With Microsoft hyping Windows 8, it remains to be seen whether consumers will buy an ultrabook now or wait a little bit longer for a next-generation model with a touch-screen operating system. This is a design that we first saw in HP models, such as the Mini , which used the ‘Clickpad’. The Aspire S3 crashed constantly every time we configured the benchmark test to run through a full cycle. Being one of the earliest Ultrabook certainly has its downside. Battery life could be higher. Pocket Lint But Acer have achieved their aims in creating a slim and light Ultrabook. It’s a minimalist laptop that supplies only the barest of essentials.

Uploader: Shaktilabar
Date Added: 4 September 2016
File Size: 51.98 Mb
Operating Systems: Windows NT/2000/XP/2003/2003/7/8/10 MacOS 10/X
Downloads: 35930
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]

Acer S3 ultrabook Source: Single Review, online available, Long, Date: For example, the Aspire S3’s chassis is plastic, not metal, and it has a mechanical hard drive, not an SSD. Your e-mail address This field is mandatory Your e-mail address won’t be published. This field is optional.

Acer Aspire S3 Series

The left side of the unit has a combination headphone and microphone port, and that’s it. Reg Hardware There’s the metallic look, the sunken keyboard, the sparse port array, the – a first time for a Windows machine? Model MS with Finnish keyboard layout being tested here. It does come with 2 USB 3. If you lower the Aspjre screen brightness and use the laptop for basic Web browsing and document creation, it should last you around four or five hours, but it’s still a little shorter than we expected from an Ultrabook.


I paid for an Acer laptop from Staples irdung the Yuletide of Acer Aspire S3 Review Source: Please take the time to promote us if you feel this review was useful. Please share our article, every link counts! Touch screen visibility and operation was great and easy to navigate.

Another issue with this zspire is its plastic-feel construction compared to the aluminium chassis on the Zenbook and carbon fiber feel of the XPS Now updated, the In ditching the expensive unibody construction, the manufacturer has been able to use its usual strategy of undercutting the competition.

Return from that can take longer.

Acer Aspire S3 Ultrabook first look Source: No throughput tests were performed. PC Mag The Acer Aspire S3 is the first ultrabook we’ve seen, so it’s a bit early to tell where it fits within the overall category.

Continued on next pageā€¦ Related. At the price its at it an OK deal although speca are somewhat vague. Acer Aspire S3 Source: Apple iPad Pro 11 inch. We intentionally show more ads when an adblocker is used. Sadly, it’s beaten to the punch by the competition who offer better specs for the same money.


Product support

In our performance tests, the Aspire S3 turned in results that we expected out of its low-voltage, 1. In fact, given the storage and the Core i5 CPU on this, it makes a great mobile photo and video editing device. Relatively low battery life; Performance; Software pollution.

Comparison, online available, Long, Date: Computer Shopper Get ready for a new notebook craze. While we might be willing to compromise on those issues, the one area where we can’t compromise is battery life, and unfortunately the S3 falls way short in that category. Pros Seeies quick resume time Thin and strong design.

The responsiveness of the pad was good in our tests and it recognised multi-finger gestures without any issues. Unfortunately, we had the same problems when it was time to test seris machine’s application and gaming performance.