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Acer Aspire M3-581P

Acer Aspire M3-581P
alaScore 83

63 reviews

Jan, 2019

alaTest has collected and analyzed 63 reviews of Acer Aspire M3-581P. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People are impressed by the screen and size. The usability and design are also appreciated. Opinions are divided on the image quality.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Acer Aspire M3-581P is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Acer Aspire M3-581P from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.0/5, 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 screen and keyboard. The portability and usability also get good feedback.

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50% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Acer Aspire NX.M3KEK.002 M3-581PTG 15.6-inch Ultrabook - Aluminium (Intel Core i7 3517U 1.9 GHz, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, DVDSM DL, LAN, WLAN, BT, Webcam, Acer Aspire NX.M3KEK.002 M3-581PTG 15.6-inch Ultrabook - Aluminium (Intel Core i7 3517U 1.9 GHz, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, DVDSM DL, LAN, WLAN, BT, Webcam,

Jan, 2019

Expert review by : Till Schönborn (notebookcheck.net)

Review Acer Aspire TimelineU M3-581PTG Ultrabook

 

Evolutionary. Acer takes a new approach to the familiar Ultrabook

Long battery life; High program performance; Fast graphics card; Optical drive; Touchscreen

Single USB 3.0; Disappointing TN panel; High temperature emissions at full load; Constantly running cooler fan; Workmanship flaws on our test model

Other Ultrabooks with a touchscreen: Asus VivoBook S400CA, HP SpectreXT Touchsmart 15 or Sony Vaio SV-T1511M1E/S. If you do not need a touchscreen, then the Lenovo IdeaPad U510 is an option.

Apr, 2013

Product Specifications

Audio

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

Battery

Battery Capacity:4850
Battery capacity (Watt hours):54
Battery life (max):8
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Number of battery cells:3

Camera

Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3

Certificates

Energy Star certified:Y / Yes
RoHS compliance: Yes

Design

Colour of product:Black
Form factor:Clamshell
Housing material:Aluminium
Product colour:Black
Product Type:Notebook / Ultrabook

Display

3D:N / No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:39.6
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
HD type:HD / No
LED Backlight:Y / Yes
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:Y / Yes

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:Y / Yes
Discrete graphics adapter model:NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M / NVIDIA GeForce GT 730M
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3
Number of discrete graphics adapters:1
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:3
On-board graphics adapter:Y / Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:350
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1050 / 1100 / 1150
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x166
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 4000 / Intel® HD Graphics 4000
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, Serial Digital Video Out (SDVO), VGA (D-Sub)

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard:Y / Yes
Island-style keyboard:N
Keyboard layout:QWERTY
Numeric keypad:No / Y / Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys:Y / Yes

Memory

ECC:N
Internal Memory:4 / 6
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:6
Memory clock speed:1600
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 4
Memory slots:1x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G:N / No
4G:N / No
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0 / 4.0+HS
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN:Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN
Networking standards:IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3ab, IEEE 802.3u
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11n
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11a, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Optical Drive

Disc types supported:DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-RAM, DVD-RW
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL / DVD-RW

Other features

Audio system:HD / HD Audio
Display:LCD
Graphics adapter family:Intel, NVIDIA / nVidia
Infrared data port: No
Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC
Quick start guide:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter included: Yes
Cables included:AC

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Charging port type:DC-in jack
Combo headphone/mic port:Y / Yes
DC-in jack:Y / Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in:No / Yes
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter power:65

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Conflict Free processor: Yes
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):17 / 18 / 19
ECC supported by processor:N / 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 HM77 Express
Number of Processors Supported:1
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x16,2x8,1x8+2x4 / 1x8, 1x16, 2x4, 2x8
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor boost frequency:2.6 / 2.7 / 3
Processor cache:3 / 4
Processor cache type:Smart Cache / Smart Cache, L3 / SmartCache, L3
Processor codename:Ivy Bridge
Processor Cores:2
Processor family:3rd gen Intel® Core™ i5 / Intel Core i7-3xxx
Processor frequency:1.7 / 1.8 / 1.9
Processor lithography:22
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor Model:I5-3317U / I5-3337U / I7-3517U
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-3300 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-3500 Mobile series
Processor Socket:BGA 1023 / 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:N / No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y / Yes
Execute Disable Bit:Y / Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:22
Idle States:Y / Yes
Integrated 4G WiMAX:Y
Intel 64:Y / Yes
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:N / No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology:Y / Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y / Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access:Y / Yes
Intel FDI Technology:Y / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access:Y / Yes
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 My WiFi Technology: Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
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 Trusted Execution Technology:N / No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y / Yes
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID): No
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y / Yes
Intel® Insider™:Y / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y / Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Secure Key:Y / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): No
Intel® Smart Cache:Y / Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® vPro™ Technology: No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:65707 / 65714 / 72055
Processor code:SR0N6 / SR0N8 / SR0XL
Processor package size:31
Supported instruction sets:AVX
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y / Yes

Security

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

Software

Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 8

Storage

Card reader integrated:Y / Yes
Compatible memory cards:MMC, SD / MMC,SD
Hard Drive Capacity:500
Hard Drive Interface:SATA
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:128 / 20 / 256
Solid-state drive interface:Serial ATA II
Storage Media:HDD / HDD+SSD / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:128 / 256 / 500 / 520

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:25.3 / 25.6 / 253
Height :2.3 / 22.9
Height (front):1.97 / 2.01
Height (rear):2.06 / 2.07
Weight:2.05 / 2.25 / 2.3
Width:36.6 / 37.6 / 376.4