|Screen Size||13.3 inches|
|Screen Resolution||1366 x 768|
|Max Screen Resolution||1366 x 768 pixels|
|Processor||1.6 GHz Core i5-2457M|
|RAM||4 GB SDRAM|
|Graphics Coprocessor||Intel HD Graphics 3000|
|Graphics Card Ram Size||128 MB|
|Number of USB 2.0 Ports||2|
|Average Battery Life (in hours)||7 hours|
Acer Aspire S3-951-6828 13.3-Inch HD Display Ultrabook
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The primary reason I bought the Acer S-3 i5 with Solid State Hard Drive (SSD) is for the speed, weight, and form factor. Coming from a 15.6" screen laptop that weighed almost 7 lbs, this unit is refreshingly light and appealing to the eye. It is very slim and the cover is attractive and simple. I was concerned that the 13.3" screen on the Acer would feel too small, but that has not been an issue. The SSD drive makes the laptop very responsive, and the fact that it is 256GB instead of just 128GB or 160GB like some of the other brand laptops I was considering is nice. I have room to actually take advantage of this fast hard drive.
Like most laptops, this one came pre-loaded with many programs and offers that I did not want, so be prepared to spend 10 minutes uninstalling the unwanted programs. While you're at it, spend a few minutes updating the wireless drivers on Acer's website [...]. My wifi connection appeared to go dead in the first few days, but after I updated to the latest wifi drivers that problem has disappeared. Another issue that seems to have been resolved with a software update is the laptop fan. It was on the loud side until I updated the system bios from 1.15 to 1.16, and now it appears as though the fan is more reasonable.
Overall I'm happy with this laptop. The form factor and SSD drive makes it pleasant to use.
out of the now 6 months of owning it It has been in the shop 4 times for the exact same problem.
History of my ownership
purchased: December 8th 2011 (certified Acer store)
SSD drive fail: Jan 17th 2012 (replaced and handed back turn around 3 business days)
SSD drive fail: Feb 17th 2012 (replaced and handed back 3 business day turn around)
SSD drive fail: April 18th 2012 (mailed to service center replaced shipped back received May 1st)
SSD drive fail: May 1st (right out of box from fed ex office in Clients office to right back into box. reloaded UI/ Default... which did not work or me when I tried doing in the office? and returned may 8th)
That is a some what typical story from this Acer line. They keep saying the problem is fixed because it leaves their shop working... I just got most of my software loaded back and I'm now nervous to even start work for fear its going to crash on me and I'm going to be back in the same boat as again.
The SSD drive is garbage and all acer is going to do is replace it and send it back. When it breaks again... they will replace it and send it back.
I own the i7 version of this lap top but it has the same SSD drive as this version.
I would love to see everyone pull together to get a recall put out for this garbage.
Over all don't buy this product/ buy at your own risk. There are better and more stable/ reliable companies on the market.Read more ›
The speakers are very poor....but the sound with headset excellent.
This is exactly what i was looking for.
The only thing that really puzzles me is why acer does not make an airplane charger for their products, especially an ultralaptop for travel.
there is currently one charger available from some very odd foreign dealer...
this just seems odd..
2012-08-31 UPDATE: It's been more than 5 months since I bought this laptop and I'm still loving it. I've been using it every day for the last couple of months. All is still well. Love the fast boot up and sleep feature.
Overall, satisfied with the purchase and am much happier having the added RAM, processing speed, HDMI out, and SSHD that cheaper ones don't have.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is a ultralight powerful unit. Blazing speed and I have owned it a couple year now. Still faster that other units.Published 12 months ago by Jburgess01
I bought this ultrabook twice as I really liked it but the screen failed twice after 6 and 12 monthsPublished on December 8, 2013 by Dirk
after 7 month of using this problem I started having problems. it freezes and restarts all the time. probably hard disk problem... Read morePublished on August 28, 2013 by tzb_86
I bought this computer June 2012. Winter 2012, I had to reformat the hard drive because of a serious failure - literal blue screen of death. Read morePublished on July 17, 2013 by Polina Voylokov
I bought this ultra book from Amazon on June 27, 2012...coming up on a year of constant use. It is fast, reliable, lightweight, and I love the SSD instant on. Read morePublished on May 29, 2013 by Donzone
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Bad Hard Drive - boot drive had several bad sectors. Would not recommend this to anyone. This is the second one I have bought and neither lasted more than a couple of months.Published on April 22, 2013 by Robert Aikins
I have had this laptop for a few months now, and I am very pleased. First of all, its pretty. Think Mac Book Air pretty. It is ultra thin and lightweight. Read more
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