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Acer Aspire S3-391 2 Core Intel Core I7-3xxx 1.9GHz 4GB 256GB SSD 13.3" Laptop

2 Intel Core I7-3xxx 1.9GHz 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

18 Reasons For

16 PCI Express Lanes (max)

Most of the other ultrabooks that have been available for around the same time as the Aspire S3-391 only have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max), however the Aspire S3-391 has 16 PCI Express lanes (max).

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

Ultrabooks that were released around the same time as the Aspire S3-391 have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of between 800MHz and 1,300MHz. At 1,150 megahertz, the Aspire S3-391 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other ultrabooks that have been on the market for around the same time as the Aspire S3-391.

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Acer Laptops Have Good Reviews

Acer is one of the better rated notebook PC manufacturers according to average user and expert review score data that we have collected for all notebook PCs.

Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Aspire S3-391 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other ultrabooks that have been on the market for more than two years do not have a full-size keyboard.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

The Aspire S3-391 has a better processor family than most portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This notebook PC has an Intel Core i7 processor family, whereas most notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have an Intel Core i5 processor family. The worst processor family of all comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Aspire S3-391 is Intel Core i3-2xxx and the best is Intel Core i7-3xxx.

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Has a Front Camera

The Acer Aspire S3-391 has a front camera. Most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the Aspire S3-391 also have a front camera.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Acer Aspire S3-391 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most similar spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as it. This notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most ultrabooks that were released more than two years ago support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all ultrabooks that were released around the same time as the Aspire S3-391.

The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across similar types of notebook PC is 133MHz.

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SSD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an SSD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on laptops of a comparable age and type to it. 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.

If you would prefer a laptop with a better storage medium then you might also want to look at the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_2189879_price] (SSD).

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11a|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on ultrabooks that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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L3 Processor Cache

This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most commonly found processor cache on laptops of this age and type.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many similar spec laptops that have been on the market for more than two years.

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SSD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an SSD storage medium, which is typical of many ultrabooks that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Quite Big Megapixel Count

The average megapixel count of notebook PCs of this spec and age is 1.1MP, and the megapixels counts range from 0.3MP to 1.3MP. The Acer Aspire S3-391 has one of the bigger megapixels counts (1.3 megapixels) amongst notebook PCs of this age.

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Fairly Big L3 Cache

The smallest L3 cache of comparable spec laptops that were launched around the same time as the Aspire S3-391 is 2MB, the biggest is 6MB, and the average L3 cache is 3.3MB. At 4 megabytes, the Aspire S3-391 has a fairly big L3 cache compared to most of the other notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Aspire S3-391.

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Fairly Big Cache Memory

With a cache memory of 4 megabytes, the Acer Aspire S3-391 has a quite big cache memory compared to most of the other ultrabooks that were released more than two years ago. The cache memories of laptops of this spec and age range from 2MB to 6MB, and the average cache memory is 3.3MB.

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Fairly High Front Camera Resolution

The front camera resolutions of notebook PCs of this spec and age range from 0.3MP to 1,300MP, and the average front camera resolution is 12MP. With a front camera resolution of 1.3 megapixels, the Aspire S3-391 has a fairly high front camera resolution compared to most of the other ultrabooks that are a similar age to the Aspire S3-391.

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AC Cable Included

This portable PC has an AC cable included, which is typical of many ultrabooks that have been around for more than two years.

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Light

The lightest notebook PC of this age and type is 870g heavy, the heaviest is 3.3kg, and the average weight is 1.6kg. The Aspire S3-391 is quite light (only 1.3 kilograms) compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and spec to the Aspire S3-391.

If you would consider a laptop with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Acer Aspire S3-391[plb_1484527_price] (1.4kg).

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9 Reasons Against

Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this portable PC is Not supported, which is typical of many ultrabooks that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This notebook PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many ultrabooks that are a comparable age to it.

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Quite Short Battery Life

With a battery life of only 7 hours, the Acer Aspire S3-391 has a fairly short battery life compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the Aspire S3-391. Ultrabooks that are a comparable age to the Aspire S3-391 have battery lifes of between 3.1h and 18h, and the average battery life is 8.5h.

If this Acer notebook PC battery life is too short for you then you might also want to look at the DELL XPS 13[plb_2014592_price] (8h).

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most laptops that are a comparable age to the Aspire S3-391 do not have a touch sensitive screen. The Aspire S3-391 is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

The average maximum internal memory of portable PCs of this type and age is 9GB. The Aspire S3-391 has a fairly small maximum internal memory (only 4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other ultrabooks that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

Across all the notebook PCs of this age and spec the memory clock speeds range from 1,000MHz to 1,600MHz, and the average memory clock speed is 1,600MHz. With a memory clock speed of only 1,333 megahertz, the Acer Aspire S3-391 has a quite slow memory clock speed compared to most of the other ultrabooks that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

With a battery capacity of only 36.4 watt-hours, the Acer Aspire S3-391 has one of the smaller battery capacities amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age. The average battery capacity of ultrabooks that are a similar age to the Aspire S3-391 is 46Wh.

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Only Three Battery Cells

Most portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the Aspire S3-391 have between two and seven battery cells, including the Aspire S3-391 which has three battery cells.

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Very Dim Display Brightness

The dimmest display brightness of laptops of this age and type is 200 cd/m², the brightest is 500 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 280 cd/m². With a display brightness of only 200 candellas per square meter, the Acer Aspire S3-391 has one of the dimmer display brightnesss amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Acer Aspire S3-391

Released Over Four Years Ago

Acer released the Aspire S3-391 over four years ago.

Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 4 gigabytes, the Aspire S3-391 has a relatively standard internal memory compared to most of the other ultrabooks that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Aspire S3-391.

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Average Processor Clock Speed

At 1.9 gigahertz, the Aspire S3-391 has a pretty standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable spec and age to the Aspire S3-391.

If this portable PC processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might want to look at the Lenovo X1 Carbon Touch[plb_1537041_price] (2GHz).

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The Aspire S3-391 has a fairly standard total storage capacity (256 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the Aspire S3-391.

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Average Screen Size

The Aspire S3-391 has a relatively average screen size (13.3 inches) compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and spec to the Aspire S3-391.

Portable PCs with a bigger screen size that might be worth looking at include the DELL Latitude 14 E7440[plb_2084702_price] (14"), or the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_2189879_price] (14").

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Specification

Features
Design
Form Factor
Device Type
Colour
Product Type
Intel Segment Tagging
Docking Station
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
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
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Installed SSD
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Touch Technology
Aspect Ratio
3D Compatible
Full HD
LED Backlight
HD Type
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Micro HDMI Port
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
DVI Port
HDMI Port
USB 3.0 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
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel Active Management Technology
Intel HD Audio 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
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
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 AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Capacity
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Fingerprint Reader
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Warranty Card
Cable Included
AC Adapter Included
Manual
Operational Conditions
Certificates
Technical Details
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers nxm10ef004, nxm10eg016, 39173514g25, 39173514g25a, 39173514g25ad, 39173514g25add, acer nxm10ek016, aspire nxm10ek004
Barcodes 00886541606815, 04712196188573, 04712196196035, 04712196428624

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2 core Intel Core i7-3xxx 1.9GHz 4GB 256GB SSD 13.3"
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Hugely Longer Battery Life
50% Bigger Internal Memory
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2 core Intel Core i7-3xxx 1.9GHz 4GB 256GB SSD 13.3"
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6GB Bigger Maximum Internal Memory
160 Cd/m² Brighter Display Brightness
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128GB Smaller Total Storage Capacity

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