Portable PCs produced by Acer generally have good ratings compared to other brands.
Has a Full-Size Keyboard
The Aspire M5-581T has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec do not have a full-size keyboard.
1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed
The Acer Aspire M5-581T supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most comparable spec laptops that have been available for a similar time to it. Most notebook PCs that are a similar age to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed.
A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Aspire M5-581T.
Amongst similar types of notebook PC the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz.
Fairly Big Screen Size
The Aspire M5-581T has one of the bigger screen sizes (15.6 inches) amongst portable PCs of this age. The screen sizes of ultrabooks that were launched around the same time as the Aspire M5-581T range from 11" to 16", and the average screen size is 14".
Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity
With a total storage capacity of 520 gigabytes, the Aspire M5-581T has one of the bigger total storage capacity amongst comparable spec laptops of this age. Portable PCs that are a similar age to the Aspire M5-581T have total storage capacity of between 120GB and 1.1TB.
L3 Processor Cache
This notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many portable PCs of this type and age.
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802.11g WiFi Standard
This notebook PC has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on similar spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.
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Only Not Supported HD Type
The HD type of the this notebook PC are Not supported, which is the most commonly found HD type on ultrabooks that have been available for more than two years.
Only One PCI Express Lane (max)
The Aspire M5-581T is a one PCI Express lane (max) laptop.
Does Not Have a Front Camera
The Aspire M5-581T does not have a front camera, unlike most of the other ultrabooks that were released more than two years ago which have a front camera.
Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution
This laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on ultrabooks that came out around the same time as it.
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With a weight of 2.3 kilograms, the Aspire M5-581T's weight is one of the heaviest amongst portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Aspire M5-581T. The lightest laptop that came out around the same time as the Aspire M5-581T is 870g heavy, the heaviest is 2.6kg, and the average weight is 1.6kg.
Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen
Most ultrabooks that have been available for around the same time as the Aspire M5-581T do not have a touch sensitive screen. The Acer Aspire M5-581T is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.
Only 20 Solid-State Drive Capacity
The Acer Aspire M5-581T is a 20 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity notebook PC.
Very Small Maximum Internal Memory
At only 6 gigabytes, the Aspire M5-581T has a fairly small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other ultrabooks that have been around for more than two years. Portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Aspire M5-581T have maximum internal memory of between 4GB and 16GB.
Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency
The maximum turbo frequencies of notebook PCs of this spec and age range from 1.3GHz to 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 a quite slow maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Aspire M5-581T.
Only 6.1GB Internal Memory Size
This portable PC has a 6.1GB internal memory size, which is typical of many laptops of a similar age and type to it.
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Released Over Three Years Ago
It was over three years ago when this ultrabook was released.
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 were released around the same time as it. Most similar spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5 processor family.
Average Battery Life
At 8 hours, the Aspire M5-581T has a fairly average battery life compared to most of the other ultrabooks that are a comparable age to the Aspire M5-581T.
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Average Internal Memory
With an internal memory of 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.
Average Processor Clock Speed
At 1.7 gigahertz, the Aspire M5-581T has a fairly standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other portable PCs that came out more than two years ago.
HDD Storage Medium
The Aspire M5-581T has an HDD storage medium which is better than the SSD storage medium found on most similar spec laptops that are a comparable age 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.
There are a number of other laptops that have an HDD+SSD storage media currently available that you might also want to look at including the Gigabyte U2442F which has a better Rating.
Intel Core i5, Intel Core i5-3xxx
Processor Clock Speed
Intel HM77, Intel HM77 Express
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
133, 1333, 333, 1600
Processor Memory Type
DDR3-SDRAM, DDR3L, DDR3L-SDRAM
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Integrated 4G WiMAX
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
PCI Express Configuration
1x1, 1x16, 2x8, 1x8, 1x8+2x4, 2x4
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Processor Cache Type
Smart Cache, L3
On-board, On-board + SO-DIMM, SO-DIMM
Maximum Internal Memory
1 x 4
Internal Memory Size
Total Storage Capacity
SSD, HDD, HDD+SSD, SSD
MMC+, SD, SD, SDHC, SD, SDXC
Integrated Card Reader
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
1366 x 768
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Number of Colours
Supported Number of Colours Display
16.78 million colours
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 400, Intel HD Graphics 4000
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
DisplayPort, DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, Serial Digital Video Out (SDVO), VGA (D-Sub)