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Acer Aspire S3-392G-54204G1.02Ttws

Specifications

Acer Aspire S3-392G-54204G1.02TtwsNotebook: Acer Aspire S3-392G-54204G1.02Ttws (Aspire S3 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i5 4200U
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 735M
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 1.6kg
Price: 1000 euro
Average Score: 79.25% - good
Average of 4 scores (from 4 reviews)
price: 80%, performance: 80%, features: 80%, display: 81% mobility: 74%, workmanship: 80%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Acer Aspire S3-392G-54204G1.02Ttws

80% An Ultrabook-style laptop with dedicated gaming hardware
Source: Techradar English
The Acer Aspire S3 isn't a top performer in any category, but it's an interesting splicing of an Ultrabook and a less portable laptop with its hybrid hard drive and dedicated GPU. It's a combo that works too, but the disappointing battery life will certainly put off a few potential buyers.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/10/2014
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 80% features: 80% workmanship: 80%
70% Acer Aspire S3-392G
Source: BCW - Business Computing World English
Business travellers who spend most of their time on the road may prefer a laptop with greater battery life and connectivity. Yet the Aspire S3 is still attractive, lightweight, and provides good performance for a lower price than many of its Ultrabook rivals. The battery life leaves room for improvement, but the Aspire S3 will still earn its keep for presentations and other tasks that require good graphics performance and a high-quality display.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/25/2014
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% Acer Aspire S3-392G review: attractive, slimline Ultrabook offers decent performance at good price
Source: PC Advisor English
The Acer Aspire S3 has a lot going for it, including an attractive, slimline design and high-quality IPS display. It also provides good performance for an Ultrabook in this price range, thanks to its hybrid storage drive and nVidia graphics. Battery life was respectable rather than outstanding, and some people might prefer to trade features such as the touch-screen and nVidia GPU for a longer-lasting battery.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/24/2014
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 80% features: 80% workmanship: 80%

Foreign Reviews

87% Acer Aspire S3-392G-54204G1.02Ttws
Source: Stiftung Warentest - Heft 08/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 07/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 87% display: 81% mobility: 74%

Comment

Series:

The Acer Aspire S3 Ultrabook was one of the first ultrabooks to hit the market. The idea of the Ultrabook was introduced by Intel but not much of marketing had been done by them. As one of the firsts, all it had was the ‘Macbook Air lookalike’ identity. This isn’t that good to start with for the Aspire S3 as it doesn’t look as thin as the Macbook Air. The Aspire S3 also has the option to use a mechanical hard drive which gives it a significant disadvantage due to the inferior performance offered by a solid state drive offered by other manufacturers. The asking price is another unjustifiable issue. The Asus Zenbook and Dell XPS 13 are also priced around the same price range but they have much more to offer. Another issue with this ultrabook is its plastic-feel construction compared to the aluminium chassis on the Zenbook and carbon fiber feel of the XPS 13. The lack of a USB 3.0 port and backlit keyboard puts it behind most 13 inch ultrabook out there.

Being one of the earliest Ultrabook certainly has its downside. However, it’s not all bad. The Aspire S3 has a display that can tilt far back, more than any other ultrabooks that we’ve seen. It looks very much like the MacBook Pro but is much lighter and has the excellent boot time of Ultrabooks. It can wake up from sleep mode in about less than 2 seconds. 

NVIDIA GeForce GT 735M: Mid-range graphics card of the GeForce GT 700M series. Based on the Kepler architecture (GK208) and manufactured by TSMC in a 28nm process.

With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


4200U:

Haswell-based ULV dual-core processor clocked at 1.6 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 2.6 GHz. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 4400 and a dual-channel DDR3 memory controller.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


13.3": This is a common display format for subnotebooks. Netbooks, UMPC and some subnotebooks have tinier displays. Nevertheless, the majority of standard laptops has a higher format. The advantage of a small display is, that the subnotebook can be small dimensioned and can be carried easily. Further the small display needs few energy, which improves the battery runtime and in consequence the mobility. The disadvantage is that the reading of texts is a bit exhausting for the eyes, especially with high resolutions.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


1.6 kg: This sub-notebook weighs less than the average of all notebooks and represents a medium class of weight among the sub-notebooks. 11 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.


Acer: Acer Incorporated is a Taiwanese multinational electronics manufacturer. Its product lineup includes desktops and laptops, as well as personal digital assistants (PDAs), servers and storage, displays, peripherals, and e-business services for business, government, education, and home users. Acer is the third largest computer manufacturer in the world (by sales) after HP and Dell Inc (2007). The company owns the largest franchised computer retail chain in Taipei, Taiwan. Originally named Multitech, it was founded in 1976. Gateway and Packard Bell are economically connected with Acer. Market share regarding sales of personal computers in 2007 (market research IDC): HP 18.9 %, Dell 16.4 %, Acer 9.9 %, Lenovo 7.5 %, Apple 5.7 %

Acer reviews


79.25%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

Acer Aspire S3-392G
GeForce GT 735M

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2014-02-26 (Update: 2014-02-26)