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Acer Aspire S5-391

alaTest has collected and analyzed 146 reviews of Acer Aspire S5-391. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People are impressed by the durability and reliability. The design and performance are also appreciated. There are some mixed views about the connectivity and battery. There are some negative reviews about the image quality and screen.

portability, performance, design, reliability, durability

usability, screen, image quality

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Acer Aspire S5-391 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Acer Aspire S5-391

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 21 user reviews of Acer Aspire S5-391 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the durability and price. The design and performance are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed comments about the image quality, while many are less positive about the reliability and screen.

portability, performance, design, price, durability

usability, screen, reliability

62% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Acer Aspire S5-391 13.3-inch Ultrabook (Intel Core i5 3317U 1.7GHz, 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD, LAN, WLAN, BT, Webcam, Integrated Graphics, Windows 8 64-bit)Acer Aspire S5-391 13.3-inch Ultrabook (Intel Core i5 3317U 1.7GHz, 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD, LAN, WLAN, BT, Webcam, Integrated Graphics, Windows 8 64-bit)

Jan, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Acer Aspire S5-391

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 43 user reviews of Acer Aspire S5-391 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the keyboard and reliability. The usability and performance are also appreciated, but views about the battery and touchpad are mixed. Some have doubts about the image quality.

portability, performance, usability, reliability, keyboard

image quality

74% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Acer Aspire S5-391-9880 13.3-Inch HD Display Ultrabook (Black)Acer Aspire S5-391-9880 13.3-Inch HD Display Ultrabook (Black)

Jan, 2019

Expert review by : Ardjuna Seghers (trustedreviews.com)

Acer Aspire S5

 

A super-thin, premium Ultrabook that hides its connections with an innovative motorised door.

Incredibly slim ; Attractive, innovative design ; MagicFlip has major geek appeal ; Thunderbolt on board ; Impressive speakers ; Good usability

Poor screen ; Awkward connectivity ; No keyboard backlighting ; Expensive

. It makes USB devices awkward to plug in and exposes them to possible damage when picking the laptop up or putting it down at a slight angle.

Sep, 2012

Expert review by (t3.com)

Acer S5 Aspire Ultrabook review: Hands-on

 

Amid a sea of size zero notbooks, Acer's latest Ultrabook is the thinnest yet. With a sleek, premium design and the cool Magic Flip I/O feature could it be our favourite MacBook Air rival?

This laptop was named the best at CES by some publications and at this early stage it's difficult to argue. It appears to hit all of the right Ultrabook notes with long battery life and the ergonomic design craved in the post MacBook Air era. The Magic...

Feb, 2012

Expert review by : James Stables (techradar.com)

Acer Aspire S5 review

 

The world's thinnest Ultrabook packs power and style

Great performance ; World's slimmest laptop ; Eye catching ; Nice metal finish ; Thunderbolt

Small SSD ; Durability issues ; Ports hard to access ; Mediocre graphics ; Average screen

Ultrabooks are more than a simple size-zero battle of aggressive laptop dieting, but that hasn't stopped manufacturers from battling it out for the 'World's thinnest' accolade. The Asus Zenbook UX31E, Acer Aspire S3, Dell XPS 13 and Samsung Series 9...

Jul, 2012

Expert review by (expertreviews.co.uk)

Acer Aspire S5-391 review

 

Acer might have made budget-oriented workhorses in the past, but its new laptops are much classier affairs. None more so than the Aspire S5, a great-looking Ultrabook built from black brushed aluminium. It's also the first Ultrabook we've seen with a...

Acer aims high, but falls short of the mark with the Aspire S5

Oct, 2012

Expert review by : Andrew Harrison (techadvisor.co.uk)

Acer Aspire S5 video review

 

The Acer Aspire S5-391-53314G25akk, to give it its full name, is the first commercially available Windows PC in the UK of any type to sport this versatile connector.

Oct, 2012

Expert review by : Andrew Harrison (techadvisor.co.uk)

Acer Aspire S5 review

 

The Acer Aspire S5 is a special kind of ultraportable notebook. That's not for its shape or style though – building a clone of the Apple MacBook Air is rapidly becoming passé for Microsoft's hardware partners.

We applaud the addition of Thunderbolt, which expands connection possibilites with a growing range of high-speed peripherals. MagicFlip, the motorised port bay is also a very neat idea, if applied with an annoying mechanism that always sounds stressed....

Sep, 2012

Expert review by : Dan Ackerman (cnet.co.uk)

Acer S5-391-9880 review

 

It was back in January, at CES 2012 , that we first saw the $1,399 13-inch Acer Aspire S5 ultrabook. Of course, if you remember the S5 from CES, you'll recall its most unique feature -- a tiny motorized door at the back of the bottom panel that opens...

The Acer Aspire S5 is an incredibly thin and light ultrabook that hides its ports, including Thunderbolt, behind a clever motorized door.

That port door, named the MagicFlip, is a potential problem if it ever breaks down. The keyboard isn't backlit, and battery life could be better.

Even thinner and lighter than a 13-inch MacBook Air, the Acer Aspire S5 is a great example of an ambitious ultrabook, held back by a few flaws and its high price.

Jul, 2012

Expert review by (expertreviews.co.uk)

Acer Aspire S5 review

 

Acer aims high, but falls short of the mark with the Aspire S5

Audio was predictably average too, with reasonably loud yet tinny sound coming from the down-firing stereo speakers. The labels might read “Dolby home Theatre” and “Professionally Tuned”, but the lack of bass and sharp high-end meant we were soon...

