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Acer Aspire S3-391
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Acer Aspire S3-391 2 Core Intel Core I7-3xxx 2GHz 4GB 128GB SSD 13.3" Laptop

2 Intel Core I7-3xxx 2GHz 4GB Jan 2013
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Acer S3 391-6046 Ultrabook, Intel Core i3 4GB Reviews
Acer S3-391-6046 13.3-Inch Ultrabook Review

14 Reasons For

16 PCI Express Lanes (max)

The Acer Aspire S3-391 has more PCI Express lanes (max) than most of the notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the Aspire S3-391. This Acer notebook PC is a 16 PCI Express lane (max) portable PC compared to most of the portable PCs of a similar type and age to the Aspire S3-391 which only have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max).

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The Acer Aspire S3-391 has a quite big maximum internal memory supported by processor (32 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Aspire S3-391. The smallest maximum internal memory supported by processor of notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Aspire S3-391 is 8GB and the biggest is 32GB.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of 1,200 megahertz, the Aspire S3-391 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Aspire S3-391. Across all the notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Aspire S3-391 the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 800MHz to 1,300MHz.

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Acer Has Good Laptop Reviews

On average laptops manufactured by Acer are rated 78%, which is in the top 65% of all portable PC manufacturers that we have looked at.

Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed

At 2 gigahertz, the Acer Aspire S3-391 has a quite fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and spec to the Aspire S3-391. Ultrabooks that have been available for a comparable time to the Aspire S3-391 have processor clock speeds of between 1GHz and 2.9GHz.

If this portable PC processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might want to consider the Lenovo X240 (£455.00) (2.1GHz).

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

The Aspire S3-391 has an Intel Core i7 processor family which is better than most ultrabooks that came out more than two years ago. Most ultrabooks that were released more than two years ago have an Intel Core i5 processor family. Across all portable PCs of this spec and age the best processor family is Intel Core i7-3xxx and the worst is Intel Core i3-2xxx.

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Has a Front Camera

The Acer Aspire S3-391 has a front camera, as do most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Acer Aspire S3-391 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most ultrabooks that have been available for more than two years. In addition, this notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This laptop's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all comparable spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as the Aspire S3-391.

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

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SSD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an SSD storage medium, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this spec and age. 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 the storage medium of this portable PC is not good enough for you then you might want to consider the Lenovo X1 Carbon (SSD).

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L3 Processor Cache

This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many ultrabooks that were released more than two years ago.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many laptops of this spec and age.

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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 notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Fairly Big L3 Cache

The smallest L3 cache of ultrabooks that have been around for around the same time as the Aspire S3-391 is 2MB, the biggest is 6MB, and the average L3 cache is 3.3MB. With a L3 cache of 4 megabytes, the Acer Aspire S3-391 has a fairly big L3 cache compared to most of the other ultrabooks that have been on the market for a similar time to the Aspire S3-391.

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Light

At only 1.3 kilograms, the Aspire S3-391 is fairly light compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age. The average weight of ultrabooks that are a similar age to the Aspire S3-391 is 1.6kg.

Portable PCs with a heavier weight that might be worth considering include the Acer Aspire S3-391 (1.4kg).

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8 Reasons Against

Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this notebook PC is Not supported, which is the most frequently found HD type on laptops that came out around the same time as it.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Aspire S3-391 does not have a full-size keyboard, although it is worth noting that most of the other ultrabooks that were released more than two years ago also do not have a full-size keyboard.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

The smallest total storage capacity of notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Aspire S3-391 is 64GB, the biggest is 1.1TB, and the average total storage capacity is 360GB. At only 128 gigabytes, the Aspire S3-391 has a fairly small total storage capacity compared to most of the other ultrabooks that are a similar age to the Aspire S3-391.

If you would prefer a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to consider the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (180GB).

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Quite Short Battery Life

Across all the laptops that came out more than two years ago the battery lifes range from 3.1h to 18h. At only 6 hours, the Aspire S3-391 has a quite short battery life compared to most of the other ultrabooks that have been available for a similar time to the Aspire S3-391.

If you are looking for a portable PC with a longer battery life then you might want to consider the Lenovo X1 Carbon Touch (6.3h).

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other laptops of a similar spec and age to the Aspire S3-391, the Aspire S3-391 does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

Similar spec portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Aspire S3-391 have maximum internal memory of between 4GB and 16GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 9GB. With a maximum internal memory of only 4 gigabytes, the Acer Aspire S3-391's maximum internal memory is one of the smallest amongst laptops that came out around the same time as the Aspire S3-391.

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Only Three Battery Cells

The Aspire S3-391 is a three battery cell count portable PC. Most of the other ultrabooks that were launched more than two years ago have between two and seven battery cells.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Acer Aspire S3-391

Released Over Three Years Ago

This laptop was released over three years ago.

Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the Aspire S3-391 has a fairly standard internal memory compared to most of the other ultrabooks that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Average Screen Size

The Acer Aspire S3-391 has a relatively average screen size (13.3 inches) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the Aspire S3-391.

If you want a notebook PC with a bigger screen size then you might also want to look at the DELL Latitude 14 E7440 (14"), or the Lenovo X1 Carbon (14").

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Specification

Features
Design
Form Factor
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
Conflict Free 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
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
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
HD Type
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
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
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
Networking Standard
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
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
DVI Port
HDMI Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Keyboard Layout
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 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
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 Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Operational Conditions
Certificates
Technical Details
Other Features

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers nxm10aa016, 39173534g12, 39173534g12a, 39173534g12ad, 39173534g12add
Barcodes 00886541943736, 04712196670337, 08865419437364

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2 core Intel Core i7-3xxx 2GHz 4GB 128GB SSD 13.3"
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75% Bigger Internal Memory
Bigger Maximum Internal Memory
Newer by Ten Months
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Lenovo X240 vs Acer Aspire S3-391

Lenovo X240 vs Acer Aspire S3-391
Lenovo X240
2 core Intel Core i5-4xxx 1.9GHz 8GB 180GB SSD 12.5"
Acer Aspire S3-391
2 core Intel Core i7-3xxx 2GHz 4GB 128GB SSD 13.3"
£ 1,019.00
66% Longer Battery Life
Ten Months Newer
A Lot Bigger Maximum Internal Memory
4GB Bigger Internal Memory
16GB Smaller Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
One Less USB 2.0 Port

Lenovo X240 vs Acer Aspire S3-391

Lenovo X240 vs Acer Aspire S3-391
Lenovo X240
2 core Intel Core i5-4xxx 1.9GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 12.5"
Acer Aspire S3-391
2 core Intel Core i7-3xxx 2GHz 4GB 128GB SSD 13.3"
£ 910.00
Eleven Months Newer
A Lot Bigger Maximum Internal Memory
One Hundred and Twenty-Eight Bigger Solid-State Drive Capacity
128GB Bigger Total Storage Capacity
Vastly Smaller Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
75% Slower On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
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