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Acer TimelineU M5-481T-6642 14-Inch Ultrabook (Gun Metal Gray)

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  • Intel Core_i5_3317U Processor 2.6GHz (3MB Cache)
  • 500GB 5400rpm Hard Drive
  • 14-Inch Screen, Intel HD Graphics 3000
  • Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
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Product Information

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Screen Size14 inches
Max Screen Resolution1366 x 768 pixels
Processor2.6 GHz Core i5-3317U
Hard Drive500 GB SATA
Graphics CoprocessorIntel HD Graphics 3000
Graphics Card Ram Size128 MB
Wireless Type802.11bgn
Number of USB 3.0 Ports 2
Average Battery Life (in hours) 8 hours
Brand NameAcer
Item model numberM5-481T-6642
Hardware PlatformPC
Operating SystemWindows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Item Weight4.3 pounds
Item Dimensions L x W x H13.39 x 9.65 x 0.81 inches
Color Gun Metal Gray
Processor BrandIntel
Processor Count2
Computer Memory TypeDDR3 SDRAM
Hard Drive InterfaceSerial ATA
Hard Drive Rotational Speed5400 RPM
Optical Drive Type8X DVD
Batteries:1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank #22,491 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight6.8 pounds
ShippingCurrently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
Date First AvailableJune 24, 2012
Warranty & Support Return Policy: You may return any new computer purchased from that is "dead on arrival," arrives in damaged condition, or is still in unopened boxes, for a full refund within 30 days of purchase. reserves the right to test "dead on arrival" returns and impose a customer fee equal to 15 percent of the product sales price if the customer misrepresents the condition of the product. Any returned computer that is damaged through customer misuse, is missing parts, or is in unsellableRead more condition due to customer tampering will result in the customer being charged a higher restocking fee based on the condition of the product. will not accept returns of any desktop or notebook computer more than 30 days after you receive the shipment. New, used, and refurbished products purchased from Marketplace vendors are subject to the returns policy of the individual vendor.

Product Description

Product Description

Acer Aspire TimelineU M5-481T-6642 Notebook comes with these specs: 3rd Generation Intel Core i5-3317U Processor, Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit), 14" HD Widescreen CineCrystal LED Back-Lit Display, Mobile Intel HM77 Express Chipset, 4096MB DDR3 Memory, Intel HD Graphics 3000 with 128MB of dedicated system memory, 500GB 5400RPM SATA Hard Drive, 20GB SSD Drive, 8X DVD-SuperMulti Double-Layer 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, 802.11b/g/n WiFi CERTIFIED, Bluetooth 4.0+HS, 2 - USB 3.0 Ports, 1 - HDMI Port with HDCP Support, Multi-gesture Touchpad, 3-cell Lithium Polymer Battery (4850mAh), up to 8-hours of battery life, 4.3 lbs. | 1.95 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)

The Acer Aspire TimelineU Ultrabook, a 4th generation of the Aspire Timeline Series, slims down and joins the Acer Ultrabook™ family! Acer Green Instant On and Acer Always Connect give you an ultra responsive experience and—though 0.82" slim—our TimelineU delivers ultra performance! With a 3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i5 processor and a long 8+ hours of battery life, you have the power you need to conquer your day! When works is done, enjoy ultra HD visuals on its 14" LED-backlit display with edge-to-edge glass, dedicated graphics—an Ultrabook™ first—and great Dolby Home Theater sound.

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Key Features

  • 14" HD Widescreen CineCrystal™ LED-backlit Display: (1366 x 768) resolution; 16:9 aspect ratio
  • 3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i5-3317U Processor(3MB L3 cache, up to 2.6GHz) with Turbo Boost Technology)
  • Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium
  • Microsoft® Office Starter 2010
  • Intel® HD Graphics 3000 with 128MB of dedicated system memory
  • 4GB DDR3 Memory
  • 500GB 5400RPM SATA Hard Drive
  • 20GB Solid State Drive (SSD)
  • 8X DVD-Super Multi Double-Layer Drive
  • 2-in-1 Digital Media Card Reader
  • 802.11b/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- HDMI™ Portwith HDCP Support
  • 3-cell Lithium polymer Battery
  • Up to 8-hours battery life
  • 4.3 lbs. | 1.95kg <\strong>system unit only

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Ultra-Responsive Performance

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The Acer Aspire® TimelineU Ultrabook™ delivers an ultra-smooth experience in an instant thanks to its super-thin and lightweight design backed by powerful technology.

With Acer Green Instant On, the TimelineU resumes your computing session from sleep in less than 2 seconds and from deep sleep in 6 seconds(1) —and the 20GB SSD drive returns your PC state just as you left it! Pop back on your PC, and you'll find that any websites, emails or documents you had open are instantly restored and ready.

