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Overall 7
7.0

Review: Acer Aspire S3

Wired
7 days ago
  • Excerpt: Let’s cut to the chase here. If you’re pondering buying the Acer Aspire S3, it’s because you desperately want an
  • Pros: 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).
  • Cons: 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?).
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Overall 9
8.8
Performance 7
7.2
Sound 7
6.6
Battery performance 9
8.7
Display 8
8.4
Weight 7
7.4
Noise 9
9.3
Gaming performance 9
8.8
Connectivity 8
7.9
Keyboard 9
8.7
Temperature 9
8.8

Review Acer Aspire S3-392G Ultrabook

Notebookcheck
25 March 2014
  • Summary: Slim, fast and gaming-ready. In 2011, Acer introduced the Aspire S3-951, the first ever Ultrabook. After three years, we are delighted to meet the successor, the Aspire S3-392G. A strong Haswell CPU, a gaming-ready GPU and a lot of memory is packed into this small, compact computer. Our review will reveal what this 13.3-inch machine is capable of.
  • Pros: Very good program performance, Gaming-ready, Good battery life, Bright Full HD display with strong contrast, High workmanship quality, Display can be opened up to 180 degrees, Displayport, VGA, Fast-Ethernet and USB 2.0 via adapter, The good performance, battery life and display.
  • Cons: Reflective display, No Windows DVD, Nothing really except maybe a 3G/4G module.
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Overall 8
8.0

Acer Aspire S3 Ultrabook review

t3me.com
12 February 2014
  • 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. We hope that the small problems we experienced will be ironed out in time for its full release, and enable this laptop to be a benchmark of what can be achieved under the Ultrabook brand.
  • 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
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Overall 8
8.0

Acer Aspire S3 Review

Review guidelines
29 May 2013
  • 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 connectivity.
  • Pros: Memory card reader; Restart and instant access to the Internet; Processor
  • Cons: No Blu-Ray
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Overall 8
7.9
Performance 9
9.0
Battery performance 9
8.6
Display 7
6.6
Weight 9
9.3
Noise 8
8.2
Gaming performance 6
5.9
Connectivity 6
5.7
Keyboard 8
8.1
Temperature 8
7.9

Review Acer Aspire S3-391-53314G52add Ultrabook

Notebookcheck
10 September 2012
  • Summary: Number one's successor. In late 2011, Acer launched its first ultrabook, the Aspire S3. Now updated, the 13.3-inch Aspire S3-391 ultrabook features Ivy Bridge components starting at 799 Euro (~$999). We tested whether the ultrabook is worth its price.
  • Pros: Slim, thin, lightweight, handy case, Two USB 3.0 ports, The innards are easily accessible, Two year warranty, The thin, slim ultrabook looks good. The necessary interfaces and ports are installed despite the low build.
  • Cons: The hard disk slows down the system, The maximum computing power is not permanently available during full load, A solid state drive as the main storage device. The more expensive Aspire S3-391 models feature such a solution.
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Overall 7
6.8

Acer Aspire S3 Ultrabook

good house keeping
16 August 2012
  • Excerpt: There's no disputing that the Acer Aspire S3 is a looker.
  • Pros: Consumer testers liked the design and layout, Thin and light, Reasonably fast processing speeds
  • Cons: Limited ports for connectivity, Prone to tip over, Slow startup time, Mediocre battery life in comparison with others, Poor audio quality
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Acer Aspire S3 (Ivy Bridge)

thinkdigit.com
6 August 2012
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Acer Aspire S3

thinkdigit.com
30 May 2012
  • Excerpt: Discuss this Review Where to buy Acer Aspire S3-391 Ultra Slim... Rs. 55088 Explore Saco Neoprone Sleeve for Acer... Rs. 300 Buy Now Acer Aspire S3-391 Ultrabook... Rs. 54500 Buy Now Other Laptops Popular Alienware 13 Lenovo W540 HP Pavilion 13 Lenovo Yoga 2 Acer Aspire S7-392 Dell Inspiron 14 7437 HP EliteBook 1040 G1 Toshiba Portege Z30T-A Lenovo ThinkPad S1 Yoga Stellar Black Cat Latest Alienware 13 Lenovo W540 HP Pavilion 13 Dell Inspiron 14 7437 HP EliteBook 1040 G1...
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Overall 5
4.7

Expert Review

reviewed
13 May 2012
  • Summary: The Aspire S3 provides a good set of features for the $1250 price, including a fast processor and a large SSD drive.
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Acer Aspire S3 (Core i7) Review

SlashGear
2 May 2012
  • 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 planning on using the machine for - if it's home use for the internet and simple games exclusively, you'll want the more basic Core i5 build.
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