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Acer Aspire S3 - series
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Acer Aspire S3 - series

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Overall 9

Acer Aspire S3: Review

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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...
  • Pros: Memory card reader; Restart and instant access to the Internet; Processor.
  • Cons: No Blu-Ray.
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Overall 7

Acer Aspire S3-391-6046

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22 November 2012
  • Conclusion: The Acer Aspire S3-391-6046 gives you a full-blown Windows 8 ultrabook at a decent price. If you want a thin, light, reasonably fast ultrabook to learn Windows 8 on, this is worth a look.
  • Pros: 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.
  • Cons: Uses last generation Intel Core processor. Non DX11-compatible graphics. No touch screen. Small arrow keys.
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Overall 8

Acer Aspire S3 Review

27 July 2012
  • Excerpt: <div>Please enable Javascript to watch this video</div> They’re here. Ultrabooks, the super-thin laptops developed to specifications laid down by Intel, are now available. Among the first wave is Acer’s Aspire S3.
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Acer Aspire S3 Ultrabook Review

21 July 2012
  • Excerpt: Last I checked, Acer’s sites are hopeless when it comes to providing complete details on the specs, fortunately the Press Release provided during the launch was detailed enough.
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Acer Aspire S3

20 July 2012
  • Summary: The Acer Aspire S3 delivered most of what it said it would deliver. You won’t regret buying it.
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Overall 5

Expert Review

15 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

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...
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Acer Aspire S3 Review

19 January 2012
  • 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...
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Overall 6

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
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Overall 8

Acer Aspire S3 Ultrabook review

22 November 2011
  • 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
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