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alaTest has collected and analyzed 744 reviews of Acer Aspire S3-391. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviews about the design and usability are on the whole positive. The price and performance also get good feedback, whereas there are some negative opinions about the connectivity and sound. There are some mixed opinions about the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Acer Aspire S3-391 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Acer Aspire S3-391

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 181 user reviews of Acer Aspire S3-391 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk. Comments about the design and usability are generally positive. The price and performance are also mentioned favorably. Views about the energy efficiency and image quality are different.

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79% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Acer Aspire S3-391 13.3-inch Ultrabook - Aluminium (Intel Core i5 3317U 1.7GHz, 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD, LAN, WLAN, BT, Webcam, Integrated Graphics, WindowAcer Aspire S3-391 13.3-inch Ultrabook - Aluminium (Intel Core i5 3317U 1.7GHz, 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD, LAN, WLAN, BT, Webcam, Integrated Graphics, Window

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Acer Aspire S3-391

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 320 user reviews of Acer Aspire S3-391 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. People really like the design and usability. The price and performance also get good comments. Some have doubts about the connectivity and sound. There are mixed reviews on the battery and reliability.

portability, performance, price, usability, design

sound, connectivity

73% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Acer S3-391-6046 13-Inch Ultrabook, Intel Core i3 4GB, Memory 320GB HDD Windows 8Acer S3-391-6046 13-Inch Ultrabook, Intel Core i3 4GB, Memory 320GB HDD Windows 8

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Acer Aspire S3-391

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Acer Aspire S3-391 from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.ca.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Acer Ultrabook Silver 13.3" S3-391-6046 PC with Intel Core i3-2367M processor...Acer Ultrabook Silver 13.3" S3-391-6046 PC with Intel Core i3-2367M processor...

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: Sascha Mölck (notebookcheck.net)

Review Acer Aspire S3-391-53314G52add Ultrabook

 

Number one's successor. In late 2011, Acer launched its first ult

Slim, thin, lightweight, handy case; Two USB 3.0 ports; The innards are easily accessible; Two year warranty

The hard disk slows down the system; The maximum computing power is not permanently available during full load

The competition includes the previous model - Acer Aspire S3-951-6646, Lenovo IdeaPad U310, Fujitsu LifeBook UH572, Sony Vaio SVT1311M1ES, Toshiba Satellite L830-10G, Samsung 530U3C-A01US, Sony Vaio SV-T13112FXS, Asus UX32A-DB31, Samsung 530U3C-A01DE.

Sep, 2012

Expert review by: Joel Santo Domingo (pcmag.com)

Acer Aspire S3-391-6046

 

The Acer Aspire S3-391-6046 gives you a full-blown Windows 8 ultrabook at a decent price.

Inexpensive ultrabook. Light weight. Responsive multitouch trackpad. Two USB 3.0 ports. No confusing USB 2.0 ports. Full size HDMI port. 2.4GHz and 5GHz Wi-Fi.

Uses last generation Intel Core processor. Non DX11-compatible graphics. No touch screen. Small arrow keys.

More Ultrabook Reviews: • Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (4th Gen, 2016)• Apple MacBook Air 11-Inch (2015)• Lenovo ThinkPad Helix 2nd Gen• Lenovo ThinkPad T450s• Acer Aspire S7-393-7451• more

Nov, 2012

Expert review by: Matt Smith (digitaltrends.com)

Acer Aspire M5 Touch Review

 

We still highly recommend the Acer Aspire M5 to anyone looking for an Ultrabook. Just skip the touchscreen. It's not worth the premium.

Acer’s Aspire M5 Touch is a strong Ultrabook. It offers good battery life, an enjoyable user interface, and high build quality for a low price. Adding touch doesn’t add much to the experience but, well, it adds touch. This can be useful in certain...

Nov, 2012

Expert review by: Dan Ackerman (cnet.com)

Acer S3-391-9606 review

 

Call us skeptical (please do, we like it), but the Ultrabook concept always struck us as being a bit suspect. Intel has been pushing for several months the idea of a new class of laptops that are slim and powerful with excellent battery life, but...

With a slim, MacBook-Air-like design at a reasonable price, the Acer Aspire S3 is an example of how the Ultrabook laptop category can work if done right.

The construction is a step below superpremium, connectivity is limited, and battery life is on the low side of acceptable.

The Acer Aspire S3 is the closest you can get to the look and feel of a MacBook Air for less than $1,000, but it requires a few compromises.

