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Acer Aspire P3 I3-3229Y 1.4GHz 2 Core Intel Core I3-3xxx 1.4GHz 2GB 60GB 11.6" 60GB SSD 11.6" Laptop

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I3-3229Y 1.4GHz 2 Windows 8 Oct 2013
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The new convertible Acer Aspire P3 Ultrabook redefines the computer and introduces a new type of personal computing. Super thin and light, the Aspire P3 is an Ultrabook when you're focused on... More
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25 Reasons For

Two Industry Awards

Two expert review sites liked this notebook PC. The expert at Uk.hardware.info gave this Acer laptop a "Bronze" award and wrote it was good and it received a Vido.com.ua "Recommended" award.

Reasonably Priced

Some Acer Aspire P3 reviewers concluded that the product was good value for money. Expert review site Pcmag.com gave it a score of 70 out of 100 and wrote in their review three years ago “The Acer Aspire P3-171-6820 is an affordable tablet hybrid powered by an Intel Core i5 CPU”. Expert website Techradar.com/au/ wrote “It's easy to forget that just two years ago the Taiwanese giant made its money peddling identi-kit budget laptops by their millions” in their review of this laptop but despite that they scored it 60 out of 100. Firstpost.com wrote “The Aspire P3-171-6408 (Core i3 and 60GB SSD) is priced at Rs 54,999” yet they only rated it 65 out of 100.

Robust

A number of people wrote in their reviews that this laptop was well made. Expert website Pcmag.com said three years ago “A 120GB solid state drive” . Also three years ago Goodgearguide.com.au wrote “It's got a potent configuration packed in behind its screen, which includes an Intel Core i5 CPU and fast solid state storage” in their Acer Aspire P3 review.

A few Acer Aspire P3 reviewers said that this laptop was strong and durable. Expert review site Laptopmag.com wrote “More like a tablet with a keyboard case than a laptop, this sturdy $899 device packs a serious” in their review. Goodgearguide.com.au gave it a score of 70 out of 100 and wrote on expert website Good Gear Guide.com.au “The Acer Aspire P3 Windows 8 Ultrabook is predominantly a tablet that is slim, sturdy and feels good to hold” in their Acer Aspire P3 review.

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Nice Design

A few customers mentioned that the product was good looking. Computershopper.com mentioned “The Aspire P3's gorgeous (if only 720p) IPS touch screen sparkles” in their review of the Acer Aspire P3. Expert review site Techmagnifier.com wrote “A beautifully designed hybrid computing device, Acer Aspire P3-171-6408 proves to be decent performing Windows 8 hybrid laptop-tablet running on Core i3-3229Y Processor”.

One Acer Aspire P3 owner wrote that the product was a good design. Expert website Digitaltrends.com mentioned in their Acer Aspire P3 review three years ago “Given the Iconia Tab's similar design, slightly better components, better” however despite that they scored it 3 stars.

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Easy to Use

A number of people wrote in their reviews that the Acer Aspire P3 was easy to use. Expert website Computershopper.com said “This convertible tablet's half-baked design makes it unremarkable, if not frustrating to use at times” in their review of the Acer Aspire P3 yet they gave the product a score of 50 out of 100. Techreviewsource.com wrote “The keyboard comes in handy for those times” and scored it 70 out of 100.

One person reckoned that this laptop was comfortable and easy to hold.

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Good Size

Several customers mentioned in their reviews that it was thin. Expert website Expertreviews.co.uk wrote in their review “The tablet is a slim 9mm thick”.

Good Battery Life

One Acer Aspire P3 reviewer who reviewed the product thought it had a good battery life. Expert review site Pcmag.com wrote “Relatively good battery life.”.

Good Support

One person concluded that the Acer Aspire P3 had good technical guidance.

Good Product Quality

One Acer Aspire P3 reviewer said in their reviews that the product was good quality. Expert website Techmagnifier.com mentioned “Acer Aspire P3 has great overall build quality and has powerful specs that could take on many a CPU intensive application” in their review of the Acer Aspire P3.

Large Storage Capacity

One customer considered that this laptop had good storage.

