Acer Aspire S3 Series

Acer Aspire S3-392G-54206G50tws

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. 

Processor: Intel Core i3 2367M, Intel Core i5 2467M, Intel Core i5 3317U, Intel Core i5 4200U, Intel Core i7 2637M, Intel Core i7 3517U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge), Intel HD Graphics 3000, Intel HD Graphics 4000, Intel HD Graphics 4400, NVIDIA GeForce GT 735M
Display: 13.3 inch
Weight: 1.36kg, 1.4kg, 1.6kg, 1.65kg
Price: 700, 799, 800, 900, 999, 1000, 1200, 1400 euro
Average Score: 74.04% - average
Average of 67 scores (from 104 reviews)
price: 78%, performance: 74%, features: 67%, display: 72%
mobility: 76%, workmanship: 85%, ergonomy: 76%, emissions: 86%

 

Acer Aspire S3-3951

Specifications

Acer Aspire S3-3951Notebook: Acer Aspire S3-3951
Processor: Intel Core i7 2637M
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge)
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.4kg
Price: 900 euro
Links: Acer homepage
 Acer notebook section

Average Score: 73.2% - average
Average of 15 scores (from 29 reviews)

 

60% Acer Aspire S3
Source: Computer Active English
Ultrabooks, Intel's name for thin and light laptops, tend to be sleek and eye-catching. While the Acer Aspire S3 ultrabook is certainly very slender, its dull grey appearance is far less attractive in the flesh than it is in photos, although some may prefer the less flashy look. The Aspire S3 isn't a bad ultrabook, but its keyboard and battery life could be better and the lack of USB3 ports could be limiting in future.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/28/2012
Rating: Total score: 60%
60% Acer Aspire S3
Source: Computer Active English
The Aspire S3 isn't a bad ultrabook, but its keyboard and battery life could be better and the lack of USB3 ports could be limiting in future.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/27/2012
Rating: Total score: 60%
60% Acer Aspire S3 review
Source: IT Reviews English
The Acer Aspire S3 is stylish, light and impressively thin with good visuals. There is more than enough power for daily multitasking, with an attractive power saving ‘Instant On’ feature. Although it has significant peripheral omissions, along with some keyboard issues that need addressing.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/03/2012
Rating: Total score: 60%
Ultrabook Head to Head: Acer Aspire S3 vs. ASUS UX31E
Source: AnandTech English
We’ve now looked at three 13.3” ultrabooks, plus the MacBook Air 11 and 13, and the ASUS UX21E. I’ve also had some hands on time at a local store with a Samsung Series 9, so that covers much of the ultrabook market right now. Unfortunately, I haven’t had a chance to see any of the Lenovo IdeaPad U300/U400 offerings or any other ultrabooks in person (yet), so I’ll have to leave them out of consideration.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 12/21/2011
First Look: Acer Aspire S3 3951 review
Source: Pocket Lint English
There are a few areas that we hope Acer gets the chance to tweak before the Aprire S3 lands in the shops: they’ve already confirmed that addressing the trackpad click action is on the list, but the screen could do with being a little brighter too and another central foot would make the leading edge feel much more rigid.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/17/2011
First Look: Acer Aspire S3 3951 review
Source: Pocket Lint English
But Acer have achieved their aims in creating a slim and light Ultrabook. It performs well enough from what we’ve seen and although the design doesn’t offer the premium flare you get from the MacBook Air, the price (not currently confirmed) at around £800 puts it in the range of those looking for a primary work or play machine - and we’d expect online discounts to make it a much more appealing over time.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/17/2011
80% Acer Aspire S3 review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
As the first Ultrabook we’ve reviewed, Acer’s 13.3in Aspire S3 has a lot to live up to, and on quite a few points it manages it. We’re impressed with its performance, build quality and screen, while it also scores points in the looks and usability categories. Only connectivity, audio and battery life cause any serious concern, while missing features like keyboard backlighting detract from the premium feel. However, if you’re happy with the slim girl next door rather than a super model, the S3’s low price means it’s definitely a contender.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/16/2011
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 90% performance: 80% features: 80% mobility: 70% ergonomy: 50%
70% Acer Aspire S3 Core i7 Ultrabook
