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Acer Aspire S3-391 2 Core Intel Core I7-3xxx 1.9GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 13.3" Laptop

2 Intel Core I7-3xxx 1.9GHz 4GB Jul 2015
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The cutting-edge design of the Aspire S3 sets it apart from other Ultrabooks. The patented dual-torque hinge and auto light-sensing keyboard make both touch and type input stable and comfortable.... More
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Acer S3 391-6046 Ultrabook, Intel Core i3 4GB Reviews
Acer S3-391-6046 13.3-Inch Ultrabook Review

15 Reasons For

16 PCI Express Lanes (max)

The Aspire S3-391 has more PCI Express lanes (max) than most of the notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year. Most of the notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Aspire S3-391 only have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max), however this Acer notebook PC has 16 PCI Express lanes (max).

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

Laptops that have been available for more than a year have maximum internal memory supported by processors of between 8GB and 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 17GB. At 32 gigabytes, the Acer Aspire S3-391 has a fairly big maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable type and age to the Aspire S3-391.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

Across all the notebook PCs of this age and spec the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 750MHz to 1,300MHz. When compared to other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Aspire S3-391, the Aspire S3-391's on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of 1,150 megahertz is one of the fastest.

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Acer Laptops Have Good Reviews

Acer medium processor core notebook PCs have good ratings on average and across all laptops Acer is one of the better rated brands.

Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Aspire S3-391 the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 100MHz to 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 290MHz. The Aspire S3-391 has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter base frequencies (350 megahertz) amongst notebook PCs of this age.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Core i7-3xxx processor family, which is typical of many notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Aspire S3-391 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago. This portable PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most comparable spec portable PCs that were released one year ago support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This Acer portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all notebook PCs of this age and spec the best memory clock speeds supported by processor is 1,866MHz and the worst is 133MHz.

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Has a Front Camera

The Aspire S3-391 has a front camera, as do most of the other portable PCs that were launched more than a year ago.

Other portable PCs with a front camera currently available that you might want to consider include the Toshiba C55[plb_2942232_price] which is cheaper.

We compared this laptop to all the other portable PCs with a front camera and we think the DELL Inspiron 15[plb_2854876_price], or the Acer Aspire E5-772[plb_2984402_price] is also worth considering.

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L3 Processor Cache

This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most commonly found processor cache on notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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Fairly Big Processor Cache

Across all the portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Aspire S3-391 the processor caches range from 1MB to 6MB. With a processor cache of 4 megabytes, the Acer Aspire S3-391 has a quite big processor cache compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Aspire S3-391.

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AC Cable Included

This notebook PC has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included on notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago.

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Very Light

The weights of notebook PCs of this age and spec range from 940g to 3.8kg. With a weight of only 1.4 kilograms, the Aspire S3-391 is fairly light compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar 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 ThinkPad X1 Carbon[pl_2802546_price] (1.4kg and cheaper), or the X1 Carbon[pl_2911178_price] (1.4kg and cheaper) both from Lenovo or the HP EliteBook 840 G2[plb_2941676_price] (1.3kg and cheaper).

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Narrow

Comparable spec portable PCs that came out around the same time as the Aspire S3-391 have widths of between 28mm and 430mm, and the average width is 360mm. At only 323 millimeters, the Acer Aspire S3-391 is fairly narrow compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that came out around the same time as the Aspire S3-391.

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9 Reasons Against

Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this notebook PC is Not supported, which is typical of many similar spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Acer Aspire S3-391 does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Aspire S3-391.

Other portable PCs which also have a full-size keyboard that you might also want to consider include the Toshiba Satellite Z30[plb_2717447_price] which is also cheaper.

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Quite Small Screen Size

The Acer Aspire S3-391 has one of the smaller screen sizes (only 13.3 inches) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. Portable PCs of a similar type and age to the Aspire S3-391 have screen sizes of between 11" and 18".

There are a number of other 13.3" notebook PCs currently available that you might also want to look at including the Toshiba Satellite Z30[plb_2717447_price] which is cheaper; or the DELL Latitude 13 3340[plb_2751294_price] which has better reviews.

