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

Specifications

Acer Aspire S3-392G-54204G1.02Ttws
Acer Aspire S3-392G-54204G1.02Ttws (Aspire S3 Series)
Processor
Intel Core i5-4200U 2 x 1.6 - 2.6 GHz, Haswell
Graphics adapter
Display
13.30 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel, glossy: yes
Weight
1.6 kg ( = 56.44 oz / 3.53 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
1000 Euro

 

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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: Tech 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.

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

» 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.


13.30":

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.


1.6 kg:

This weight is typical for very big tablets, subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 11-13 inch display-diagonal.


Acer: The company was founded under the name of Multitech in Taiwan in 1976 and renamed to Acer or Acer Group in 1987. The product range includes, for example, laptops, tablets, smartphones, desktops, monitors and televisions. Gateway Inc. and Packard Bell also belong to the Group and sell their own laptops.

While Acer still had the third largest global market share in the notebook segment in 2008, it ranked 6th in 2016 with a market share of 6% after they had continuously lost market shares.

There are dozens of Acer laptop reviews per month, the ratings are average (as of 2016). Gateway, which has an own laptop line-up, has also belonged to the Acer Group since 2007.


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.

 

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