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Acer Aspire M3-581P

Acer Aspire M3-581P
alaScore 83

63 reviews

Mar, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 63 reviews of Acer Aspire M3-581P. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the screen and size. The usability and design are also appreciated, whereas views are divided on the image quality.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Acer Aspire M3-581P is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Acer Aspire M3-581P from The average user rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Reviews about the screen and keyboard are overall positive. The portability and usability also get good opinions.

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This summary is based on the products: Acer Aspire NX.M3KEK.002 M3-581PTG 15.6-inch Ultrabook - Aluminium (Intel Core i7 3517U 1.9 GHz, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, DVDSM DL, LAN, WLAN, BT, Webcam, Acer Aspire NX.M3KEK.002 M3-581PTG 15.6-inch Ultrabook - Aluminium (Intel Core i7 3517U 1.9 GHz, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, DVDSM DL, LAN, WLAN, BT, Webcam,

Mar, 2018

Expert review by : Till Schönborn (

Review Acer Aspire TimelineU M3-581PTG Ultrabook


Evolutionary. Acer takes a new approach to the familiar Ultrabook

Long battery life; High program performance; Fast graphics card; Optical drive; Touchscreen

Single USB 3.0; Disappointing TN panel; High temperature emissions at full load; Constantly running cooler fan; Workmanship flaws on our test model

Other Ultrabooks with a touchscreen: Asus VivoBook S400CA, HP SpectreXT Touchsmart 15 or Sony Vaio SV-T1511M1E/S. If you do not need a touchscreen, then the Lenovo IdeaPad U510 is an option.

Apr, 2013

Product Specifications


Audio system:HD / HD Audio
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2


Battery Capacity:4850 / 54
Battery capacity (Watt hours):54
Battery life (max):8
Battery performance:4850
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Number of battery cells:3


Front camera:Y
Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3


Energy Star certified: Yes
RoHS compliance: Yes


Color of product:Black
Form Factor:Clamshell
Product type:Notebook / Ultrabook


3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:15.6
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
HD type:Not supported
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen: Yes
Touch technology:Multi-Touch

Energy Management

AC adapter power:65


Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter model:NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M / NVIDIA GeForce GT 730M
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3
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 / 1100 / 1150
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x166
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 4000


Full-size keyboard: Yes
Keyboard Layout:QWERTY
Keyboard type:QWERTY
Numeric keypad:No / Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys: Yes


Internal memory:4 / 6
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:6
Memory layout:1 x 4
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 4
Memory slots:1x SO-DIMM


3G: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0 / 4.0+HS
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Network standard:IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3ab, IEEE 802.3u
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN
Networking standards:IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n,IEEE 802.3,IEEE 802.3ab,IEEE 802.3u
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11a, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Optical Drive

Disc types supported:DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-RAM, DVD-RW
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL

Other Features

Audio system:HD / HD Audio
Graphics adapter family:Intel, NVIDIA / NVIDIA
Infrared data port: No

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC

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 outputs:1
Microphone in:No / Yes
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1


AC adapter power:65


Bus type:DMI
Chipset:Intel HM77 Express
Conflict Free processor:Y
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):17 / 18 / 19
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:Y
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Maximum number of SMP processors:1
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM77 Express
Number of processors supported:1
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x8, 1x16, 2x4, 2x8
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor:I5-3317U / I5-3337U / I7-3517U
Processor boost frequency:2.6 / 2.7 / 3
Processor cache:3 / 4
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Ivy Bridge
Processor cores:2
Processor family:Intel Core i5-3xxx / Intel Core i7-3xxx
Processor frequency:1.7 / 1.8 / 1.9
Processor lithography:22
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor model:I5-3317U / I5-3337U / I7-3517U
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor series:Intel Core i5-3300 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-3500 Mobile series
Processor socket:BGA1023
Processor threads:4
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):17

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® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N
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 / 65714 / 72055
Processor code:SR0N6 / SR0N8 / SR0XL
Processor package size:31
Supported instruction sets:AVX
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes


Cable lock slot:Kensington / No
Fingerprint reader: No
Password protection:BIOS, HDD, Supervisor
Password protection type:BIOS, HDD, Supervisor


Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 8


Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MMC, SD
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Capacity:500
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400
Host interface:SATA
Number of hard drives installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:128 / 20 / 256
Solid-state drive interface:Serial ATA II
Solid-state drive interfaces:Serial ATA II
Storage media:HDD / HDD+SSD / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:128 / 256 / 500 / 520

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10.1 / 9.96
Height (front):0.776 / 0.791
Height (rear):0.811 / 0.815
Weight:4.52 / 4.96 / 5.07
Width:14.4 / 14.8