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  • 15.6"
  • 1366 x 768

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See how the features of the Acer Aspire M5 fit together. Click here to see more details.
Introducing the Acer Aspire TimelineUltra M5 – Performance Ultrabook

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.* 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.

Step Up Your Game

The TimelineUltra M5 is an amazing mobile platform for creating and consuming today’s high-definition content. NVIDIA graphics and Intel processors ensure intense detail and serious speed for hardcore gaming, movies, graphic arts, on-the-job multitasking and more. An ample hard disk drive has plenty of storage, while an integrated solid state drive (SSD)** enables instant-on starts, faster data access, a longer-running battery, and quiet operation.

See how the features of the Acer Aspire M5 fit together. Click here to see a larger image.
NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M Graphics

The Aspire M5 can deliver some of the best gaming graphics available with the included NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M. This new series graphics solution offers unrivalled visual quality taking movies, games, multimedia, and video editing to the next level when you need it, but doesn’t drain the battery when you don’t. With full DirectX 11 support you’ll be able to enjoy faster frame rates, increased visual detailing, and higher resolutions. Breakthrough energy-saving technology has combined low-power drain with maximum performance, increasing your notebook’s battery life while delivering performance on demand. What’s more, this card supports NVIDIA PhysX and CUDA technologies for realistic visual effects. Even for everyday tasks, this card is developed to fully utilise the enhanced capabilities of Windows 8.

3rd-generation Intel Core Processors

The power of 3rd-generation Intel Core processor technology speeds up multitasking performance so you can work faster and have more fun, with less waiting. This Aspire M5 features a choice of either an Intel Core i5 Ivy Bridge processor or an i7 Ivy Bridge Processor, delivering intelligent performance that adapts to your individual needs. With this kind of power, the Aspire M5 Series is fabulous for creating digital video, playing intense games, and having fun at home.

See how Intel Turbo Boost Technology gives you extra performance when you need it most. Click here to see a larger image.
The Intel Core i5 and i7 processors also include Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0. This revolutionary technology dynamically boosts performance and energy efficiency when and where you need it most. By automatically increasing the processor frequency based on the workload and operating environment, you can get the power to perform the tasks that you need whilst seamlessly allowing inactive cores to lay dormant, meaning that they draw less power – increasing your battery life and reducing your carbon footprint. These processors also include Quick Sync Video and Clear Video HD Technology.

SSD & HDD options

Acer Aspire M5 gives you a number of storage options, including HDDs for when you want a large amount of storage space (500GB). Available on selected models, a solid state drive (SSD) enables fast data access, is light and quiet, and features a sturdy design for ultraportable devices.

Packed full of features, the Aspire M5 is still only 20.7 mm thin and 2.3 kg light. Click here to see a larger image.
Dolby Home Theater v4

The professionally-tuned audio of Dolby Home Theater v4 allows you to maximise volume output without distortion, and enjoy surround sound and dialog enhancement through PC speakers, headphones, or a home theatre connection.

An Extraordinary Start

Within just 1.5 seconds Acer Instant On wakes the Ultrabook from sleep^, and within another 2.5 seconds you’re online thanks to Acer Always Connect.^^ Also, while you were away, all your content was automatically refreshed. In just a few seconds you’re up and running, connected to the Internet, and completely updated.

Acer Green Instant On

Save time with Acer Green Instant On. Put the Aspire M5 to sleep, and spring it back to life in just 1.5 seconds from Sleep mode, perfect for quickly resuming your session when on the move, or to instantly check information or messages. After 8 hours in Sleep mode, or after the period you set, the notebook enters Deep Sleep, conserving battery life for up to 50 days.* Yet, when you return, your Aspire M5 turns right on in 6 seconds, and everything looks exactly as you left it. Even from a power-off state, the Acer Aspire M5 provides fast boot in 10 seconds.

Acer Always Connect

Thanks to Acer Always Connect, you can now say goodbye to long waits to get connected. The Aspire M5 Series remembers your favourite access points (APs) or new places visited, and reconnects to them instantly, so you can get on the Internet in just 2.5 seconds. With Acer Always Connect you’ll be able to get much quicker access to instant messaging and Internet services after your system resumes from hibernation. Acer Always Connect also allows you to instantly update webpages and emails, and offers remote wakeup for Acer Cloud Applications.

Thanks to Acer Instant Connect, you can get online to check your favourite websites in seconds. Click here to see a larger image.
All Day Timeline Power

In the Timeline tradition, this Ultrabook features more than 8 hours of battery life*, providing a full day of on-demand mobile computing on a single charge. And, with Acer’s PowerSmart long-life battery, the experience lasts: It retains capacity for up to 4 years of use. ^

More than 8 Hours of Battery Life

The original Aspire Timeline series was the first to break the 8-hour battery life barrier, and the new Aspire M5 Ultrabook continues that excellent performance. With Aspire M5, performance and battery life are no longer incompatible. You can multitask with intense applications and enjoy brilliant HD multimedia longer than ever before.

