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This review is from: Acer Aspire S3-391 13.3-inch Laptop - Aluminium (Intel Core i3 2377 1.5GHz, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, LAN, WLAN, BT, Webcam, Integrated Graphics, Windows 8) (Personal Computers)
The acer ultrabook is OK, a couple of things are good, a couple bad. First the good, it's small, thin and light. It looks good and does everything one would expect in a laptop.
The bad, the battery life is rubbish, it's advertised as 5 hours, however I have never got over 3, the fan is on constantly, making this a loud machine (this is probably the reason for battery drain, although I have installed 3 different OS's so it isn't a rogue process). The keyboard feels flimsy, and the display is not as sharp as other equivalently price none ultrabook laptops. Finally there is no included cd media to reinstall windows 8, there is a recovery partition, but if u wish to install other OS's as I did you will invariably delete this, don't bother contacting ACER support as they ask you go reinstall from the recovery partition.!when you explain that it is no longer there, it just doesn't compute! Go buy a dell, , sony or IBM ultrabook and steer clear of this one
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Initial post: 13 May 2013 06:21:20 BDT
Last edited by the author on 13 May 2013 06:31:28 BDT
S. Altaf says:
Which three OSes did you install on it, and did you do it via a bootable USB? I'm interested to see if a Linux distro was one of them and how it performed with it.
Posted on 26 May 2013 11:40:54 BDT
Last edited by the author on 26 May 2013 11:41:24 BDT
Dr Morbius says:
An excellent review. I do buy low-price Windows laptops basically to install other OS's, i.e. various Linux distros. The ease of create recovery disks, either usb keys or DVD's is therefore a must for people like me. Steer clear, if phone support people apparently never heard of other OS's but Windows!
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