Source: Reg Hardware English
The best summary I can think of for the Acer Aspire S3 Ultrabook is that it’s a splendid product with some annoying details. On one hand, it’s a good all-rounder in an amazingly slim, lightweight package. On the other hand, the keyboard will take some getting used to, the trackpad is awkward and the fan noise could drive your office colleagues nuts, however, Acer tells me that the review S3 was from a pre-production batch and what's on sale now should be cured of these ills. Yet for carrying around and flipping open here and there whenever needed, the Acer Aspire S3 is just the job. Oh, and if you want to shave £200 off the price, there's always Acer's Intel 1.6GHz Core i5-2467M model to consider.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/16/2011
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Acer Aspire S3 ultrabook review
Source: CNet English
The Aspire S3 is Acer's first foray into the world of the ultrabook. It aims to offer enough of a kick to get through all your computing needs without taking up space in your backpack. On its own, the Acer Aspire S3 is a slim, good-looking bit of kit with powerful components under the hood. Sadly, it's beaten to the punch by the competition who offer better specs for the same money.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/01/2011
Rating: Total score: 70%
60% Acer Aspire S3
Source: Digital Versus English
Although imperfect (glossy mediocre quality screen, poor connectivity), the Acer Aspire S3 does deliver in terms of battery life, processing power and thickness (under 2 cm). Although the MacBook Airs still have certain advantages over this model, notably when it comes to the finish and materials used, they are also more costly.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/28/2011
Rating: Total score: 60%
Acer Aspire S3 – Review
Source: Gadgetmix English
The Macbook Air has few competitors just yet.And for $999, the Macbook Air is a good offer. Ultimately, the Acer Aspire S3 costs a full $400 less than the 13-inch Macbook Air, and even $200 less than Asus’s ultrabook offering, the UX31. But it doesn’t stand out enough to justify a purchase before seeing what the other players have to offer.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/20/2011
85% Acer Aspire S3 Ultrabook (Core i7-2637M 1.7GHz) - Anorexic Knight
Source: Hardware Zone English
Ultrabooks are really the most anticipated machines of 2011, and finally we’ve had our hands on one: the Acer Aspire S3. This anorexic Windows machine is close to what Intel thinks Ultrabooks should be, and quite frankly, while we weren’t exactly blown away by it, we remain very impressed with the Ultrabook promise, and very optimistic about what the future holds for Ultrabooks.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/07/2011
Rating: Total score: 85% price: 80% performance: 80% mobility: 90%
80% Acer Aspire S3 Ultrabook review
Source: T3 English
The Acer Aspire S3 is an impressive portable, which offers superb power in an incredibly lightweight design. We’re really happy that this marriage of proper computing power, and great design finally has a home in the PC market. We hope that the small problems we experienced will be ironed out in time for its full release, and enable this laptop to be a benchmark of what can be achieved under the Ultrabook brand.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/03/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
86% Acer Aspire S3-951
Source: Computer Shopper English
Get ready for a new notebook craze. Much like in the netbook era, which swept in like a flash flood in 2007, Intel is spurring on the rollout of another kind of ultra-mobile computer, this time called the "ultrabook." Love the MacBook Air but hate its price? The Aspire S3-951 is a bantamweight 13-inch ultrabook with a design and feature set unexpected in an $899 model.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 10/01/2011
Rating: Total score: 86%
Acer Aspire S3 Ultrabook hands on
Source: V3.co.uk English
Overall, the S3 looks a promising piece of kit, but we have yet to be convinced that it's better than the MacBook Air. With Microsoft hyping Windows 8, it remains to be seen whether consumers will buy an ultrabook now or wait a little bit longer for a next-generation model with a touch-screen operating system.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/16/2011
80% Acer Aspire S3 Review
Source: Stuff TV English
