Introducing the Acer Aspire M3 - Performance Ultrabook
The 4th generation of the Aspire Timeline, the M3-580T Ultrabook, gives you more than just time - it gives you more than 8 hours of battery life in an ultra-portable design that features built-in security and Intel Core performance. Only 20 mm thin, the M3-580T Ultrabook features powerful graphic performance and an optical disc drive, Instant On, and Instant Connect technology. Click here to see a diagram showing the features of this notebook.
The original Aspire Timeline series was the first to break the 8-hour battery life barrier, and the new Acer Aspire M3 exceeds that with up to 9 hours of excellent performance straight out of the box. With Acer Aspire M3, performance and battery life are no longer incompatible. You can multitask with intense applications and enjoy brilliant HD multimedia longer than ever before. Acer's PowerSmart long-life battery retains 80% capacity for more than 1,000 charge cycles, for up to 4 years of use. A one-touch LED power indicator lights up in different colours, so you can check your notebook's battery capacity with ease. The Acer Aspire M3 optimises performance and battery life to the max.
NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 640M Graphics
A notebook like the Aspire M3 deserves the best graphics available, and these are provided by the NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M, with 2 GB of dedicated DDR3 VRAM. This new series graphics solution offers unrivalled visual quality taking movies, games, multimedia, and video editing to the next level when you need it, but doesn't drain the battery when you don't. With full DirectX 11 support you'll be able to enjoy faster frame rates, increased visual detailing, and higher resolutions. Breakthrough energy-saving technology has combined low-power drain with maximum performance, increasing your notebook's battery life while delivering performance on demand. What's more, this card supports NVIDIA PhysX and CUDA technologies for realistic visual effects. Even for everyday tasks, this card is developed to fully utilise the enhanced capabilities of Windows 7.
2nd-generation Intel® Core™ i7 Processor
The power of 2nd-generation Intel Core processor technology speeds up multitasking performance so you can work faster and have more fun, with less waiting. This Acer Aspire M3 features the Intel Core i7 Sandy Bridge processor, delivering intelligent performance that adapts to your individual needs. With this kind of power, the Acer Aspire M3 Series is fabulous for creating digital video, playing intense games, and having fun at home.
The Intel Core i7 processor also includes Intel Turbo Boost Technology. This revolutionary technology dynamically boosts performance and energy efficiency when and where you need it most. By automatically increasing the processor frequency based on the workload and operating environment, you can get the power to perform the tasks that you need whilst seamlessly allowing inactive cores to lay dormant, meaning that they draw less power - increasing your battery life and reducing your carbon footprint.
256 GB Solid State Drive
This M3 includes the fast and quiet storage of a solid state drive (SSD). Featuring no moving parts, an SSD enables fast data access, improving boot-up times and allowing applications to load more quickly. Because of its confstruction, the SSD drive is light and quiet, and features a sturdy design for ultraportable devices.
Dolby® Home Theater® v4
The professionally-tuned audio of Dolby Home Theater v4 allows you to maximise volume output without distortion, and enjoy surround sound and dialog enhancement through PC speakers, headphones, or a home theatre connection.
Acer Green Instant On
Save time with Acer Green Instant On. Put the Aspire M3 to sleep, and spring it back to life in just 1.5 seconds from Sleep mode, perfect for quickly resuming your session when on the move, or to instantly check information or messages. After 8 hours in Sleep mode, or after the period you set, the notebook enters Deep Sleep, conserving battery life for up to 80 days. Yet, when you return, your Aspire M3 turns right on in 6 seconds, and everything looks exactly as you left it. Even from a power-off state, the Acer Aspire M3 provides fast boot in 10 seconds.
Acer Instant Connect
Thanks to Acer Instant Connect, you can now say goodbye to long waits to get connected. The Aspire M3 Series remembers your favourite access points (APs) or new places visited, and reconnects to them instantly, so you can get on the Internet in just 2.5 seconds. With Acer Instant Connect you'll be able to get much quicker access to instant messaging and Internet services after your system resumes from hibernation.
Thanks to Acer's multi-gesture touchpad technology you'll quickly be controlling your notebook without the aid of keyboard shortcuts:
- Scroll - Navigate web pages, files, music playlists and photos using a two-finger vertical scroll motion.
- Pinch - Pinch to zoom in and out of application windows.
- Flip - Browse photos, websites, documents and photo albums with a back-and-forth, two-finger horizontal slide motion.
- Rotate - Rotate images 90 degrees in either direction with a two-finger pivot motion.
More than 8 Hours of Battery Life
The original Aspire Timeline series was the first to break the 8-hour battery life barrier, and the new Aspire M3-580T Ultrabook continues that excellent performance. With Aspire M3, performance and battery life are no longer incompatible. You can multitask with intense applications and enjoy brilliant HD multimedia longer than ever before.
Thanks to Acer Green Instant On, the Acer Aspire Timeline Ultra M3 with embedded Li-polymer battery pack provides more than 8 hours of use and lasts 80 days in Deep Sleep mode using Acer Green Instant On.
PowerSmart Long-life Battery
Acer's PowerSmart long-life battery retains 80% capacity for more charge cycles, for up to 4 years of useLong life battery pack for longer usage than before.
Ultra Thin and Light
20.7 mm Thin, 2.3 kg Light
Simply thin and light, the Acer Aspire Timeline Ultra M3 represents the new experience of instant use and anywhere mobility.
Optical Disc Drive and Chiclet Keyboard with Numeric Keypad
Even in a an Ultrabook as thin and as light as this, the Aspire M3 still features an optical disc drive, to allow you easy access to your favourite media, data, and software even without an internet connection. The large chiclet keyboard with numeric keypad provides a professional yet stylish look and feel, along with easy-to-clean efficiency; combining to make typing comfortable and easy, wherever you are.
Embedded Lithium-polymer Battery
The high-density, highly flexible and super-lightweight Li-polymer battery pack is custom-shaped to fit perfectly into the ultra-thin chassis of the Acer Aspire M3.
Wireless-N or Ethernet Connectivity
Surf the Internet and stay in touch with your people with reliable, high-speed connectivity via Ethernet or Wi-Fi. A Wi-Fi CERTIFIED wireless-N network connection enables long-range, fast, reliable wireless Internet, offering greater range and faster connection speeds than wireless-G.
A fast connection is perfect for video chats, and the Acer Crystal Eye webcam with microphone for high-definition video conferencing means that you'll always be looking your sharpest online. You can also record HD video, upload it to the internet, and share it with family and friends.
If you need a bigger screen, the HDMI interface supports exceptional high-definition viewing on a full range of peripherals. Perfect for connecting to a big-screen HDTV, plugging a HDMI cable into your notebook allows the transmission of both audio and high-definition video, up to a 1080p resolution. You'll find lots of compatible HDMI devices are now available, or already in your home, so the M3 will fit perfectly into your digital life.
High-speed USB 3.0
The next generation of USB connectivity transfers data to and from external devices 10x faster than USB 2.0, taking advantage of capabilities supported by many of the newest devices.
USB Charger (Power Off)
Plug-and-charge your mobile device, even if the power is off. The Aspire M3 features a convenient design for quick-charging mobile devices via USB when turned off, ideal for making sure your smartphone or MP3 player is at full battery, and ready for you in the morning.