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Acer Aspire S3-951-2464G24ISS

Specifications

Acer Aspire S3-951-2464G24ISSNotebook: Acer Aspire S3-951-2464G24ISS (Aspire S3 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i5 2467M
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 3000
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 1.4kg
Price: 1000 euro
Average Score: 74.67% - average
Average of 6 scores (from 8 reviews)
price: 87%, performance: 74%, features: 50%, display: - % mobility: - %, workmanship: 80%, ergonomy: 50%, emissions: 80%

Reviews for the Acer Aspire S3-951-2464G24ISS

67% Acer Aspire S3 review
Source: PC Pro English
Ultimately, there’s plenty of room for improvement with the Acer Aspire S3, but there’s no question that this budget Ultrabook still holds plenty of appeal. While far from the last word in refinement, Acer has built a solid, attractive Ultrabook for much less than any of its competitors – and that, we suspect, will be reason enough for many to settle for second best.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/12/2012
Rating: Total score: 67% price: 83% performance: 67% features: 50% ergonomy: 50%
70% Ultrabook Ultra-Roundup: 4 Top-Notch Notebooks Reviewed and Compared
Source: Maximum PC English
RIPE APPLE Sub-$1K; attractive, sturdy lid; decent performance. ROAD APPLE Plastic insides don't match aluminum outside; no USB 3.0; uses HDD; narrow vertical viewing angle.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 02/06/2012
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Acer Aspire S3 Review
Source: Maximum PC English
When Ultrabooks were first announced it seemed doubtful that manufacturers could turn out these wannabe MacBook Airs at the sub-$1,000 price Intel was promising. Acer put those doubts to rest with the Aspire S3, which debuted at $900. Given its relative affordability, it’s not surprising that the Aspire S3 makes a few compromises in its Air aspirations
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/13/2012
Rating: Total score: 70%

Foreign Reviews

Schaulaufen der Ultrabooks: Acer Aspire S3, Asus Zenbook UX31E und Toshiba Satellite Z830 im Vergleichstest
Source: Tom's Hardware German DE→EN
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 01/26/2012
Análisis: Acer Aspire S3
Source: Arturogoga Spanish ES→EN
Negative: Vertical viewing angle and the resolution of display.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/08/2012
80% Recensione Acer Aspire S3
Source: Techno Zoom Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/27/2011
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 90% performance: 80% workmanship: 80% emissions: 80%
70% Aspire S3 - Tetszetős hibrid ultrabook
Source: NotebookTV.hu HU→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/16/2012
Rating: Total score: 70%
91% 가격 대비 만족도를 크게 높인 울트라북 - 에이서 아스파이어 S3 2464G25nss (성능편)
Source: Notegear KO→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/23/2011
Rating: Total score: 91%

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. 

Intel HD Graphics 3000: Integrated graphics card in the Intel Sandy Bridge processors (Core ix-2xxx). The HD 3000 is the faster (internally GT2 called) version with 12 Execution Units (EUs).

Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

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


2467M: Power saving ULV processor clocked at 1.6-2.3 GHz due to Turbo boost. Offers an integrated HD 3000 clocked at slow 350 / 1150 MHz and a DDR3-1333 memory controller.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


13.3":

Above all, this display size is used for subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles. For all three types, this size is quite large. The biggest variety of subnotebooks is represented with this size.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


1.4 kg:

This weight is typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 inch display-diagonal.


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


74.67%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.


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

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

Lenovo IdeaPad S300-59359324
HD Graphics 3000, Celeron 887, 1.8 kg
Samsung 900X3D-A01US
HD Graphics 3000, Core i5 2537M, 1.1 kg
Samsung 530U3B-A02US
HD Graphics 3000, Core i5 2467M, 1.5 kg
Acer Aspire S3-391-6046
HD Graphics 3000, Core i3 2367M, 1.4 kg
Samsung 530U3B-A01RS
HD Graphics 3000, Core i5 2467M, 1.4 kg
Lenovo IdeaPad U310-59-348996
HD Graphics 3000, Core i3 2377M, 1.7 kg
Toshiba Satellite L830-10G
HD Graphics 3000, Core i3 2367M, 1.9 kg
Samsung 530U3B-A01NL
HD Graphics 3000, Core i5 2467M, 1.4 kg
Sony Vaio SVS1311E3E
HD Graphics 3000, Core i3 2350M, 1.7 kg
Asus UX32A-R3001V
HD Graphics 3000, Core i3 2367M, 1.5 kg
Asus UX32A-DB31
HD Graphics 3000, Core i3 2367M, 1.5 kg
Fujitsu LifeBook UH55
HD Graphics 3000, Core i3 2367M, 1.6 kg
Samsung 530U3B-A03PL
HD Graphics 3000, Core i3 2367M, 1.5 kg
Dell XPS 13-321X-0281
HD Graphics 3000, Core i7 2637M, 1.4 kg
Toshiba Satellite L830-10X
HD Graphics 3000, Core i3 2367M, 1.9 kg
Asus UX31E-RY027V
HD Graphics 3000, Core i3 2367M, 1.3 kg
Lenovo IdeaPad U300s-108029U
HD Graphics 3000, Core i7 2677M, 1.3 kg
Toshiba Portégé Z830-10P
HD Graphics 3000, Core i3 2367M, 1.1 kg
Sony Vaio SVT1311M1ES
HD Graphics 3000, Core i3 2367M, 1.6 kg
Sony Vaio VPCZ23Z9E
HD Graphics 3000, Core i7 2640M, 1.2 kg
Sony Vaio VPCZ23J9E
HD Graphics 3000, Core i7 2640M, 1.2 kg
Toshiba Portégé Z830-11M
HD Graphics 3000, Core i5 2467M, 1.2 kg
Toshiba Portégé Z830-10J
HD Graphics 3000, Core i5 2467M, 1.1 kg
Toshiba Portégé Z830-10E
HD Graphics 3000, Core i5 2557M, 1.1 kg
HP Folio 13-1029wm
HD Graphics 3000, Core i3 2367M, 1.5 kg
Lenovo IdeaPad U300s-M6842GE
HD Graphics 3000, Core i5 2467M, 1.3 kg
Samsung 530U3B-A02FR
HD Graphics 3000, Core i5 2467M, 1.5 kg
Acer Aspire TimelineX 3830T-6870
HD Graphics 3000, Core i5 2430M, 1.85 kg
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 NWK3QGE
HD Graphics 3000, Core i7 2640M, 1.75 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2011-12-15 (Update: 2012-05-26)