Oct, 2011

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Excellent Budget Ultrabook

 

I've rolled out a half dozen S3s at work and they are extremely impressive. They're reasonably priced, have a good solid processor, plenty of memory, and with an SSD boot almost instantly ; The touchpad is extremely responsive and one of the best I've...

No ethernet port or adaptor ; Windows 8

Jul, 2013

Consumer review by: Aekeo (newegg.com)

Macbook Air alternative

 

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

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 - 4.0 hrs as described

The touch pad is so sensitive.Many software are not compatible to Win 8

May, 2013

Consumer review by: dri (buydig.com)

I would recommend

 

I love it!

Oct, 2012

Consumer review by: dri (beachcamera.com)

I would recommend

 

I love it!

Oct, 2012

Consumer review by: kiran (rakuten.com)

kiran

 

This 13 inch laptop runs the best. It has the best HD Led display and with Solid state drive and I7 processor the laptop runs like a marvel.it sports the USB 3.0 ports along with regular ports . The finish of the laptop is great and it gives stylish...

Consumer review by: Kevin (rakuten.com)

Kevin

 

Very happy with my purchase.Pro's: fast processor(I7) and hard drive (solid state), purchased at bargain price, weight, Windows 8missing: touch screen

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:DHT / Dolby Home Theater / Dolby Home Theater v4 / HD / HD Audio / HDA
Built-in Microphone:No / Yes
Built-in speaker(s):N / Y / Yes
Built-in speakers:No / Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker Power:1.5

Battery

Battery Capacity:26.4 / 3260 / 3280 / 36,.4 / 36.4 / 36.40
Battery capacity (Watt hours):26.4 / 36,.4 / 36.4 / 36.40
Battery life (max):5 / 5.5 / 5.50 / 6 / 6.5 / 7
Battery performance:3260 / 3280
Battery recharge time:2
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:2 / 3 / 4

Camera

Front Camera:Y
Front camera resolution:1280 x 1024 / 1280 x 720
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.92 / 1.3
Rear camera:N
Swivel webcam: No

Certificates

Energy Star certified: Yes
Wi-Fi certified:Y / Yes
WiFi certified: Yes

Design

Color of product:Aluminium / Beige / Bronze / Champagne / Gold / Sand / Silver
Form Factor:Clamshell
Housing material:Aluminium / Aluminium, Magnesium / Magnesium
Intel segment tagging:Enterprise, Small Business
Market positioning:Ultrabook
Product type:Notebook / Ultrabook

Display

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Contrast ratio (typical):500:1
Display brightness:200 / 220
Display Diagonal:13 / 13.3
Display number of colors:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
Display response rise/fall:8
Display Surface:Gloss
Full HD:No / Yes
HD type:Full HD / Not supported
LED backlight: Yes
Pixel Pitch:0.00992 x 0.00992
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:65

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / No
Discrete graphics adapter model: No
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2 / 3
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:350
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000 / 1050 / 1100 / 1150 / 1200
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x166
On-board graphics adapter memory:0.125 / 128
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 3000 / Intel HD Graphics 4000

Keyboard

Built-in touchpad: Yes
Full-size keyboard: Yes
Keyboard language:English
Keyboard Layout:AZERTY / QWERTY
Keyboard type:AZERTY / QWERTY
Numeric keypad: No
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal memory:4
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:4
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):4
Memory clock speed:1066 / 1333
Memory layout:1 x 4 / 2 x 2
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 4 / 2 x 2
Memory slots:1x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G: No
4G:N / Y
4G standard:WiMAX
4G WiMAX:No / Yes
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0 / 4.0+HS
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Data network: No
Ethernet LAN:N / No / Y
Ethernet LAN connection:N / No / Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Network standard:IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3ab, IEEE 802.3u / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN, BT / WLAN / WLAN, BT
Networking standards:IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n,IEEE 802.3,IEEE 802.3ab,IEEE 802.3u / IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi data rate (max):300
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11n / 802.11a, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type: No

Other Features

64-bit computing: Yes
Audio system:DHT / Dolby Home Theater / Dolby Home Theater v4 / HD / HD Audio / HDA
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab
Display:LCD / TFT
Dolby technologies:Dolby Home Theater v4
Ethernet interface type:Gigabit
Floppy drive installed: No
Graphics adapter family:Intel
Hard disk drive, user password: Yes
HD-Ready: Yes
HDD user password:Y
Infrared data port: No
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-d, VT-x
Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-d,VT-x
Internal modem: No
Number of products included:1
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
Power supply type:AC/DC
Quantity outer carton:1
Supported hard disk drive interfaces:SATA
Type:PC
Volume Control:Digital
Weight:2.98
Wireless Technology:Wi-Fi

