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Acer Aspire S3 2 Core Intel Core I3-3xxx 1.8GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 13.3" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I3-3xxx 1.8GHz 4GB Oct 2013
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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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7 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is the most frequently supported processor operating modes on notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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Acer Has Good Portable PC Reviews

Based on 1,714 owner and expert reviews, Acer has good ratings for its laptops. Acer also has good ratings specifically for its medium processor cores notebook PCs compared to other manufacturers.

Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age, the Acer Aspire S3 has a front camera.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This notebook PC has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is the most frequently found wi-Fi standards on laptops of a comparable age and type to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on laptops that have been available for more than two years.

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AC Cables Included

This laptop has an AC cables included, which is the most commonly found cables included on medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Light

The lightest medium processor cores notebook PC that has been available for a similar time to the Aspire S3 is 300g heavy and the heaviest is 3.8kg. With a weight of only 1.4 kilograms, the Aspire S3 is one of the lighter laptops that were released around the same time as the Aspire S3 amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age.

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11 Reasons Against

Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this laptop is Not supported, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this age and type.

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Only One Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes

Most notebook PCs of this age and spec have between 1 and 15 maximum number of PCI Express laness, including the Aspire S3 which has one maximum number of PCI Express lanes.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Acer Aspire S3 does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other laptops that have been on the market for more than two years also do not have a full-size keyboard.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

Across all the medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Aspire S3 the display diagonals range from 10" to 18", and the average display diagonal is 15". With a display diagonal of only 13.3 inches, the Aspire S3 has one of the smaller display diagonals amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age.

We compared all the other 13.3" portable PCs to this laptop and we think because of it's better review score, the Toshiba Satellite Z30[plb_2363540_price] is also worth considering.

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Only HDD Storage Media

This portable PC has an HDD storage media, which is the most frequently found storage media on laptops of a comparable spec and 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.

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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 medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

The internal memorys of medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago range from 1GB to 16GB. With an internal memory of only 4 gigabytes, the Aspire S3 has a quite small internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Aspire S3.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

The Aspire S3 has a very small maximum internal memory (only 4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the Aspire S3. The maximum internal memorys of medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Aspire S3 range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 12GB.

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Only Three Number of Battery Cellss

Most portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Aspire S3 have between one and eight number of battery cellss, including the Aspire S3 which has three number of battery cellss.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

The Acer Aspire S3 does not have a touchscreen. Most of the other similar spec laptops that were launched around the same time as the Aspire S3 also do not have a touchscreen.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4.0+HS bluetooth version, which is typical of many portable PCs of a similar age and type to it.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Acer Aspire S3

Released Over Three Years Ago

This medium processor cores notebook PC was released over three years ago.

Intel Core I3-3xxx Processor Family

The Aspire S3 has a better processor family than most portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to it. This notebook PC has an Intel Core i3-3xxx processor family, whereas most comparable spec portable PCs that came out around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Acer Aspire S3 has a fairly average total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age.

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Average Processor Frequency

At 1.8 gigahertz, the Acer Aspire S3 has a relatively typical processor frequency compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for more than two years.

If you would prefer a faster processor frequency then you might also want to consider the DELL Latitude 13 3340[plb_2699016_price] (1.9GHz) which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Product Type
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Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Rate
Processor Threads
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
Integrated 4G WiMAX
Processor Lithography
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Slots Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configurations
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Aspect Ratio
3D
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
DVI Port
HDMI Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Supported Instruction Sets
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Embedded Options Available
Execute Disable Bit
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel® Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Capacity
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Fingerprint Reader
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
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Cables Included
AC Adapter Included

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Expert Reviews

(197)

There's no disputing that the Acer Aspire S3 is a looker. Our consumer testers gave this ultrabook the highest rating in the bunch for its style and ergonomic design, and it was also among the... Read more…

Consumer testers liked the design and layout
Thin and light
Reasonably fast processing speeds
Keenly priced
Attractive brushed aluminium look
Limited ports for connectivity
Prone to tip over
Slow startup time
Mediocre battery life in comparison with others
Poor audio quality
1 September 2014

The Acer Aspire S3 is an Ultrabook that doesn't aim for superlative performance in any area, but instead balances the price-to-power ratio better than many competitors out there. It gives a...

Decent screen, dedicated graphics means better gaming than some competitors, versatile
Price
Attractive Chassis
Intel 5 Processor
Fast StartUp
Screen reflections, battery life just ok, keyboard keys a bit shallow, not the most thinlight
Plastic Inside of Chassis
Not Full Solid State Drive
Battery Life
Reflective Display
6 April 2014

A beautifully designed Ultrabook with powerful hardware and a discrete graphics chip...

25 March 2014

The Acer Aspire S3-392G is a small, mobile Ultrabook which offers good program and gaming performance . The laptop has enough storage space and good battery life . Furthermore, the power...

Acer may be in a distant fourth place behind the top three PC manufacturers ? Lenovo, HP and Dell ? but its latest Aspire S3-392G Ultrabook proves that it can produce attractive designs at a... Read more…

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User Reviews

(7)
Reviewed 14 July 2013 by Randy S.
(Verified Purchase)

This was NOT an impulse purchase, I researched tv's for over a month before deciding on this one. I originally wanted a plasma, but plasma's have two downfall's that I wasn't able to overlook.... Read more…

Reviewed 15 October 2015 by RUMadd
RUMadd would recommend the Acer Aspire S3-391

Lots of BANG for your BUCK$ Great features like HDMI, Bluetooth and Upgrade-able to Windows 10. Lightweight and small footprint. Fast on the boot up and does what an Ultra-Book is designed to do.... Read more…

Reviewed 17 May 2013 by Keo P.
(Verified Purchase)

Need to play more with touch pad for sensitivity. So far no problem. Loving it so...much. This is a real Mac Air alternative...

Reviewed 5 June 2013 by Michael H.
(Verified Purchase)

I have run photoshop CS6 and Sketchup (not at the same time lol) on this machine with minimal lag and no major problems. No GPU means that most of that kind of work will happen on my other... Read more…

Reviewed 6 March 2014 by Gerald M.
(Verified Purchase)

Got it on sale for $877.48 Delivered and shipped fast, received in 3 business days, driver was very nice and courteous/professional...

Just about Everything Listed in the over view on this TV
The Intel Wireless works great for everything to include Streaming NetFlix, loads fast and no rebuffering as of yet
Thin, sleek body and light weight. Easy to carry. SSD hard drive keep it run cool and quiet all the time. Quick wifi connection and turning on from hibernate sleep mode. Battery life is decent, 3.5 -
Very light weight, fast startup from boot or sleep, quiet operation, good wifi connectivity, comes with HDMI to VGA output adapter, spacious chiclet keyboard, metal casing on the outside (plastic on i
This tv has a GREAT picture for the price. After a few minor adjustments picture is crisp, color is great, blacks are black, and whites are white. Off angle viewing is excellent for an LED. True motio
Had a Plazma prior, so given that as you well know the black levels are not as black, but they are very good for an LCDLED none the less
The touch pad is so sensitive. Many software are not compatible to Win 8
Only 2 USB 3.0 ports (i could use a 3rd one quite often), very small arrow keys, only about 109gb of hard drive space available to user for storage
About the only thing I can put here under cons is the sound quality. Because you can only ask so much from 2 10w speakers. This is not to say it wont get loud, to the contrary it has very good volume,
This is a purchase fulfilled by Electronic Express and their warranty service applies. HDTV's are not covered by their 30 day defective return policy. Warranty service is provided directly by manufact
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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 37133214g50, 37133214g50a, 37133214g50ad, 37133214g50add

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