Acer Aspire S3 Ultrabook - Intel Core i7

  • Acer Aspire S3 Ultrabook - Intel Core i7
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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 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.

Expert reviews and ratings

By GadgetSpeak on 76

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...

By APC Magazine on 80

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...

By Computeractive on 60

The Aspire S3 looks like good value on paper, but it's actually not much better than other thin and light laptops...

By V3.co.uk on 80

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,...

By SlashGear on

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 60

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,...

By TechSmart.co.za on

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

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

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 72

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....

By ITP.net on 100

While overall performance is a question mark, Acer’s Aspire S3 is a solid alternative to the MacBook Air in terms of portability....

By RegHardware on 70

The best summary I can think of for the Acer Aspire S3 Ultrabook is that it’s a splendid product with some annoying details. On one hand, it’s a good all-rounder in an amazingly slim, lightweight package. On the other hand, the keyboard will...

By Trusted Reviews on 80

As the first Ultrabook we’ve reviewed, Acer’s 13.3in Aspire S3 has a lot to live up to, and on quite a few points it manages it. We’re impressed with its performance, build quality and screen, while it also scores points in the looks...

By CNET UK on 70

On its own, the Acer Aspire S3 is a slim, good-looking bit of kit with powerful components under the hood. Sadly, it's beaten to the punch by the competition who offer better specs for the same...

By DigitalVersus on 60

Although imperfect (glossy mediocre quality screen, poor connectivity), the Acer Aspire S3 does deliver in terms of battery life, processing power and thickness (under 2 cm). Although the MacBook Airs still have certain advantages over this model,...

By Gadget Guy Australia on 70

The model we’ve looked at, the S3-951-2464G24iss, includes a 240GB SSD drive, which is very nice given its $1699 price. You can also purchase a cheaper model with a regular 320GB hard drive, which shaves $300 off the price tag. A Core i5...

By HardwareZone.com on 85

Anorexia is generally frowned upon, though in this case, you really have to make an exception because we really like our notebooks to be as skinny as possible. Adhering to Intel’s recommended specs for Ultrabooks, is the 13.3-inch Acer Aspire S3,...

By T3 Magazine on 80

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...

By PC Advisor on 80

I am impressed with the Acer Aspire S3 and I look forward to trying a shipping model. If my first taste of Ultrabooks is any indication of what's coming, I think PC users are in for a treat, delivered by Acer as well as other brands....

By Trusted Reviews on

Acer's new Aspire S3 is the first in what its manufacturer claims will be a long running series of Ultrabooks. What is an Ultrabook? It´s a slim and light laptop with more power, and a larger screen, than a netbook....