Should you buy an S3 Ultrabook? Well, yes. Unless you don't. The MacBook Air remains the better built machine, has the sharper screen and has high-speed Thunderbolt for express file transfer. Spec it up to the Acer’s numbers, though, and it also costs £450 more than the S3. While that could be seen as money well spent (much of it pays for the all-solid-state memory and Apple laptops have a healthier resale value than their peers), Acer’s svelte Ultrabook is still worth considering. After all, with a similar spec, the MacBook Air is a tad slower than the S3. And that's not all. The S3’s considerable processing grunt and supercharged wake times are impressive specs to find in a laptop under two centimetres thin and weighing just 1.3kg. It runs Windows natively and has a full HDMI port. It can sleep for nearly two months and be ready to pounce into Windows in under six seconds. Yes, it costs a lot, but the Acer Aspire S3, like a slightly flawed diamond, is still worth waving your wallet towards. Just don't expect perfection.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/14/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Acer Aspire S3 Ultrabook review
Source: PC Advisor English
I am impressed with the Acer Aspire S3 and I look forward to trying a shipping model. If my first taste of Ultrabooks is any indication of what's coming, I think PC users are in for a treat, delivered by Acer as well as other brands.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/06/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
Hands on with Acer's Aspire S3 Ultrabook
Source: Reg Hardware English
There's the metallic look, the sunken keyboard, the sparse port array, the - a first time for a Windows machine? - large touchpad placed centrally in the wrist rest area, not aligned to the positioning of the spacebar. There's the dark, plastic hinge cover that provides a window for the machine's Wi-Fi and Bluetooth radios.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/04/2011
Acer Aspire S3 Ultrabook first look
Source: Trusted Reviews English
It’s difficult to try and label the Acer Aspire S3 Ultrabook as anything but a reaction to Apple’s Macbook Air models without it feeling like an exercise in self-deception. But sensibly Acer hasn’t gone head-to-head on all fronts. In ditching the expensive unibody construction, the manufacturer has been able to use its usual strategy of undercutting the competition. We’re yet to hear the exact specs and prices that will be available to us in the UK, but £799 is much easier to swallow than £1099 – even if the Aspire S3 doesn’t quite have the desirability of Apple’s babies. But then who does?
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/03/2011
First Look: Acer Aspire S3 3951 review
Source: Pocket Lint English
There are a few areas that we hope Acer gets the chance to tweak before the Aprire S3 lands in the shops: they’ve already confirmed that addressing the trackpad click action is on the list, but the screen could do with being a little brighter too and another central foot would make the leading edge feel much more rigid. But Acer have achieved their aims in creating a slim and light Ultrabook. It performs well enough from what we’ve seen and although the design doesn’t offer the premium flare you get from the MacBook Air, the price (not currently confirmed) at around £800 puts it in the range of those looking for a primary work or play machine - and we’d expect online discounts to make it a much more appealing over time.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/02/2011
77% So gut sind die neuen Ultrabooks
Source: Chip.de - 2/12 German
Comparison, , Medium, Date: 01/01/2012
Rating: Total score: 77% performance: 53% features: 62% display: 92% mobility: 66% ergonomy: 74%
Schick, schlank, schnell
Source: c't - 3/12 German
batter runtime very good, office performance good, 3D-gaming performance bad, display bad, noise emissions bad
Comparison, , Long, Date: 02/01/2012
Verdünnisiert
Source: c't - 25/11 German
low weight, considerable fan noise
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 11/01/2011
80% Acer Aspire S3, el primero de los nuevos ultrabooks
Source: PC Actual Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/18/2011
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 70%
Ультрабук Acer Aspire S3: первый тест в России
Source: Retera RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/08/2011
宏碁蜂鸟S3951与苹果Macbook Air对比
Source: enet.com.cn zh-CN→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/12/2011
能否打破苹果神话?宏碁S3蜂鸟超极本评测
Source: PC Online.com.cn zh-CN→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/27/2011
Ultrabook再掀神话 Acer S3新品解析
Source: enet.com.cn zh-CN→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/13/2011
70% Acer Aspire S3
Source: Komputer for alle DA→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/02/2012
Rating: Total score: 70%

