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Acer Aspire S5-391-9880 13.3-Inch HD Display Ultrabook (Black)

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  • Intel Core_i7_3517U Processor 3GHz (4MB Cache)
  • 256 GB Solid-State Drive
  • 13.3-Inch Screen, Intel HD Graphics 4000
  • Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
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Product Description

Acer Aspire S5-391-9880 Ultrabook comes with these specs: 3rd Generation Intel Core i7-3517U Processor (4MB L3 cache, up to 3.0GHz) with Turbo Boost Technology, Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit), 13.3" HD Widescreen CineCrystal LED Back-Lit Display, Mobile Intel HM77 Express Chipset, 4096MB DDR3 Memory, Intel HD Graphics 4000 with 128MB of dedicated system memory, 256GB SSD Drive, Built-in 1.3MP HD Webcam, 2-in-1 Digital Media Card Reader, Optimized Dolby Home Theater v4 audio enhancement, High Definition Audio Support, 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi CERTIFIED, Bluetooth 4.0+HS, 2 - USB 3.0 Port, 1 - Intel Certified Thunderbolt port, 1 - HDMI Port with HDCP Support, Multi-gesture Touchpad, 3-cell Li-ion Battery (2310 mAh), up to 6.5-hours of battery life, 2.65 lbs. 1.2 kg (system unit only), AC Power Adapter, AC Power Cord, Wireless Setup Card, Registration/ Limited Warranty Card, Microsoft Office Starter 2010, McAfee Internet Security Suite Trial (60-day trial)

Redefining "portability," Acer introduces the world's thinnest Ultrabook™: The Aspire® S5. Our ultrathin 13.3" design is just .59” slim and is less than 3 lbs. Yet this machine packs plenty of power and performance thanks to 3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i7 and Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium. Cutting-edge technologies like Thunderbolt™, USB 3.0 and MagicFlip let you instantly connect and complete your tasks faster than ever—so you're free to enjoy entertainment using high-end visual and audio technologies. With the Acer Aspire® S5 Ultrabook™, you're free to explore beyond limits.


Key Features

  • 13.3" HD Widescreen CineCrystal™ LED-backlit Display: (1366 x 768) resolution; 16:9 aspect ratio
  • 3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i7-3517U Processor(4MB L3 cache, up to 3.0GHz) with Turbo Boost Technology
  • Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium
  • Microsoft® Office Starter 2010
  • Intel® HD Graphics 4000 with 128MB of dedicated system memory
  • 4GB DDR3 Memory
  • 256GB Solid State Drive (SSD)
  • 2-in-1 Digital Media Card Reader
  • 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™
  • Bluetooth® 4.0+HS
  • 1.3MP HD Webcam(1280 x 1024)
  • Dolby® Home Theater® v4 audio enhancement
  • Two Built-in Acer 3DSonic stereo speakers
  • 2- USB 3.0 Ports
  • 1 - Intel® Certified Thunderbolt™ port
  • 1- HDMI™ Portwith HDCP Support
  • 3-cell Lithium polymer Battery
  • Up to 6.5-hours battery life
  • 2.65 lbs. | 1.2kg <\strong>system unit only

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Ultra-Responsive, Ultra-Sleek.


Introducing the world's thinnest Ultrabook™: The Acer Aspire® S5. The S5 is a razor-slim 0.59" and a feather light 2.65 lbs. Its fluid design and aerodynamic Mg/Al chassis project elegance while its nimble 13.3" widescreen LED-backlit display delivers vivid images. Enjoy surfing the web, streaming your favorite shows, engaging on social networks and more—all in stunning HD.

Outfitted with 3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i7 Processor, the S5 Ultrabook™ lets you see and feel the difference in HD or 3D, multitasking or multimedia, for your most demanding tasks. Enjoy the thrill of an automatic burst of speed when you need it with Intel® Turbo Boost Technology. Experience your movies, photos, and games smoothly and seamlessly with a suite of visual enhancements built into the processor—no extra hardware required.

Low battery consumption thanks to Acer Hybrid Standby Technology provides up to 80 days(1) of standby power. Plus, you can work continuously for up to 6.5 hours. Accomplish all your tasks with confidence!