If you would prefer a bigger screen size then you might want to look at the DELL Inspiron 15 5558[plb_3008314_price] (15.6"), or the Acer Aspire E5-573[plb_3009234_price] (15.6") which is also cheaper.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to it. 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 want a notebook PC with a better storage medium then you might want to consider the Toshiba Satellite Z30[plb_2717447_price] (SSD and cheaper), or the HP EliteBook 820[plb_2735219_price] (SSD and cheaper).

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

The processor clock speeds of portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the Aspire S3-391 range from 0.8GHz to 3.3GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.2GHz. The Aspire S3-391 has one of the slower processor clock speeds (only 1.9 gigahertz) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

If this medium processor core notebook PC processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might want to consider the Acer Aspire E5-573[plb_3009234_price] (2GHz and cheaper), or the DELL Inspiron 15 5558[plb_3008314_price] (2.1GHz and cheaper) or the Asus UX301LA[plb_3012206_price] (2.2GHz and higher rated).

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Quite Short Battery Life

With a battery life of only 6 hours, the Aspire S3-391 has one of the shorter battery lifes amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The shortest battery life of portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the Aspire S3-391 is 2.5h, the longest is 24h, and the average battery life is 8.6h.

We compared all the other 6h battery life notebook PCs to this laptop and we think cheaper portable PCs such as the Lenovo Z510[plb_2979742_price] is also worth considering.

If you want a laptop with a longer battery life then you might also want to look at the B50-80[pl_3812194_price] (6.2h and cheaper), or the G50-80[pl_3258707_price] (7h and cheaper) both from Lenovo.

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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 notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to it.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Aspire S3-391 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although keep in mind that most of the other laptops that have been on the market for more than a year also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

Alternative notebook PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen that you might also want to look at include the Asus UX301LA[plb_3012206_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4.0+HS Bluetooth version, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Acer Aspire S3-391

Released Over a Year Ago

This portable PC was released over a year ago.

Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Acer Aspire S3-391 has a pretty standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the Aspire S3-391.

We compared all the other 500GB total storage capacity portable PCs to this laptop and we think the HP Probook 430 G2[plb_2913674_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

If this Acer laptop total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the Acer Aspire E5-573[plb_3009234_price] (1TB), or the Lenovo Z50-70[plb_3075592_price] (1TB) which is also cheaper.

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Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 4 gigabytes, the Acer Aspire S3-391 has a relatively typical internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Aspire S3-391.

If this portable PC internal memory is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the Asus UX301LA[plb_3012206_price] (8GB and higher rated) or the Lenovo Z50-70[plb_3075592_price] (8GB and cheaper).

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Specification

Design
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Product Type
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Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
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
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Aspect Ratio
3D Compatible
Full HD
LED Backlight
HD Type
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
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
DVI Port
HDMI Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
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
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 Life
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Security
Fingerprint Reader
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Cable Included
AC Adapter Included
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers aspire nxm1fek005
Barcodes 04712196333492

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ThinkPad X1 Carbon vs Aspire S3-391

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon vs Acer Aspire S3-391
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon
2 core Intel Core i5-5xxx 2.3GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 14"
Acer Aspire S3-391
2 core Intel Core i7-3xxx 1.9GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 13.3"
£ 646.40
Five More Battery Cells
4GB Bigger Internal Memory
45% Longer Battery Life
18% Faster Processor Clock Speed
16GB Smaller Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
244GB Smaller Total Storage Capacity

Latitude 15 E5550 vs Aspire S3-391

DELL Latitude 15 E5550 vs Acer Aspire S3-391
DELL Latitude 15 E5550
2 core Intel Core i3-5xxx 2.1GHz 4GB 500GB 15.6"
Acer Aspire S3-391
2 core Intel Core i7-3xxx 1.9GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 13.3"
£ 524.29
One More USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Three USB 3.0 Ports
Four Battery Cells
Bigger Screen Size
16GB Smaller Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
37% Heavier

EliteBook 840 G2 vs Aspire S3-391

HP EliteBook 840 G2 vs Acer Aspire S3-391
HP EliteBook 840 G2
2 core Intel Core i7-5xxx 2.4GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 14"
Acer Aspire S3-391
2 core Intel Core i7-3xxx 1.9GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 13.3"
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Two More USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports
Four USB 3.0 Ports
50% Bigger Internal Memory
21% Faster Processor Clock Speed
16GB Smaller Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
96% Smaller Total Storage Capacity
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