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Acer Aspire S3-391 13.3-inch Ultrabook (Intel Core i5 3317U 1.7GHz, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, LAN, WLAN, BT, Webcam, Integrated Graphics, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit)

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  • Ultra-slim design - the Aspire S series is razor-thin and featherlight, and a real delight to carry. Revolutionary display technology integrates the 13.3" frame, cutting the bezel thickness by a third, while the super-lightweight embedded lithium-polymer battery is custom-shaped to fit the ultra-thin chassis
  • Ultra-smart performance - the embedded lithium-polymer battery gives you power when you need it. Plus, professionally tuned speakers with Dolby Home Theater v4 trumpet cinema-quality audio. What's more, the new airflow design keeps the notebook constantly cool for your comfort even when you use it for hours at a time
  • Ultra-fast responsiveness - Acer Green Instant On technology eliminates time wasted shutting down and restarting. Put the Aspire S series to sleep, and spring it back to life in less than 2 seconds

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Computer Memory Size 4 GB 4 GB 8 GB 8 GB 8 GB 4 GB
Connectivity Technology Bluetooth USB, HDMI Bluetooth 4.0, 802.11ac Bluetooth 4.0, 802.11ac Wifi USB, HDMI, VGA
Processor (CPU) Model Core i5 Core i3 Celeron Core i7 Core i7 Pentium
Processor (CPU) Manufacturer Intel Intel Intel Core M 5Y10c Intel Intel Intel
Processor (CPU) Speed 1.7 GHz 2,300 MHz 0.8 GHz 2,400 MHz 2,500 MHz 1.6 GHz
Display Size 13.3 inches 13.3 inches 11.6 inches 14 cm 15.6 inches 15.6 inches
Display Technology LCD FHD Full HD Full HD LCD HD
Hard disk Description ssd; hdd SDD SSD SDD HDD HDD
Hard Disk Size 520 GB 128 GB 128 GB 256 GB 1 TB 1 TB
Item Weight 1.36 kg 1.2 kg 1.2 kg 2 kg 2.3 kg 1.84 kg
Operating System Windows 7 Edition Home Premium Windows 10 Windows 8.1 Windows 8.1 Windows 10 Windows 10
Processor Count 2 2 2 2 2 4
Processor Description Intel Core M; Processor number of strands:4; M-5Y10c; Turbo Boost frequency (max):2 GHz Intel Core i7 5500U core i7 Intel® Pentium®; Processor number of strands:4; N3700; Turbo Boost frequency (max):2.4 GHz
System RAM Type DDR3 SDRAM DDR4 SDRAM DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 SDRAM

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Technical Details
BrandAcer
Item Weight1.4 Kg
Package Dimensions38 x 30.8 x 5.8 cm
Item model numberCore i5, 4GB, 500GB
SeriesAspire S3-391-53314G52ADD
Form FactorUltraThin
Screen Size13.3 inches
Processor BrandIntel
Processor TypeCore i5
Processor Speed1.7 GHz
Processor Count2
RAM Size4 GB
Computer Memory TypeDDR3 SDRAM
Hard Drive Size520 GB
Hard Disk Technologyssd, hdd
Graphics Card DescriptionIntegrated
Graphics RAM TypeDDR3 SDRAM
Operating SystemWindows 7 Edition Home Premium
Lithium Battery Weight300 Grams
  
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ASINB0080P3XRO
Best Sellers Rank 161,803 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight2.6 Kg
Date First Available7 May 2012
  
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The breath-taking Acer Aspire S3 Ultrabook is ultra-thin, ultra-light and ultra-responsive
The breath-taking Acer Aspire S3 Ultrabook is ultra-thin, ultra-light and ultra-responsive. Click here to see more details.

Acer Aspire S3 Ultrabook -- Thin. Fast. Portable. Connected.

Experience the next revolution in computing with the Acer Aspire S3 Ultrabook. Enjoy instant and enduring gratification, sharp performance featuring instant on, quick connectivity, and long battery life in a breath-taking, ultra-aerodynamic design.

Thin

Ultra-Slim Design

Viewed from any angle, the Aspire S3 is super slender. At its thinnest point, it's just 13 mm (0.51") slim. Revolutionary display technology integrates the 13.3" frame, cutting the bezel thickness by a third and giving you the perfect slice of life.

Ultra-Light

The aluminium/Mg-Al design gives the Aspire S3 a sleek look and feel and makes the notebook as light as a feather - at only 1.35 kg - while also protecting the LCD. Gorgeous, light and durable, the Aspire S3 is a pleasure to carry anywhere.

