The Acer Aspire is the first ultra-book in PC Mag labs and is ultra-thin, ultra-fast and ultra-affordable and with more than 5 hours of battery life. The Aspire ultra-thin design measures 0.51-inch-thick and measuring 0.7 by 12.6 by 8.5 inches making it thin enough to stick in your backpack and it also is extremely light weight weighing only 2.9 pounds. One of the first things you will notice when you hold an Acer is the feel of it. Even though it might resemble an all metal laptop, the rest of the chassis is made from plastic which gives it a more substantive feel. Measuring 17.9mm thin and weighing 1.5kg. the ultra-thin all metal Acer Aspire S3 is easy to carry along. Its sleek and vivid colored all medal aluminum body gives it a cool personality look and feel. With its backlit keyboard, it allows you to type anywhere and at any time and the sound that the slim Ultrabook produces is robust and clear.

 

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Specs

Processor:  Intel Core i5-2467M

Memory: 8GB

Storage: 256 GB

Screen display: LCD LED

Operating system: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium

 

Benefits

On the back edge of the Acer Aspire S3 you will find an HMDI port, two USB 2.0 ports, on the right edge you will find a media card reader and on the left, there is a microphone jack, headset jack and a headset jack. The inside of the S3 includes 802.11n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 wireless options. It also has thrown overboard usual connections like an Ethernet, VGA port, and optical drive. Even though most of Acer’s competitors opted to use solid state memory in their ultra-books, Acer decided to use a mechanical hard drive that allows for more space and a low price. The 256GB 5,400rpm hard drive provides more storage found in the MacBook Air and Asus Zen book UX31 128GB solid-state drives.

 

  • Light weight
  • Core i5 processor
  • 4GB memory
  • Potent performance
  • The combination of spinning hard drive and SSD gives it a larger storage space
  • More affordable than its competitors Price
  • Has two 3DSonic speakers which give the audio
  • enjoy smooth typing

 

Disadvantages

Some of Acer’s flaws are the following:

  • lower resolution display
  • limited and narrow viewing angles
  • low quality construction
  • multi-touch controls don’t register properly

 

Verdict

Even though it has some rough patches, like a cheap-feeling construction and a disappointing display, the Acer Aspire S3 has a super-thin profile, larger storage capacity than most competitors, and unmatched affordability.

 

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Acer Aspire S3-471 (NX.GKBEK.002) Review

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