Acer Aspire S3 Ultrabook - Intel Core i7
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 i7 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.
SSD cache allows for instant resume.
Affordable for an Ultrabook.
Super thin at 13mm.
Good looking with solid built quality.
Decent battery life.
Battery life not as good as other Ultrabooks.
Lack of ports.
Tiny arrow keys.
By GadgetSpeak on November 05, 2012
The buzzword around today is Ultrabook not simply because they are small and light but they also boot exceedingly fast. So what exactly does this Acer unit have to offer that will make you reach into your wallet to...76
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...80
By Computeractive on February 27, 2012
The Aspire S3 looks like good value on paper, but it's actually not much better than other thin and light laptops...60
By V3.co.uk on February 15, 2012
A good effort from Acer, which offers the performance of a high-end ultrabook at a competitive price. The Aspire S3 also has a great keyboard,...80
By SlashGear on February 10, 2012
The Ultrabook world is continuing its rise to glory as the Acer Aspire S3 (here with the Core i7 processer inside) runs the thin show at .68 inches at its thickest point. This is by no means the thinnest notebook on earth, nor is it the Ultrabook with...-
By IT Reviews on February 03, 2012
The Acer Aspire S3 is stylish, light and impressively thin with good visuals. There is more than enough power for daily multitasking, with an attractive power saving ‘Instant On’ feature. Although it has significant peripheral omissions,...60
By TechSmart.co.za on January 18, 2012
There is one type of device we fully expect to be writing about very often during the course of this year, and that is the fledgling category of computers called ultrabooks. Once a source of some confusion as to what set it apart from notebooks,...-
By Ars Technica on December 27, 2011
Acer has entered its version of an ultrabook, the Aspire S3, into Intel's race to the top. While the computer doesn't have much merit in the way of design and makes some compromises, it's a solid performer with a good keyboard and trackpad,...-
By AnandTech on December 21, 2011
When Intel initially put out the idea of the ultrabook as a new type of laptop, I admit harboring plenty of skepticism—isn’t the ultrabook just a gussied up rebranding of an ultraportable? Unfortunately, being a skeptic/cynic has served me well...-
By CNET Asia on December 06, 2011
With its hybrid drive, you pay less and get more storage capacity on the Aspire S3 than the typical Ultrabook. Performance and battery life, however, are not as good....72