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Acer Aspire S3-951

alaTest has collected and analyzed 497 reviews of Acer Aspire S3-951. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People really like the price and design. The usability and performance are also mentioned favorably, but views about the keyboard and battery are different. There are some critical opinions about the connectivity and image quality.

portability, performance, usability, design, price

image quality, connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Acer Aspire S3-951 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 14 user reviews of Acer Aspire S3-951 from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on People really like the price and screen. The performance and usability also get good views. There are some critical comments about the reliability.

portability, usability, performance, screen, price


86% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Acer Aspire S3 13.3 inch Ultrabook (Intel Core i5-2467M, RAM 4 GB, HDD 320 GB, Bluetooth, Windows 7 Home Premium with up to 6 Hours Battery Life)Acer Aspire S3 13.3 inch Ultrabook (Intel Core i5-2467M, RAM 4 GB, HDD 320 GB, Bluetooth, Windows 7 Home Premium with up to 6 Hours Battery Life)

Oct, 2017

Expert review by: Hubert Nguyen (

Acer Aspire S3 Review


The Acer Aspire S3 looks very nice in the product photos, and it is often associated with Ultrabooks because this type of design, which is inspired from the Macbook Air, has been used by many PC manufacturers in their recent [...]

Is that thin enough for you?

Jan, 2012

Expert review by: maximum pc (

Acer Aspire S3 Review


When Ultrabooks were first announced it seemed doubtful that manufacturers could turn out these wannabe MacBook Airs at the sub-$1,000 price Intel was promising. Acer put those doubts to rest with the Aspire S3, which debuted at $900. Given its...

Sub-$1K; attractive, sturdy lid; decent performance

Plastic insides don't match aluminum outside; no USB 3.0; uses HDD; narrow vertical viewing angle

Jan, 2012

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Acer Aspire S3-951-6646 Laptop Review


The first Ultrabook. Designed to directly tackle the MacBook Air for hundreds of dollars less, the Acer Aspire S3 has a lot to live up to. Find out here if this early Ultrabook has what it takes to take the ultrathin category crown away from Apple.

Low starting price, Ultrathin size, Decent performance, The thinness, solid CPU performance and price make this Ultrabook stand out from the ultrathin market

Unremarkable build quality, Mushy keyboard, Slow HDD, Average battery life compared to competition, Very glossy screen, The lack of USB 3.0 and a higher capacity SSD are sorely hindering the performance of the Acer when compared to its immediate...

Oct, 2011

Expert review by: Chris Burns (

Acer Aspire S3 (Core i7) Review


The Ultrabook world is continuing its rise to glory as the Acer Aspire S3 (here with the Core i7 processer inside) runs the thin show at .68 inches at its thickest point. This is by no means the thinnest notebook on earth, nor is it the Ultrabook with...

This machine is a great example of what the Ultrabook line is meant to be: relatively light, thin, and powerful enough to knock the netbook name out of the realm of reality. With the price on this particular setup being a bit more than the standard...

Feb, 2012

Expert review by: Loyd Case (

Acer Aspire S3: The Basic Ultrabook


Intel's Ultrabook guidelines describe the anti-netbook. Sure, Ultrabooks aspire to the MacBook Air's sleek, sexy design. But they're also intended as a counter to the blandness of boring 15-inch everyday laptops and to the underwhelming performance of...

Compact and light ; Low priced for an Ultrabook

Poor audio quality ; Limited number of ports

Acer's attempt at a cost effective Ultrabook ultimately cuts too many corners.

Nov, 2011

Expert review by: Christopher Null (

Review: Acer Aspire S3


PC manufacturers are playing catchup to Apple's best-seller, and their efforts are yielding interesting results.

A rather inexpensive and decent way to play dress up and fit in and Starbucks. A nice feat of engineering at a respectable price. Fair enough battery life (four and half hours under load)

Two USB ports may mimic the MacBook Air, but it’s still not enough. Performance is average at best. Surprisingly loud and aggressive fan. Stuffed to the gills with shovelware (When’s the last time you saw an eBay icon on the desktop?)

Oct, 2011

Expert review by: Brian Westover (

Acer Aspire S3


The Acer Aspire S3 ultrabook has a super-thin profile, larger storage capacity than competitors, and unmatched affordability.

Thin. Light. Core i5 processor and 4GB memory provide potent performance. Combination of spinning hard drive and SSD provides larger storage capacity without losing speed. More affordable than competitors.

Display has lower resolution, limited viewing angles. Construction feels cheap.

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Oct, 2011

Expert review by: JoannaStern (

Acer Aspire S3 Ultrabook review


Back in June, Intel laid out its plan for the future of the laptop. These "ultrabooks," as Intel thought it would be more appropriate to call them, had to become more like phones and tablets — more...

Thin and light chassis ; Speedy resume times ; Solid performance

Overly plastic construction ; Keyboard is incredibly cheap-feeling and flimsy ; Only four hours of battery life ; Lots of preloaded software

I still have high hopes for Intel's other ultrabooks, but the S3 is just an unfortunate first entry

Oct, 2011

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Acer Aspire S3 Ultrabook review


The first Ultrabook to go on sale in the US is as thin and light as you'd expect and also happens to be the cheapest, but its battery life and performance are underwhelming.

Oct, 2011

Expert review by: Michael A. Prospero (

Acer Aspire S3


The Acer Aspire S3 Ultrabook costs a lot less than the 13-inch MacBook Air but cuts too many corners to make it worthwhile.

Thin and light ; Less expensive than competition ; Good performance

Very short battery life ; Cheap plastic chassis ; Slow hard drive ; Stiff keyboard ; Limited viewing angles ; Poor audio

Priced at $899, it's clear that Acer is trying to undercut its Ultrabook competitors, but in doing so, it had to make a few sacrifices. For example, the Aspire S3's chassis is plastic, not metal, and it has a mechanical hard drive, not an SSD. It's...

Oct, 2011

Product Specifications


Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3


Intel segment tagging:Enterprise, Small Business


HD type:Full HD / No
Panel Type:IPS


Discrete graphics adapter: No
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.74
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2 / 3
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x116 / 1916
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.4
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, Serial Digital Video Out (SDVO), VGA (D-Sub)


4G: No

Ports & interfaces

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


Configurable TDP-down frequency:800
Conflict Free processor:No / Yes
ECC supported by processor: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX: Yes
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:16 / 8
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:12 / 16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):21.3
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1066,1333
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM
Processor cache level:L3
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache / Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Sandy Bridge / Skylake
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-2300 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-2400 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-6200 series / Intel Core i7-2600 Mobile series
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15 / 17

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Response Technology version:1.00
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):1
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP): No
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00
Intel TSX-NI: Yes
Intel TSX-NI version:1.00
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x): Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):No / Yes
Intel® OS Guard: Yes
Intel® Secure Key: Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): Yes
Processor ARK ID:54618 / 56858 / 59798 / 88193
Processor package size:31 / 42