 

Acer Aspire S3-951-6646

Specifications

Acer Aspire S3-951-6646Notebook: Acer Aspire S3-951-6646
Processor: Intel Core i5 2467M
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 3000
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.4kg
Price: 800 euro
Links: Acer homepage
 Acer notebook section

Average Score: 70.79% - average
Average of 14 scores (from 21 reviews)

 

76% Acer Aspire S3-951-6646 Laptop Review | Notebookcheck
The first Ultrabook. Designed to directly tackle the MacBook Air for hundreds of dollars less, the Acer Aspire S3 has a lot to live up to. Find out here if this early Ultrabook has what it takes to take the ultrathin category crown away from Apple.
60% Acer Aspire S3 Ultrabook Review
Source: T Break English
Overall, the Asipre S3 is a good machine, however, it does not feel like a new category of a laptop. Yes, it it quite slim and wakes up and connects to your Wi-Fi fast along with offering a decent battery life and decent performance- but that is certainly not something unheard of. I think Intel should have made some more things mandatory for the Ultrabook platform- such as an SSD and a higher resolution screen.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/12/2011
Rating: Total score: 60%
83% Acer S3 review: The Ultrabook is here, and it impresses on almost every level
Source: PC Authority English
The Ultrabook has landed and it delivers on the promise of ultra-thin and light computing for a reasonable price.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/07/2011
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 100% performance: 83% features: 83% ergonomy: 83%
60% Acer Aspire S3-951
Source: PC World English
In the end, the Acer Aspire S3 attempts to be an affordable, visually attractive, and usable Ultrabook. It only partly meets those goals. The keyboard is mostly good, but the laptop's mediocre audio quality, lack of high-speed USB, shorter-than-average battery life, and modest performance make it less than appealing. Still, if you need a very thin, very light Windows PC for mostly nondemanding office and Web chores, the Aspire S3 may suit you.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/17/2011
Rating: Total score: 60%
60% Acer Aspire S3-951 Ultrabook
Source: Good Gear Guide 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, Long, Date: 11/07/2011
Rating: Total score: 60%
70% Acer’s Ultrabook Aspires to Be a MacBook Air
Source: Wired Magazine English
The bottom line is that with this ultrabook, Acer is at least sending a message that real price competition can exist in this rarefied category of notebooks. Whether that will actually amount to a real price war is still an open question, but if nothing else, this category has at least become one worth watching now.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/18/2011
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Acer Aspire S3
Source: PC Mag English
The Acer Aspire S3 is the first ultrabook we've seen, so it's a bit early to tell where it fits within the overall category. It has some definite high points, like a super thin profile, larger storage capacity, and affordability that is currently unmatched. But it also rang hollow on a few important notes: the build quality simply feels cheap, despite the magnesium lid, and the screen doesn't offer the same resolution offered by competitors. At the moment, the MacBook Air 13-inch or the Editors' Choice Toshiba Portege R835-P50X are stronger choices, but the ultrabook landscape will be changing rapidly, so stay tuned.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/15/2011
Rating: Total score: 70%
Acer Aspire S3 Ultrabook review
Source: Engadget English
We wanted to love the Acer Aspire S3, the same way we're rooting for all of these reasonably priced, impossibly skinny, long-lasting laptops that have the potential to give the MacBook Air a run for its money. Indeed, it's priced aggressively -- $200 less than the UX31 and $400 off the 13-inch Air.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/14/2011
80% Acer Aspire S3
Source: CNet English
Call us skeptical (please do, we like it), but the Ultrabook concept always struck us as being a bit suspect. Intel has been pushing for several months the idea of a new class of laptops that are slim and powerful with excellent battery life. The Acer Aspire S3 is the closest you can get to the look and feel of a MacBook Air for less than $1,000, but it requires a few compromises.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/14/2011
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 80% mobility: 70%
50% Acer Aspire S3 Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
Priced at $899, it's clear that Acer is trying to undercut its Ultrabook competitors, but in doing so, it had to make a few sacrifices. For example, the Aspire S3's chassis is plastic, not metal, and it has a mechanical hard drive, not an SSD. It's also missing the little niceties, such as a high-res display and a backlit keyboard. While we might be willing to compromise on those issues, the one area where we can't compromise is battery life, and unfortunately the S3 falls way short in that category. The less-sexy ASUS U36SD is also less than an inch thick, and it offers much better performance and 8 hours of battery life for around the same price as the S3. Or, for just $200 more, you can get ASUS' Zenbook UX31, which has a higher-res screen and a powerful 256GB SSD.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/12/2011
Rating: Total score: 50%
68% Federgewichte
Source: PC Go - 4/12 German
Comparison, , Medium, Date: 03/01/2012
Rating: Total score: 68%
Acer, Asus, Lenovo, Toshiba: Ultrabooks im Vergleich
Source: ZDNet German DE→EN
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 12/06/2011
80% Die neue Leichtigkeit
Source: Connect - 1/12 German
Single Review, , Long, Date: 12/01/2011
Rating: Total score: 80% features: 80% ergonomy: 80%
74% Acer Aspire S3 im Test
Source: PC Welt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/03/2011
Rating: Total score: 74% performance: 67% features: 71% display: 74% mobility: 80% ergonomy: 89% emissions: 82%
88% Ultra-Klasse
Source: Computerbild - 24/11 German
Single Review, , Long, Date: 11/01/2011
Rating: Total score: 88% performance: 95% features: 83% display: 87% ergonomy: 83% emissions: 89%
76% Test Acer Aspire S3-951-6646 Ultrabook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/31/2011
Rating: Total score: 76% performance: 74% display: 68% mobility: 83% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 84% emissions: 88%
72% Acer Aspire S3: Ultrabook für 800 Euro im Praxistest
Source: ZDNet German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/21/2011
Rating: Total score: 72% price: 80% performance: 70% mobility: 60% ergonomy: 80%
Prise en main de l’Ultrabook S3 d’Acer
Source: Blogeee French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/05/2011
Первый серийный ультрабук в России: обзор Acer Aspire S3
Source: 3DNews.ru RU→EN
light, thin, cheap
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/17/2011
Обзор Acer Aspire S3: первый ультрабук в России
Source: Hi-Tech Mail RU→EN
Display too small and glossy, few ports, cheap
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/17/2011
Ревю на Acer Aspire S3
Source: Laptop.bg BU→EN
Positive: slim, light, optics, battery; negative: sound
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/12/2011
위기에 빠진 모바일 PC의 구원투수 - 인텔 울트라북 (에이서 아스파이어 S3 편)
Source: Notegear KO→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/15/2011

