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Acer Aspire Timeline Ultra M3-581TG 15.6-inch Ultrabook (Intel Core i5 3317U 1.7GHz, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, DVDSM DL, LAN, WLAN, BT, Webcam, Nvidia Graphics, Windows 7 Professional 64-Bit)
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- Blooming multimedia content - the first Ultrabook with dedicated graphics supporting Nvidia CUDA, PhysX and DirectX 11
- Instant On and Instant Use - Acer Green Instant On, with fast boot in 10 secs
- Quick connect to the Internet - Acer Instant Connect immediate web connection in 2.5 seconds
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Introducing the Acer Aspire M3 - Performance Ultrabook
The 4th generation of the Aspire Timeline, the M3 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 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 over 8 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.
Optional NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M Graphics
Available on selected models only, the Aspire M3 can deliver some of the best gaming graphics available with the included NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M. 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- & 3rd-generation Intel Core Processors
The power of 2nd- & 3rd-generation Intel Core processor technology speeds up multitasking performance so you can work faster and have more fun, with less waiting. This Aspire M3 features a choice of either a Intel Core i3 Sandy Bridge processor or a i5 Ivy Bridge Processor, delivering intelligent performance that adapts to your individual needs. With this kind of power, the Aspire M3 Series is fabulous for creating digital video, playing intense games, and having fun at home.
The Intel Core i5 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.
SSD & HDD options
Acer Aspire M3 gives you a number of storage options, including HDDs for when you want a large amount of storage space (320GB or 500GB). Available on selected models, a solid state drive (SSD) enables fast data access, 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 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.
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15.6" HD LED LCD
15.6" HD LED LCD
15.6" HD LED LCD
Intel Core i3-2367U
Intel Core i3-2367U
Intel Core i5-3317U
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DVD Super Multi DL
DVD Super Multi DL
DVD Super Multi DL
Intel HD Graphics 4000
NVIDIA GeForce GT640M
NVIDIA GeForce GT640M
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* 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.
** In Deep Sleep mode, battery life lasts up to 50 days if the battery is fully charged when the notebook goes to Sleep.
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- A joy to type on
- Im pleased with the sturdiness of it... well built
- Im a gamer and this goes above and beyond the rest of the laptops i was considering for my budget
- I went for the 1.7ghz i5 model because you need that extra when the turbo boost kicks in on battlefield 3
I would recommend this to everyone.
ps. everyone mentions that the screen isnt the best.... its got a low resolution for a HD screen but its still very much HD!!!!
This is the best laptop i've ever had, really slim and lightweight and still got a full size keyboard and a 15.6" screen. Not the best for gaming, but i can play light games without problems (Intel hd graphics 4000 version, the 640M version would be brilliant for gaming).
Keyboard is a really nice chiclet style keyboard (as most other laptops)
Biggest touchpad i've seen on this kind of laptop, Very macbook like
The Flash SSD makes it amazingly fast on booting (Currently using ubuntu 13.04 with a 5-10 second boot)
Would buy it again if i needed a laptop!
-Caps Lock. It doesn't have an indicator for it, so it comes up with this huge Caps Lock on/off sign on the screen. Very annoying when you're touch typing
-Battery. It is integrated within the laptop, so for the fear of reducing the battery life, you have to completely drain it and then connect to the charger - this makes it constantly in use.