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Acer Aspire M5-581TG
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Acer Aspire M5-581TG 2 Core Intel Core I7-3xxx 1.9GHz 6GB 128GB SSD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I7-3xxx 1.9GHz 6GB May 2012
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Ultra mobile at just 20 mm slim and 2.3 kg, this Ultrabook still provides a full-size chiclet keyboard for speedy input, and fast file transfers via USB 3.0 and Bluetooth 4.0.2 Pop a disc into the... More
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13 Reasons For

16 PCI Express Lanes (max)

The Aspire M5-581TG is a 16 PCI Express lane (max) notebook PC. Most of the other portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Aspire M5-581TG only have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max).

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of laptops of this age and spec is 800MHz, the fastest is 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,100MHz. The Acer Aspire M5-581TG has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies (1,150 megahertz) amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age.

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Acer Portable PCs Have Good Reviews

Portable PCs from Acer have an average rating of 78 out of 100, which is in the top 65% of all laptop brands that we have analysed.

Intel Core I7 Processor Family

The Aspire M5-581TG has an Intel Core i7 processor family which is better than most laptops of a similar spec and age to it. Most notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to it have an Intel Core i5 processor family. Across all ultrabooks that have been available for around the same time as the Aspire M5-581TG the processor family ranges from Intel Core i3-2xxx to Intel Core i7-3xxx.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Acer Aspire M5-581TG supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most notebook PCs of this spec and age. Most comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This notebook 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 ultrabooks that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Aspire M5-581TG.

Amongst similar types of laptop the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz.

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SSD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an SSD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on similar spec laptops that have been around for more than two years. Solid State Drives (SSD) store data in semiconductors on a circuit board rather than using magnetic or optical media. Solid State Drives have no moving parts which makes them very fast and reliable.

If you are looking for a laptop with a better storage medium then you might want to consider the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_2189879_price] (SSD).

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Fairly Big Screen Size

Laptops of this age and type have screen sizes of between 11" and 18". With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Aspire M5-581TG has a fairly big screen size compared to most of the other ultrabooks that were launched around the same time as the Aspire M5-581TG.

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L3 Processor Cache

This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is the most frequently found processor cache on similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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SSD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an SSD storage medium, which is typical of many notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11a|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Fairly Big L3 Cache

With a L3 cache of 4 megabytes, the Aspire M5-581TG has a fairly big L3 cache compared to most of the other ultrabooks that are a comparable age to the Aspire M5-581TG. Ultrabooks that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Aspire M5-581TG have L3 caches of between 2MB and 6MB, and the average L3 cache is 3.3MB.

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AC Cable Included

This notebook PC has an AC cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included on notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to it.

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9 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 are a similar age to it.

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Does Not Have a Front Camera

The Aspire M5-581TG does not have a front camera. Most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Aspire M5-581TG do have a front camera.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Acer Aspire M5-581TG does not have a full-size keyboard, although keep in mind that most of the other portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the Aspire M5-581TG also do not have a full-size keyboard.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

Across all the laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Aspire M5-581TG the total storage capacity range from 64GB to 1.1TB, and the average total storage capacity is 360GB. At only 128 gigabytes, the Aspire M5-581TG has a fairly small total storage capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Aspire M5-581TG.

If this portable PC total storage capacity is too small for you then you might want to consider the ThinkPad X1 Carbon[pl_1611730_price] (180GB), or the ThinkPad X240[pl_2036009_price] (180GB) both from Lenovo.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This portable PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many ultrabooks that are a similar age to it.

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Heavy

When compared to other notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Aspire M5-581TG that we have assessed the weight of, the Acer Aspire M5-581TG's weight of 2.3 kilograms is one of the heaviest. Across all the portable PCs that were released more than two years ago the weights range from 870g to 3.3kg.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Acer Aspire M5-581TG does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other portable PCs that have been available for more than two years also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

The smallest maximum internal memory of portable PCs of a similar type and age to the Aspire M5-581TG is 4GB and the biggest is 16GB. With a maximum internal memory of only 6 gigabytes, the Acer Aspire M5-581TG has one of the smaller maximum internal memory amongst ultrabooks of this age.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many ultrabooks that were launched around the same time as it.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Acer Aspire M5-581TG

Released Over Four Years Ago

This ultrabook was released over four years ago.

Average Battery Life

At 8 hours, the Acer Aspire M5-581TG has a relatively typical battery life compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Aspire M5-581TG.

If you are looking for a longer battery life then you might want to consider the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_3120631_price] (8.2h) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Internal Memory

At 6 gigabytes, the Acer Aspire M5-581TG has a pretty standard internal memory compared to most of the other ultrabooks that have been available for a comparable time to the Aspire M5-581TG.

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Average Processor Clock Speed

At 1.9 gigahertz, the Aspire M5-581TG has a fairly typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other ultrabooks that were launched around the same time as the Aspire M5-581TG.

If this Acer portable PC processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might want to look at the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_1586460_price] (2GHz), or the DELL XPS 13[plb_2014592_price] (2GHz).

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Specification

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Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
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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)
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Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Installed SSD
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Aspect Ratio
3D Compatible
LED Backlight
HD Type
Video
Graphics
On-Board 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
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
S/PDIF Out Port
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
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Bundled Software
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
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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
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Password Protection
Fingerprint Reader
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
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AC Adapter Included
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Certificates
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Products Included
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Expert Reviews

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15 October 2014

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Keyboard with backlight
Optical drive
GPU performance of the GeForce GT 640M
Priceperformance ratio
Long battery life under load
Average port selection (no VGA connector)
Viewing angles quite restricted
Constant fan noise
Heavy for an Ultrabook
Mediocre screen

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers nxm5mek003, aspire 3517, aspire 3517u, aspire m5581, 581tg73516g12, aspire m5581t, 581tg73516g12m, aspire m5581tg, 581tg73516g12ma, 581tg73516g12mas, 581tg73516g12mass
Barcodes 04712196211110, 04712196333447, 04712196506933

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2 core Intel Core i7-3xxx 1.9GHz 6GB 128GB SSD 15.6"
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Lenovo X240
2 core Intel Core i5-4xxx 1.9GHz 8GB 180GB SSD 12.5"
Acer Aspire M5-581TG
2 core Intel Core i7-3xxx 1.9GHz 6GB 128GB SSD 15.6"
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