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Acer Aspire TimelineU M5-581T

alaTest has collected and analyzed 33 reviews of Acer Aspire TimelineU M5-581T. 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. Views about the price and design are overall positive. The usability and portability are also mentioned favorably, but many are negative about the energy efficiency and sound. Opinions are divided on the size.

performance, portability, usability, design, price

sound, energy

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Acer Aspire TimelineU M5-581T is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Acer Aspire TimelineU M5-581T

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 user reviews of Acer Aspire TimelineU M5-581T from Amazon.co.uk. 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 Amazon.co.uk. Views about the design and durability are on the whole positive. The battery and portability also get good feedback. There are mixed opinions on the price and usability. Many are less positive about the size.

performance, portability, battery, durability, design

size

56% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Acer Aspire M5-581T 15.6-inch Laptop (Silver) (Intel Core i5 3317U, RAM 6GB, HDD 500GB, DVDSM DL, LAN, WLAN, BT, Webcam, Integrated Graphics, Windows Acer Aspire M5-581T 15.6-inch Laptop (Silver) (Intel Core i5 3317U, RAM 6GB, HDD 500GB, DVDSM DL, LAN, WLAN, BT, Webcam, Integrated Graphics, Windows

Jun, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Acer Aspire TimelineU M5-581T

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 12 user reviews of Acer Aspire TimelineU M5-581T from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the price and usability. The design and portability are also mentioned favorably. There are some critical comments about the sound.

performance, portability, design, usability, price

sound

92% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Acer Aspire NX.M2HAA.011;M5-581T-6024 15.6-Inch LaptopAcer Aspire NX.M2HAA.011;M5-581T-6024 15.6-Inch Laptop

Jun, 2016

Expert review by: John R. Delaney (pcmag.com)

Acer Aspire M5-581T-6405

 

The Acer Aspire M5-581T-6405 is an affordable ultrabook offering solid productivity and battery performance in a sleek all-metal chassis. It doesn?t have a touch-screen though.

Good performance. Solid build quality. Backlit keyboard. Long battery life

No touch screen. Low-res display. Some bloatware

Technically speaking, the Acer Aspire M5-581T-6405 is an ultrabook, albeit a rather large one. It uses a low-powered Ivy Bridge Core i5 processor, has a solid-state drive, and is 0.8-inch thick. However, it has a 15.6-inch screen, a rarity among...

Mar, 2013

Expert review by: Ginny Mies (pcworld.com)

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Consumer review by: Stephen P. (newegg.com)

Solid Ultrabook, Doesn't Break the Bank

 

For $1,000, you can get a better Ultrabook these days. With an SSD upgrade, this would make an excellent $700-800 ultrabook. Overall, this is a solid computer, and I've been glad to have it.

Backlit keyboard is a huge plus for me. This is a premium feature, and can be a lifesaver if you're doing work at college and need to work in a dark environment, or if you're trying to finish up a project while a significant other sleeps nearby. The...

The screen should be at least 1600x900 on an ultrabook of this size. The SSD+HDD offers no benefit in speed over a normal HDD...I would swap this combo out with just an SSD since they aren't too pricey these days. Fan can get whiny, and constantly...

Feb, 2016

Consumer review by: Randall I. (newegg.com)

Great Ultrabook

 

Really a good bargain ultrabook if you're looking to get into the mid-level and don't want a touch screen (which I did not). Don't expect hi-res graphics though.

Large screen for an ultrabook, really excellent battery life considering the screen size, easy on the wallet.

The max screen resolution is 1366x768. I wish I had paid better attention there, because it's noticeable how bad that is.

Mar, 2014

Consumer review by: MT00497 (newegg.com)

AC Adaptor 65 Watts 19V 3.42A

 

This unit may work on many of the listed Smaller units but did not work with my Acer Aspire E1-531 Would suggest larger transformer those larger housing.

Liked the LED power indicator, Although I don't need a night light. Would suggest power cord unplug from transformer case for easier storage like the wall cord does. Unit is light weight and small enough to store in side pockets of computer case. equal...

Used it two times second time quit while in use. Very hot when in use both times. Rated 19V 3.42 A 65 Watts. Unit is very thin for that much wattage. Have tried to reach Sub-supplier for refund or replacement, No contact with a person and no E-mail...

Dec, 2013

Consumer review by: Mad Customer (newegg.com)

Defected keyboard

 

Slim design ; Fast ; Nice keyboard, except it came broken

With the broken key I've been trying to contact support but it has been two days & no respond ; I was expecting a working refurbished but not a defected refurbished. The key is clearly broken by someone who tried to unattach the key from the computer...

Aug, 2013

Consumer review by: langtuntt (newegg.com)

Not Working Properly!

 

Ultra-book ; i5, 6G RAM, SSD for a low price tag

The laptop arrived yesterday but after many hours of testing. It's a completed waste of my money ; When buying a refurbished product, I know what to expected and what not to beside the warranty. A refurbished should be working properly but this laptop...

Aug, 2013

Consumer review by: Jordan (newegg.com)

Nice "ultrabook"

 

15.6" should have 1920x1080 res to look good.. but that's not a big deal for my usage

got 2 of these for people at work. Wiped them and put win7 pro on them ; They seem fast, well built. thin, big touchpad. fairly cheap. Ivy Bridge ; It feels like the top of lcd lid, palmrest, and space between keys is made of metal ; there's nothing...

none, but I wasn't able to test battery life

Sep, 2012

Consumer review by: Carmen (rakuten.com)

Carmen

 

I am extremely happy with the entire purchasing experience. Thank you!

Product Specifications

Camera

Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3

Display

HD type: No

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)

Ports & interfaces

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

Processor

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 level:L3
Processor cache type:Smart Cache, L3 / SmartCache, 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 Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): Yes
Processor package size:31

Technical Details

Built-In Optical Drive: Yes