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:350
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1050
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x166
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 4000

Keyboard

Numeric keypad: No
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal memory:4
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:6
Memory clock speed:1333
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G: No
4G:N
Bluetooth: No
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Optical Drive

Optical drive interface:SATA
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi

Other Features

Display:LCD
Floppy drive installed: No
Graphics adapter family:Intel, NVIDIA
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem: No
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
Type:PC

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Bag included: No
Cables included:AC
Handheld remote control: No
Mouse included: No

Performance

TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Combo headphone/mic port: Yes
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Microphone in: Yes
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter power:65

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Chipset:Intel HM77 Express
Conflict Free processor:Y
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):17
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:Y
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM77 Express
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor:I5-3317U
Processor boost frequency:2.6
Processor cache:3
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Ivy Bridge
Processor cores:2
Processor family:Intel Core i5-3xxx
Processor frequency:1.7
Processor lithography:22
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor model:I5-3317U
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-3300 Mobile series
Processor socket:BGA1023
Processor threads:4
Stepping:L1
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):17
Tjunction:105

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:22
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: Yes
Intel FDI Technology: Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology: Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):Y
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y
Intel® Insider™: Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:65707
Processor code:SR0N8
Processor package size:31
Supported instruction sets:AVX
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Security

Fingerprint reader: No

Software

Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 8

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MMC, SD
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Host interface:SATA
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:128
Storage media:SSD
Total Storage Capacity:128

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:9.65
Height:0.815
Weight:4.08
Width:13.4