See  how all the features of the Aspire S3 fit together
See how all the features of the Aspire S3 fit together. Click here to see more details.
Integrated Design LCD

Revolutionary new display technology integrates the LCD screen into the 13.3" frame, cutting the bezel thickness by a third. What's more, the LCD is protected by a resilient case design with aluminium cage for maximum protection.

Cool and Comfortable

The Aspire S3 features an innovative thermal design that keeps you comfortable even when you use the notebook for hours at a time. The new airflow design channels air from the keyboard to keep the notebook constantly cool, and directs warm air toward the rear, away from you.

Fast

Take everything you need, everywhere you go. A next generation Intel Core Ivy Bridge processor speeds up multitasking and consumes less power, while the solid state drive gives you quick access to your files, and an optional HDD*** offers huge storage space. The embedded lithium-polymer battery can last up to 7 hours** on a single charge with an SSD, and up to 6 hours** with a HDD, extending your mobile freedom further.

SSD & HDD options

Acer Aspire S3 is the only Ultrabook with a hard disk drive (HDD) option, providing large storage space (320GB or 500GB). A solid state drive (SSD) enables fast data access, is light and quiet, and features a sturdy design for ultraportable devices.

The Aluminium/Mg-Al alloy frame is attractive and light, yet strong enough to protect the screen and components
The Aluminium/Mg-Al alloy frame is attractive and light, yet strong enough to protect the screen and components. Click here to see more details.
Next Generation Intel Core ULV Processors

The Acer Aspire S3 comes equipped with the power of the next generation Intel Core Ivy Bridge ULV (Ultra Low Voltage) processors, giving you the option of a Core i5 or a Core i7. Designed to give you multitasking performance with the ultimate in power efficiency, the Intel Core ULV processors enable you to work faster and have more fun, with less waiting. As well as faster performance, this processor enables better playback of high-definition content over the Internet, and allows you to enjoy the full Windows 7 Aero experience on your notebook, all while consuming less power.

Intel HD Graphics 4000

Completely redesigned from the previous generation, the new series of Intel HD Graphics features greatly enhanced performance allowing you to enjoy smooth HD playback on the move. Intel HD Graphics 4000 is also Microsoft DirectX 11 capable. allowing you to indulge in the most popular intensive 3D games available.

Portable

Embedded Lithium-polymer Battery

The high-density, highly flexible and super-lightweight Li-polymer battery pack is custom-shaped to fit perfectly into the ultra-thin chassis of the Acer Aspire S3.

Despite the thin design, the Aspire S3 has a multitude of connection options to fit seamlessley into your digital life.
Although the S3 is ultra-thin, it has a multitude of connection options to fit seamlessley into your digital life. Click here to see more details.
Aluminium/Mg-Al Alloy Frame

Strong as steel, light as ABS plastic - the Aluminium/Mg-Al design of the Aspire S3 gives you the best of both worlds. But thin and light does not also mean hot - the innovative thermal efficiency found inside the S3 allows for comfortable extended use. By using the best materials and technology available, this breath-taking chassis shapes the Acer Aspire S3 into a robust, lightweight, long-running machine.

Powerful Longevity

Thanks to Acer Instant On, the Acer Aspire S3 with embedded Li-polymer battery pack provides up to 7 hours of use with an SSD, up to 6 hours of use with an HDD, and up to 50 days using Acer Green Instant On.* **

Acer Green Instant On

Save time with Acer Green Instant On. Put the Aspire S3 to sleep, and spring it back to life in just 1.5 seconds from Sleep mode, perfect for quickly resuming your session when on the move, or to instantly check information or messages. After 8 hours in Sleep mode, or after the period you set, the notebook enters Deep Sleep, conserving battery life for up to 50 days.* ** Yet, when you return, your Aspire S3 turns right on in 6 seconds, and everything looks exactly as you left it.

The S3 is designed for extended use, with a comfortable keyboard and an airflow design that channels hot air away from you.
The S3 is designed for extended use, with a comfortable keyboard and an airflow design that channels hot air away from you. Click here to see more details.

Connected

Acer Instant Connect for 4x Faster Internet Connections

Thanks to Acer Instant Connect, you can now say goodbye to long waits to get connected. The Aspire S Series remembers your favourite access points (APs) or new places visited, and reconnects to them instantly, so you can get on the Internet in just 2.5 seconds - that's up to four times faster(^ ^^) than notebooks without this technology. With Acer Instant Connect you'll be able to get much quicker access to instant messaging and Internet services after your system resumes from hibernation.

