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Acer Aspire S5-391

alaTest has collected and analyzed 145 reviews of Acer Aspire S5-391. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Comments about the durability and reliability are generally positive. The design and performance also get good views. There are mixed reviews on the connectivity and battery, while the image quality and screen get negative comments.

portability, performance, design, reliability, durability

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Acer Aspire S5-391 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (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 products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the durability and price. The design and performance also get good views. Comments are divided on the image quality, and the reliability and screen get less positive reviews.

portability, performance, design, price, durability

usability, screen, reliability

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

Oct, 2020

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Acer Aspire S5-391

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 43 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 3.9/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. Views about the keyboard and reliability are generally positive. The usability and performance are also mentioned favorably. The battery and touchpad get mixed comments, and many are critical about the image quality.

portability, performance, usability, reliability, keyboard

image quality

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

Oct, 2020

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 : 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.

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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 : 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 : 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's Aspire S5 is the world's thinnest 13-inch ultrabook

 

Even thinner and lighter than a 13-inch MacBook Air, the Acer Aspire S5 hides its ports, including Thunderbolt, behind a clever motorized door.

The ; 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 : Dan Ackerman (cnet.com)

Acer S5-391-9880 review

 

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...

Jul, 2012

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

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