 

Acer Aspire S3-951-2464G34iss

Specifications

Acer Aspire S3-951-2464G34issNotebook: Acer Aspire S3-951-2464G34iss
Processor: Intel Core i5 2467M
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 3000
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.4kg
Price: 900 euro
Links: Acer homepage
 Acer notebook section

Average Score: 77% - good
Average of 12 scores (from 20 reviews)

 

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
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%

 

Acer Aspire S3-951-2634G24ISS

Specifications

Acer Aspire S3-951-2634G24ISSNotebook: Acer Aspire S3-951-2634G24ISS
Processor: Intel Core i7 2637M
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 3000
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.4kg
Price: 1400 euro
Links: Acer homepage
 Acer notebook section
 Aspire S3-951-2634G24ISS (Model)

Average Score: 70.29% - average
Average of 7 scores (from 8 reviews)

 

80% Totally solid: Acer Aspire S3 Core i7 256GB review
Source: APC Mag English
The S3s are made from a combination of aluminium and magnesium that's so light it feels suspiciously like plastic but we're assured it isn’t. The keyboard is one of the nicer chiclet designs, with well-spaced keys, which are also arranged in a traditional manner (ie. where you expect them to be, a convention that’s often tossed out by ultra-light notebook makers).
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/28/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% Acer Aspire S3 review
Source: Techradar English
While the Acer Aspire S3-951 is a well-built and powerful ultrabook, which offers good value for money, we were more drawn to the Toshiba Satellite Z830 and the Asus Zenbook. However, a cut-price Core i5 version of the Acer Aspire S3-951 can be had if your budget is tight, and nobody will be disappointed by the excellent performance of this Core i7 model.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/28/2011
Rating: Total score: 70%
60% Acer Aspire S3-951 review
Source: PC Advisor English
Against Windows ultraportables of recent times, the Acer S3 would stand out as a smartly finished and extremely speedy example of a lightweight laptop. Against the Apple notebook it’s based on, it is faster in application performance thanks to our sample’s Core i7 processor. But it falls far behind in build quality, notably the plastic chassis and cheap screen, has shorter battery life and lacks decent multi-touch control. In short, it fails to deliver on price or in innovation, leaving the 13in MacBook Air as the wiser choice for anyone seeking an ultraportable notebook.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/29/2011
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 60% performance: 80% features: 70% ergonomy: 70%
80% Acer Aspire S3 MS2346
Source: ITP English
Since the machine sports a 1.7GHz dual-core Sandy Bridge processor and 4GB of DDR3 memory, performance should be competitive with Apple's MacBook Air, as well as with other portable and ultra-portable machines on the market today. Due to its integrated graphics subsystem however, this machine will not be able to run even older DirectX 9 gaming titles. Since ultrabooks were never meant to be gaming machines however, this isn't too much of a concern.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/18/2011
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 60% performance: 20% ergonomy: 80%
84% Ultra cool leicht schnell
Source: Computerbild - 9/12 German
Comparison, , Medium, Date: 04/01/2012
Rating: Total score: 84% performance: 86% features: 80% display: 79% ergonomy: 80% emissions: 90%
78% Acer Aspire S3-951-2634G24iss
Source: PC Welt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/10/2012
Rating: Total score: 78% performance: 85% features: 71% display: 71% mobility: 82% ergonomy: 84% emissions: 80%
40% Acer Aspire S3 : un ultrabook qui tiendrait 50 jours en veille
Source: 01Net French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/15/2011
Rating: Total score: 40%
Acer Aspire S3(S3-951-F34C)の実機レビュー
Source: The Hikaku JA→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/14/2011