Expert review by : Yardena Arar (techworld.com)

Acer Aspire S5 review

 

If you're looking for an Ultrabook with the superslim good looks of a MacBook Air, enough computing oomph to handle multimedia and general business tasks, plus a good-enough battery life, take a long hard look at the Acer Aspire S5. Especially the...

The sleekly designed Acer Aspire S5 Ultrabook poses one of the most credible threats to the MacBook Air we've seen to date.

Jul, 2012

Expert review by : Elias Plastiras (goodgearguide.com.au)

Acer Aspire S5 Ultrabook

 

A high-performing Ultrabook with a port cluster and vent that can be opened and closed at the press of a button

Performance ; Small and light ; Innovative

Relatively short battery life ; Power button location ; Screen viewing angles ; Keyboard not backlit ; Dual-SSD model not sold in Australia

Acer's Aspire S5 Ultrabook contains innovation and plenty of speed. The model we looked at was equipped with a Core i7 CPU and two solid state drives in a RAID 0 configuration. It's an ultraportable that's suitable for anyone who wants great overall...

Dec, 2012

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:Dolby Home Theater v4 / HD / HD Audio
Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2

Battery

Battery Capacity:2310 / 3280
Battery capacity (Watt hours):34 / 36.4
Battery life (max):6.5
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:3 / 4

Camera

Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3
Swivel webcam: No

Certificates

Energy Star certified: Yes
Wi-Fi certified: Yes

Design

Colour of product:Black / Gold
Form factor:Clamshell
Intel segment tagging:Enterprise, Small Business
Market positioning:Ultrabook
Product colour:Black / Gold
Product Type:Notebook / Ultrabook

Display

3D: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display brightness:200
Display diagonal:33.8
Display number of colours:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
HD type: No
LED Backlight: Yes
Touchscreen: No

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter: No
Discrete graphics adapter model: No
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:3
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:350
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1050 / 1100 / 1150 / 1200
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x166
On-board graphics adapter memory:0.125
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 4000
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, Serial Digital Video Out (SDVO), VGA (D-Sub)

Keyboard

Built-in touchpad: Yes
Full-size keyboard: Yes
Keyboard layout:AZERTY / QWERTY
Numeric keypad:No / Yes
Pointing device:ClickPad / Touchpad
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal Memory:4
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:4
Memory clock speed:1333
Memory form factor:On-board
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 4
Memory slots:1x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G: No
4G:No / Yes
4G standard:WiMAX
4G standards:WiMAX
4G WiMAX:No / Yes
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0 / 4.0+HS
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Data network: No
Ethernet LAN:No / Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN / WLAN
Networking standards:IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11n
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11a, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type: No

Other features

Audio system:Dolby Home Theater v4 / HD / HD Audio
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3U, IEEE 802.3ab
Display:LCD / LED
Display diagonal (metric):33.8
Floppy drive installed: No
Graphics adapter family:Intel
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem: No
Number of products included:1
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
Power supply type:AC/DC
Type:PC

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Bag included:N
Cables included:AC
Handheld remote control:N
Mouse included:N

Packaging Data

AC adapter included: Yes
Bag included: No
Cables included:AC
Handheld remote control: No
Mouse included: No

Performance

TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Charging port type:DC-in jack
Combo headphone/mic port:No / Yes
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in:No / Yes
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
Thunderbolt ports quantity:1
TV Out:N
TV out port: No
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter power:65

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Conflict Free processor: Yes
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):17 / 18 / 19 / 20
ECC supported by processor: No
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX: Yes
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Maximum number of SMP processors:1
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1333,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM, DDR3L-SDRAM
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM76 Express / Intel HM77 Express
Number of Processors Supported:1
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x8, 1x16, 2x4, 2x8
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor boost frequency:2.6 / 2.7 / 3 / 3.1
Processor cache:3 / 4
Processor cache type:Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Ivy Bridge
Processor Cores:2
Processor family:3rd gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 3rd gen Intel® Core™ i7
Processor frequency:1.7 / 1.8 / 1.9 / 2
Processor lithography:22
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor Model:I5-3317U / I5-3337U / I7-3517U / I7-3537U
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-3300 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-3500 Mobile series
Processor Socket:BGA1023
Processor threads:4
Stepping:L1
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):17
Tjunction:105

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:Y
CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:22
Idle States: Yes
Integrated 4G WiMAX:Y
Intel 64: Yes
Intel Active Management Technology: No
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: Yes
Intel FDI Technology: Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: Yes
Intel HD Audio Technology: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel Matrix Storage Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x): Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): Yes
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT): No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI): Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT): Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD): Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID): No
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio): No
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology): Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT): Yes
Intel® Insider™: Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST): No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT): Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Secure Key: Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): No
Intel® Smart Cache: Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® vPro™ Technology: No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi): Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:65707 / 65714 / 72054 / 72055 / I7-3517U
Processor code:SR0N6 / SR0N8 / SR0XG / SR0XL
Processor package size:31
Supported instruction sets:AVX
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Security

Cable lock slot:N / No
Fingerprint Reader: No
Password protection type:BIOS, HDD, Supervisor / BIOS, HDD, Supervisor, User

Software

Bundled software:Microsoft Office Starter, Bing Bar, Windows Live Essentials / Microsoft Office Starter, Bing Bar, Windows Live Essentials\n
Drivers included: Yes
Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 8

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MMC, SD
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:128 / 256
Solid-state drive interface:SATA
Storage Media:SSD
Total Storage Capacity:128 / 256

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:21.9 / 22.6 / 22.7 / 27.7
Height :1.5 / 1.52
Height (front):1.12 / 1.31
Height (rear):1.5 / 1.75
Weight:1.2 / 1.31 / 1.34 / 1.35 / 1.4
Width:32.3 / 32.4 / 32.5