Acer Aspire S3-951-2464G34iss

Specifications

Acer Aspire S3-951-2464G34issNotebook: Acer Aspire S3-951-2464G34iss (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: 900 euro
Average Score: 77% - good
Average of 12 scores (from 20 reviews)
price: 74%, performance: 66%, features: 57%, display: 64% mobility: 65%, workmanship: 90%, ergonomy: 71%, emissions: 80%

Reviews for the Acer Aspire S3-951-2464G34iss

Acer Aspire S3 Review
Source: Ubergizmo English
In the end, the Acer Aspire S3 does look good, but in the current competitive landscape, this computer should be priced at $749, and not at $899. If you are willing to spend close $1000, there are simply much (much!) better options out there. I hope that this Acer Aspire S3 review has helped you form an opinion about this computer. If you still have questions, please leave a comment, and I will try to address it asap.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/19/2012
80% Acer Aspire S3
Source: Techreview Source English
Ultrabooks have been making themselves known recently, especially at this year's CES show in Las Vegas. This model, the Acer Aspire S3, is another contender that positions itself near the top of the category. It has an extremely thin, magnesium-alloy body and the power to go along with it, including an Intel Core i5 CPU and 4GB of RAM.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/16/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%
Review: Acer S3 ultrabook
Source: ITNews Australia English
We have heard a massive amount of hype about Ultrabooks since ASUS’ launch at Computex this year. But Acer has the distinction of being the first company to actually put a production model of its S3 Ultrabook in our hands, and what a beauty it is. Weighing only 1.37kg and measuring a mere 17mm at its thickest point, Acer has chosen to go with a magnesium alloy-based chassis. It isn’t a unibody design, but that doesn’t detract from the slightly curved lines of the underside of the chassis.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/11/2012
Acer Aspire S3-951 Ultrabook review
Source: PC Advisor English
While Acer is the first vendor to get its Ultrabook 'out there', the Aspire S3 unfortunately suffers from a lack of features and just feels a little underdone overall. It could use a backlit keyboard, some more connectivity (such as USB 3.0 and Gigabit Ethernet) and we think a solid state drive should be standard for the price you're paying.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/08/2011

Foreign Reviews

65% Federgewichte
Source: PC Magazin - Spezial 53 Ultrabooks German
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 02/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 65%
80% Wie gut sind die neuen Ultrabooks?
Source: Chip.de - Test&Kauf 2/12 German
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 03/01/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%
84% Acer Aspire S3-951-2464G34iss
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/02/2012
Rating: Total score: 84% performance: 75% display: 70% mobility: 80% ergonomy: 80% emissions: 80%
93% Ultrabooks im Test
Source: PC Games Hardware - 1/12 German
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/01/2012
Rating: Total score: 93%
Notebooks im Vergleich: Die neue Leichtigkeit
Source: Business & IT - 1/12 German
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/01/2012
Rating: features: 80% ergonomy: 80%
79% Acer Aspire S3-951-2464G34iss
Source: PC Go - 1/12 German
Single Review, , Very Short, Date: 01/01/2012
Rating: Total score: 79%
80% Acer Aspire S3
Source: PC Magazin - 1/12 German
Single Review, , Medium, Date: 01/01/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%
67% Acer Aspire S3-951-2464G34iss (LX.RSF02.017)
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/28/2011
Rating: Total score: 67% price: 62% performance: 54% features: 62% display: 92% mobility: 66% ergonomy: 74%
Acer Aspire S3-951-2464G34iss
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/29/2011
Rating: performance: 70% features: 30% display: 30% mobility: 50% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 50%
79% Acer Aspire S3, uno de los primeros con margen para mejorar
Source: PC Actual Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/10/2012
Rating: Total score: 79% price: 85%
60% Acer Aspire S3-951-2464G34iss
Source: PCM Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/06/2011
Rating: Total score: 60%
90% Acer S3-951-2464G34iss(Acer S3) model new
Source: Erenumerique French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/23/2011
Rating: Total score: 90%
Тест-обзор Acer Aspire S3: больше ультрабуков, хороших и разных!
Source: F1CD RU→EN
Positive: Good performance; Nice design; Lightweight; Competition cost. Negative: Special is not found.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/06/2012
Acer Aspire S3 – ultrabook, másképp
Source: Prohardver.hu HU→EN
Positive: processor, robust, SSD, touchpad; negative: brightness and resolution of display, no USB 3.0
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/25/2011
Acer Aspire S3 - Ultrabook, co může být i s harddiskem
Source: Notebook.cz CZ→EN
Positive: light and thin, workmanship; negative: battery runtime, no USB 3.0, no VGA
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/22/2011
67% Acer Aspire S3
Source: Dinside NO→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/22/2011
Rating: Total score: 67%

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": 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.


1.4 kg: This subnotebook is one of the most lightweight of all notebooks and can be carried very easily. There exist only few sub-notebooks, which weight less. 10 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


77%: 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.

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

» Dell Latitude 3330
Core i3 2375M, 1.77 kg
» Lenovo IdeaPad S300-59359324
Celeron 887, 1.8 kg
» Samsung 900X3D-A01US
Core i5 2537M, 1.1 kg
» Samsung 530U3B-A02US
Core i5 2467M, 1.5 kg
» Acer Aspire S3-391-6046
Core i3 2367M, 1.4 kg
» Samsung 530U3B-A01RS
Core i5 2467M, 1.4 kg
» Lenovo IdeaPad U310-59-348996
Core i3 2377M, 1.7 kg
» Toshiba Satellite L830-10G
Core i3 2367M, 1.9 kg
» Samsung 530U3B-A01NL
Core i5 2467M, 1.4 kg
» Sony Vaio SVS1311E3E
Core i3 2350M, 1.7 kg
» Asus UX32A-R3001V
Core i3 2367M, 1.5 kg
» Asus UX32A-DB31
Core i3 2367M, 1.5 kg
» Fujitsu LifeBook UH55
Core i3 2367M, 1.6 kg
» Samsung 530U3B-A03PL
Core i3 2367M, 1.5 kg
» Dell XPS 13-321X-0281
Core i7 2637M, 1.4 kg
» Toshiba Satellite L830-10X
Core i3 2367M, 1.9 kg
» Asus UX31E-RY027V
Core i3 2367M, 1.3 kg
» Lenovo IdeaPad U300s-108029U
Core i7 2677M, 1.3 kg
» Toshiba Portégé Z830-10P
Core i3 2367M, 1.1 kg
» Sony Vaio SVT1311M1ES
Core i3 2367M, 1.6 kg
» Sony Vaio VPCZ23Z9E
Core i7 2640M, 1.2 kg
» Sony Vaio VPCZ23J9E
Core i7 2640M, 1.2 kg
» Toshiba Portégé Z830-11M
Core i5 2467M, 1.2 kg
» Toshiba Portégé Z830-10J
Core i5 2467M, 1.1 kg
» Toshiba Portégé Z830-10E
Core i5 2557M, 1.1 kg
» HP Folio 13-1012tu
Core i5 2467M, 1.5 kg
» HP Folio 13-1029wm
Core i3 2367M, 1.5 kg
» Lenovo IdeaPad U300s-M6842GE
Core i5 2467M, 1.3 kg
» Toshiba Portégé R835-P88
Core i5 2450M, 1.4 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2011-11- 1 (Update: 2012-05-26)