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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Average Critic Score

Portability (size / weight)

83
 

Speed and features

80
 

Noise

50
 

Display

57
 

Expandability

60
 

Battery life

53
 

Durability

63
 

Design and form factor

66
 

How It Stacks Up

84

Engadget

84
 

Critic

75
 

User

87
 
81

Engadget

81
 

Critic

78
 

User

90
 
89

Engadget

89
 

Critic

86
 

User

80
 
84

Engadget

Not yet scored
 

Critic

87
 

User

93
 
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How It Stacks Up

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84
 

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75
 

User

87
 
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81
 

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78
 

User

90
 
89

Engadget

89
 

Critic

86
 

User

80
 
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Critic

87
 

User

93
 
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