Good Technical Features

One person said that it had good features. Two years ago expert review site Hubofgadgets.com mentioned “It is worth to invest in this tablet compared to its price the features and functions are decent” in their review of this laptop.

Very Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

At 32 gigabytes, the Acer Aspire P3 has a very big maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other laptops that were launched more than two years ago. 2 in 1 laptops that were launched around the same time as the Aspire P3 have maximum internal memory supported by processors of between 2GB and 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 17GB.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on 2 in 1 laptops that were launched more than two years ago.

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Acer Has Good Reviews for Its Portable PCs

Acer is one of the better rated laptop manufacturers according to average user and expert reviews, and Acer also has good ratings for its 2 in 1 laptops.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

Portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Aspire P3 have on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of between 200MHz and 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 270MHz. At 350 megahertz, the Aspire P3 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Aspire P3.

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Has a Front Camera

The Aspire P3 has a front camera, as do most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as the Aspire P3.

We compared all the other laptops with a front camera to this laptop and we think the Toshiba U920t which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Aspire P3 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most 2 in 1 laptops that came out around the same time as it. Most 2 in 1 laptops that were released more than two years ago support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This Acer notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This portable PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Aspire P3.

A 133MHz processor memory clock speed is the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across comparable types of portable PC.

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SSD Storage Medium

This laptop has an SSD storage medium, which is typical of many notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years. Solid State Drives (SSD) store data in semiconductors on a circuit board rather than using magnetic or optical media. Solid State Drives have no moving parts which makes them very fast and reliable.

Notebook PCs with a better storage medium that might also be worth considering include the DELL XPS 12 (£513.49) (SSD).

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on 2 in 1 laptops that were released around the same time as it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Very Big Maximum Internal Memory

Notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years have maximum internal memories of between 2GB and 33GB. When compared to other 2 in 1 laptops that were released more than two years ago, the maximum internal memory of the Aspire P3 of 32,768 megabytes is one of the biggest.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Aspire P3 has a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other portable PCs of this age and type also have a touch sensitive screen.

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Quite High Rear Camera Resolution

The lowest rear camera resolution of 2 in 1 laptops that are a comparable age to the Aspire P3 is 1MP, the highest is 8MP, and the average rear camera resolution is 4.1MP. With a rear camera resolution of 5 megapixels, the Acer Aspire P3 has a fairly high rear camera resolution compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age.

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Light

With a weight of only 1.4 kilograms, the Aspire P3 is quite light compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the Aspire P3. 2 in 1 laptops that were launched around the same time as the Aspire P3 have weights of between 0.88g and 20kg, and the average weight is 1.7kg.

Other portable PCs with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the HP Elitebook Revolve 810 (£2,041.21) (1.4kg).

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Narrow

The narrowest 2 in 1 laptop that has been available for around the same time as the Aspire P3 is 32mm wide, the widest is 390mm, and the average width is 320mm. The Aspire P3 is quite narrow (only 295.4 millimeters) compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Aspire P3.

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8 Reasons Against

Average Expert Reviews

On average, based on fourty-eight expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, Expert Reviews, Digital Versus and PC Mag the average expert rating of this laptop is 68%.

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of 2 in 1 laptops that are a similar age to the Aspire P3 is 560MHz, the fastest is 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,000MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of only 850 megahertz, the Aspire P3 has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this laptop is Not supported, which is the most commonly found HD type on laptops of a comparable age and type to it.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

The Aspire P3 has one of the smaller total storage capacity (only 60 gigabytes) amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age. Notebook PCs of this type and age have total storage capacity of between 16GB and 1.1TB, and the average total storage capacity is 370GB.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Aspire P3, the Acer Aspire P3 does not have a full-size keyboard.

We compared this laptop to all the other laptops with a full-size keyboard and we think the Toshiba U920t is also worth considering.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

At only 2 gigabytes, the Aspire P3 has a very small internal memory compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that were launched more than two years ago. The average internal memory of laptops of this spec and age is 5GB.

