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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)

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Core i5 3317U, 128GB SSD
  • Thin - the S5 Ultrabook has a MagicFlip that hides all of your ports, which helps it to stay thin
  • Fast - ultra fast Thunderbolt connection. USB 3.0 allows the transfer of data to and from external devices up to 10x faster than the previous generation
  • Portable -only 1.2 Kg and up to 80 days of standby time means that the S5 is easy to transport and ready when you get there
  • Connected - Acer Green Instant On allows the S5 to resume from sleep in only 1.5 seconds and connect to the Internet 4x faster than a standard notebook
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Product Information

Style Name: Core i5 3317U, 128GB SSD
Technical Details
BrandAspire
Item Weight1.2 Kg
Product Dimensions36.2 x 32.8 x 6.2 cm
Item model numberNX.RYXEK.004
SeriesAspire S5-391-53314G12AKK
Form FactorUltraThin
Screen Size13.3 inches
Processor BrandIntel
Processor TypeCore i5
Processor Speed1.7 GHz
Processor Count2
RAM Size4 GB
Computer Memory TypeDDR3 SDRAM
Hard Drive Size128 GB
Graphics Card DescriptionIntegrated
Graphics RAM TypeDDR3 SDRAM
Operating SystemWindows 8
Average Battery Life (in hours)6.5 hours
Lithium Battery Energy Content2310 milliamp_hours
Lithium Battery Weight1 Kilograms
  
Additional Information
ASINB009R17326
Best Sellers Rank 87,263 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight2.8 Kg
Date First Available15 Oct 2012
  
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Product Description

Style Name: Core i5 3317U, 128GB SSD

Product Description

The breath-taking Acer Aspire S5 Ultrabook is ultra-thin, ultra-light and ultra-responsive
The breath-taking Acer Aspire S5 Ultrabook is ultra-thin, ultra-light and ultra-responsive. Click here to see a larger image.

Acer Aspire S5 Ultrabook -- Thin. Fast. Portable. Connected.

The Aspire S5 Ultrabook frees you to go mobile like never before. As thin as 11 mm, each S5 makes "weight" a word of the past. And it makes waiting a thing of the past: each S5 starts instantly and gets online quickly. Multitasking is easy thanks to powerful processing and super- responsive solid state drive technology. The ultra-slim design features an aluminium/Mg-Al case that looks great -- and provides road-ready durability.

Thin

The Aspire S5 Ultrabook is razor thin at just 11 mm. The secret is MagicFlip, a panel that closes up to hide the ports and slims down the profile at the same time. When it's open, you have access to Thunderbolt, USB 3.0 and HDMI.

Ultra-Slim Design

Viewed from any angle, the Aspire S5 is super slender. At its thinnest point, it's just 11 mm (0.51") slim. Revolutionary display technology integrates the 13.3" frame, cutting the bezel thickness by a third and giving you the perfect slice of life.

The measuring just 11 mm wide at its thinnest point, the Aspire S5 is superbly slender
The measuring just 11 mm wide at its thinnest point, the Aspire S5 is superbly slender. Click here to see a larger image.
Ultra-Light

The aluminium/Mg-Al design gives the Aspire S5 a sleek look and feel and makes the notebook as light as a feather - at only 1.2 kg - while also protecting the LCD. Gorgeous, light and durable, the Aspire S5 is a pleasure to carry anywhere.

Integrated Design LCD

Revolutionary new display technology integrates the LCD screen into the 13.3" frame, cutting the bezel thickness by a third. What's more, the LCD is protected by a resilient case design with aluminium cage for maximum protection.

Ultra-smart MagicFlip Port Launcher

The new Acer Aspire S5 looks sleek from any angle. You will notice the lack of visible external ports, that's because the Aspire S5 has the MagicFlip port launcher. Hidden on the back of the Aspire S5, the motorised MagicFlip compartment not only hides an HDMI port, USB 3.0 connections and an ultra- fast 20Gbps Thunderbolt port, but also helps to keep the Aspire S5 so thin. The MagicFlip opens and closes at the touch of a button, to allow access to the ports when you need them, but keeps them hidden, safe and secure, when you don't.

The MagicFlip also helps the Aspire S5 to deliver a really comfortable, ergonomic typing experience: when the door opens, it increases the keyboard angle for an improved typing posture, while the highly responsive chiclet keyboard allows fast and comfortable typing.

The motorised MagicFlip port launcher at the rear of the S5 allows you to access your ports at the push of a button
The motorised MagicFlip port launcher at the rear of the S5 allows you to access your ports at the push of a button. Click here to see a larger image.

Fast

Thanks to its cutting-edge architecture, the Aspire S5 races through daily computing tasks. Apps respond quickly and navigation is snappy with advanced RAID0 SSD and up to Intel Core i7 processing. Data transfers between devices are lightning-quick through the Thunderbolt port.