(1) The notebook enters Deep Sleep after 75 minutes in Sleep mode, or after the period set by the user. In this mode, battery life lasts up to 80 days if the battery is fully charged when the notebook enters Sleep.

Ultra-Seamless Connectivity


Acer Green Instant On resumes your computing session from sleep in less than 1.5 seconds and from deep sleep in 6 seconds(2). Pop back on your PC, and any websites, emails or documents you had open are instantly restored and ready.

Acer Always Connect gets you onto the Internet within seconds!(3) The Acer Aspire S5 remembers Wi-Fi spots you've used so that, when they're in range, you're instantly connected to the Internet. Just like that, access Instant Messaging, Internet services and email after system resume.

Perfect for data and video, ultrafast Thunderbolt™ I/O provides up to 20X faster transfer speeds than does USB 2.0. Have small text files you need to move? Connect your external device and use new USB 3.0 for transfers 10X faster than the previous generation.

And connecting those externals is easy. With just the push of a button, the MagicFlip I/O port launcher uncovers all the ports you need through ingenious technology while keeping the PC thin and stylish. And, with just one more button push, you can hide the ports when you're done!

(2)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.

(3) In about 2.5 seconds 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 68MB) and Excel® (file size 108MB) of Microsoft® Office 2010 Starter—and with the computer logged in to Windows Live® Messenger 2011.

Ultra-Impressive Entertainment

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Immerse yourself in vibrant theater-quality sound while listening to movies or music with Dolby® Home Theater® v4. Enjoy strong beats or soft melodies over the S5's PC speakers, your headphones or a home theater system.

Experience your media and gaming the way you were supposed to. With more execution units, improved shading and greater API support including Microsoft® DirectX® 11, Intel® HD Graphics 4000 delivers crystal-clear images and brilliant color for an exceptional visual experience.

Connect your Acer S5 Ultrabook™ to an external monitor, projector or HDTV through a single cable using the HDMI™ port for big-screen enjoyment! Invite friends or family over to share your favorite HD media. Or show off your S5's triple independent display support by throwing images across multiple screens.

Acer™ allows you to manage, store, share and enjoy media among any devices, in any room throughout your home. Have your favorite stuff right on your S5, whether it’s stored on your tablet, smartphone, all-in-one, HD media player or home storage unit.

The advanced 1.3 megapixel HD webcam produces amazing video image quality at 24 frames per second thanks to high pixel density. Have crystal-clear chats with friends and family across town or across the country, or snap still pictures to share and save—all in high definition!

Product Information

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Screen Size13.3 inches
Screen Resolution1366 x 768
Max Screen Resolution1366x768
Processor3 GHz Core i7-3517U
Hard Driveflash_memory_solid_state
Graphics CoprocessorIntel HD Graphics 4000
Chipset BrandIntel
Graphics Card Ram Size128 MB
Wireless Type802.11 a/b/g/n
Number of USB 3.0 Ports 2
Average Battery Life (in hours) 6.5 hours
Brand NameAcer
Item model numberS5-391-9880
Hardware PlatformPC
Operating SystemWindows 7;
Item Weight2.6 pounds
Item Dimensions L x W x H12.77 x 9.85 x 0.59 inches
Color Black
Processor BrandIntel Core I7
Processor Count2
Computer Memory TypeDDR3 SDRAM
Flash Memory Size256
Hard Drive InterfaceSerial ATA
Optical Drive TypeNo
Audio-out Ports (#)1
Battery TypeLithium Polymer (LiPo)
Batteries:1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank #26,086 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight5.2 pounds
Domestic Shipping Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
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Date First AvailableJune 24, 2012
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Customer Reviews

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90 of 90 people found the following review helpful By Robert Fewkes on July 4, 2012
I've been waiting for (stalking) this laptop since it was announced at CES, so when word came out that it was finally going to be available in June, I was thrilled. Unfortunately, Amazon kept saying it was still a pre-order, even well past the June 24th release date that Amazon published on their site (as of writing this review, Amazon provides for a 3-4 week shipping time). I was able to order it from another online retailer on July 2nd, and with overnight shipping had it in my hands on the 3rd.

