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Acer Aspire S3-391 2 Core Intel Core I3-2xxx 1.5GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 13.3" Laptop

2 Intel Core I3-2xxx 1.5GHz 4GB Feb 2013
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Acer S3 391-6046 Ultrabook, Intel Core i3 4GB Reviews
Acer S3-391-6046 13.3-Inch Ultrabook Review

8 Reasons For

16 PCI Express Lanes (max)

The Acer Aspire S3-391 is a 16 PCI Express lane (max) portable PC.

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Acer Portable PCs Have Good Reviews

Acer is one of the superior laptop brands according to average owner and expert review score data that we have collected for all notebook PCs.

Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Unlike most of the other ultrabooks that have been on the market for a similar time to the Aspire S3-391 which do not have a full-size keyboard, the Aspire S3-391 has a full-size keyboard.

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1,066MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Aspire S3-391 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it. This notebook PC supports a 1,066MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most ultrabooks that are a similar age to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all portable PCs of this age and spec the best memory clock speeds supported by processor is 1,600MHz and the worst is 133MHz.

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L3 Processor Cache

This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is the most commonly found processor cache on notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to it.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most frequently found operating system architecture on ultrabooks that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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Light

At only 1.4 kilograms, the Acer Aspire S3-391 is fairly light compared to most of the other ultrabooks that have been around for more than two years. The average weight of portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Aspire S3-391 is 1.6kg, and the weights range from 870g to 3.3kg.

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11 Reasons Against

Only Two Displays Supported by On-Board Grap

The Aspire S3-391 is a portable PC that uses two displays supported by on-board grap.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

At only 1,000 megahertz, the Acer Aspire S3-391 has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other ultrabooks that are a comparable age to the Aspire S3-391. Across all the ultrabooks that have been on the market for around the same time as the Aspire S3-391 the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 800MHz to 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,100MHz.

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Does Not Have a Front Camera

Most of the other laptops of this age and type have a front camera, however the Aspire S3-391 does not have a front camera.

There are a number of alternative laptops which also have a front camera that you might want to look at including the Latitude 6430u[pl_1547708_price], or the Latitude 6430u[pl_2007109_price] both from DELL.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

At only 1.5 gigahertz, the Aspire S3-391 has a fairly slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the Aspire S3-391. Across all the notebook PCs of this spec and age the processor clock speeds range from 1GHz to 2.9GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 1.8GHz.

If this portable PC processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might want to consider the Latitude 6430u[pl_1547708_price] (1.8GHz), or the Latitude 6430u[pl_2007109_price] (1.9GHz) both from DELL.

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Quite Short Battery Life

The average battery life of similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Aspire S3-391 is 8.5h. The Aspire S3-391 has one of the shorter battery lifes (only 6 hours) amongst similar spec laptops of this age.

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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 ultrabooks that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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Only Intel Core I3-2xxx Processor Family

The Aspire S3-391 has an Intel Core i3-2xxx processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5 processor family found on most laptops that have been available for a similar time to it.

An Intel Core i3-2xxx processor family is actually the worst processor family amongst all notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.

An Intel Core i7-3xxx processor family is the best processor family across similar types of notebook PC.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Aspire S3-391 does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Aspire S3-391 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

Across all the portable PCs of this spec and age the maximum internal memory range from 4GB to 16GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 9GB. With a maximum internal memory of only 4 gigabytes, the Aspire S3-391 has one of the smaller maximum internal memory amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

With a battery capacity of only 36.4 watt-hours, the Aspire S3-391 has one of the smaller battery capacities amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age. The smallest battery capacity of similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Aspire S3-391 is 23Wh, the biggest is 72Wh, and the average battery capacity is 46Wh.

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Only Three Battery Cells

The Aspire S3-391 is a three battery cell count notebook PC.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Acer Aspire S3-391

Released Over Three Years Ago

This Acer portable PC was released over three years ago.

Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Aspire S3-391 has a pretty standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Aspire S3-391.

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the Aspire S3-391 has a pretty typical internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Aspire S3-391.

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HDD Storage Medium

The Aspire S3-391 has a better storage medium than most ultrabooks that came out more than two years ago. This Acer notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, whereas most laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it have an SSD storage medium. HDD is a traditional storage drive which stores the information on magnetic disks. HDD drives are slower than other forms of storage such as solid state drives (SSD) and flash drives.

If you are looking for a portable PC with a better storage medium then you might also want to look at the Latitude 6430u[pl_1547708_price] (SSD), or the Latitude 6430u[pl_2007109_price] (SSD) both from DELL.

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 13.3 inches, the Aspire S3-391 has a fairly typical screen size compared to most of the other ultrabooks that are a similar age to the Aspire S3-391.

If you want a bigger screen size then you might also want to look at the Latitude 6430u[pl_1547708_price] (14"), or the Latitude 6430u[pl_2007109_price] (14") both from DELL.

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Specification

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Design
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Colour
Product Type
Intel Segment Tagging
Docking Station
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Processor Model
Integrated 4G WiMAX
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configuration
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Networking
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
S/PDIF Out Port
DVI Port
HDMI Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Included Driver
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
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
Thermal Monitoring Technology
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
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life
Battery Capacity
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Operational Conditions
Certificates
Technical Details
Other Features
64-Bit Computing Architecture

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers acer nxm1fek006
Barcodes 00886541823380, 04712196339685

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Acer Aspire S3-391
2 core Intel Core i3-2xxx 1.5GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 13.3"
£ 727.00
Hugely Longer Battery Life
Newer by Eleven Months
Bigger Maximum Internal Memory
50% Bigger Internal Memory
2x Smaller Total Storage Capacity
Significantly Slower On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

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Lenovo X240
2 core Intel Core i5-4xxx 1.9GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 12.5"
Acer Aspire S3-391
2 core Intel Core i3-2xxx 1.5GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 13.3"
£ 910.00
A Lot Bigger Maximum Internal Memory
4GB Bigger Internal Memory
Nine Months Newer
One More Display Supported by On-Board Grap
244GB Smaller Total Storage Capacity
75% Slower On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

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Lenovo X1 Carbon
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Acer Aspire S3-391
2 core Intel Core i3-2xxx 1.5GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 13.3"
£ 895.94
1 Newer Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Faster Memory Clock Speed
2.8GHz Faster Maximum Turbo Frequency
A Lot Bigger Internal Memory
Only One PCI Express Lane (max)
Smaller Total Storage Capacity
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