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Acer Aspire S3-951-2464G34iss


Acer Aspire S3-951-2464G34iss
Acer Aspire S3-951-2464G34iss (Aspire S3 Series)
Intel Core i5-2467M 2 x 1.6 - 2.3 GHz, Sandy Bridge
Graphics adapter
4 GB 
13.30 inch 16:9, 1366 x 768 pixel, glossy: yes
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
1.4 kg ( = 49.38 oz / 3.09 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
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 English version
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 version
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 version
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: Tech Advisor English version
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: - 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 version
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: German DE→EN version
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 version
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 version
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 version
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 version
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 version
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: HU→EN version
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: CZ→EN version
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 version
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/22/2011
Rating: Total score: 67%



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).

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


There are hardly any tablets in this display size range anymore. For subnotebooks, on the other hand, it is the standard format.

The advantage of subnotebooks is that the entire laptop can be small and therefore easily portable. The smaller display also has the advantage of requiring less power, which further improves battery life and thus mobility. The disadvantage is that reading texts is more strenuous on the eyes. High resolutions are more likely to be found in standard laptops.

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

Acer: In 1976, the company was founded in Taiwan under the name Multitech and was renamed Acer or Acer Group in 1987. The product range includes, for example, laptops, tablets, smartphones, desktops, monitors, TVs and computer peripherals. Since 2007, the group has merged with Gateway Inc. and Packard Bell, which also market their own laptop product lines.

Acer computers are designed for a variety of purposes, including ultrabooks for mobile use, gaming laptops for gamers, affordable options for everyday tasks, and 2-in-1 convertible laptops for versatility. Acer's product portfolio also includes tablets that offer portable computing and multimedia capabilities.

77%: This rating is not earth-shattering. This rating must actually be seen as average, since there are about as many devices with worse ratings as better ones. A purchase recommendation can only be seen with a lot of goodwill, unless it is about websites that generally rate strictly.

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


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Stefan Hinum, 2011-11- 1 (Update: 2012-05-26)