Acer Aspire S5 Review

Hi people, welcome to today’s post. Today, I will be bringing to you a gadget review, a laptop review to be specific. I will be giving you the review of Acer Aspire S5. The Acer Aspire S5, aka the Aspire S5-391-9880 is an ultrabook…a sleek laptop, awesomely designed and beautifully created. 

I will be giving a little insight into the laptop…specs and pictures, and I hope I can convince you that it is a laptop you can work with, if you are a regular or a multimedia user or even a traveler (more). This gadget was displayed at the CES show earlier this year, and the results are as promised.

HARD DRIVE 250GB SSD
PROCESSOR 3rd Generation Intel Core i7 processor (IvyBridge)
MEMORY (RAM) 4GB DDR3 dual channel memory
GRAPHICS  Intel HD Graphics 4000
SCREEN SIZE 13.3-inch HD widescreen Cine Crystal LED-backlit display at 1366 x 768 pixel resolution
WEIGHT 1.35kg
PORTS USB 3.0, HDMI, Thunderbolt, all under a motorized dropdown tray
WEBCAM YES
BLUETOOTH YES (4.0)
BATTERY 2310 mAh battery (6.5 hours)
OS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

 I will be reviewing under 4 headings; Design, Components, Thunderbolt and Outlook.

Design

Like all ultrabooks, the Aspire S5 is designed to take up as little space in your bag as possible. You’ll appreciate that reduced size and weight if you’re dragging the S5 around all day. This is a gadget to take a close look at if you travel a lot. With most ultrabooks boasting extremely similar specs, the design and build quality is probably the most important thing for these little laptops to get right.

The S5 boasts a magnesium-alloy casing and a brushed effect to add a dash of class. It looks slightly less like a MacBook Air than other ultrabooks we’ve seen, lathered as it is in a sultry black. Acer reckons the Aspire S5 is a wizard when it comes to handling power. That means it’ll resume in 1.5 seconds, ending the medieval nightmare of waiting tens of seconds for your laptop to return to an operational state.

If you fancy, you can also wake up the S5 with your smart phone using a tool called Acer Always Connect. This feature also collects social updates from Facebook, Twitter and Outlook and shows you them when the PC resumes.

The USB 3.0, HDMI and thunderbolt ports are hidden under a motorized drop down case that comes out at a touch of a button at the side of the keyboard. Cool yea?

Components

With an Intel COre i7 Ivy Bridge Processor, the S5 is powerful enough to handle multi-tasking without breaking a sweat. Storage comes courtesy of an SSD drive, which is faster than a traditional mechanical hard drive, and less likely to break should you drop your laptop.

Thunderbolt

Unusually, the Aspire S5 contains a Thunderbolt port, of the kind normally found on Apple computers like the MacBook Air or MacBook Pro. That allows for extremely speedy 20Gbps data transfer, though at the moment there aren’t many Thunderbolt accessories and they tend to be expensive.

Other ports include USB 3.0 and HDMI, all concealed within a hidden compartment below the Aspire S5’s hinge, which pops out when you press a button to the right of the keyboard.

Hiding the ports at the back makes the S5 look sleeker around the sides, but the individual slots are a little harder to reach as a result.

Outlook

The Thunderbolt port is a tempting feature, and the dimensions certainly make it highly portable. But with so many rival ultrabooks out there, the S5 will need to impress in our benchmark tests in order to stand out.

How alluring the S5 proves to be will also depend greatly on how expensive it is. We’d love to see it hitting the shelves with a lower price tag than other ultrabooks. Stay tuned for the full review.

You can get this laptop for a whooping N250,000.00..oops 😮

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In all, sumamrizing now, the Good 🙂  & the Bad 😦

Good: Ultra thin, very light, i Series processors, SSD, HDMI, USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt ports

Bad: Half size enter key, ports round the back could be annoying

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