At this point I've had the S5 for a little over 24 hours... but here is what I've seen.

The Good:
-Super fast load times, fast install times, just overall snappy response.
-The metalic case has a nice feel. Much nicer than the last Acer laptop I used (an Acer One Netbook)
-Video is clear and sharp to my eyes. I saw some of the forums complained about the resolution, but I use my computer for work and browsing, not gaming or watching hi-def videos.
-Comes with a blue-tooth mouse. This is probably in the product description someplace, but I hadn't noticed it. It appears to be the logitech V470.

The Mediocre
-The keyboard has a bit of a weird feel to it, though I understand this is a common issue with ultrabooks due to the lack of depth in the case. Doesn't feel bad, just weird.
-A couple times I've come close to dropping it when it started to slip out of my hands, may need to add some grip tape or something. This may just be me though.
-The Magic Flip I/O port is surprisingly noisy. I was expecting something a little more refined.

The Bad
-The screen hinge is a little soft, causing the screen to move back and forth when I type. More of an annoyance.
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Ansel Halliburton on August 16, 2012
I got this laptop yesterday. I was in the market for an Ultrabook with all-SSD storage, which, it turns out, narrows down the options quite a bit. It turns out that most Ultrabooks have regular spinning drives for mass storage, plus a small SSD for quick booting, etc.

One unique feature is the "I/O door". Basically, during normal use, the USB, etc. ports are hidden. You press a button on the top-right area of the keyboard and a little motor activates and sort of extrudes the ports. The whole back of the laptop lifts a quarter inch or so. I didn't even know about the I/O door before I opened the package, so it wasn't a selling point for me. Seems like a decent idea--the ports should get less gunked up if they're hidden during normal unplugged use and when it's sitting in a bag.

- Very fast.
- Very nice screen.
- Boots hella fast.
- All SSD storage, and enough of it for this to be your primary computer (256GB)
- Good power consumption, although I haven't really tested it yet. It lasted several hours last night, and it was downloading gigabytes of updates and email the whole time.
- Light (just over 2.5 pounds)
- Thin
- Comes with an HDMI-to-VGA adapter for older monitors

- Fan is somewhat noisy and runs most of the time. I guess that's what you get with so much awesome inside, but I feel like the cooling could be better designed.
- I/O door is noisy. Not a big deal, but it surprised me the first time I opened it. If you have pets, they might freak out.
- Could be a little sturdier. I was coming from a MacBook Pro, which was really solid. I don't expect problems with this, but you can tell it's made a little more cheaply.
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on October 15, 2012
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This is possibly one of the fastest laptops I have ever used in my life. With its usage of Solid State Drive and an Intel Core i7 Processor, its turning on time and shutting down time is blazing fast. From sleep mode, it will return to where you left at within 1 second and from a shut down mode to on, it takes less than 10 seconds. It's a ready when you need it laptop. A perfect one for business and school/college work.

It's slimness is fascinating considering the automated usb drives and such. The 250GB is a no problem if it is planned to be used for work instead of any media heavy/video game heavy files.

The Good/Benefits:
-It's ultra fast (1 second boot from sleep and 6 second boot from off)
-It's ultra slim
-Has Thunderbolt (Although there really is no purpose for this)
-Has 2 3.0 USB Drives

The Oks...
-Good enough screen (Not that clear, not that pixelized.
-Good enough Keyboard (The keyboard is a bit noisy when typing up in the night, and it could possibly disturb someone sleeping)
-A solid 6.25 Hours of Battery life

The disadvantages:
-Hot! Hot! Hot! (This laptop's temperature increases like crazy compared to others with just browsing)
-The screaming noise when you turn open and close the USB port thing.
-USB port thing opens and closes when it gets too hot for "more ventilation"
-Very noisy fan

Overall: If you don't mind the noise and put in ear plugs whenever you work, then you are completely find with this ultrabook. Just like how I'm writing this review with this laptop, you want to get more out of this speed!
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