Acer Crystal Eye 1.3 MP HD Webcam

This HD webcam with built-in microphone presents clear, lifelike images, and supports video recording and photo capture. The Acer Crystal Eye webcam has a 1280 x 1024 resolution, and is also able to record 720p videos easily, allowing you to create and share videos with communities such as YouTube. The Acer Video Conference Manager software with Video Quality Enhancement (VQE) technology allows you to enjoy high-quality face-to-face chats on instant messaging software.

Acer InviLink Nplify 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Connectivity

Surf the Internet and stay in touch with your people with reliable, high-speed connectivity via Ethernet or Wi-Fi. A Wi-Fi CERTIFIED wireless-N network connection enables long-range, fast, reliable wireless Internet. Offering greater range and faster connection speeds than wireless-G, the Aspire S3 allows you to connect to a wireless LAN within 300 ft. and with a transfer rate of up to 300 Mbps.

With Acer clear.fi, it's easy to stream ansd share music, video and more across different devices.
With Acer clear.fi, it's easy to stream and share music, video and more across different devices. Click here to see a larger image.
Bluetooth 4.0 + HS

Bluetooth 4.0 is the latest standard for quick, short-range wireless file transfers, featuring low-energy technology that significantly reduces power consumption.

Acer clear.fi Cross-platform Multimedia Sharing

Ever wish it were easy to share your music, photos and movies between multiple devices, or even to share them with your friends on Facebook, Flickr and YouTube? Setting up a home server can be tricky, and who wants the hassle and expense of endlessly copying files to and from CDs, DVDs, and USB drives? With Acer clear.fi you can set your files free with the minimum of fuss.

Easy to set up, clear.fi takes the complication out of sharing. It will automatically detect new devices that have been connected, from PCs to Smartphones, running Windows, Linux, or Android. From there it's easy to search devices for music, photos and videos within the home network, easy to share between devices. Thanks to clear.fi and the HDMI port your PC can stream and appreciate the multimedia stored on any of the devices connected to your home network and clear.fi enabled.

Professionally-tuned speakers with Dolby Home Theatre v4 allow you to enjoy cinema-quality sound.
Professionally-tuned speakers with Dolby Home Theatre v4 allow you to enjoy cinema-quality sound. Click here to see more details.
Beautifully Rich Sound with Dolby Home Theater v4 & HDMI

Slender but bold, the Aspire S3 sports professionally tuned speakers with Dolby Home Theater v4 for trumpeting cinema-quality sound, while HDMI connectivity is your ticket to high-definition large-screen entertainment. The key to manipulating your media is Acer clear.fi, which lets you easily manage, store, share and enjoy your files from any device in your network. You can also connect to social networking sites via clear.fi to check out new content from friends, as well as publish your own stuff.

Dolby Home Theater v4 maximises volume output, and provides surround sound and dialogue enhancement through professionally tuned audio via PC speakers, headphones or a home theatre.

The built-in HDMI port allows you to transfer 1080p HD video to monitors, projectors and TVs for large-screen enjoyment and sharing of HD content with friends and family.

Shop the Acer Aspire S3 Range

Aspire S3-391
Aspire S3-391
Aspire S3-391
Aspire S3-391
Screen
13.3" HD LED LCD
13.3" HD LED LCD
13.3" HD LED LCD
13.3" HD LED LCD
Processor
Intel Core i5-3317U
Intel Core i5-3317U
Intel Core i7-3517U
Intel Core i7-3517U
Memory
4 GB
4 GB
4 GB
4 GB
HDD Storage
500 GB
500 GB
SSD Storage
128 GB
128 GB
Graphics
Intel HD Graphics 4000
Intel HD Graphics 4000
Intel HD Graphics 4000
Intel HD Graphics 4000
Bluetooth
v4.0
v4.0
v4.0
v4.0

* In Deep Sleep mode, battery life lasts up to 50 days if the battery is fully charged when the notebook goes to Sleep.
** The listed battery life is based on MobileMark 2007 productivity mode testing with wireless on. Details of MobileMark2007 testing are available at the BAPCo website. Battery life rating is for comparison purposes only. Actual battery life varies by model, configuration, applications, power management settings, operating conditions, and utilized features. A battery's maximum capacity decreases with time and use.
*** With embedded SSD, which is integrated with the mainboard and dedicated to Acer Green Instant On. It is not visible in file explorers.

^ With previously used access points.
^^ Time based on testing with the following applications open: Internet Explorer 9 (Internet search and email web pages), PowerPoint viewer (file size 68 MB) and Excel (file size 108 MB) of Microsoft Office 2010 Starter, and logged in to Windows Live Messenger 2011.