High Speed SSD Options

Acer Aspire S5 features the high speed performance of a range (128 or 256 GB) of SSD options. A solid state drive (SSD) enables fast data access, is light and quiet, and features a sturdy design for ultraportable devices. With advanced RAID0 configurations, you'll find you're able to load files up to five times faster than from a standard HDD. Your favourite applications load quicker, saving and copying files is a smooth and speedy process, and the S5 starts up and shuts down faster thanks to this state-of-the-art storage device.

Next Generation Intel Core ULV Processors

The Acer Aspire S5 comes equipped with the power of the next generation Intel Core Ivy Bridge ULV (Ultra Low Voltage) processors, giving you the option of a Core i5 or a Core i7. Designed to give you multitasking performance with the ultimate in power efficiency, the Intel Core ULV processors enable you to work faster and have more fun, with less waiting. As well as faster performance, this processor enables better playback of high-definition content over the Internet, and allows you to enjoy the full Windows 8 experience on your notebook, all while consuming less power.

See how all the features of the Aspire S5 fit together
See how all the features of the Aspire S5 fit together. Click here to see more details.
Intel HD Graphics 4000

Completely redesigned from the previous generation, the new series of Intel HD Graphics features greatly enhanced performance allowing you to enjoy smooth HD playback on the move. Intel HD Graphics 4000 is also Microsoft DirectX 11 capable, allowing you to indulge in popular and intensive 3D games.

Ultrafast Thunderbolt Input/Output

Delivering unmatched performance, you'll find transferring files is as quick as it easy using the new Thunderbolt port. Able to transfer data up to 20x faster than USB 2.0, Thunderbolt is perfect for data and video transferring. Transfer a HD movie in less than 30 seconds, or backup an entire library of MP3s in minutes.

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.

Beautifully Rich Sound with Dolby Home Theater v4 & HDMI

Slender but bold, the Aspire S5 sports professionally tuned speakers with Dolby Home Theater v4 for trumpeting cinema-quality sound, while HDMI connectivity is your ticket to high-definition large-screen entertainment.

The S5 is designed for extended use, with a large and comfortable chiclet keyboard
The S5 is designed for extended use, with a large and comfortable chiclet keyboard. Click here to see a larger image.

Dolby Home Theater v4 maximises volume output, and provides surround sound and dialogue enhancement through professionally tuned audio via PC speakers, headphones or a home theatre.

The built-in HDMI port allows you to transfer 1080p HD video to monitors, projectors and TVs for large-screen enjoyment and sharing of HD content with friends and family.

Portable

The Aspire S5 is supremely portable and as game as you are for all your day's adventures. Its ultra-slim profile makes it easy to carry and handle, while its 1.2 kg weight is barely noticeable on the go. Its sturdy Mg-Al chassis withstands bumps on the road, and Acer TheftShield secures your S5 in public places.

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 S5.

The Mg-Al alloy frame is attractive and light, yet strong enough to protect the screen and components
The Aluminium/ Mg-Al alloy frame is attractive and light, yet strong enough to protect the screen and components. Click here to see a larger image.
Aluminium/Mg-Al Alloy Frame

Strong as steel, light as ABS plastic - the Aluminium/Mg-Al design of the Aspire S5 gives you the best of both worlds. By using the best materials and technology available, this breath-taking chassis shapes the Acer Aspire S5 into a robust, lightweight, long-running machine.

Powerful Longevity

Thanks to Acer Instant On, the Acer Aspire S5 with embedded Li-polymer battery pack provides up to 6.5 hours of use with an SSD, and up to 80 days using Acer Green Instant On.* **

Seamless Design

The Aspire S5 chassis is remarkable, with a number of striking and advanced elements coming together to create the unique Onyx black "clam-shell" shape, designed to help protect and hide the gap between the HD LCD screen and the system, protecting both and giving the S5 a uniquely seamless look and feel.

Although the Aspire S5 is made from tough Aluminium/Mg-Al alloy, the laptop has been given a fluid surface and curves to help soften its edges, along with a multitude of textures and finishes to give you a balanced design that's a pleasure to hold and use.

The Acer Aspire S5 has been designed with a number of different textures and finishes to make it a pleasure to hold
The Aspire S5 has been designed with a number of different textures and finishes to make it a pleasure to hold. Click here to see a larger image.
Robust & Reliable

Constructed out of light yet tough material, you can count on the S5 to give you reliable robustness even when on the road. The 6kg strong bearing between the screen and system has been designed to withstand over 15,000 uses during its lifetime, giving you years of performance.

