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Anyone who just saw the look of the Acer Aspire S3 would be tempted to form a slim, unique design, and colors that reinforce the impression of exclusivity. Then how it performs?
Acer Aspire S3 Review
Acer Aspire S3 is claimed as the first ultrabook available on the market. In accordance with its kind, this product is a candidate sleek design, easy to use, until the battery life on average.
But the first impression when I saw this product is, it looks similar to Apple's Macbook Air. Neither of the body design, the keyboard, to mix the colors used. However, when tested further, of course they are different.
No doubt if Acer Aspire S3 has a seductive look. All parts of his body wrapped in aluminum alloy material which proved strong, lightweight, and works provide a premium image for products that use them.
Portable computer is also very thin. When closed thickness no more than a 1 TB external hard drive to date. Even so, weighs only 1.35 kg lighter as well, a bit heavier than most 10.1-inch sized netbook.
Moving to the inside. Keyboard button, touchpad, up to the logo of Windows 7 and Intel Core i5 on the Acer Aspire S3 has a color similar to the body, silver.
Each of the keys are so comfortable, not noisy when used for typing quickly though. But unfortunately the 4-way arrow keys are too small. As for the touchpad, both right and left click buttons are integrated in it, so it takes a little adjustment so that no one dial.
Acer Aspire S3 also has a decent layout of ports raised thumb. Two USB ports and an HDMI port and charger port is placed in the rear, while on the left there is only 3.5 mm audio port and on the right there is a slot card reader. Such designs are proven to increase the comfort of its users.
More and more comfortable thanks to the hot exhaust air is put in the back and the screen Acer Aspire S3 could barely bend to 180 degrees. While in both hinges product has a solid metal material, enough to reduce anxiety in the user when to bend the screen width.
Moving to the bottom. Acer Aspire S3 uses 4 pieces of rubber as a booster to its body not in contact with the floor. Then placed on both sides of each with an internal speaker sound quality standard.
Then a very distinguished from most other laptops, the battery release lever is not found. Yes, the Acer Aspire unibodi S3 has a design that requires special handling when changing batteries.
Well, the appearance of the Acer Aspire S3 is evidently a new lure anyone who tasted it. Now is the time to test how fast this product to process the data.
Middle Class Performance
Acer Aspire S3 uses an Intel Core i5-2467M 1.60 GHz speed, a 'brain' that was designed for minimum energy use but still powerful.
When used to open the HTML 5-based websites, watching high definition videos, or the open office applications and image processing at the same time still be able to handle this product properly.
But do not think using this product to play a class game DiRT 3 or Assassins Creed. For Acer Aspire S3 was not designed for that purpose, but rather to the user who put the laptop battery saving and easy to carry around.
Quality of Picture and Sound
Acer Aspire S3 comes with a 13-inch screen with 1366 x 768 pixels, large enough if it is only used to process the document and the like. As for watching HD movies, although the screen is too small but it looks very good, the lighting look right with a fairly sharp detail.
Watching HD display on this notebook is also supported by Dolby-grade sound quality. Yes, in the left corner of the Acer Aspire S3 seen a post Dolby Home Theater, suggests this product already supports output technologies.
Whether it be music, movies or games will sound pretty kick through this laptop. Only need to use external speakers, while speakers in this product is only capable of producing improvised sound.
Some Highlight Features
Acer Aspire S3 mainstay born with two features that were created some excellent features such as, Instant On, long battery life, up to a variety of applications.
Instant On, as the name suggests, this product can be quickly used when in a position of 'asleep' or when the laptop is closed immediately. Approximately 2-3 seconds until the computer can be used. In addition the Aspire S3 is also capable of connecting to nearby Wi-Fi quickly, which is about 2-5 seconds
Aspire S3 is claimed to be used up to 7 hours non-stop, but according to experience, this product only lasted about 4 hours. Testing is done with a laptop in conditions online via Wi-fi, half a dozen tabs open in Firefox, type in notepad, and an embedded flash.
As for the application of this product is quite complete. There are already pre-installed McAfee Internet Security, Windows Live Essentials, Skype, Times Reader newsXpresso, Nook for PC, and some light gaming interesting.
Not to forget also entitled Clear.fi application made by Acer, this application is useful for sharing files over Wi-Fi as well as optimize battery power source.
Judging from the shape, features, and specifications diusungnya Aspire S3 obviously targeting those users who want to appear simple. This product does have advantages in terms of design and light weight, but unfortunately the battery life does not fit as promised.
+ Attractive design
+ Performance is quite good
- Battery not as promised
Acer Aspire S3 Specification
- Processor: Intel ULV Core i5-2467M
- Memory: 4 GB DDR3
- Screen: 13.3 inch, 1366 x 768 pixels
- VGA: Intel HD 3000 Graphic
- Hard drive: 320 GB
- Ports: HDMI, 2 x USB
- Webcam: 1.3 MP
- Operating System: Windows 7 64bit
- Weight: 1.35 Kg