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Acer Aspire S3

alaTest has collected and analyzed 587 reviews of Acer Aspire S3. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Opinions about the usability and price are generally positive. The design and portability also get good comments, but opinions are divided on the screen. Many are negative about the connectivity and keyboard.

performance, portability, design, price, usability

battery, keyboard, connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Acer Aspire S3 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 48 user reviews of Acer Aspire S3 from The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on Reviewers are impressed by the price and screen. The performance and usability are also appreciated. There are some negative opinions about the reliability.

portability, usability, performance, screen, price


79% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2020

Expert review by : Andrew Williams (

Acer Aspire S3 2014


Hands-on at CES 2014: Get a look at Acer's latest affordable Ultrabook

The Acer Aspire S3 is another solid Ultrabook in the Aspire range. It's not a truly dynamic product, but solves several of the earlier model's issues while bringing it into the present with numerous hardware upgrades.

Jan, 2014

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (

Acer Aspire S3


With its attractive aluminium and magnesium-alloy chassis, nice ergonomics and good screen, the 13in S3 is an exciting entrant in the Ultrabook market.

Attractive and affordable, Slim and sleek, Solid, all-metal chassis, Up to 240GB SSD

Awkward connectivity, No USB 3.0, Average battery life, No keyboard backlighting

Mar, 2012

Expert review by : Andrew Williams (

Acer Aspire S3 Ultrabook


A laptop that's made of metal and just 13mm thin? We like those apples.

Its edges house the 3.5mm headphone jack and SD card slot, while front edge is left empty. There is, predictably, no optical drive. Thin doesn’t come for free.

Sep, 2011

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Acer Aspire S3 ultrabook review


Acer gave us its pre-production Aspire S3 Ultrabook to review

Fast booting ; Slim and light design ; Great processor power

RSI inducing keyboard ; Slightly underwhelming battery ; Some pre-production issues

Oct, 2011

Expert review by : Andrew Williams (

Acer Aspire S3 review (2014)


Slim, light, good-looking laptops are great. If you spend half your life rushing between places with more work to do than is strictly healthy then a decent one is exactly what you'll need. But to fit the MacBook Air-style blueprint in a Windows 8.1...

Decent screen, dedicated graphics means better gaming than some competitors, versatile

Screen reflections, battery life just ok, keyboard keys a bit shallow, not the most thin/light

The Acer Aspire S3 is an Ultrabook that doesn't aim for superlative performance in any area, but instead balances the price-to-power ratio better than many competitors out there.

Sep, 2014

Expert review by : Mike Lowe (

Acer Aspire S3 (2013) pictures and hands-on - Pocket-lint


The Acer Aspire S3 has undergone a design overhaul. The 13.3-inch touchscreen laptop now takes several cues from its Aspire S7 cousin. The white-finish

Jul, 2013

Expert review by : Cat Thomas (

Acer Aspire S3 and Aspire S7 pictures and hands-on - Pocket-lint


Acer has updated its popular S3 and S7 Aspire Ultrabooks to take advantage of the new Intel fourth-generation processors (Haswell) and the accompanying

Jun, 2013

Expert review by : Mike Lowe (

Acer Aspire S3 Ultrabook


Apple's MacBook Air has started something of a war. Ultrabooks - the name being thrown around to describe manufacturers' slender yet powerful, Windows OS-based laptops - are popping up left, right and centre at the moment. The Aspire S3 is something of...

Slender, light, attractive design, SD card slot, aluminium lid

Not a great screen resolution or viewing angle, plasticky keyboard with bunched up keys, no USB 3.0, poor USB port placement at the rear, so-so battery life, pricey for what it is, review configuration isn’t one available off the shelf

The Aspire S3 is something of a mixed bag. We had high hopes as this Ultrabook’s sublime form and finish looks enticing from the outside.

Jul, 2012

Expert review by : Chris Hall (

First Look: Acer Aspire S3 3951


Acer's first foray into the new “Ultrabook” category is with the Aspire S3, a slim and light notebook that offers you a proper hardware loadout without bloating into what were once typical PC dimensions. We've seen a number of moves in the Windows PC...

Slim design, light weight, powerful

Screen not bright enough, leading edge flex, trackpad click action (pre-production issue)

Nov, 2011

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Acer Aspire S3 review


The MacBook Air may be the reigning champ in the razor-thin laptop stakes, but what if you'd rather run Windows? Acer's S3 is thin, light, packs a more powerful CPU, and costs less. Could this be the laptop (sorry, ‘Ultrabook') you've been waiting for?...

Sep, 2011