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Bag included: No
Cables included:AC
Handheld remote control: No
Manual: Yes
Mouse included: No
Power cord included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes

Performance

TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Combo headphone/mic port:No / Yes
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Microphone in:No / Yes
S-Video port: No
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot:No / Yes
TV out:N
TV out port: No
TV-out:N
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2
USB 3.0 ports quantity:2
USB port:2
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:01 / 1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:65

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Chipset:Intel HM77 Express / Intel UM67 Express
Compatible processor series:Core i5
Conflict Free processor:N / Y / Yes
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):15 / 17 / 18 / 19 / 20
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:Y / Yes
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Maximum number of SMP processors:1
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM77 Express / Intel UM67 Express
Number of processors supported:1
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x8, 1x16, 2x4, 2x8
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor:I3-2377M / I3-3217U / I3-3227U / I5-3317M / I5-3317U / i5-3317UM / I5-3337U / i7-3517M / I7-3517U / I7-3517UM / I7-3537U
Processor boost frequency:2.6 / 2.7 / 3 / 3.1
Processor cache:3 / 4
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache
Processor codename:Ivy Bridge / Sandy Bridge
Processor cores:2
Processor family:2nd gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 3rd gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 3rd gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 3rd gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i3-2xxx / Intel Core i3-3xxx / Intel Core i5-3xxx / Intel Core i7-3xxx
Processor frequency:1.5 / 1.7 / 1.8 / 1.9 / 2
Processor lithography:22 / 32
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor model:I3-2377M / I3-3217U / I3-3227U / I5-3317M / I5-3317U / i5-3317UM / I5-3337U / i7-3517M / I7-3517U / I7-3517UM / I7-3537U
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-2300 Mobile series / Intel Core i3-3200 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-3300 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-3500 Mobile series
Processor socket:BGA1023
Processor threads:4
Stepping:J1 / L1
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):17
Tjunction:100 / 105

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:22 / 32
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel Active Management Technology: No
Intel AES New Instructions:No / Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N / No
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: Yes
Intel FDI Technology: Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: Yes
Intel HD Audio Technology: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel Matrix Storage Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / Y / Yes
Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT):N
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N / Y / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N / No
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y / Yes
Intel® Insider™: Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST):N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y / Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Secure Key:Y / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N
Intel® Smart Cache:Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:54834 / 65697 / 65707 / 65714 / 72054 / 72055 / 72057
Processor code:SR0CW / SR0N6 / SR0N8 / SR0N9 / SR0XF / SR0XG / SR0XL
Processor package size:31
Supported instruction sets:AVX
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Security

Cable lock slot:Kensington / No / Yes
Fingerprint reader: No
Password protection:BIOS, HDD / BIOS, HDD, Supervisor / BIOS, HDD, Supervisor, User
Password protection type:BIOS, HDD / BIOS, HDD, Supervisor / BIOS, HDD, Supervisor, User

Software

Bundled software:Microsoft Office Starter, Bing Bar, Windows Live Essentials / Microsoft Office Starter, Bing Bar, Windows Live Essentials\n / Microsoft Office Starter, Bing Bar, Windows LiveEssentials\n / Microsoft Office Starter\nBing Bar\nWindows Live Essentials
Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Basic / Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 7 Professional / Windows 8 / Windows 8 Pro
Trial software:McAfee Internet Security Suite

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MMC, SD / MMC, SD, SDHC / SD
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Capacity:320 / 500
Hard Drive Interface:SATA / Serial ATA
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400
Host interface:SATA
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory:20
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache type:SSD
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity:500
Number of hard drives installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:128 / 20 / 24 / 256 / 30
Solid-state drive interface:Serial ATA / Serial ATA II
Solid-state drive interfaces:SATA / Serial ATA II
Storage media:HDD / HDD+SSD / Hybrid-HDD / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:128 / 256 / 340 / 500 / 520 / 524

Technical Details

Display Type:LCD
Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:8.58 / 8.62 / 9
Height:0.512 / 0.669 / 0.689 / 0.701 / 1
Height (front):0.516 / 1
Height (rear):0.689 / 1
Weight:2 / 2.93 / 2.95 / 2.98 / 3 / 3.09
Width:12.7 / 13