Acer Aspire S5 Review

The Acer Aspire S5 is a more capable model compared to the budget Aspire S3. Instead of cheap plastics, the laptop now has high quality and stable light metals. It is also among the thinnest models with smart, retractable interface design. The Aspire S5 also scores point with its acceptable performance level, although the limited Turbo Boost feature diminish its capability somewhat.

Other than the reasonably capable Intel Core i7 processor, another special highlight of the Aspire S5 is its two SSD drives configuration, which offers a real thrill of data transfer. It’s a bit sad that the Aspire S5 still fails in some areas, the 13.3” display is entirely unusable under direct sunlight and its viewing angles characteristics are comparable to typical entry-level models.

Connectivity options are somewhat limited with only headphone/microphone jack, Thunderbolt, two USB 3.0 ports, HDMI out ports, WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0. The integrated Intel HD Graphics 4000 GPU offers only limited 2D/3D capability.

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