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Acer Aspire M5-481

alaTest has collected and analyzed 46 reviews of Acer Aspire M5-481. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People are impressed by the size and design. The price and portability also get good feedback, whereas comments about the durability and keyboard are mixed. Some have doubts about the software and touchpad.

performance, portability, price, design, size

screen, usability, energy, touchpad, software

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Acer Aspire M5-481 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Sean Hollister (theverge.com)

Acer Aspire M5 review: the affordable all-purpose ultrabook

 

Battlefield 3 on a power-sipping ultrabook? They said it couldn't be done. In March, however, Acer and Nvidia proved them wrong. Behind closed doors at the 2012 Game Developer's Conference, the sleek black 15.6-inch Acer Aspire Timeline Ultra M3 ran...

Game-capable graphics ; Cool and quiet ; Good battery life ; Great build quality for the money

Sub-par screen ; Touchpad and keyboard need work ; Annoying port and button arrangement

One laptop, with something for everybody

Dec, 2012

Expert review by : Scott Stein (cnet.com)

Acer Timeline U M5 supervalue ultrabook has it all

 

A DVD drive, Nvidia graphics, and ample hard-drive space for under $800? Acer's Timeline U M5 is ready to be a student's bargain dream machine.

The slim ; ultrabook combines Nvidia graphics, an optical drive, and plenty of extra features, including a backlit keyboard, in a shockingly affordable package.

A clean but generic design and its heavier weight make the U M5 feel less like an ultrabook and more like a regular mainstream laptop; the screen quality is mediocre, too.

Yes, it's heavier than the average ultrabook, but if you're looking for an excellent value in a full-featured thin laptop, the Acer Timeline U M5 is hard to beat.

Aug, 2012

Expert review by : Christopher Null (wired.com)

Review: Acer TimelineUltra M5-481TG-6814

 

Acer's inexpensive TimelineUltra M5 notebook has excellent video and gaming performance, and enough battery life to handle your longest late-night sessions. General performance falls short,...

Impressive graphics performance for an ultrabook-class machine. Outstanding battery life. Price is low

General performance is uninspired. Lots of bloatware. Front-mounted power button prone to being accidentally pressed while in your bag

Aug, 2012

Expert review by : Ahmer Kazi (pcmag.com)

Acer Aspire Timeline Ultra M5-481TG-6814

 

The downsides of the Acer Aspire Timeline Ultra M5-481TG-6814 are outweighed by its nimble performance in both everyday computing and visually intense gaming applications—and it's an excellent value.

Affordable. Solid graphics configuration. Includes full-size HDMI port, built-in optical drive, spacious hard drive by ultrabook standards.

Loaded with bloatware. On the heavy side. Battery is not removable. Distracting display design.

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Jul, 2012

Expert review by : Sascha Mölck (notebookcheck.net)

Review Acer Aspire Timeline Ultra M5-481TG Notebook

 

A good looking all-rounder. With the Aspire TimelineUltra M5-481T

Long battery life; Mostly silent; Large performance reserves; SSD with large capacity; Stable case; Appealing visuals

Noisy and hot under load; Not upgradable; Poor display; Few interfaces

The rival notebooks are the HP Envy 14 Spectre, the Samsung Series 7 700Z3A-S03DE and the Dell XPS 14z.

Jul, 2012

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Expert review by : Taimoor Hafeez (tbreak.com)

Acer Timeline Ultra M5 Review

 

Intel Ivy Bridge and Nvidia Kepler in a slim package.

Powerful hardware in a slim package, great gaming performance, not so noisy and good metal finish

Average display, does tend to get rather hot while gaming, cheap keyboard and mouse

Last but not least is the incredible 256GB SSD which made everything run blazing fast on Timeline Ultra M5, including a cold boot startup into Windows 7 Home premium of just 12 seconds! All of this in a 13.39” x 9.65” x 0.81” body that weighs 1.95kgs.

Jun, 2012

Expert review by : Sarah Jacobsson Purewal (techadvisor.co.uk)

Acer Timeline Ultra M5 review

 

Unfortunately, the Acer Timeline Ultra M5 is an Ultrabook that represents a downgrade from its predecessor in storage and performance.

This attractive 15.6-inch Ultrabook represents a downgrade from its predecessor in storage and performance.

Jul, 2012

Expert review by : Sarah Jacobsson Purewal (techworld.com)

Acer Timeline Ultra M5 review

 

As an Ultrabook, the Acer Timeline Ultra M5 disappoints. It's simply too big (with a 15.6-inch screen) and too heavy (at 4.5 pounds, not including accessories), to fit comfortably in the Ultrabook category. If anything, decision to market this model as...

The Timeline Ultra M5 runs on a newer but weaker processor than the M3 used, and Acer pulled the older model's speedy 256GB SSD in favor of a 500GB HDD with a 20GB SSD boot drive. The result is slower overall performance, which is reflected in the...

Jul, 2012

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Acer M5-481TG-6814

 

Good laptop, great value, bad motherboard, bad warranty.

This laptop is super light, portable, and surprisingly powerful. The battery life is excellent and performance was better than expected

The motherboard on my computer blew after less than a year, and when I went to get the computer repaired I was told that Acer doesn't sell that model motherboard anymore. I would've sent it to Newegg to begin with but I'm a college student and the...

Jun, 2014

Consumer review (newegg.com)

The Owner loves it

 

Ordered for my sister, and she loves it. I helped her get it set up for college and she hasn't had a single problem from it since she got it

none so far

Sep, 2013

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