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Acer Aspire Timeline U M3-581TG

alaTest has collected and analyzed 250 reviews of Acer Aspire Timeline U M3-581TG. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People really like the price and portability. The design and usability are also mentioned favorably, but there are some less positive views about the energy efficiency and touchpad. There are mixed reviews on the connectivity and image quality.

performance, usability, design, portability, price

touchpad, energy

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Acer Aspire Timeline U M3-581TG 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 Timeline U M3-581TG

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 56 user reviews of Acer Aspire Timeline U M3-581TG from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the image quality and usability. The portability and price also get good views. The touchpad and size get critical views. Comments about the energy efficiency and screen are mixed.

performance, price, portability, usability, image quality

reliability, size, touchpad

82% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2019

Expert review by : Michael Gorman (engadget.com)

Acer Aspire Timeline Ultra M3

 

When Acer's Aspire Timeline Ultra notebooks made their first appearance at CES, these 14- and 15-inch laptops seemed like little more than the successors to Acer's TimelineX series. Thin-and-light laptops, complete with optical drive and some likely...

Thin and lightweight ; Great gaming performance ; Super fast boot times

Low-rent build materials ; Shoddy screen ; Lackluster audio capabilities

The Aspire Timeline Ultra delivers great performance in a svelte package, but a low-res display and cheap build materials keep it from being a lust-worthy laptop

Apr, 2012

Expert review by : Loyd Case (pcworld.com)

Acer’s Timeline M3 Review: Laptop Could’ve Been a Contender

 

The Acer Timeline M3 is a study in polar opposites. Its thin, elegant chassis and superb performance for its class suggest that the M3 might be a true category leader, but an painfully poor LCD panel prevents the Acer from achieving that goal.

Sleek, thin, and elegant looking ; Above-average gaming performance ; Trackpad is overly sensitive

Very poor overall display quality

The Timeline M3 could have been a Macbook killer, if not for the poor LCD panel.

Apr, 2012

Expert review by : Sean Hollister (theverge.com)

Acer Aspire Timeline Ultra M3-581TG review

 

What is an ultrabook? Intel has a pretty loose definition: as long as your laptop is less than 0.8 inches thin, has five hours of battery life, rapidly wakes from sleep, and has a second-generation...

Potent gaming performance ; Good battery life ; Matte external surfaces ; Full-size ports

Poor ergonomic design ; Materials feel cheap ; Ugly, low-res screen ; Terrible speakers

Probably not the laptop for you, but that really depends on price

Mar, 2012

Expert review by : Klaus Hinum (notebookcheck.net)

Review Acer Aspire Timeline Ultra M3-581TG Ultrabook

 

Kepler's Debut. "Ultrabook XL" is one way of describing the Acer

Very good graphics performance; Fast SSD and thus very good application performance; Good battery life thanks to Optimus

Poor display; Touchpad without dedicated buttons; Hot under load

The currently available 13-inch Ultrabooks and the rather light 15"-inch multimedia devices like the expensive MacBook Pro 15 can't compete.

Mar, 2012

Expert review by : Jerry Jackson (NotebookReview.com)

Acer Aspire Timeline Ultra M3 Review: A True 15-inch Ultrabook

 

A major complaint about ultrabooks is that they don't really deliver premium performance. Acer hopes to change that with the first 15-inch ultrabook with high-performance NVIDIA GeForce 640M graphics inside. Keep reading to find out more.

Unbelievable graphics performance ; Thin and light yet well built ; Good keyboard and large touchpad

Bad location for power button ; All ports are in back ; Nasty hot spot on the bottom ; If you are in the market for an ultrabook with a large screen, excellent video editing and gaming performance, and a premium fit and finish then the Acer Aspire...

If you are in the market for an ultrabook with a large screen, excellent video editing and gaming performance, and a premium fit and finish then the Acer Aspire Timeline Ultra M3 deserves serious consideration.

Mar, 2012

Expert review by : Leo Boon Yeow (hardwarezone.com)

Acer Aspire Timeline Ultra M3 - Finding the Right Balance

 

Building a good notebook is a delicate balancing act between price, build quality and performance. The Acer Aspire Timeline Ultra M3 with a new GeForce GT 640M GPU comes pretty close to finding the right balance. Find out if this multimedia machine...

Thin and light ; Fantastic battery life ; Solid Build ; Attractive street price

Made mostly from plastic ; Very low resolution screen

Mar, 2012

Expert review by : Matt Smith (pcper.com)

Acer Aspire Timeline Ultra M3 Review: Kepler's First Laptop

 

The Acer Aspire Timeline Ultra M3 is a unique laptop. It was the first product on the market to contain a GPU based of Nvidia's new Kepler architecture, beating out not only other laptops but also the desktop video cards. It's also a rare 15.6”...

Mar, 2012

Recommended!

Expert review by : Ardjuna Seghers (trustedreviews.com)

Acer Aspire Timeline U M3 581TG

 

The cheapest game-worthy Ultrabook around thanks to GeForce GT 640M graphics.

Relatively slim and light gaming machine ; Very affordable ; Good battery life ; USB 3.0

Horrible connectivity placement ; Average screen

Jul, 2012

Expert review by : Hunter Skipworth (pocket-lint.com)

Acer Aspire Timeline M3 Ultra pictures and hands-on - Pocket-lint

 

Until now the Ultrabook just hasn't been that ultra. Compared to the MacBook Air not much has been able to match its day-to-day computing speeds. But where

Mar, 2012

Expert review by : Dave James (techradar.com)

Acer Aspire Timeline U M3 review

 

The world's first Ultrabook that plays decent games

Excellent gaming performance ; Battery life ; Build quality

Poor trackpad ; Low resolution screen

May, 2012

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