Acer Aspire S5 Review: SSD RAID on an Ultrabook

By Julio Franco · 13 replies
Oct 2, 2012
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  1. Personally, I don't like Acer because: 1) poor build quality, some cheap plastic feels, 2) poor display, or not-bright-display
  2. nismo91

    nismo91 TS Evangelist Posts: 930   +31

    At first I thought the magicflip feature was kind of cool, but then when I go hands-on on a megastore, the acer s5 exhibit a loud gear noise upon opening and closing of the ports. I can imagine it probably been abused as a display unit, but S5 is fairly new product and it shouldn't break this fast.

    the RAID0 SSD seems like a first in ultrabook. I hope they find a way into future windows 8 pro tablets. if surface pro is too expensive, I'd might find myself carrying an win8 pro acer tablet.
  3. BlueDrake

    BlueDrake TS Evangelist Posts: 378   +112

    I know I'm picking at minor details, but I'm noticing some slight inconsistencies in the article. "Core i7-3517U clocked at 1.9GHz (Turbo Boost up to 3.0GHz)" You later quote it as an i5 with lower specs, to come full circle at the end to call it an i7 again? Color me what you want, but a bit inconsistent in the review? Not to mention the comparison shows i5, eh well I guess it's a small slip up.

    It's an all around good review, and gives me enough in-depth detailing. Not that I'm bothering with an Ultrabook or such, at least in the near future from what I've got planned. =)

    I also kinda agree with the Guest. I'm not too fond of Acer either, which is actually the brand of PC I'm using. It's average at best really..
  4. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 3,663   +1,948

    Thank you. Next one...

    I want an ultra-book with a no-bezel 13"-15" 1080P screen, Samsung 840 SSD, 16GB of RAM. Price not an issue.

    Unfortunately they don't exist... :(
  5. This is not the first time RAID SSD is featured on a laptop. The VaioZ comes to mind, it has a quad raid option(4x128/256).
  6. "I want an ultra-book with a no-bezel 13"-15" 1080P screen, Samsung 840 SSD, 16GB of RAM. Price not an issue."

    16GB of RAM in an ultrabook? for what purpose?
  7. ReederOnTheRun

    ReederOnTheRun TS Booster Posts: 304   +62

    Definitely gonna have to pass on the Acer. It seems like nobody ever likes their products. Also, screen quality is important on an ultrabook, for me at least.

    3DCGMODELER TS Enthusiast Posts: 307   +18

    Only 2 x 128 GB ssd's wow.. thats bad, thats to dang. that wont sell very well..
    now if it were 2 x 512 GB ssd's maybe..
  9. Lionvibez

    Lionvibez TS Evangelist Posts: 1,264   +436

    Not a first at all My 2010 Sony Vaio Z has 128GB Raid 0 setup.

    Also 1366x768 = fail my laptop is 13.3 1600x900 which I would consider the bare minimum.
  10. Lionvibez

    Lionvibez TS Evangelist Posts: 1,264   +436

    lol 16GB of ram in an ultrabook that is ment for light work sure bud!
    cliffordcooley likes this.
  11. jizzyburnizzy

    jizzyburnizzy TS Enthusiast Posts: 61   +7

    I didnt like acer for the longest time but over the past year or 2 they have improved their quality quite a bit in my opinion. their slim notebooks and netbooks are pretty neat. still not a fan of their basic laptop builds though
  12. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 9,715   +3,694

    "SSD RAID on an Ultrabook"

    Thats laughable!!! The PC is slow but can find data as soon as the CPU finally decides to look for it.
  13. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 9,715   +3,694

    I don't understand you people wanting a hand-held device that displays 1080P. If the display is not going to be larger than 20 inches there is no need in 1080P.

    What are you going to be doing, reading the text with a magnifying glass from a two inch distance? I can understand wanting the device capable of displaying to a second display at 1080P, but why would you want a display resolution that is beyond the range of eyesight on an ultra-book's display?

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