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Acer TimelineU M5-481TG-6814 14" Ultrabook
  • Intel Core i5-3317U 1.7GHz
  • 500GB HDD + 20GB SSD
  • NVIDIA Geforce GT 640M LE

5 out of 5 eggs Good deal 12/20/2012

This review is from: Acer TimelineU M5-481TG-6814 14" Ultrabook


Light, small, nice keyboard layout and yet surprisingly spacious if you open it up. I replaced the msata with a Crucial msata 128gb and the hard drive with a Samsung 840 250gb. Your ssd or hard drive has to be 7mm otherwise it will not fit. Pity I can't use my Vertex 4 due to height.

Did a fresh install of Windows 7 HP using the existing key. Samsung 840 is boot drive and msata is split 100GB for temp files and the rest partitioned for deep sleep/RST.

Upgraded bios but did not notice any new options.

Playing SC2 yeilds about 72C and once you quit the game it drops down quickly. Fan noise during gameplay can be loud.


I cannot find a way to keep my keyboard backlight turned off permanently. When it comes out of sleep or is powered on the light comes on. Yes I know Fn+F9 turns it off but there has to be a way to turn it off permanently.

Black border/empty space around the screen is distracting.

The trackpad/mouse takes getting use to.

Other Thoughts:

I always liked all my ports on the back of my laptop for clean look and more desk space but I have to admit that the sides could have had one usb port. Right angle power connector is too close to the other ports on the back.

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