Acer Aspire S3 - Intel Core i5

  • Acer Aspire S3 - Intel Core i5
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The Acer Aspire S3 is 0.51 inches thin and weighs only 2.98 pounds. Its chassis is made from magnesium alloy and under the hood it packs an Intel Core i5 processor, a 20GB solid-state drive operating system and the machine’s current state, as well as a 320GB hard drive for storage. The S3's LED-backlit display offers a 1,366 by 768-pixel resolution and is driven by the CPU's integrated Intel HD graphics 3000 graphics processor.

Expert reviews and ratings

By NotebookCheck on 80

The prior Aspire S3-951 ultrabook could count its low price (for an ultrabook) to its purchase arguments. This no longer applies to the Aspire S3-391 because there are now a few ultrabooks that are considerably cheaper, for example Lenovo's IdeaPad...

By RegHardware on 75

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 -

The wedge-like design looks sleek, but you will find other ultrabooks that offer more solid...

By 5FWD on 60

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 -

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 67

Despite being one of the cheapest Ultrabooks on the market, Acer's Aspire S3 is a solid, unshowy performer with serious low-budget appeal...

By Gadget Guy Australia on 70

While there’s a lot to like about Acer’s debut Ultrabook, it’s not all perfect. Most of the issues we’ve highlighted are easily ignored, and at $1599, it’s $200 less than the Apple equivalent. Windows users after a good...

By PCWorld New Zealand on 70

Acer’s Aspire S3 is the first ‘Ultrabook’ released in the New Zealand and Australian markets. Ultrabooks – ultra-thin and light laptops intended to offer long battery life without compromising on performance – are set to be...

By Maximum PC on 70

You’d have to actively be avoiding the tech media over the past several months not to have heard about Ultrabooks. Their coming has garnered a boatload of buzz, fueled in no small part by Intel’s $300 million fund to get hardware and software makers...

By GadgetSpeak on 76

The portable computer family continues to expand. First we has laptops/notebooks, then came netbooks closely followed by tablets. Now Ultrabooks join the...

By Ubergizmo on -

needs to kick it up a notch) Is that thin enough for you? 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...

By Expert Reviews on 80

The Aspire S3's chassis has shortcomings, but reasonable battery life and performance makes this a great value ultrabook...

By TechRadar on 70

The first-generation ultrabook war is getting bloody, with the Toshiba Satellite Z830 and Lenovo Ideapad U300S emerging from the pits to take on the Asus Zenbook and this machine, the Acer Aspire S Series. This four-way battle royale should be a...

By Tbreak.com on 60

The Ultrabook is the latest initiative from Intel and power players in the PC industry to bring a MacBook Air like of machine to the PC World- something that is extremely thin and light, yet quick enough to be used as a daily machine. One of the...

By Canadian Reviewer on 80

If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery then the Acer S3 Ultrabook must have a high regard for the Apple MacBook Air. As with many ultra thin and light ultrabooks coming to the market, the Acer S3 borrows a lot of design elements from the...

By PC Authority on 83

The Ultrabook has landed and it delivers on the promise of ultra-thin and light computing for a reasonable price....

By Computerworld on -

How we tested Ultrabooks: Features Ultrabooks: Performance Prev page 1 2 3 4 Next page ...

By Channel News Australia on 70

Acer are the first to spit out a coveted Ultrabook and are also leading on price. But does their rapid efforts culminate in a rushed product or are they just ahead of the game?Click to enlargeDesignWhen the Aspire S3's lid is closed and it lies on...

By Smarthouse on 70

DesignWhen the Aspire S3's lid is closed and it lies on the desk inanimate, it is a beautiful machine. Its bespoke brushed aluminium finish seduces users, with it harbouring the kind of appeal that makes you want to use it: even if it is to do work....

By PCWorld on 60

Acer's attempt at a cost effective Ultrabook ultimately cuts too many corners. Images (click to enlarge) Acer Aspire S3: The Basic Ultrabook Acer Aspire S3-951 Review, by Loyd Case November 17, 2011 Intel's Ultrabook guidelines describe the...