Summary: The Acer Aspire S3 is a particularly interesting notebook belonging to the category of ultrabook and characterized by an elegant and refined, extremely thin, and a low weight. Of particular note are the quick restart from standby, Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity, HDMI port, the powerful processors and...
Pros: Memory card reader; Restart and instant access to the Internet; Processor.
Conclusion: 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 build, you'll need to think about what you're...
Summary: The Acer Aspire S3 is an interesting laptop, which delivers good raw compute performance that is comparable to other laptops using the same Intel Core i5 24xx platform. However, the choice of using an mechanical hard drive (HDD) will put it at a significant disadvantage when compared to competitors...
Acer Aspire S3 review – the affordable ultrabook and it shows it
5 January 2012
Summary: The Acer Aspire S3 is the cheapest ultrabook in stores, but in order to get to this price point, Acer had to cur corners. Thus, the end product is not as fast, as well built or as good as most of its competitors.
Pros: slim and light, decent performances, affordable price, runs cool
Cons: looks and feels cheap, awful keyboard, poor speakers, slow HDD, short battery life
Conclusion: The Acer Aspire S3 is an impressive portable, which offers superb power in an incredibly lightweight design. We’re really happy that this marriage of proper computing power, and great design finally has a home in the PC market.
Pros: Fast booting, Slim and light design, Great processor power
Cons: RSI inducing keyboard, Slightly underwhelming battery, no USB 3.0, only 2 USB ports