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Acer Aspire S3 2 Core Intel Core I3-3xxx 1.8GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 13.3" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I3-3xxx 1.8GHz 4GB Jul 2014
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The cutting-edge design of the Aspire S3 sets it apart from other Ultrabooks. The patented dual-torque hinge and auto light-sensing keyboard make both touch and type input stable and comfortable.... More
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9 Reasons For

Good Brand

Based on 2,561 user and expert reviews, Acer has good reviews for its portable PCs. Acer also has good reviews specifically within its medium processor core laptops range.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Aspire S3 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most medium processor core laptops that were released more than two years ago. This Acer notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most portable PCs that were released more than two years ago support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all medium processor core laptops that are a similar age to the Aspire S3.

The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst similar types of laptop is 133MHz.

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Has a Front Camera

The Acer Aspire S3 has a front camera, as do most of the other laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the Aspire S3.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many laptops that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most frequently found operating system architecture on laptops of a comparable spec and age to it.

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AC Cable Included

This laptop has an AC cable included, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to it.

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Light

Medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for more than two years have weights of between 300g and 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.2kg. The Acer Aspire S3 is one of the lighter medium processor core laptops that came out around the same time as the Aspire S3 (only 1.4 kilograms) amongst medium processor core laptops of this age.

Other notebook PCs with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the XPS 13 (1.4kg), or the XPS 13 ($719.00) (1.4kg) both from DELL.

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Narrow

The average width of portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the Aspire S3 is 360mm. At only 323 millimeters, the Aspire S3 is fairly narrow compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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10 Reasons Against

Only One PCI Express Lane (max)

Most similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Aspire S3 have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max), including the Aspire S3 which has one PCI Express lane (max).

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Acer Aspire S3 does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age which have a full-size keyboard.

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Quite Small Screen Size

The average screen size of medium processor core laptops that have been around for more than two years is 15", and the screen sizes range from 10" to 18". With a screen size of only 13.3 inches, the Acer Aspire S3 has one of the smaller screen sizes amongst notebook PCs of this age.

Laptops with a bigger screen size that might be worth looking at include the Lenovo L440 (14").

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on laptops that were launched more than two years ago. HDD is a traditional storage drive which stores the information on magnetic disks. HDD drives are slower than other forms of storage such as solid state drives (SSD) and flash drives.

If the storage medium of this notebook PC is not good enough for you then you might want to look at the Lenovo T420s (SSD).

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This notebook PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

The Aspire S3 has a fairly small internal memory (only 4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that were launched more than two years ago. The internal memory of comparable spec laptops that were released around the same time as the Aspire S3 range from 1GB to 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5.3GB.

If this notebook PC internal memory is too small for you then you might also want to look at the Satellite C55-B ($662.49) (6GB), the L55T (6GB), or the Satellite C55-B ($774.99) (6GB) all from Toshiba.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

Across all the medium processor core laptops that were launched around the same time as the Aspire S3 the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB. With a maximum internal memory of only 4 gigabytes, the Acer Aspire S3's maximum internal memory is one of the smallest amongst medium processor core laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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Only Three Battery Cells

Most similar spec laptops that have been around for more than two years have between one and eight battery cells, including the Acer Aspire S3 which has three battery cells.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Aspire S3 does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other medium processor core laptops that are a similar age to the Aspire S3 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4.0+HS Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on notebook PCs of a similar age and type to it.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Acer Aspire S3

Released Over Two Years Ago

Acer released the Aspire S3 over two years ago.

Intel Core I3-3xxx Processor Family

The Acer Aspire S3 has a better processor family than most portable PCs of this type and age. This notebook PC has an Intel Core i3-3xxx processor family, whereas most portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Aspire S3 has a pretty standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been available for more than two years.

If you want a notebook PC with a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to consider the Lenovo X1 Carbon (512GB).

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Average Processor Clock Speed

At 1.8 gigahertz, the Acer Aspire S3 has a pretty standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar type and age to the Aspire S3.

If this Acer portable PC processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might also want to look at the Lenovo G50-70 (1.9GHz) which is also higher rated.

