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Acer Aspire S3-391

alaTest has collected and analyzed 562 reviews of Acer Aspire S3-391. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the design and price. The usability and performance also get good feedback. Reviews are divided on the sound, and some have doubts about the connectivity.

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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 86/100 = 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. Reviews about the design and usability are overall positive. The price and performance also get good views, but the energy efficiency and image quality get mixed views.

portability, performance, price, usability, design

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 (Intel Core i5 3317U 1.7GHz, 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD, LAN, WLAN, BT, Webcam, Integrated Graphics, Windows 7 Home PreAcer Aspire S3-391 13.3-inch Ultrabook - Aluminium (Intel Core i7 3517U 1.9GHz, 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD, LAN, WLAN, BT, Webcam, Integrated Graphics, Window

Feb, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Acer Aspire S3-391

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 229 user reviews of Acer Aspire S3-391 from Amazon.com. 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.com. Reviewers are impressed by the reliability and price. The usability and performance are also mentioned favorably, but there are some critical comments about the connectivity and sound.

portability, performance, usability, price, reliability

sound, connectivity

79% 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 Aspire S3-391-6497 13.3-Inch Ultrabook (Champagne)Acer Aspire S3-391-6676 13.3-Inch Ultrabook (Champagne)

Feb, 2016

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 ($648 list) proves that you don't have to start at $899 to get a decent ultrabook. To keep the price down, it uses an older second-generation Intel Core i3 processor, but that CPU is still faster than the AMD E series APU,...

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

The Acer Aspire S3-391-6046 gives you a full-blown Windows 8 ultrabook at a decent price. If you want a thin, light, reasonably fast ultrabook to learn Windows 8 on, this is worth a look.

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: Acer S3-391-9606

 

Editors' note: After testing and reviewing several subsequent Ultrabook laptops , we have decided to revise our original rating for this product. Most notably, other Ultrabook laptops now offer full SSD hard drives for the same price, instead of Acer's...

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: (rakuten.com)

Acer Aspire S3-391-6899 13.3" Ultrabook

 

Its very fast, thin, and built very well with good materials.

Consumer review by: Michael (rakuten.com)

Michael

 

Great price, quick shipping, correct product, no brainer.

Product Specifications

Camera

Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3
Rear camera: No

Graphics

Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:2 / 3
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x166
On-board graphics adapter memory:0.125
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, Serial Digital Video Out (SDVO), VGA (D-Sub)

Ports & interfaces

USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2

Processor

Conflict Free processor:No / Yes
ECC supported by processor: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX: Yes
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:16 / 32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1066,1333 / 1333,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3-SDRAM, DDR3L-SDRAM
Processor cache level:L3
Processor cache type:L3 / SmartCache, L3
Processor codename:Ivy Bridge / Sandy Bridge
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
Thermal Design Power (TDP):17

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):No / Yes
Processor package size:31