 

Acer Aspire S3-951-2464G24ISS

Specifications

Acer Aspire S3-951-2464G24ISSNotebook: Acer Aspire S3-951-2464G24ISS
Processor: Intel Core i5 2467M
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 3000
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.4kg
Price: 1000 euro
Links: Acer homepage
 Acer notebook section

Average Score: 74.67% - average
Average of 6 scores (from 8 reviews)

 

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%
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%

 

Acer Aspire S3-951-2634G25nss

Specifications

Acer Aspire S3-951-2634G25nssNotebook: Acer Aspire S3-951-2634G25nss
Processor: Intel Core i7 2637M
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 3000
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.4kg
Price: 1400 euro
Links: Acer homepage
 Acer notebook section

Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

80% Acer Aspire S3 ultrabook review
Source: V3.co.uk English
The Aspire S3 isn't the most attractive ultrabook on the market, but does offer excellent value for money. Standout features include the very usable keyboard, fast resume times and reasonable battery life. For business users who can do without features such as a fingerprint scanner and a Trusted Platform Module, the S3 represents a good option. Our review unit retails for £869, making it well over £250 cheaper than the Toshiba Portégé Z830, which is still the best choice for business users.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/15/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%
An Acer Ultrabook
Source: Gadgetspeak English
The Acer Aspire S3 is a well built unit that can provide reasonable performance. It handled all the tasks that is was presented with during the review period. I can understand the reason why the USB and HDMI ports were located on the rear of the unit due to the constrictions placed on the width of an ultrabook but hope a better solution can be implemented in subsequent models.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/04/2012
Acer Aspire S3-951-2634G25nss
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/29/2011
Rating: performance: 90% features: 30% display: 30% mobility: 50% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 70%

 

Acer Aspire S3-951-6432

Specifications

Acer Aspire S3-951-6432Notebook: Acer Aspire S3-951-6432
Processor: Intel Core i7 2637M
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 3000
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.4kg
Price: 1200 euro
Links: Acer homepage
 Acer notebook section
 Aspire S3-951-6432 (Model)

Average Score: 70% - average
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

70% Acer Aspire S3 Ultrabook review
Source: Pocket Lint English
There’s promise here, and the Aspire S3 isn’t a bad machine by any means. While we may moan about the price point, in reality it undercuts the the competition by hundreds of pounds in most cases. The S3 does its job, and performance isn't called into question, but more demanding users will be left wanting a fuller experience.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/16/2012
Rating: Total score: 70%
Acer Aspire S3 (Core i7) Review
Source: Slashgear English
This machine is a great example of what the Ultrabook line is meant to be: relatively light, thin, and powerful enough to knock the netbook name out of the realm of reality. With the price on this particular setup being a bit more than the standard build, you’ll need to think about what you’re planning on using the machine for – if it’s home use for the internet and simple games exclusively, you’ll want the more basic Core i5 build. If you’re attempting to run some more impressive games and maybe a bit of the ol’ video processing, this i7 build is the one you want. Toss it in your backpack and be surprised at how little it ads to your daily weight, break it out at the coffee shop and impress the denizens of the generally Apple-heavy world of public browsing. Acer has come through with a winner here, folks, make no mistake about it.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/09/2012

 

Acer Aspire S3-391-73514G12add

Specifications

Acer Aspire S3-391-73514G12addNotebook: Acer Aspire S3-391-73514G12add
Processor: Intel Core i7 3517U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4000
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.4kg
Price: 1000 euro
Links: Acer homepage
 Acer notebook section

Average Score: 84% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 5 reviews)

 