Acer Always Connect gets you to the web in 2.5 seconds!(2) The TimelineU remembers Wi-Fi spots you've used so that, when they're in range, it instantly connects you to the Internet. Just like that, access Instant Messaging, Internet services and email after system resume.

The visibly smart 3rd gen Intel® Core™ i5 processor with Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 delivers amazing performance and stunning visuals so you can experience your movies, photos and games smoothly and seamlessly. Get a boost in your performance that you can truly see and feel.

Intel Anti-Theft Technology helps protect your data by allowing you to disable your lost or stolen Ultrabook™ remotely from anywhere in the world.(3)

(1)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.
(2) 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 50 days if the battery is fully charged when the notebook goes to Sleep.
(3) (Anti-Theft) No system can provide absolute security under all conditions. Requires an enabled chipset, BIOS, firmware, and software, and a subscription with a capable service provider. Consult your system manufacturer and service provider for availability and functionality. Intel assumes no liability for lost or stolen data and/or systems or any other damages resulting thereof. For more information, visit

Vivid Edge to Edge Entertainment

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Whether you're surfing the Web, video chatting with friends or enjoying your favorite media, the stunning 14" HD LED-backlit Display with Edge to Edge Glass makes it easy to do it all! Go even bigger by connecting to an external monitor, projector or HDTV through a single cable using the HDMI™ port.

Intel's HD Graphics 3000 delivers crystal-clear images and brilliant color for today's best entertainment and optimal gaming experience.

And those movies and music will sound vibrant with Dolby® Home Theater® v4. Enjoy powerful beats or smooth melodies over the TimelineU's speakers, your headphones or a home theater system.

For those who want to stay powered through the day, our TimelineU can provide more than 8 hours of battery life(4) and is outfitted with a PowerSmart long-life battery, whose lithium-polymer magic means the pack can last up to 4 years.(5)

(4)Battery life varies depending on product specifications, computer settings and applications or features launched.
(5)The battery pack is rated at 1,000 cycle times. The 4-year battery life is based on use of 8 hours daily 5 days a week for 50 weeks annually.

Enhanced Features without Compromise

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While still maintaining a thin & light design, the TimelineU features a built-in optical drive. This means you can burn file copies for safekeeping, and pop in disks to enjoy your favorite movies and music.

Even the USB is ultra. With USB 3.0, you can charge external devices even when in sleep, hibernation or off! Plus, transfer speeds will be up to 10 to 400 times as fast as older generations of USB.

Whether you have a large or small library, Acer™ lets you manage, store, share, and enjoy media among any devices, in any room throughout your home.

Converse face-to-face with friends and family across the miles in crystal-clear video chats, or snap still pictures—all in HD! The advanced 1.3 megapixel HD webcam provides high pixel density for amazing video image quality at 24 frames per second.

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Windows 7 Home Premium

The Best Entertainment Experience On Your PC

Windows 7 Home Premium makes it easy to create a home network and share all of your favorite photos, videos, and music. You can even watch, pause, and rewind TV or record it to watch whenever and wherever you want. For the best entertainment experience, choose a PC with Windows 7.

Windows 7: Your PC Simplified

  • Improved desktop navigation features like Snap, Peek and Shake, make it easier to manage all of your open windows.
  • Find virtually anything on your PC--from documents to songs to email--just by typing a word or two with Windows Search.
  • Designed to make your PC sleep and resume quicker.
  • Watch, pause, rewind and record TV with Windows Media Center to watch whenever and where ever you want.*

Get a Faster, Safer Web with a New PC and Internet Explorer 9

  • Helps protect against identity theft and malicious software with SmartScreen Filter.
  • Movies, TV, and videos look better and run more smoothly.

Create, Connect, and Share with Windows Live

Windows 7 and Windows Live bring it all together for free. Get the free set of programs that make it simple to create and share amazing photos and movies, organize mail, and stay connected with your closest friends.

  • Get free online storage with Windows Live SkyDrive.
  • Sync files on your PCs automatically with Windows Live Mesh.
  • Share photos during video chats with Windows Live Messenger.**
  • Easily edit photos. Combine the best parts of multiple photos into one perfect photo with Photo Fuse.

You can download Windows Live for FREE at

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Complete Your PC Experience with Microsoft Office 2010

  • Includes reduced functionality versions of Microsoft Word and Excel with advertising. (Note that PowerPoint or Outlook are not included.)
  • Purchase Office 2010 today and get the most out of your new PC.


* Additional hardware may be required. Not available in all countries. (See for more information.)
** Requires a compatible microphone, speakers or headset, webcam, and broadband connection.

