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Acer Aspire M5-581T

Acer Aspire M5-581T 2 Core Intel Core I5-3xxx 1.7GHz 6GB 520GB HDD+SSD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-3xxx 1.7GHz 6GB May 2013
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The Aspire M Series Ultrabook frees you with instant-on performance, 8+ hours of power, and a touchscreen. The first to offer the gorgeous visuals of discrete graphics, this Ultrabook lets you... More
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12 Reasons For

Acer Has Good Portable PC Reviews

Acer is one of the better rated laptop manufacturers according to average user and expert review score data that we have collected for all laptops.

Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Aspire M5-581T has a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Aspire M5-581T which do not have a full-size keyboard.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Aspire M5-581T supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most ultrabooks that are a similar age to it. In addition, this notebook PC 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 ultrabooks that are a comparable age to the Aspire M5-581T.

The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across similar types of portable PC is 133MHz.

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Quite Big Screen Size

The Acer Aspire M5-581T has a quite big screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the Aspire M5-581T. The smallest screen size of ultrabooks that have been on the market for around the same time as the Aspire M5-581T is 11", the biggest is 18", and the average screen size is 14".

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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

The Acer Aspire M5-581T has a fairly big total storage capacity (520 gigabytes) compared to most of the other ultrabooks that have been around for more than two years. The average total storage capacity of similar spec laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Aspire M5-581T is 360GB.

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L3 Processor Cache

This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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SSD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD, SSD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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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 comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on laptops that were launched around the same time as it.

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Very Big Megapixel Count

When compared to other ultrabooks that were released around the same time as the Aspire M5-581T, the megapixel count of the Aspire M5-581T of 1.3 megapixels is one of the biggest. Notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Aspire M5-581T have megapixels counts of between 0.3MP and 1.3MP.

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Quite High Front Camera Resolution

Across all the comparable spec portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago the front camera resolutions range from 0.3MP to 1,300MP. At 1.3 megapixels, the Aspire M5-581T has a quite high front camera resolution compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Aspire M5-581T.

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AC Cable Included

This portable PC has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included on similar spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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12 Reasons Against

Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this laptop is Not supported, which is the most commonly found HD type on ultrabooks that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Does Not Have a Front Camera

The Acer Aspire M5-581T does not have a front camera, unlike most of the other laptops of this age and type.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of only 1.7 gigahertz, the Acer Aspire M5-581T has one of the slower processor clock speeds amongst ultrabooks of this age. The processor clock speeds of notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the Aspire M5-581T range from 1GHz to 2.9GHz.

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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 similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Heavy

When compared to other ultrabooks that were launched around the same time as the Aspire M5-581T that we have assessed the weight of, the Aspire M5-581T's weight of 2.3 kilograms is one of the heaviest. Across all the laptops of a similar spec and age to the Aspire M5-581T the weights range from 870g to 3.3kg, and the average weight is 1.6kg.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Aspire M5-581T does not have a touch sensitive screen, although it is worth noting that most of the other ultrabooks that are a comparable age to the Aspire M5-581T also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

The Acer Aspire M5-581T has a quite small maximum internal memory (only 6 gigabytes) compared to most of the other ultrabooks that have been around for more than two years. The smallest maximum internal memory of ultrabooks that have been on the market for a similar time to the Aspire M5-581T is 4GB and the biggest is 16GB.

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Only 20 Solid-State Drive Capacity

Most notebook PCs of this age and type have between 16 and 511 solid-state drive capacity, including the Acer Aspire M5-581T which has 20 solid-state drive capacity.

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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 comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to it.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of only 1,700 megahertz, the Aspire M5-581T has one of the slower processor clock speeds amongst ultrabooks of this age. The slowest processor clock speed of laptops of a comparable type and age to the Aspire M5-581T is 1,500MHz and the fastest is 2,000MHz.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

Portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the Aspire M5-581T have maximum turbo frequencies of between 1.3GHz and 3.6GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 2.9GHz. With a maximum turbo frequency of only 2.6 gigahertz, the Aspire M5-581T has one of the slower maximum turbo frequencies amongst ultrabooks of this age.

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Only 6.1GB Internal Memory Size

The Aspire M5-581T has a maximum internal memory size of 6.1GB. That's 25% less internal memory size than the most frequently found internal memory size of 8.2GB.

A 6.1GB internal memory size is in fact the worst internal memory size amongst all comparable spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Aspire M5-581T.

Amongst comparable types of portable PC the best internal memory size is 16.4GB.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Acer Aspire M5-581T

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when Acer released the Aspire M5-581T.

Intel Core I5-3xxx Processor Family

The Aspire M5-581T has an Intel Core i5-3xxx processor family which is better than most ultrabooks that came out more than two years ago. Most portable PCs of this spec and age have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

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Average Battery Life

At 8 hours, the Aspire M5-581T has a pretty average battery life compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the Aspire M5-581T.

Portable PCs with a longer battery life that might be worth considering include the Lenovo X1 Carbon (£895.94) (8.2h and higher rated).

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Average Internal Memory

At 6 gigabytes, the Aspire M5-581T has a pretty standard internal memory compared to most of the other ultrabooks that came out more than two years ago.

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HDD Storage Medium

The Aspire M5-581T has an HDD storage medium which is better than the SSD storage medium found on most ultrabooks that were released around the same time as 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.

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Specification

Features
Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Docking Station
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
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
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Installed SSD
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Aspect Ratio
3D Compatible
LED Backlight
HD Type
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
Cabling
Networking Standard
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
S/PDIF 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
Windows Key
Keyboard Layout
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost 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
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
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 AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Fingerprint Reader
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Warranty Card
Cable Included
AC Adapter Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature Range
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Technical Details
Display
Built-In Optical Drive
Other Features

Expert Reviews

(1)
3 January 2014

La Ultrabook Acer Aspire M puede cubrir las necesidades de estudiantes de nivel superior o de profesionistas que no requieran de un equipo de alto rendimiento, como por ejemplo puestos...

Good performance
Solid build quality
Backlit keyboard
Long battery life
Su diseo simple y elegante
No touch screen
Low-res display
Some bloatware
Viene con el sistema operativo Windows 7, una versin que si bien a varios les agrada bastante, no es la ltima disponible en el mercado, adems de que el rendimiento de la batera es de medio a bajo

User Reviews

(1)
Reviewed 28 March 2014 by Randall I.
(Verified Purchase)

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 1366 768. I wish I had paid better attention there, because it's noticeable how bad that is

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers nxm2hek006, nxm2haa011, 581t53316g52, 581t53316g52m, 581t53316g52ma, 581t53316g52mas, 581t53316g52mass
Barcodes 00172302756296, 00886541870650, 00887899113826, 04712196506650, 08878991138260

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