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Acer Aspire M3-581PT

Acer Aspire M3-581PT 2 Core Intel Core I3-3xxx 1.8GHz 4GB 320GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I3-3xxx 1.8GHz 4GB Oct 2012
Processor Core Processor Family Processor Clock Speed Internal Memory Release Date
Ultra mobile at just 20 mm slim and 2.1 kg, this Ultrabook still provides a full-size chiclet keyboard for speedy input, and fast file transfers via USB 3.0 and Bluetooth 4.0 Pop a disc into the... More
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8 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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Acer Portable PCs Have Good Reviews

Medium processor core notebook PCs produced by Acer have good reviews on average compared to other manufacturers. We also checked the reviews for all laptops (not just medium processor core notebook PCs) and found that Acer also has good reviews across its entire range.

1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Acer Aspire M3-581PT supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it. This notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the Aspire M3-581PT.

A 133MHz processor memory clock speed is the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across comparable types of laptop.

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Quite Big Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Acer Aspire M3-581PT has a fairly big screen size compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Aspire M3-581PT the screen sizes range from 10" to 18".

Alternative 15.6" portable PCs currently available that you might want to consider include the Acer Travelmate TMP253-M[plb_1476372_price] which has better reviews.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Acer Aspire M3-581PT has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Aspire M3-581PT.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11a|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this age and type.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to it.

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity

The Aspire M3-581PT has one of the bigger battery capacities (4,850 milliamperes * hour) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The battery capacities of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Aspire M3-581PT range from 3mAh to 30,000mAh, and the average battery capacity is 3,700mAh.

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12 Reasons Against

Only One USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port

The Aspire M3-581PT is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port notebook PC. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Does Not Have a Front Camera

The Aspire M3-581PT does not have a front camera. Most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the Aspire M3-581PT do have a front camera.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

The total storage capacity of notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the Aspire M3-581PT range from 1GB to 1.5TB, and the average total storage capacity is 520GB. With a total storage capacity of only 320 gigabytes, the Aspire M3-581PT has one of the smaller total storage capacity amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

If you are looking for a notebook PC with a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to look at the MSI CX640MX[plb_2376153_price] (500GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to it. HDD is a traditional storage drive which stores the information on magnetic disks. HDD drives are slower than other forms of storage such as solid state drives (SSD) and flash drives.

Portable PCs with a better storage medium that might be worth looking at include the T420s[pl_48433_price] (SSD), or the S540[pl_2433540_price] (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This notebook PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

Across all the notebook PCs of this age and type the hard drive capacity range from 180GB to 1.5TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 590GB. At only 320 gigabytes, the Aspire M3-581PT has a fairly small hard drive capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Aspire M3-581PT.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

With a maximum internal memory of only 6 gigabytes, the Acer Aspire M3-581PT has a fairly small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago. The smallest maximum internal memory of portable PCs of a similar age and type to the Aspire M3-581PT is 2GB and the biggest is 32GB.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most frequently found Ethernet LAN data rate on portable PCs of a similar age and type to it.

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Only Three Battery Cells

Most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Aspire M3-581PT have between one and eight battery cells, including the Acer Aspire M3-581PT which has three battery cells.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

The Aspire M3-581PT is a one USB 3.0 port laptop. Most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Aspire M3-581PT have between one and four USB 3.0 ports.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Aspire M3-581PT does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Aspire M3-581PT also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Acer Aspire M3-581PT

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when Acer released the Aspire M3-581PT.

Intel Core I3-3xxx Processor Family

The Acer Aspire M3-581PT has an Intel Core i3-3xxx processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5 processor family found on most medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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Average Internal Memory

The Acer Aspire M3-581PT has a pretty typical internal memory (4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 1.8 gigahertz, the Aspire M3-581PT has a pretty standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Aspire M3-581PT.

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Specification

Features
Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Docking Station
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
Integrated 4G WiMAX
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configuration
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Processor
SMP Processor (max)
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker
Camera
Networking
Networking Standard
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
Networking Feature
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Insider
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Execute Disable Bit
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Operational Conditions
Certificates
Technical Details
Other Features
Infrared Data Port

Expert Reviews

8 March 2013

Acer Aspire M3 Touch to bardzo nierówny ultrabook . Jego wygl?d przypad? mi do gustu, ale ju? jako?? wykonania pozostawia bardzo wiele do ?yczenia. Ekran i g?o?niki to jego najmocniejsze strony,...

Touchscreen is a bonus
Touch response is good
Wellbuilt
Doesn't miss out on an optical drive
Excellent battery life
You might hardly use the touchscreen
Very expensive
Compromises on the spec sheet
Flimsy display hinge means touch is not a lot of fun
All ports in the back

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers acer m3581, nxm3jek002, acer m3581p, acer m3581pt, 581pt33214g34, 581pt33214g34m, 581pt33214g34ma, acer nxm3jek002, 581pt33214g34mak, 581pt33214g34makk
Barcodes 04712196366902

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