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Acer Aspire 3 Multimedia Notebook

alaTest has collected and analyzed 110 reviews of Acer Aspire 3 Multimedia Notebook. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviews about the price and screen are overall positive. The design and usability also get good views. There are mixed views on the battery and performance, and there are some critical reviews about the image quality and energy efficiency.

portability, usability, design, screen, price

reliability, touchpad, energy, image quality

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Acer Aspire 3 Multimedia Notebook is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Matthew Elliott (pcmag.com)

Acer Aspire 3 (A315-41-R98U)

 

This AMD Ryzen-based version of Acer's Aspire 3 budget laptop offers healthy pep for the money, but the touchpad, the battery, and the 15.6-inch display let down the team.

Ryzen CPU/Vega graphics deliver impressive pep for price. Comfortable keyboard. Easy RAM and storage upgrades. Empty 2.5-inch drive bay.

Short battery life. Dull, low-res screen. Flimsy touchpad. No USB Type-C ports.

Bottom Line: This AMD Ryzen-based version of Acer's Aspire 3 budget laptop offers healthy pep for the money, but the touchpad, the battery, and the 15.6-inch display let down the team.

Feb, 2019

Consumer review (ao.com)

Thank you Acer!

 

"Great fast working laptop, easy to use, good picture and sound. Very quick delivery. "

Mar, 2019

Consumer review (very.co.uk)

Good laptop - Great after SSD & RAM upgrade!

 

Very happy with this laptop for my son at college. I have had the 17" version for a year, which has been very good. The 15.6" is very compact, lightweight and slim even for a 15.6" laptop. Having access panels for RAM and HDD it was easy to upgrade...

Mar, 2019

Consumer review (ao.com)

Acer

 

"I bought this product to replace my old system easy to use, great system for the price would definitely buy this brand again and its very easy to find your way around the system "

Mar, 2019

Consumer review (very.co.uk)

Great value

 

Just bought it recently,its very quiet and quick. Really recommended

Mar, 2019

Consumer review (ao.com)

Works fine

 

"Runs fast, decent size sound screen colour. Works well for what I need "

Mar, 2019

Consumer review (currys.co.uk)

ACER Aspire 3 15.6" Intel® Core™ i3 Laptop - 1 TB HDD, Red

 

Very smart design

Nothing really

Feb, 2019

Consumer review (ao.com)

Just the job

 

"Great screen size with full keyboard, fast enough to get through web browsing and working on office documents. Screen a little dated based on current expectations but for the price is a great laptop which is a good weight to feel robust but not cheap."

Feb, 2019

Consumer review (currys.co.uk)

ACER Aspire 3 15.6" Intel® Core™ i3 Laptop - 1 TB HDD, Red

 

All good

Feb, 2019

Consumer review (ao.com)

Good basic laptop

 

"This does everything I need it to do in an attractive easy to use package."

Feb, 2019

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-In Microphone:Y
Number of built-in speakers:2
Number of microphones:1

Battery

Battery Capacity:3246 / 4810 / 4870
Battery capacity (Watt hours):37
Battery life (max):4.5 / 5.5 / 6.5 / 7 / 8
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:2 / 3

Camera

Front Camera:Y
Front camera resolution:640 x 480
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3

Certificates

Certification:ACPI 4.0

Design

Form factor:Clamshell
Product colour:Black / Blue / Red
Product Type:Notebook

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:39.6
Display Resolution:1366 x 768 / 1920 x 1080
Display Surface:Matt
HD type:Full HD / HD / WXGA
LED Backlight:N / Y
Panel Type:LCD
Touchscreen:N

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:2
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon 530X / Not available / NVIDIA GeForce MX130
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR5
Graphics adapter Open GL support:Y
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:32 / 8
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of discrete graphics adapters supported:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
Number of execution units:12 / 16 / 18
On-board graphics adapter:Y
On-board graphics adapter 4K support:Y
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:200 / 300 / 320 / 400
On-board graphics adapter burst frequency:600 / 650 / 700
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12.0
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000 / 1100 / 1150 / 650 / 750
On-board graphics adapter family:AMD Radeon R2 / AMD Radeon R4 / AMD Radeon Vega Graphics / Intel® HD Graphics / Intel® UHD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x3184 / 0x3185 / 0x5916 / 0x5917 / 0x5A85
On-board graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon R2 / AMD Radeon R3 / AMD Radeon R4 / AMD Radeon R5 / AMD Radeon Vega / AMD Radeon Vega 3 / AMD Radeon Vega 8 / Intel® HD Graphics / Intel® HD Graphics 400 / Intel® HD Graphics 405 / Intel® HD Graphics 500 / Intel® HD Graphics 620 / Intel® UHD Graphics 600 / Intel® UHD Graphics 605 / Intel® UHD Graphics 620
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.4 / 4.5

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard:Y
Island-style keyboard:Y
Keyboard language:Arabic / English / French / German / Hungarian / Italian / Spanish / UK English
Keyboard layout:AZERTY / QWERTY / QWERTZ
Numeric keypad:N / Y
Pointing device:Touchpad / Trackpad
Windows keys:Y

