59
Engadget
Score
It might work in a pinch, but you wouldn't want to use it regularly.
59

It might work in a pinch, but you wouldn't want to use it regularly.

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Acer Aspire S5 review: is this innovative Ultrabook worth $1,400?

The S5 is thin and light with blazing disk performance, but this overpriced laptop is marred by serious usability issues, including short battery life and inconvenient port placement.

Pros
  • Thin, lightweight designInsanely fast SSD performanceOne of few PCs with a Thunderbolt port
Cons
  • Poor screen quality for the priceDrop-down port cover is tedious to useSubpar battery lifeLoud fan noise
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7.3
Average Critic Score

Battery life

5.3
 

Durability

6.3
 

Design and form factor

6.6
 

Portability (size / weight)

8.3
 

Speed and features

8.0
 

Noise

5.0
 

Display

5.7
 

Expandability

6.0
 

How It Stacks Up

87

Engadget

87
 

Critic

85
 

User

90
 
84

Engadget

84
 

Critic

75
 

User

87
 
81

Engadget

81
 

Critic

78
 

User

90
 
89

Engadget

89
 

Critic

86
 

User

80
 
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How It Stacks Up

87

Engadget

87
 

Critic

85
 

User

90
 
84

Engadget

84
 

Critic

75
 

User

87
 
81

Engadget

81
 

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78
 

User

90
 
89

Engadget

89
 

Critic

86
 

User

80
 
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