Customer Reviews

The key placement is great.
Julie S. Putterman
The laptop was exactly what I needed, also best bang for your book laptop.
N. Nguyen
It is very light and thin and makes for easy carrying.
Pat Denorch

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By N. Nguyen on July 25, 2012
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Sleek, pretty, and thin.
4lbs, very light compared to older laptops but kinda heavy when in my backpack, I'm looking for a new backpack designed for laptops now.
Runs COOL. I've used the laptop in bed, on top of my blanket, and it did not get hot and fans did not kick in at all.

Make sure you calibrate the battery when you first get it,
(Drain out the battery until it turns off, charge it while its off until the blue light comes on telling you its full, and charge it an extra 10 mins after that.)

Battery life is awesome, I just charged it, shows I have 8 hours and 47 minutes left.

The laptop was exactly what I needed, also best bang for your book laptop.

Track-pad is weird, I have to click a little left from the middle for my left click, the left corner will not register but the right corner will register for right click.

Back-lit keys bleed a lot, unlike my old dell XPS 16.

Not so easy plugging in the power in the back, you have to use some force and I'm afraid to bend the pin.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By twinglockfortys on July 26, 2012
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So far, this laptop is everything I'd hoped.

Great battery life
Very cool on bottom of unit. Not uncomfortable at all like some other/previous laptops I've used.
Backlit keyboards.
LOUD speakers.
Good display brightness.

I have changed out the ram and hard drive with an 8GB ram chip and a 256GB crucial M4 SSD. Now it's up to 10GB of ram (2GB must already be on the motherboard). The SSD is just stupid fast...restarts are around 20 sec. total. Definitely a necessary upgrade (speed and no HDD clicking noises). Taking it apart was quite a task. There are some ribbon cables that need to be paid extra attention to when taking it apart. I recommend a very competent computer/IT person doing it.

Finish is very simple and elegant. Computer will be easy to clean and doesn't show fingerprints very much.

The only thing I wish is that they made this model (Ultra M5) in a 13.3" model with no DVD player. If you want the best battery life, go with this version over the one with the discrete graphics card.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A Casual User on August 25, 2012
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I want to express that I'm not a computer expert - just a casual user looking for a sturdy, good performing laptop that's portable. The TimelineU gave me everything I wanted and I'm so happy I bought it. There are a few small things that could have been different or better.

Appearance: When I ordered this, the laptop turned out to be brushed nickle, not black as advertised, but I actually don't mind it. The color, or perhaps the material, does get dirty easily. I enjoy the chiclet keys, and the screen is very bright. The touchpad takes some getting used to and is sometimes overly sensitive. The left-right 'mouse' buttons are hard to find and you have to hit just the right spot for it to register - otherwise you might just be hitting the touchpad. Also be aware there is no side scroll on the touchpad - to go up and down on a page, you have to use the up-down arrows. I think I might go back to using an external mouse. I thought I wouldn't like the USB and charge ports in the back, but it's better than taking space up on the sides - I have a small desk where I need every inch of side space. The 14in screen is excellent - not too big, not too small, and the weight is comparable to a Mac Pro.

Performance: Compared to my old laptop (I hadn't bought one in four years), this laptop is faster by far. It only takes eight seconds to start up and five to shut down. I'm glad I chose the stronger core ( Intel Gen 3 i5) over the extended RAM that others have - RAM can always be upgraded later if I need it. I haven't tried any PC games on it yet, but I didn't by this laptop for gaming - just casual web surfing and writing. When unplugged, the laptop will automatically dim to low, but that function can be manually switched off.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By California Shopper on September 28, 2012
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I did a lot of research in making the decision to purchase this Acer Timeline U, and I have no regrets. I was looking for: 1) affordability, 2) weight, 3) battery life, 4) processor and 5) sleek design. This laptop met all these aspects. I love my first laptop and carry it around the house. (LOL). I did exactly as others suggested and Acer's manual and that is to charge up the laptop and drain the battery all the way down for 3 times to get the maximum battery life. The advertisement is 8 hours, but I've gotten between 6.5-7.0 hours. Not bad, and I'm happy for that. Once I get over the excitement of having a laptop, I will use it for watching movies on long airplane flights and editing photos on the road. It has a lot of memory. My only complaint is the mouse pad - which I'm sure is user error. I am still getting accustomed to a tracking pad, as I've always used a mouse. The tracking pad is sensitive, so I bought a wireless mouse (Logitech Wireless Mouse M305 (Floral Spiral) (910-002465)) that works great right out of the box. I traveled with the laptop last week and it performed perfectly. So, I give the Acer 5 stars.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Heather on September 24, 2012
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Had it for almost a week now and I'm loving it. Everything that professional reviews have said I've found true. Great battery life, awesome graphics (for a non-gamer), sound quality great. I feel like I got the quality of a Mac in a PC and at a PC price. It has also been traveling great. Substantial frame for an ultra book!

I'd definitely recommend this to anyone who's looking for a smaller lighter lower priced PC.
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