If you are looking for a laptop with a bigger internal memory then you might want to look at the Flex 2 (4GB), or the Yoga 2 13 (4GB) both from Lenovo.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

Portable PCs of this type and age have processor clock speeds of between 0.8GHz and 2.7GHz. With a processor clock speed of only 1.4 gigahertz, the Aspire P3 has a fairly slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other laptops that are a comparable age to the Aspire P3.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This portable PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most frequently found display resolution on 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Acer Aspire P3

Released Over Three Years Ago

This Acer portable PC was released over three years ago.

Intel Core I3-3xxx Processor Family

The Acer Aspire P3 has an Intel Core i3-3xxx processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5 processor family found on most comparable spec laptops that have been around for more than two years.

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 11.6 inches, the Acer Aspire P3 has a pretty typical screen size compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the Aspire P3.

If you are looking for a bigger screen size then you might want to look at the DELL XPS 12 9Q33 (12.5") which is also higher rated.

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Specification

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Conflict Free Processor
Integrated 4G WiMAX
Processor Lithography
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Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
Scenario Design Power (SDP)
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
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Processor Cache Type
Docking Station
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Internal Memory
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Internal Memory
Software
Operating System
Storage
Internal Storage Capacity
Memory Card
Storage Medium
Integrated Card Reader
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Memory Card
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Multi-Touch Technology
Display Technology
Touch Sensitive Screen
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Touch Sensitive Screen
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Camera
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Audio
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Built-In Microphone
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Networking
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3G Compatible
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Micro HDMI Port
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Micro HDMI Port
ExpressCard Slot
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DVI Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Insider
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Execute Disable Bit
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CPU Configuration (max)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
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Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
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Packaging Content
Keyboard Included
Stylus Pen
Quick Start Guide
Security
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Visual Technology
Kids Tablet
64-Bit Computing Architecture
WiFi
64-Bit Computing Architecture
Intel Virtualization Technology
Supplied Keyboard
Special Features
Packaging Data
Stylus Pen
Quick Start Guide
Operational Conditions
Certificates
Technical Details

2 Awards

uk.hardware.info Bronze vido.com.ua Recommended

Expert Reviews

(76)
13 March 2014

Acer Aspire P3 has great overall build quality and has powerful specs that could take on many a CPU intensive application. Ironically, flaws of this convertible ultrabook lie in the fact it cannot...

14 February 2014

Note: This review was part of a group test of 14 big screen tablets published in the February 2014 edition of PC & Tech Authority magazine] When we first pulled the Acer Aspire P3 from its... Read more…

17 January 2014

The P3 is a well-priced Windows 8 tablet with fast disk speeds, but it would be a more compelling product with Intel's newer processors to help extend battery life...

7 January 2014

If you are looking for windows tablet, then selecting Acer Aspire P3-171 Hybrid Ultrabook Tablet is the best option. It is worth to invest in this tablet compared to its price the features and...

27 September 2013

The Acer Aspire P3 has several things going for it, such as its screen, processing power and audio output. But the way it's designed makes it difficult to use the same way you would normally use a...

6 September 2013

Acer's P3 Ultrabook based tablet should be everything you want in a mobile PC/tablet. It is and it is not.It is a very capable: 11.6?, 790g, 9.95mm thin; Windows 8 64bit; 1366x768 IPS touch... Read more…

29 August 2013

The Aspire P3-171-6408 (Core i3 and 60GB SSD) is priced at Rs 54,999 and the Aspire P3-171-6820 (Core i5 and 120GB SSD) is priced at Rs 64,999. The P3-171-6408 is one of the most affordable...

16 August 2013

Buying Guide 25 best laptops in the world Overall the Acer Aspire P3 is a decent Windows 8 tablet that will suffice for those looking for a portable tablet that runs Microsoft Office, their...

8 August 2013

Generation Y is here, and so are the sleek Windows laptops and tablets. The Acer Aspire P3, Lenovo Yoga 11s and Toshiba WT310 are all equipped with Intel Core CPUs from the new Y series. The new...

Uk.hardware.info

The Aspire P3's gorgeous (if only 720p) IPS touch screen sparkles, and the pricing is reasonable, but this convertible tablet's half-baked design makes it unremarkable, if not frustrating to use...

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