Pros

  • Slim, stylish case
  • Good general application performance

Cons

  • Mediocre graphics and video playback performance
  • Too big to be a true Ultrabook

At A Glance

The Canadian M5 performs better than its American counterpart in office and web applications, but has no discrete GPU. Video and gaming performance is sub-par.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://us.acer.com

The Specs

Processor
Processor type Intel Core i5
Processor speed 1700.0 MHz
Display
Display size 15.5 inches
Display type Glossy LCD with LED Backlight
Resolution 1366 x 768 pixels
Storage
Drives included 2.0
General Information
UPC Code 886541589057
Ports and Connections
Available Interfaces Bluetooth
Ethernet Type 10/100/1000 Mbps
Memory
Memory size 6000.0 MB
Memory type DDR3
Other Features
Devices
  • Built-In Microphone
  • Built-In Webcam

Performance

Overall Performance
Worldbench Score 121.0
Worldbench Version 7
Battery
Battery Life 7:31   (hh:mm)
Start Up
Start Up 16.8   seconds (lower is better)
Office Productivity
PCMark 7 Productivity Suite 2685.0   score (higher is better)
Web Browsing
Web Performance 10.5   Frames per second (higher is better)
Storage Performance
File Compression 578.8   seconds (lower is better)
Hard Drive File Operations 437.0   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 239.4   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 207.3   seconds (lower is better)
Audio Encoding 156.6   seconds (lower is better)
Gaming
Gaming Score 65.0
Crysis 2, High Quality, 1366x768 12.4   Frames per second (higher is better)
Crysis 2, High Quality, 800x600 18.3   Frames per second (higher is better)
Crysis 2, Low Quality, 1366x768 16.8   Frames per second (higher is better)
Crysis 2, Low Quality, 800x600 26.5   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 3, High Quality, 1366x768 18.7   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 3, High Quality, 800x600 24.1   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 3, Low Quality, 1366x768 36.0   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 3, Low Quality, 800x600 40.5   Frames per second (higher is better)
Power Usage
WorldBench Green Score 85.0
Working power usage 3.0   Watt hours
Idle power usage 8.6   Watts