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Acer Aspire 3 Multimedia Notebook

alaTest has collected and analyzed 59 reviews of Acer Aspire 3 Multimedia Notebook. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Comments about the battery and size are generally positive. The screen and portability are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some negative reviews about the durability and touchpad.

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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 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (currys.co.uk)

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

 

Nice and smooth running for what I need it for

Jan, 2019

Consumer review (currys.co.uk)

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

 

Very light

Very slow

Jan, 2019

Consumer review (currys.co.uk)

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

 

It’s really excellent working battery long time all excellent points

Dec, 2018

Consumer review (currys.co.uk)

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

 

Had my last acer for 8 years this one is far better. I had a Windows 7 lookalike installed and it is so much easier to operate. Love it

No

Dec, 2018

Consumer review (currys.co.uk)

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

 

Excellent keyboard and good quality display. Large hard drive plus easily upgradable memory.

None so far

Dec, 2018

Consumer review (currys.co.uk)

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

 

Please don't buy it. It's so slow. Not sure why but feels like an old computer. Maybe id the Hard Drive, or maybe is Windows 10, not sure why but even when not doing anything if you want to open a window it takes a couple of minutes. If you can buy...

Dec, 2018

Consumer review (currys.co.uk)

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

 

large screen size. Runs fair enough to work effectively on.

Heavy but this is an unavoidable issue due to the size. Sound hardware is a bit naff and sounds tinny. A lil slow

Dec, 2018

Consumer review (currys.co.uk)

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

 

runs slowly even though its new

Dec, 2018

Consumer review (currys.co.uk)

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

 

Value for money

Very slow at running programs

Dec, 2018

Consumer review (currys.co.uk)

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

 

Too slow

It’s take ages to start after you shut down the laptop

Dec, 2018

Product Specifications

Audio

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

Battery

Battery Capacity:3246 / 4810
Battery life (max):4.5 / 5.5 / 7
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:2 / 3
Removable battery:Y

Camera

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

Design

Form factor:Clamshell
Product colour:Black
Product Type:Notebook

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:39.6
Display Resolution:1366 x 768 / 1920 x 1080
HD type:Full HD / HD
LED Backlight:Y
Touchscreen:N

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:2
Discrete graphics adapter model:Not available / NVIDIA GeForce MX130
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR5
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:32
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of discrete graphics adapters supported:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter:Y
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:300
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12.0
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000 / 1100
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x5916 / 0x5917
On-board graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon R2 / AMD Radeon R3 / AMD Radeon R4 / AMD Radeon R5 / AMD Radeon Vega 3 / AMD Radeon Vega 8 / Intel® HD Graphics / Intel® HD Graphics 620 / Intel® UHD Graphics 620
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.4 / 4.5

Keyboard

Keyboard language:English
Keyboard layout:AZERTY / QWERTY / QWERTZ
Numeric keypad:N / Y
Pointing device:Touchpad
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
Memory form factor:On-board + SO-DIMM

Networking

3G:N
4G:N
Antenna type:1x1
Bluetooth:Y
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 802.11ac / IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type: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

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
PCI Express configurations:1x2+2x1,1x4,2x2,4x1 / 1x4,2x2
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor boost frequency:2 / 2.4 / 2.7 / 3.4 / 3.40 / 3.6
Processor cache:1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 6
Processor cache type:L2 / L3 / Smart Cache
Processor codename:Kaby Lake / Kaby Lake R
Processor Cores:2 / 4
Processor family:7th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 8th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / AMD A / AMD E / AMD Ryzen 3 / AMD Ryzen 5 / Intel® Atom™
Processor frequency:1.04 / 1.5 / 1.6 / 1.60 / 1.8 / 2 / 2.2 / 2.3 / 2.5 / 3
Processor lithography:14
Processor Model:2200U / 2500U / A4-9120 / A6-9220e / A9-9420 / A9-9420e / E2-9000e / i3-7020U / i5-8250U / x5-E8000
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Socket:BGA 1356
Processor threads:2 / 4 / 8
Stepping:Y0
System bus rate:4
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:Y
CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y
Execute Disable Bit:Y
Idle States:Y
Intel 64:Y
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y
Intel Flex Memory Access:Y
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):Y
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N
Intel TSX-NI:N / Y
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y
Intel® OS Guard:Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Smart Response Technology:Y
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / N
Processor ARK ID:122590 / 124967
Processor code:SR3LA
Processor package size:42 x 24
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0,SSE4.1,SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y

Security

Cable lock slot:Y
Cable lock slot type:Kensington

Software

Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:WINDOWS 10 HOME

Storage

Card reader integrated:Y
Compatible memory cards:SD / SD,SDXC
Hard Drive Capacity:1000
HDD Capacity:1000 / 500
HDD interface:SATA
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
SSD interface:Serial ATA III
Storage Media:HDD / HDD+SSD / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 1128 / 1256 / 128 / 256 / 500

Weight & Dimensions

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