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SSD cache allows for instant resume.
Affordable for an Ultrabook.
A nice feat of engineering at a respectable price.
Combination of spinning hard drive and SSD provides larger storage capacity without losing speed.
Keyboard and Screen could be better.
Battery life not as good as other Ultrabooks.
Lack of ports.
Tiny arrow keys.
Poor audio quality.
Performance is average at best.
Surprisingly loud and aggressive fan.
Stuffed to the gills with shovelware.
Truction feels cheap.
By TechSpot on October 02, 2012
First, I have to address the storage system in the S5. A single 256GB solid state drive would have been just fine with me but Acer went above and beyond with a RAID0 system consisting of two 128GB Lite-On SSDs. Sure, two storage drives increases...
By evogadget.com on June 01, 2012
The people behind famous Acer have produced an ultrabook that is capable of fighting with the lightest and thinnest models and win. But the CPU is not an advantage, the battery kind of sucks and other performance issues stop this laptop from reaching...
By laptops.reviewed.com on May 15, 2012
The Acer Aspire S3-951-6432 Ultrabook provides a good set of features for the $1250 price, including a fast processor and a large SSD drive. We found that it had good performance in most of our tests, quickly cranking through our tests in Photoshop,...
By RegHardware on May 12, 2012
Product round-up It took a little while for the production lines to get going, but the first few months of 2012 have seen super-slim Ultrabooks completely outnumbering every other type of desktop or laptop PC coming our way. Intel’s tight definition...
By TopTenREVIEWS on April 11, 2012
The wedge-like design looks sleek, but you will find other ultrabooks that offer more solid...
By laptops.co.uk on March 30, 2012
The Acer Aspire S3 is an attractive machine at first appearances and more attractive when you see the price tag. It however, doesn't have the features that compete with the best of the Ultrabook and lacks a little. However, it offers i5,...
By 5FWD on March 23, 2012
The Asus S3 feels like a middle of the road laptop. It does everything you need it to do without ever excelling itself. A short battery life is the real kicker, but that’s the price you pay for an ultrabook that costs a lot less than many of its...
By InsideHW on March 22, 2012
If you just want to read about new Kepler GPU right now click here ! Design, portability, low weight and good battery autonomy are the selling points of the new ultrabook category. Yet different users have different needs, and due to the...
By PC Pro on March 12, 2012
Despite being one of the cheapest Ultrabooks on the market, Acer's Aspire S3 is a solid, unshowy performer with serious low-budget...
By APC Magazine on February 28, 2012
Acer has taken a slightly different approach to Ultrabooks, coming up with two distinct lines of its S3 series. In appearance they all look the same -- with a clean, stylish uni-body design that makes them look like MacBook Air clones -- but they...
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