Thanks to Acer Green Instant On, the Acer Aspire Timeline Ultra M5 with embedded Li-polymer battery pack provides more than 8 hours* of use and lasts 50*** days in Deep Sleep mode using Acer Green Instant On.

PowerSmart Long-life Battery

Acer’s PowerSmart long-life battery retains 80% capacity for more charge cycles, for up to 4 years of use — giving you longer usage than before. ^

The Aspire M5 features an attractive chiclet keyboard, and included optical disc drive. Click here to see a larger image.
Thin, Light and Full-featured

At just 20 mm thin and 2.3 kg light, this Ultrabook goes mobile with casual ease, and it has a full-size chiclet keyboard for speedy input and real productivity. It even features an optical drive — an industry first — for DVD enjoyment. Other special entertainment components include Dolby Home Theater v4 and superior speakers.

Integrated Design LCD

Revolutionary new display technology integrates the display frame, cutting the bezel thickness by a third. What’s more, the LCD is protected by a resilient case design with aluminium cage for maximum protection.

Ultra Thin and Light

20.7 mm Thin, 2.3 kg Light

Simply thin and light, the Acer Aspire TimelineUltra M5 represents the new experience of instant use and anywhere mobility.

Optical Disc Drive and Chiclet Keyboard with Numeric Keypad

Even in a an Ultrabook as thin and as light as this, the Aspire M5 still features an optical disc drive, to allow you easy access to your favourite media, data, and software even without an internet connection. The large chiclet keyboard with numeric keypad provides a professional yet stylish look and feel, along with easy-to-clean efficiency; combining to make typing comfortable and easy, wherever you are.

Embedded Lithium-polymer Battery

The high-density, highly flexible and super-lightweight Li-polymer battery pack is custom-shaped to fit perfectly into the ultra-thin chassis of the Acer Aspire M5.

It’s easy to connect your ultrabook to your HDTV for 1080p playback. Click here to see a larger image.
Ultra Connectivity

Wireless-N or Ethernet Connectivity

Surf the Internet and stay in touch with your people with reliable, high-speed connectivity via Ethernet or Wi-Fi. A Wi-Fi CERTIFIED wireless-N network connection enables long-range, fast, reliable wireless Internet, offering greater range and faster connection speeds than wireless-G.

HD Webcam

A fast connection is perfect for video chats, and the Acer Crystal Eye webcam with microphone for high-definition video conferencing means that you’ll always be looking your sharpest online. You can also record HD video, upload it to the internet, and share it with family and friends.

HDMI-out Port

If you need a bigger screen, the HDMI interface supports exceptional high-definition viewing on a full range of peripherals. Perfect for connecting to a big-screen HDTV, plugging a HDMI cable into your notebook allows the transmission of both audio and high-definition video, up to a 1080p resolution. You’ll find lots of compatible HDMI devices are now available, or already in your home, so the M5 will fit perfectly into your digital life.

High-speed USB 3.0

The next generation of USB connectivity transfers data to and from external devices 10x faster than USB 2.0, taking advantage of capabilities supported by many of the newest devices.

Optional Bluetooth 4.0

Available on selected models, Bluetooth 4.0 is the latest standard for quick, short-range wireless file transfers, featuring low-energy technology that significantly reduces power consumption. New devices utilising this latest Bluetooth version can run months or even years on tiny batteries while maintaining seamless syncing of information between different devices.

Beautiful, Fast, Fluid – Windows 8

Windows 8 has been reimagined to be all about you. Put what matters most right on your Start screen, and get instant access to your people, apps, sites and more, so you can spend less time searching and more time doing. Enjoy your favourite websites with Internet Explorer 10, the entirely new Windows 8 browser that is fast and fluid, and perfect for touch. Browse and discover thousands of apps in the Windows Store. Snap two apps side-by-side and multitask. Chat with a friend while scoping out a map, or watch a video while getting stuff done. With Windows 8, it’s simple to do two things at once.

product specification
Screen size 15.6"
Screen Resolution (pixels) 1366 x 768
Operating system Windows 8 64-bit
RAM 6GB of Memory
Hard disk capacity 128GB Storage
Number of cores Dual Core Core Processor
Processor brand Intel
Processor series Core-i5
Processor number i5-3317U
Processor speed 1.7 GHz
Connections HDMI
Connections Bluetooth 4.0
Built-in disc drive Yes
Card reader Yes
Battery life 8 hours of battery
Weight (kg) 2.3
Graphics card brand nVidia GeForce
Graphics card model number GT 640M
Graphics card memory 1000MB
Type of hard drive SSD