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)
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- Save time with Acer green instant on. Put the S3 to sleep and spring it back to life in less than two seconds
- The aluminium and magnesium alloy chassis is strong and light, helping the Aspire S3 weigh less than 1.4 Kg
- Professionally tuned speakers with Dolby Home Theater v4 for cinema-quality sound
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The Acer Aspire S3 is just 13 mm thin and weighs less than 1.4 Kg, with no compromise to performance or battery life. Featuring Acer Green Instant On technology, the S3 resumes from sleep in less than 2 seconds and with Instant Connect technology, it can access the internet 4 times faster than a normal notebook.
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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
My only quibble and it is a small one was the new format when I first started using it. I found it annoying until I realised I could pin Internet Explorer to the task bar and after that it was bliss. Because I am an amateur it took me longer than it should have to realise this.
Onto the product now. The design is perfect. It is very light and very mobile. The screen is great and the touchpad is good as well. The keyboard will take a little time to get used to but it is fine.
On the bad side is that the battery does not last nearly close to what the manufacturer says (6.30 hrs). With medium brightness and only browsing or typing on word the battery lasts a little more than 3:30 hrs.
In general i am very satisfied with it. Keep in mind that this is not a gaming pc or anything that requires a lot of power. So keeping that in mind it is a great product.
It's been great ever since the day I unboxed it. Its aluminium design is very similar to a Macbook Air, looks astonishing, if not even better than the Macbook's design! Its very thin and light, which is great for portability. The keyboard is excellently placed with gaps around the keys, again, like a Macbook. It comes with Dolby home theatre sound integrated that provides excellent quality audio, which helps (because I use this laptop for music producing mostly). I have no problems with the screen, which is clear, even at 1366 x 768! It has 500GB hard drive, which is about average for a laptop these days but I find it's enough. It also has 2 USB ports, and a HDMI port, which I really like because you can easily plug it into a TV and watch something without no stuttering or connection problems with the display.
I have a few cons, though. If you use high demand programs (such as FL Studio, like me) the CPU usage can peak quite easily and will often cause a BSOD (Blue Screen of Death). But it will easily reboot afterwards. Google 'Windows 8 BSOD' if you dont know about this.
Due to how thin this ultrabook is (and like most ultrabooks) there is no LAN connector port, meaning that you are often reliant on WiFI for internet, unless if you buy a USB to LAN connector. Also the battery is pretty much attached to the laptop, so if the computer freezes then there is no way of doing the old 'pull the battery out' trick. But, the power button is very useful and if you do run into any problems I find it very helpful because if you push it it will immediately shut down the laptop.Read more ›
Looked fantastic but hard drive fried within 2 months.
Amazon initially tried to get me to have it repaired by Acer.
After brief debate they agreed as is their duty to refund.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The item was just as described on the item description and I'm very pleased with it! It's in perfect working condition and the scratches were minor.Published 16 months ago by aqsa
not that impressed! Windows 8 not all its cracked up to be ! seems to jump to different screens for no reason !Published on 16 Jun. 2013 by z sansom
I bought this one for the only reason that my immortal Toshiba Tecra M1 was getting too heavy for me (age problems). Read morePublished on 4 Jun. 2013 by Lev Plimak
The laptop has too many default which i dont like. For example the battery life is very poooooor, its really sensitive (you have to bee very careful by putting it on the table... Read morePublished on 24 May 2013 by Amazon Customer