Acer M5-583P Touchscreen Ultrabook review and specifications

By | July 23, 2014
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Among Ultrabook series from Acer, the M5-583P is one of the best machine able to handle almost every type of work processing with 4th-gen Intel i5 processor, a 15.6-inch high-definition touch screen and improved Intel integrated graphics for an added layer of interactivity. 1-inch aluminum body and a portable notebook that can handle both work and play and also it offers more than 8 hours of battery life.

Design and Display

The Acer M5-583P by design is enough to attract people looking to get stylish notebook. The 15 x 10.08 x 0.68~0.9-inch Aspire M5 weighs in at an even 5 lbs. That makes it lighter than both the Dell Inspiron 15z Touch (15 x 9.8 x 0.9-0.91-inch, 5.2 lbs) and Toshiba Satellite P55t-A5202 (15.2 x 9.9 x 1.2 inches, 5.2 lbs).

The Aspire M5 is 10-point edge-to-edge glass, 15.6-inch touch screen, responsive enough to work with your taps or swipes, scrolls and pinches. The 1366 x 768 widescreen display offers rich color, warm, with crisp detail. Viewing angles is not very wide, washing out a little past 45 degrees.

In Spite of failing to get the 212 lux mainstream average, the Acer Aspire M5’s 158 lux display is more brighter than the Toshiba the Inspiron 15z’s (146 lux) and Satellite P55t (138 lux) display.



Performance

As I have already mentioned that the Aspire M5 is powered by a 1.6-GHz 4th-gen Intel Core i5-4200U CPU with 6 GB of RAM, the Acer Aspire M5-583P handles most of the tasks with ease. The notebook able to stream “The Expendables 2” on Netflix while executing a system scan with seven open tabs in Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Internet Explorer.



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After checking this device at the PC Mark 7 benchmark, we got to knew that, the Aspire M5 notched 2,969, the Toshiba Satellite P55t-A5202, which has the same processor, scored a slightly higher 3,208. The Dell Inspiron 15z and its 1.7-GHz third-generation Intel Core i5-3317U CPU delivered a more impressive 4,184. Here in this test, the device lacks behind compared to both of its rivals.

The Aspire average booting time is 38 seconds, in Windows 8, it is 25 seconds where Dell Inspiron takes 31 seconds. Now let’s talk about its graphics performance and compare to its revials. The Aspire M5-583P scored 967 on the 3DMark11 benchmark. which is below the mark of mainstream, but higher than the both the Inspiron 15z (641) and Toshiba Satellite P55t-A5202 (878) .

Battery

The Acer Aspire M5-583P-6428 offers a 4-cell 3560 mAh Li-Po battery lasted 8:55 on the Battery Test (continuous surfing Web over Wi-Fi), easily outlasting the thin-and-light 5:30 average. At every benchmark we have compare them to the rivals, here also the Dell Inspiron 15z and the Toshiba Satellite P55t-A5202’s times of 4:40 and 5:32. In other words, Acer has really put Intel’s efficient Haswell chip to good use.

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Software

Aspire comes with ChaCha, iCookbook, Netflix, StumbleUpon, Skype, TuneIn, Kindle, Hulu Plus, eBay, newsXpresso Music Maker Jam and Wild Tangent Games. There is also Acer Cloud Docs, which saves a copy of your docs to the cloud for later viewing. Acer Instant Connect software remembers previous Wi-Fi spots for an almost instantaneous Internet connection. Acer Cloud lets you share all sorts of files stored on your PC with other devices, including smartphones and tablets.



Specifications

Display : 15.6 HD display with 1366 x 768 p resolution
Processor : Intel 4th gen Core i5 processor
Operating System : Windows 8.1 OS
Memory : 6 GB DDR3L RAM
Hard Disk : 500 GB HDD
Graphics : Intel integrated graphics
Optical Drive : Available
Web Camera : 1.3 Mega-pixel
Audio : Stereo speakers with Dolby Advanced Audio V2
Battery : 4-cell 3560 mAh Li-Po battery
Connectivity : Bluetooth 4.o, WI-FI 802.11 b/g/n, HDMI port, USB ports and Audio jack port
Weight : 5 lbs
Dimensions (inch) : 15 x 10.08 x 0.68~0.9
Color : matte silver colored, Matte Grey

The TechBulletin Rating

[usrlist Display:3.6 “Design:3.8” Performance:3.9 “Battery:4.2″ avg=”true”]