Acer Aspire S3 13.3 inch Review : MacBook Air alternative

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Aspire S3 13.3 inch Ultrabook is Acer’s alternative to Apple’s MacBook Air. It comes in three different configurations with Intel’s i5 or i7 processor and SSD disk as option at i5 models. Unfortunately you cannot get i7 processor in combination with SSD disk which would be the reasonable combination.

You will immediately recognize Acer Aspire S3 because of its super thin design. The frame is made of aluminium and is very solid and elegant. Body made of metal gives this ultrabook very prestige touch. Aluminium body is also great because it allows the computer to cool through it so the fans work only in the hottest conditions.

Acer software

Acer’s ultrabook comes with preinstalled Windows 8 operating systems with many additional features developed by their engineers. The function I absolutely love is Acer Green Instant on. It allows you to simply put your S3 in sleep mode and when you need it, it starts in less than 2 seconds. It is great feature which helps you to save tons of time and also extends the battery life. Talking about the battery life, I was really impressed with it. At normal use it lasted just a little bit over 5 hours which is great for such a small and light laptop.

Keyboard, touchpad and ports

S3 ultrabook is equipped with Acer’s signature FineTip keyboard which is just amazing. The keyboard is lit so you can easily work in dark. The keys have small spaced between each other so you can type very fast and accurately. This computer has, as most of the other newer Acer laptops, multi-gesture trackpad which allows you to use two fingers to scroll, rotate etc.

There are 2 USB ports, HDMI port, 2-in-1 card reader and 3.5mm jack for headphone. USB ports are using older 2.0 technologies which are quite inconvenient because models S3 is trying to compete with such as Apple MacBook Air and Asus Zenbook are both equipped with much faster 3.0 technology. Ports are also located at the back of the computer which can cause some problems when you want to plug the USB device in and you have to turn the machine around to see what you are doing.

Amazing performance, great price

As mentioned before, Acer Aspire S3 comes with i3 processor. It is using Intel’s graphic system which performs great, great speakers which provide loud and rich sound, build-in webcam and Bluetooth 4.0 adapter. All that comes at a fraction of a price of Apple Macbook Air… This laptop is great for gaming and if you want to play multiplayer online gaming, simply add the best gaming routers 2017 and you can play with other gamers out there. We highly recommend you to try this laptop because this laptop is sold at affordable price and there are many customers very pleased with the quality of this laptop.