Acer Aspire S3 Ultrabook
Source: Gadgetspeak English
liked the aluminium chassis which keeps the weight down but still give you a robust feel to the unit. I found a full battery charge (while off) took just over the hour. Two days with no use when I was away meant only 2% battery loss. As always I viewed the odd movie these were downloaded – no optical drive – and both on the screen and then exported via the HDMI socket to a larger screen they were fine. Inbuilt speakers have the Dolby name.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/05/2012
84% Todesurteil Display
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/01/2012
Rating: Total score: 84% performance: 95% display: 70% mobility: 90% ergonomy: 80% emissions: 85%
Acer’s nieuwe Aspire S3 ultrabook
Source: PCM Dutch NL→EN
Positive: Solid and nice design; Fast starting. Negative: Relatively low battery life; Performance; Software pollution.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/26/2012
Тест обновленного ультрабука Acer Aspire S3: теперь на Ivy Bridge
Source: 3DNews.ru RU→EN
Positive: Elegant and Graceful design; durable and lightweight magnesium case; Surprisingly good color gamut display Negative: Cooling system; Uncomfortable keypad; Weak battery; Inarticulate speakers; Glossy screen; Inconvenient location of the ports.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/01/2012
Acer Aspire S3 - dostal nově Ivy Bridge
Source: Notebook.cz CZ→EN
Positive: High-performance; energy-saving components; good mechanical processing. Negative: Battery life could be higher.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/10/2012

 

Acer Aspire S3-391-53314G52add

Specifications

Acer Aspire S3-391-53314G52addNotebook: Acer Aspire S3-391-53314G52add
Processor: Intel Core i5 3317U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4000
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.36kg
Price: 799 euro
Links: Acer homepage
 Acer notebook section

Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

80% Review Acer Aspire S3-391-53314G52add Ultrabook | Notebookcheck
Number one's successor. In late 2011, Acer launched its first ultrabook, the Aspire S3. Now updated, the 13.3-inch Aspire S3-391 ultrabook features Ivy Bridge components starting at 799 Euro (~$999). We tested whether the ultrabook is worth its price.
80% Acer Aspire S3-391-53314G52add
Source: Benchmark.pl Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/09/2013
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 60% display: 70% mobility: 83% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 70%

 

Acer Aspire S3-391-9606

Specifications

Acer Aspire S3-391-9606Notebook: Acer Aspire S3-391-9606
Processor: Intel Core i7 3517U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4000
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.4kg
Price: 1000 euro
Links: Acer homepage
 Acer notebook section
 Aspire S3-391-9606 (Model)

Average Score: 60% - poor
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

60% Acer Aspire S3-391-9606 13.3-inch
Source: Comp Reviews English
Acer's updated Aspire S3 ultrabook receives a number of needed improvements that really help it boost its performance to equal to or better than many other models at its $1000 price point. This is primarily achieve through its Core i7 processor and switch to a solid state drive away from a hybird hard drive. The addition of USB 3.0 ports also corrects a major flaw with the original design.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/03/2012
Rating: Total score: 60%

 

Acer Aspire S3-391-6046

Specifications

Acer Aspire S3-391-6046Notebook: Acer Aspire S3-391-6046
Processor: Intel Core i3 2367M
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 3000
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.4kg
Price: 700 euro
Links: Acer homepage
 Acer notebook section

Average Score: 70% - average
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

70% Acer Aspire S3-391-6046
Source: PC Mag English
The Acer Aspire S3-391-6046 is a tempting ultrabook. At the $499 Black Friday price, it's a no-brainer, as it's competent to a T with nice styling and portability. The Acer Aspire V5-571-6891 holds on to the current Editors' Choice for budget laptops, since it has a larger hard drive, more memory, a better list price, and a larger screen (with the same resolution). However, for a user who wants more portability, the S3-391-6046 makes a good second choice. If you want to dip your toe in and see if you like the Windows 8 interface, the Acer Aspire S3-391-6046 is a very good system to try.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/22/2012
Rating: Total score: 70%

 

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

Specifications

Acer Aspire S3-392G-54204G1.02TtwsNotebook: Acer Aspire S3-392G-54204G1.02Ttws
Processor: Intel Core i5 4200U
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 735M
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 1.6kg
Price: 1000 euro
Links: Acer homepage
 Acer notebook section
 Aspire S3-392G-54204G1.02Ttws (Model)

Average Score: 75% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

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%

 

Acer Aspire S3-392G

The Acer Aspire S3-392G is another ultrabook in the S3 line aimed at all around users that are looking to do more than just web browsing. Having a 13.3 inch screen with 1920 x 1080 Full HD resolution, watching movies on this is a pleasant experience and the IPS screen ensures good viewing angles and sharp colors.

