Acer Aspire Timeline Ultra M5-481TG

Acer's 14- and 15-inch Timeline Ultra don't have the slimness of the Aspire S5, but feature more powerful specs and a DVD drive. This model has a 14-inch screen, .81-inch thickness, and Nvidia GeForce GT 640M LE graphics.

  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: June 2012
  • Price at launch: $779.99

Verge Review

Battlefield 3 on a power-sipping ultrabook? They said it couldn't be done. In March, however, Acer and Nvidia proved them wrong. Behind closed doors at the 2012 Game Developer's Conference, the sleek black 15.6-inch Acer Aspire Timeline Ultra M3 ran the demanding game, thanks to a brand-new Nvidia GeForce GT 640M graphics chip with more bang per watt than anything else we'd seen. Unfortunately for the world, most every other part of that laptop was sorely lacking in quality, and the Timeline...

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Basic Specs

Laptop type Ultraportable
Thickness 0.81 inches
Weight 4.3 pounds
Operating system Windows 7
Screen size (diagonal) 14 inches
CPU brand Intel
CPU family Sandy Bridge
Graphics type Integrated
Integrated GPU model HD Graphics 3000
Optical drive type Slot-loading

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Tech Specs

Hardware
Laptop type Ultraportable
Width 13.39 inches
Depth 9.65 inches
Thickness 0.81 inches
Weight 4.3 pounds
Software
Operating system Windows 7
Display (base)
Screen size (diagonal) 14 inches
Technology LCD
Backlight LED
Resolution (X) 1366 px
Resolution (Y) 768 px
PPI 112
Keyboard
Type Chiclet
Backlit Yes
Number pad No
Mouse
Type(s) Trackpad
Processor (base)
CPU brand Intel
CPU family Sandy Bridge
Model Core i3-2377M
Cores 2
Clockspeed 1.5 GHz
Processor (max)
Brand Intel
Family Ivy Bridge
Model Core i5-3317U
Cores 2
Clockspeed 1.7 GHz
Turbo clockspeed 2.6 GHz
GPU (base)
Graphics type Integrated
Integrated GPU brand Intel
Integrated GPU model HD Graphics 3000
GPU (max)
Discrete GPU brand Nvidia
Discrete GPU model GeForce GT 640M LE
Dedicated VRAM size 1 GB
Memory
Base RAM size 4 GB
RAM type DDR3
Base RAM speed 1066 MHz
Storage
Options HDD (5400RPM), Flash Memory (SSD)
Base drive type HDD (5400RPM)
Base drive capacity 500 GB
Max. config SSD 20 GB
Card reader Yes
Optical Drive
Optical drive type Slot-loading
Compatible media CD-ROM, DVD-ROM, DVD/CD-RW combo, DVD+R/W, DVD-R/RW, DVD±R/RW, Dual-layer DVD burner, DVD Super Multi
Audio
Speakers 2
Webcam
Effective pixels 1.3 megapixels
Port options
USB 3.0 2
HDMI 1
3.5mm mic / headphone combo 1
Connectivity
Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi options 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth version 4.0
Battery
Size 4850 mAh
Chemistry Lithium Ion (Li-Ion)
Quoted time 8 hr
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