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Acer Aspire S13 (S5-371)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 161 reviews of Acer Aspire S13 (S5-371). The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers really like the price and portability. The size and usability are also appreciated, but the energy efficiency and keyboard get mixed reviews. Many are critical about the touchpad.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Acer Aspire S13 (S5-371) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Matt Smith (digitaltrends.com)

Acer Aspire S 13 (2016) review

 

The Acer Aspire S 13 is a well-rounded laptop that falls just short of the very best.

Acer Aspire S 13 is a competent execution of the affordable ultrabook formula many manufacturers now use. It has a nice 1080p display, strong Core i5 processor, and lightweight design, all for an affordable $750 price of entry. It’s a perfectly...

Jun, 2016

Expert review by : Sean Hollister (cnet.com)

Acer Aspire S13 review: An affordable, fingerprint-resistant MacBook Air alternative

 

For the price, the Acer Aspire S13 offers a surprising amount of battery life and solid-state storage in its slim, oleophobic white chassis.

Acer's Aspire S13 has a touchscreen that resists glare, a thin, light body that resists fingerprints and more solid-state storage than the competition -- plus a fast Intel Core processor, impressive audio and exceptional battery life.

This 13-inch Acer is saddled with a stiff, shallow keyboard, and the touchpad's poor palm rejection means the cursor jumps around in documents. Uneven keyboard backlighting and a thick screen bezel detract from the appeal.

This Acer Aspire S13 isn't the most inspiring thin notebook, but it's a remarkably practical and cost-effective choice.

Oct, 2016

Expert review by : Laptop Mag (laptopmag.com)

Acer Aspire S 13 Review

 

Slim and handsome design; Colorful, full-HD display; Comfortable keyboard; Long battery life; Strong overall performance ; Touchpad can be finicky; Some bloatware ; The Acer Aspire S 13 is one of the best ultraporable laptop values, offering strong...

Touchpad can be finicky; Some bloatware ; The Acer Aspire S 13 is one of the best ultraporable laptop values, offering strong performance, long battery life and a colorful display, all in a slim design.

The Acer Aspire S 13 is one of the best ultraporable laptop values, offering strong performance, long battery life and a colorful display, all in a slim design.

Jul, 2016

Expert review by : Michael Wall (NotebookReview.com)

Acer Aspire S 13: An Excellent Ultrabook

 

The Acer Aspire S 13 offers a great level of value for its sub $1,000 price point. This Acer Aspire Ultrabook will be hard to beat.

Attractive unique design ; Strong Performance ; Quality keyboard ; Solid battery life

Higher end models aren't as enticing

The Acer Aspire S 13 is an excellent Ultrabook that offers a great level of value for its sub $1,000 price point. Equipped with competitive specs including a sixth generation Intel Core i5 CPU and a lightning fast 256GB SSD the laptop is perfect for...

Jun, 2016

Expert review by (notebookcheck.net)

Acer Aspire S 13 S5-371 Notebook Review

 

After the Aspire S7 and the cheap Aspire S3, Acer launches the next representative of the thin and light class. The Aspire S13 might be a happy medium between its two predecessors. While it uses high-end components, for example an Intel i7-6500U CPU,...

high-end case, good input devices, bright and matte display, display can be calibrated well, good system performance, good battery life

palm rests are susceptible to fingerprints, USB Type C only Gen.1, high-frequency fan noise, even during low load, the fan often gets loud, high case temperature under load

Our first impression of the Acer Aspire S 13 was very positive and this was primarily confirmed through the rest of the test. We liked the case, the input devices and the display. Although the color fidelity should be better out-of-the-box (very good...

Expert review by : Brad Linder (liliputing.com)

Acer Aspire S 13 review: An affordable ultraportable laptop (with a few quirks)

 

For the past few years Asus has kind of dominated the affordable ultrabook space with its line of 13.3 inch notebooks weighing around 3 pounds or less and selling for around $699 and up.

I bought the Acer Aspire S 13 because I was looking for an affordable machine that would offer better performance and longer battery life than my 4-year-old laptop. While the Aspire S 13 has a reasonably attractive price tag, I’ll admit that it wasn’t...

Oct, 2016

Expert review by : Brian Heater (techcrunch.com)

Acer’s Aspire S 13 is a decent little ultrabook

 

The first thing you notice about the Aspire S 13: It's not a MacBook Air. In a space in which Apple's laptop has so dominated the aesthetic conversation around thin and light laptops, it's worth noting when a company goes boldly in some other aesthetic...

Thin and light ; Low starting price ; Optional touchscreen

Flimsy design ; Fussy trackpad

The Aspire S 13 isn’t a bad little machine, though it’s not going to set the world on fire, by any stretch. The build quality leaves a little to be desired, but some nice features, like a touchscreen and solid Dolby audio, help round out the picture....

Jun, 2016

Expert review by : Andrei Girbea (ultrabookreview.com)

Acer Aspire S13 S5-371 review – solid and affordable 13-inch notebook

 

The Aspire S13 is one of the better ultraportables you can get these days for a decent amount of money. It offers a good screen, fast hardware and decent battery life, all packed in a thin and fairly well built package. It's not as stylish or as silent...

looks good and it's decently built; good screen; excellent trackpad; solid performance; pretty good battery life; reliable wireless; affordable price tags

the keyboard is shallow; there's plenty of bloatware preinstalled; noisy fan in daily use and the back-case gets quite hot

Expert review by : Michael Passingham (trustedreviews.com)

Acer Aspire S 13

 

It's light at just 1.36kg, although its plastic shell does an awful lot to contribute. It looks great, though, available in both black and white with a stylish, textured lid and nicely finished keyboard tray.

Apr, 2016

Expert review by : Andrew Williams Mike Lowe (pocket-lint.com)

Acer Aspire S13 review: Slim and savvily priced

 

The Acer S13 is a response to the complaint that nice laptops are just too bloomin' expensive. Not everyone can afford to splash out £1,000 on a computer, and Apple's cheapest Air laptops haven't been meaningfully updated in years. The Acer S13 has no...

Bright and colourful screen, slim and light, good build quality for the price, long-lasting battery

Slight colour skew to display, trackpad is slightly annoying, plastic lid and underside

The Acer S13 has no major flaws other than a trackpad that may well get on your nerves for the first week or so. It's otherwise a terrific laptops that has everything you need in a portable computer - and all for an affordable price.

Oct, 2016
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