Box Contains

Acer Aspire notebook
Battery<br<AC Adapter
Power Cord
User Manual


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Model Number: Core i7, 4GB, 500GB, 20GB SSD Verified Purchase
This is a 'first impressions' review of the Acer Aspire S3-391 13.3-inch Ultrabook (Intel Core i7 3517U 1.9GHz, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, 20GB SSD, LAN, WLAN, BT, Webcam, Integrated Graphics, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit)

The exact model is the Aspire S3-391-73514G52add - NX.M1FSI.002.

I looked at other ultrabooks, such as the Asus Zenbook UX32A, but this seems to ship with only a Core i5 processor and is higher priced. The Acer Aspire S3-391 model I chose is slightly cheaper and has a 3rd generation Ivy Bridge i7 3517U - so simply on GPU performance, it is a better buy for the money.

I also considered the Lenovo Ideapad U310, but these have had wifi problems according to several reviews and forums.

I thought about going for the bigger Acer Aspire Timeline M3 with a 15.6 inch screen and Nvidia GeForce GT 640M graphics card, but this is nearly a whole kilo heavier. A good but rather heavy ultrabook or lightish laptop if you want to do some gaming, but in the end I decided that having used a 17 inch Samsung R700 for the last four years, which is both heavy and gets pretty hot, what I wanted most was a light and thin, cool-running ultrabook with a fast chip - so the S3 model with the Intel Core i7 3517U GPU seemed like the best choice, although the one with the i5 3317 chip would have been another good choice if you want to spend slightly less money but still get a 3rd generation Ivy Bridge chip.

BE VERY CAREFUL WHEN CHOOSING the GPU in your Acer Ultrabook S3 - make sure it has the i5 3317 or the i7 3517 - these are both 3rd generation Intel Ivy Bridge chips.
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Model Number: Core i7, 4GB, 500GB, 20GB SSD Verified Purchase
*Please bare in mind that this review is for the i7 3517u, 20ssd+500gb hdd version*

Things I find this ultrabook does well:
- Build quality is pretty sturdy, although it is mainly plastic, it keeps it light. However, I would of liked a metallic base to conduct heat from the processor (As the processor can reach on average 50-55 degrees Celsius). But I guess the plastic bottom keeps the ultrabook from feeling really hot, you can put it on your lap without it burning your thighs.
-It looks really classy and slim.

Things this ultrabook does NOT do well:
- The fan can get really loud. One time I felt really embarrassed to have the ultrabook in the silent section on the library because it can get really noticeable loud in silent environments.
- Battery life is really low, I get just squeeze 3hrs 30minutes.
- Processor performance throttles a lot! (This means the speed jumps up and down a lot due to high temperatures causing an unstable performance)
- I feel like 4gb of ram isn't enough at times since I experience a lot of crashes and freezes from google chrome and other programs.
- The keyboard isn't an amazing experience to type on. I feel like I will make loads of mistakes when trying to type really quickly (This is because the keys are flat rather than have a slight concavity like the Macbook Pro)
- There is LOADS of bloatware on the ultrabook pre-installed.
- The HDD makes ticking sounds (All Laptop with HDD will make these sounds)
- This ultrabook has a maximum screen resolution of 1366x768 which is pretty sub par with other ultrabooks out there but just about does the job.

Overall, I didn't return the laptop because I feel there weren't many other better options out there at the same price point or less.
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Model Number: Core i7, 4GB, 500GB, 20GB SSD Verified Purchase
I travel most weeks with laptop in backpack, this new laptop has made my travel a joy with its ultra-slimness and lightness. With all the good there are some down points to consider.
1. It has no network adaptor, so get a USB one if you need wired.
2. It only has 2 USB ports, so get a hub if you need more.
3. It has Bluetooth, and I tried a blue tooth mouse but it constantly went into sleep mode despite the Acer BT settings not supposed to be doing that.
4. It only has 4GB RAM and that's your lot as these are soldered direct to the motherboard, this latter point took me by surprise as I had hoped to go to 8GB, but it just abaout manages my needs with 4GB
5. The CPU is Core i7, but my old HP had a Core i5 and was faster than this Acer, although i have removed all the nonsense apps installed by Acer and now it seems much better.
6. The wireless net card takes around 2-3 minutes to connect, so far from being fast as described its possibly the slowest laptop I’ve ever had regarding new connections or from boot up

The rest is all good.
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Model Number: Core i5, 4GB, 128GB SSD Verified Purchase
Very quick laptop and great size. The two main reason it was bought to be honest. Was hesitant on the very low storage in the 128gb ssd but thought the added speed of it being an ssd would make up for it. Be warned that your 128gb has under 65gb available after OS and the bloat ware acer have added which is crazy. Still though if u don't mind using an external drive its a great little machine perfect if your on the move with it a lot, great battery life if all your doing is surfing and using word or excel.
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