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Expert Reviews

(197)

There's no disputing that the Acer Aspire S3 is a looker. Our consumer testers gave this ultrabook the highest rating in the bunch for its style and ergonomic design, and it was also among the... Read more…

Consumer testers liked the design and layout
Thin and light
Reasonably fast processing speeds
Keenly priced
Attractive brushed aluminium look
Limited ports for connectivity
Prone to tip over
Slow startup time
Mediocre battery life in comparison with others
Poor audio quality
1 September 2014

The Acer Aspire S3 is an Ultrabook that doesn't aim for superlative performance in any area, but instead balances the price-to-power ratio better than many competitors out there. It gives a...

Decent screen, dedicated graphics means better gaming than some competitors, versatile
Price
Attractive Chassis
Intel 5 Processor
Fast StartUp
Screen reflections, battery life just ok, keyboard keys a bit shallow, not the most thinlight
Plastic Inside of Chassis
Not Full Solid State Drive
Battery Life
Reflective Display
6 April 2014

A beautifully designed Ultrabook with powerful hardware and a discrete graphics chip...

25 March 2014

The Acer Aspire S3-392G is a small, mobile Ultrabook which offers good program and gaming performance . The laptop has enough storage space and good battery life . Furthermore, the power...

Acer may be in a distant fourth place behind the top three PC manufacturers ? Lenovo, HP and Dell ? but its latest Aspire S3-392G Ultrabook proves that it can produce attractive designs at a... Read more…

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User Reviews

(7)
Reviewed 14 July 2013 by Randy S.
(Verified Purchase)

This was NOT an impulse purchase, I researched tv's for over a month before deciding on this one. I originally wanted a plasma, but plasma's have two downfall's that I wasn't able to overlook.... Read more…

Reviewed 15 October 2015 by RUMadd
RUMadd would recommend the Acer Aspire S3-391

Lots of BANG for your BUCK$ Great features like HDMI, Bluetooth and Upgrade-able to Windows 10. Lightweight and small footprint. Fast on the boot up and does what an Ultra-Book is designed to do.... Read more…

Reviewed 17 May 2013 by Keo P.
(Verified Purchase)

Need to play more with touch pad for sensitivity. So far no problem. Loving it so...much. This is a real Mac Air alternative...

Reviewed 5 June 2013 by Michael H.
(Verified Purchase)

I have run photoshop CS6 and Sketchup (not at the same time lol) on this machine with minimal lag and no major problems. No GPU means that most of that kind of work will happen on my other... Read more…

Reviewed 6 March 2014 by Gerald M.
(Verified Purchase)

Got it on sale for $877.48 Delivered and shipped fast, received in 3 business days, driver was very nice and courteous/professional...

Just about Everything Listed in the over view on this TV
The Intel Wireless works great for everything to include Streaming NetFlix, loads fast and no rebuffering as of yet
Thin, sleek body and light weight. Easy to carry. SSD hard drive keep it run cool and quiet all the time. Quick wifi connection and turning on from hibernate sleep mode. Battery life is decent, 3.5 -
Very light weight, fast startup from boot or sleep, quiet operation, good wifi connectivity, comes with HDMI to VGA output adapter, spacious chiclet keyboard, metal casing on the outside (plastic on i
This tv has a GREAT picture for the price. After a few minor adjustments picture is crisp, color is great, blacks are black, and whites are white. Off angle viewing is excellent for an LED. True motio
Had a Plazma prior, so given that as you well know the black levels are not as black, but they are very good for an LCDLED none the less
The touch pad is so sensitive. Many software are not compatible to Win 8
Only 2 USB 3.0 ports (i could use a 3rd one quite often), very small arrow keys, only about 109gb of hard drive space available to user for storage
About the only thing I can put here under cons is the sound quality. Because you can only ask so much from 2 10w speakers. This is not to say it wont get loud, to the contrary it has very good volume,
This is a purchase fulfilled by Electronic Express and their warranty service applies. HDTV's are not covered by their 30 day defective return policy. Warranty service is provided directly by manufact
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Manufacturer Part Numbers 37133214g50, 37133214g50a, 37133214g50ad, 37133214g50add
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