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Acer Aspire S3

alaTest has collected and analyzed 589 reviews of Acer Aspire S3. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Opinions about the usability and price are overall positive. The design and portability also get good reviews. Views are divided on the screen. The connectivity and keyboard get less positive views.

performance, portability, design, price, usability

battery, keyboard, connectivity

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

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Acer Aspire S3

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 48 user reviews of Acer Aspire S3 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 products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the price and screen. The performance and usability also get good feedback, but many are less positive about the reliability.

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reliability

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

Oct, 2020

Expert review by (engadget.com)

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 : 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.

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Nov, 2012

Expert review by : Loyd Case (pcworld.com)

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 (wired.com)

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 (pcmag.com)

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.

More laptop reviews:• Microsoft Surface Pro (2017)• Dell Latitude 7280• Samsung Galaxy Book (12-Inch, LTE)• Dell Latitude 5285 2-in-1• LG gram 14 (2017)• more

Oct, 2011

Expert review by : JoannaStern (theverge.com)

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

Expert review by : Chris Burns (slashgear.com)

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 : Hubert Nguyen (ubergizmo.com)

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 (notebookcheck.net)

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 : maximum pc (maximumpc.com)

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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