Memory

Internal Memory:12 / 4 / 6 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3L-SDRAM / DDR4-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:12 / 16 / 4 / 6 / 8
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):12
Memory form factor:On-board + SO-DIMM / SO-DIMM
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 4 / 2 x 4
Memory slots:1x SO-DIMM / 2x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G:N
4G:N
Antenna type:1x1
Bluetooth:N / Y
Bluetooth version:4.0
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11ac / IEEE 802.11ad
Wi-Fi:Y
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11ac / IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:HD DVD-ROM / N

Other features

On/off button:Y

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
AC adapters quantity:1
Manual:Y
Power cord included:Y
Warranty card:Y

Ports & interfaces

Charging port type:DC-in jack
Combo headphone/mic port:Y
DVI port:N
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in:Y
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-C ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter power:45 / 65

Processor

Bus type:OPI
Configurable TDP-down frequency:800
ECC supported by processor:N
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:12 / 4 / 6
PCI Express configurations:1x2+2x1,1x4,2x2,4x1 / 1x2+2x1,4x1 / 1x2,1x2+2x1,1x4,2x1,4x1 / 1x4+1x2,2x1+1x2+1x2,4x1 / 1x4,2x2
PCI Express slots version:2.0 / 3.0
Processor boost frequency:2 / 2.4 / 2.40 / 2.48 / 2.5 / 2.56 / 2.60 / 2.7 / 2.70 / 2.9 / 3.10 / 3.4 / 3.40 / 3.6 / 4.00
Processor cache:1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 6 / 8
Processor cache type:L2 / L3 / Smart Cache
Processor codename:Apollo Lake / Braswell / Gemini Lake / Kaby Lake / Kaby Lake R
Processor Cores:2 / 4
Processor family:7th gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 7th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 8th gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 8th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 8th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / AMD A / AMD E / AMD Ryzen 3 / AMD Ryzen 5 / Intel® Atom™ / Intel® Celeron® / Intel® Pentium® / Intel® Pentium® Silver
Processor frequency:1.04 / 1.10 / 1.5 / 1.6 / 1.60 / 1.8 / 1.80 / 2 / 2.2 / 2.3 / 2.5 / 2.50 / 3
Processor lithography:14
Processor Model:2200U / 2500U / A4-9120 / A6-9220 / A6-9220e / A9-9420 / A9-9420e / E2-9000e / i3-7020U / i3-8130U / i5-7200U / i5-8250U / i7-8550U / N3060 / N3350 / N3710 / N4000 / N5000 / x5-E8000
Processor operating modes:32-bit,64-bit / 64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Celeron N3000 series / Intel® Pentium N3000 Series for Mobile
Processor Socket:BGA 1090 / BGA 1170 / BGA 1296 / BGA 1356
Processor threads:2 / 4 / 8
Scenario Design Power (SDP):4 / 4.8
Stepping:B0 / D1 / H0 / Y0
System bus rate:2.5 / 4 / 5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15 / 6
Tjunction:100 / 105 / 90

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:Y
CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N / Y
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y
Execute Disable Bit:Y
Graphics & IMC lithography:14
Idle States:Y
Integrated 4G WiMAX:N
Intel 64:Y
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y
Intel Flex Memory Access:Y
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Rapid Storage Technology:N
Intel Secure Boot:Y
Intel Secure Boot Technology version:1.00
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:0.00
Intel Smart Connect Technology:N
Intel Smart Connect Technology version:0.00
Intel Smart Response Technology version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):Y
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N / Y
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N
Intel TSX-NI:N / Y
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / Y
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio):Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y
Intel® Insider™:N / Y
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N / Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y
Intel® Optane™ Memory Ready:Y
Intel® OS Guard:N / Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N / Y
Intel® Smart Response Technology:N / Y
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N / Y
Processor ARK ID:122589 / 122590 / 124967 / 128988 / 128990 / 137977 / 91830 / 91832 / 95443 / 95598
Processor code:SR2KN / SR2ZU / SR3LA / SR3RZ / SSSR2KL
Processor package size:24 x 31 / 25 x 24 / 25 x 27 / 42 x 24 / 42 x 42
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0,SSE4.1,SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y
UART:Y

Security

Cable lock slot:Y
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Fingerprint Reader:N
Password protection:Y
Password protection type:BIOS,HDD

Software

Bundled software:Acer Care Center, Acer Portal
Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Endless OS / Linux / WINDOWS 10 HOME
Trial software:Microsoft Office 2016

Storage

Card reader integrated:Y
Compatible memory cards:SD / SD,SDXC
Hard Drive Capacity:1000
HDD Capacity:1000 / 500
HDD interface:SATA / SATA III
HDD Size:2.5
HDD Speed:5400
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1
Number of HDDs installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:256
SSD capacity:128 / 256 / 512
SSD interface:NVMe,PCI Express / Serial ATA III
Storage Media:HDD / HDD+SSD / SSD
Total HDDs capacity:1000 / 500
Total SSDs capacity:128 / 256
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 1128 / 1256 / 128 / 256 / 500 / 512 / 628

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:259 / 262.8
Height :20.9 / 21 / 21.6 / 24.9 / 25
Height (front):2.1 / 2.16
Height (rear):2.1 / 2.16
Weight:2.1 / 2.3
Width:381.6