Connected

Acer Green Instant On wakes the Aspire S5 from sleep in 1.5 seconds^, and Acer Always Connect gets you online in just 2.5 seconds.^^ When the S5 resumes, Acer Instant Update automatically refreshes webpages and email so everything is always there for you. Plus, AcerCloud grants anytime, anywhere access to all your data on all your devices, even across multiple operating systems.

Acer Green Instant On

Save time with Acer Green Instant On. Put the Aspire S5 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 S5 turns right on in 6 seconds, and everything looks exactly as you left it.

Acer Always Connect

Thanks to Acer Always Connect, you can now say goodbye to long waits to get connected. The Aspire S5 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 Always Connect you'll be able to get much quicker access to instant messaging and Internet services after your system resumes from hibernation. Acer Always Connect also allows you to instantly update webpages and emails, and offers remote wakeup for Acer Cloud Applications.

With Acer clear.fi, it's easy to stream and share music, video and more across different devices.
With Acer clear.fi, it's easy to stream and share music, video and more across different devices. Click here to see a larger image.
Acer Crystal Eye HD Webcam

This HD webcam with built-in microphone presents clear, lifelike images, and supports video recording and photo capture. The Acer Crystal Eye webcam is able to record 720p videos easily, allowing you to create and share videos with communities such as YouTube.

Acer InviLink Nplify 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi CERTIFIED 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.

Optional Bluetooth 4.0 + HS

Available on selected models, Bluetooth 4.0 is the latest standard for quick, short-range wireless file transfers, featuring low-energy technology that significantly reduces power consumption. New devices utilising this latest Bluetooth version can run months or even years on tiny batteries while maintaining seamless syncing of information between different devices.

Acer clear.fi Cross-platform Multimedia Sharing

Ever wish it were easy to share your music, photos and movies between multiple devices, or even to share them with your friends on Facebook, Flickr and YouTube? Setting up a home server can be tricky, and who wants the hassle and expense of endlessly copying files to and from CDs, DVDs, and USB drives? With Acer clear.fi you can set your files free with the minimum of fuss.

Easy to set up, clear.fi takes the complication out of sharing. It will automatically detect new devices that have been connected, from PCs to Smartphones, running Windows, Linux, or Android. From there it's easy to search devices for music, photos and videos within the home network, easy to share between devices. Thanks to clear.fi and the HDMI port your PC can stream and appreciate the multimedia stored on any of the devices connected to your home network and clear.fi enabled.

Beautiful, Fast, Fluid - Windows 8

Windows 8 has been reimagined to be all about you. Put what matters most right on your Start screen, and get instant access to your people, apps, sites and more, so you can spend less time searching and more time doing. Enjoy your favourite websites with Internet Explorer 10, the entirely new Windows 8 browser that is fast and fluid, and perfect for touch. Browse and discover thousands of apps in the Windows Store. Snap two apps side-by-side and multitask. Chat with a friend while scoping out a map, or watch a video while getting stuff done. With Windows 8, it's simple to do two things at once.

Shop the Acer Aspire S5 Range

Aspire S5-391
Aspire S5-391
Aspire S5-391
Screen
13.3" HD LED LCD
13.3" HD LED LCD
13.3" HD LED LCD
Processor
Intel Core i5-3317U
Intel Core i5-3317U
Intel Core i7-3517U
Memory
4 GB
4 GB
4 GB
SSD Storage
128 GB
256 GB
256 GB
Graphics
Intel HD Graphics 4000
Intel HD Graphics 4000
Intel HD Graphics 4000
Bluetooth
v4.0
v4.0
v4.0

* In Deep Sleep mode, battery life lasts up to 80 days if the battery is fully charged when the notebook goes to Sleep.

** The listed battery life is based on MobileMark 2007 productivity mode testing with wireless on. Details of MobileMark2007 testing are available at the BAPCo website. Battery life rating is for comparison purposes only. Actual battery life varies by model, configuration, applications, power management settings, operating conditions, and utilized features. A battery's maximum capacity decreases with time and use.

^ With previously used access points.

^^ Time based on testing with the following applications open: Internet Explorer 9 (Internet search and email web pages), PowerPoint viewer (file size 68 MB) and Excel (file size 108 MB) of Microsoft Office 2010 Starter, and logged in to Windows Live Messenger 2011.

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3.8 out of 5 stars

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By V.K. on 17 Feb 2013
Style Name: Core i5 3317U, 128GB SSD Verified Purchase
This is a beauty.

It's light, elegant looking and has a good battery life.

At first I was in conflict about getting a Lenovo x230 and this model, Acer Aspire S5. Ultimately, I choose the latter. Although the former has a more powerful specification, the latter is nice and thin. It is not necessary to have a whole load of "chunk" to your laptop and Acer show this in this laptop. A pleasant SSD drive, a respectable processor (I got i5 but if you get i7 even better).

