• Excellent speakers
  • Discrete graphics card and optical drive


  • Performance is much less impressive than the M3's
  • Screen resolution is too low

At A Glance

This attractive 15.6-inch Ultrabook represents a downgrade from its predecessor in storage and performance.

Manufacturer’s Description

The groundbreaking TimelineUltra M Series features superior visuals and ultra-thin-and-light mobility. A powerful processor and a solid state drive ensure instant-on performance and more than 8 hours of battery life.1 As the world's first Ultrabook™ to pack dedicated graphics, as well as an optical drive, the TimelineUltra M Series is fabulous for creating and enjoying image-rich content, playing killer games, or watching the best movies wherever you go.

Manufacturer’s Website

Aspire TimelineUltra M5

The Specs

Processor type Intel Core i5
Processor speed 1700.0 MHz
Cache size 3.0 KB
Processor count 2
Display size 15.6 inches
Display type Glossy LCD with LED Backlight
Resolution 1366 x 768 pixels
Drives included 2.0
Other storage
  • SD/MMC Card
  • SDHC Card
General Information
UPC Code 886541589040
Vendor Rated Battery life 8.0 hours
Ports and Connections
MultiMedia Card (MMC) or MultiMediaCard (MMC) Yes
Available Interfaces Bluetooth
Ethernet Type 10/100/1000 Mbps
SDHC Card or Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) 1.0
SD/MMC Card 1.0
Wireless connection 802.11 n
Video Interfaces HDMI
  • SD/MMC Card
  • SDHC Card
Memory size 6000.0 MB
Memory type DDR3
Memory max 6.0 GB
Width 14.4 inches
Depth 10.1 inches
Height 0.8 inches
Weight 4.8 pounds
Weight with Accessories 5.6 pounds
Speakers Stereo
Included Software
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
Included Software NTI Media Maker 9; CyberLink MediaEspresso; Microsoft Office 2010
Other Features
  • Built-In Microphone
  • Built-In Webcam
Input devices
  • Keyboard
  • Touchpad


Overall Performance
Worldbench Score 104.0
Worldbench Version 7
Battery Life 7:24   (hh:mm)
Start Up
Start Up 17.5   seconds (lower is better)
Office Productivity
PCMark 7 Productivity Suite 1617.0   score (higher is better)
Web Browsing
Web Performance 10.8   Frames per second (higher is better)
Storage Performance
File Compression 578.4   seconds (lower is better)
Hard Drive File Operations 455.6   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 239.5   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 250.0   seconds (lower is better)
Audio Encoding 156.2   seconds (lower is better)
Gaming Score 94.0
Crysis 2, High Quality, 1366x768 39.9   Frames per second (higher is better)
Crysis 2, High Quality, 800x600 57.1   Frames per second (higher is better)
Crysis 2, Low Quality, 1366x768 58.2   Frames per second (higher is better)
Crysis 2, Low Quality, 800x600 75.9   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 3, High Quality, 1366x768 72.9   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 3, High Quality, 800x600 91.2   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 3, Low Quality, 1366x768 109.4   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 3, Low Quality, 800x600 114.7   Frames per second (higher is better)
Power Usage
WorldBench Green Score 83.0
Working power usage 3.5   Watt hours
Idle power usage 8.7   Watts