It packs a 4th generation Intel i5 processor clocked at 1.6 GHz with a maximum turbo clock of 2.6 GHz. It's an energy efficient and solid processor that can run most applications easily. It also comes with 2 GB of RAM integrated and a removable 4 GB stick. 6 GB of RAM is definitely enough for any multitasking needs that you have.

The star of the show is the Nvidia GeForce GT 735M. While there is an integrated Intel HD 4400 graphics for standard applications, the Nvidia card can run more resource-hungry applications such as games. You can expect a smoother performance while playing newer games.

The drawback is it runs on a 500 GB HDD which reduces its potential by a huge margin. It does come with 2 USB 3.0 slots and the battery can withstand about 6-8 hours of mixed use, pretty mid-range compared to other ultrabooks. This is a solid choice for those looking at having a dedicated graphics card but for the price you need to pay, would have been better with an SSD or SSD cache for faster load times.

Specifications

Acer Aspire S3-392GNotebook: Acer Aspire S3-392G
Processor: Intel Core i5 4200U
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 735M 1024 MB
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 1.65kg
Price: 999 euro
Links: Acer homepage
 Acer notebook section

Average Score: 85% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

88% Review Acer Aspire S3-392G Ultrabook | Notebookcheck
Slim, fast and gaming-ready. In 2011, Acer introduced the Aspire S3-951, the first ever Ultrabook. After three years, we are delighted to meet the successor, the Aspire S3-392G. A strong Haswell CPU, a gaming-ready GPU and a lot of memory is packed into this small, compact computer. Our review will reveal what this 13.3-inch machine is capable of.
80% Acer Aspire S3-392G review
Source: Expert Reviews English
The Acer Aspire S3 is a huge improvement on its predecessor. It’s expensive, but it’s easily one of the best value Core i5 Ultrabooks currently available. You certainly get much more for your money than the Acer Aspire S7 and we think it’s much more comfortable to use. We’re certainly not happy with the phantom screen taps that occasionally occurred when we moved the screen, and there were some very minor flaws with the keyboard. However, these issues aren’t enough to detract from a stunning design, powerful hardware and a great display.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/06/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
90% Acer Aspire S3-392
Source: Benchmark.pl Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/25/2014
Rating: Total score: 90% performance: 90% display: 100% mobility: 93% workmanship: 100% ergonomy: 80% emissions: 100%

 

Acer Aspire S3-392G-54206G50tws

Specifications

Acer Aspire S3-392G-54206G50twsNotebook: Acer Aspire S3-392G-54206G50tws
Processor: Intel Core i5 4200U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4400
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 1.65kg
Links: Acer homepage
 Acer notebook section

 

Игривый ультрабук. Обзор Асеr Aspire S3-392G-54206G50tws
Source: Ferra.ru RU→EN
Positive: Low power consumption and low noise even under full load; luxury design. Negative: Small keyboard.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/13/2014

 

Comment

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 %

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Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

Intel HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge): Processor graphics card which is integrated in the Sandy Bridge Pentium and Celeron processors. Similar to the desktop HD Graphics 2000 and not related to the old Arrandale processor graphics with the same name.

Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

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).

Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

Intel HD Graphics 4000: Processor graphics card in the high end Ivy Bridge models. Offers a different clock speed in the different CPU models (ULV to desktop quad core) and therefore a different performance.

Intel HD Graphics 4400:

ULV integrated GPU (GT2) with 20 EUs found on certain Haswell CPU models.

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

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.

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


Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.  

2637M: Power saving ULV processor clocked at 1.7-2.8 GHz due to Turbo Boost. Offers an integrated HD 3000 clocked at slow 350 / 1200 MHz and a DDR3-1333 memory controller.

3517U: Fast Ivy-Bridge-based ULV-CPU in Q2 2012. Offers a core clock of 1.9 - 3.0 GHz and an HD 4000 GPU (350 - 1150 MHz). The TDP is rated at 17 W.

Intel Core i5:

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.

3317U: Ivy-Bridge-based ULV-CPU in Q2 2012. Offers a core clock of 1.7 - 2.6 GHz and an HD 4000 GPU (350 - 1050 MHz). The TDP is rated at 17 W.

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.

Intel Core i3:

2367M: Power efficient ULV processor clocked at 1.4 GHz without Turbo boost. Offers an integrated HD 3000 clocked at slow 350 / 1000 MHz and a DDR3-1333 memory controller.


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.


1.36 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.

1.65 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.


74.04%: 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.

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2011-10- 2 (Update: 2012-05-26)