Battery life for me is about 4 hours if I do a mix of surfing, videos, pdf documents whilst always having the wifi on but with the screen on lowest brightness (this really doesn't bother me - I rather have more battery than an unnecessarily bright screen).

The small mechanism that reveals the USB ports, thunderbolt etc. like a previous reviewer said, there is too much exaggeration in my view about this been a problem. For example, one laptop review said when using only Google Chrome, the mechanism would open as the laptop was too hot. It has never opened automatically for me even when I had 5 or 6 tabs open, wifi, and music and videos playing. Also, again as a previous reviewer mentioned, USBs are not used very often now as they were in the pre-cloud era. I personally don't even carry a USB anymore, I have one in case and us it very rarely. Dropbox stores all my files I might need to access.

Optical drive - thank you for now having one. This in my view is a bad use of space, adds bulk, cost and weight to the laptop and in return you get to use something which is used so rarely. Honestly, I do not use CDs or DVDs anymore. I maybe use a few a year. Worst case if you need to reinstall Windows or Office, use an external one.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Alexander Nunn on 20 Mar 2013
Style Name: Core i5 3317U, 128GB SSD Verified Purchase
Dont be scared by any poor reviews. I looked at many of the ultrabooks available such as Apple's Mac Book Air, the more expensive Asus Zenbooks, Samsung series 9 etc etc. and settled for this one as it seems to offer the best value for money.

Boot up time is well below 10 seconds. Resume from sleep has been instant for me, by the time I open the lid, it is ready to go waiting for me to log in.

The ultrabook has a good quality feel and finish to it. Personally I like the brushed black aluminium finish, some may not.

I read bad things about the keyboard... but for me, as a touch typist I have got on well with it. If anything I find the keyboard nice and quiet, I cant stand those people on the train tap tap tapping away. All I hear is the faintest of taps when typing away.

The Magic flip access to the ports is kind of cool. I do struggle to see why the ports could not be made available without this as the ports must be taking up room whether tucked away or directly available. I think this is a bit of a gimick. On closing the Magic Flip it does make a rather odd noise, but personally, I am going to go on the fact that Acer have tested this for durability and will probably last the 2-3 years I will use this equipment. Like other review, This has not opened automatically on me yet, and the laptop has not struggled heat wise yet. Again, very rarely do I use a USB drive anyway, so access at the rear is not really a problem for me. All my docs are stored on Microsofts Skydrive and accessed across my computers.

Sound quality is not bad, I have not heard other Ultrabooks on the market for sound, but the S5 does seem to emit a warm and strong sound.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By APH on 12 Feb 2013
Style Name: Core i5 3317U, 256GB SSD
Full price this ultrabook is up against some tough competition, but reduced it becomes a steal. Screen is standard and OK - if you have to have the brightest and best then clearly you'll be paying over £1000. Otherwise it's tough, good quality (not Apple but more than adequate) and ignore everything you've read about the motorised back door - it's fine. Acer don't visualise people utilising the ports as often as we did pre-cloud, and the computer comes loaded with all the cloud software you need to get started. Works well with Windows 8 and with the SSD conformation it's amazingly fast - I don't know how you would need or use the power the i7 gives in everyday tasks - i5 seems fast enough.

A nice, transportable and light laptop with some nice touches. Very happy.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Joco B on 2 May 2013
Style Name: Core i5 3317U, 128GB SSD Verified Purchase
Well, there's a lot to talk about with this one.

First of all, it's worth mentioning that this is an absolutely great product and so far, it works like a charm and with the exception of having a Windows 8 operating system on it, the Ultrabook delivers on every level.

Probably one of the most important things when buying an Ultrabook is portability and durability. This machine is extremely light and "ultra"portable. Of course this means that there's no optical drive but it's not even worth mentioning that people don't really use CDs and DVDs any more because you can always buy an external optical drive for this machine in case you do. As for durability: STOP throwing your expensive gadgets around and you'll be fine and thanks to the brush aluminium finish, the Acer S5 looks durable enough for everyday use.

Next up is the hardware. Other than the brilliant look and the great specs, there are a lot of reasons why this machine will be able to satisfy most of your needs. Probably one of the best ways to test a PCs prowess is to run some games on them. I usually play everything on my consoles but I play Guild Wars 2 and just started the Star Wars MMORPG too and both of them run smoothly on more than medium settings. Guild Wars 2 needs to be toned down a bit but it still looks stunning compared to my previous laptop and SWTOR runs on almost full high settings. For anything else, including word processing, picture editing and even video editing, this machine fares well enough. The keyboard is great too and typing is absolutely great on it. Some people said that the keys are not pronounced enough but I found it very comfortable and a pleasure to use. The touch pad works very well and does everything it needs to do and the only annoying bits come from the Windows 8 system.
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