Acer Aspire S3-391 13.3 inch Ultrabook – Champagne/Gold (Intel Core i3 3217U, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, LAN, WLAN, BT, Webcam, Integrated Graphics, Windows 8 64-bit)

September 11, 2013 - Comment

Product Features Acer Aspire S3-391-33214G52add (13.3 inch) Ultrabook Intel Core i3 (3217U) 1.8GHz Processor with 3MB L3 Cache and 5GT/s Bus Speed 4GB Memory RAM 500GB (5400rpm) Hard Drive + 20GB SSD Bluetooth 4.0

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Product Features

  • Acer Aspire S3-391-33214G52add (13.3 inch) Ultrabook
  • Intel Core i3 (3217U) 1.8GHz Processor with 3MB L3 Cache and 5GT/s Bus Speed
  • 4GB Memory RAM
  • 500GB (5400rpm) Hard Drive + 20GB SSD
  • Bluetooth 4.0

Comments

Mr. D.T. Aitkenhead says:

Customising the Acer Aspire S3 I purchased this laptop in late April sadly at a higher price than it is currently being sold at. I read the comments and criticisms of the item with interest. However all can be addressed with some simple configurations;1. Colours washed out – You can increase the Saturation in the Intel HD Graphic Properties (You can find it in the Control Panel called “Intel(R) Graphics and Media”) click it and navigate to “Display” >”Colour Enhancement” > “Saturation”, for my setting I slide it to 20, but it is up to the individual user whether you like more colour in it or not.2. Problems with Windows 8 on a non touchscreen device – Download a little piece of software called ‘Startisback’ (www.startisback.com)and you can set up the Acer as not only a Windows 7 User Interface but allows you to flip between a Windows 7 and Windows 8 UI so you can have both.3. Sensitive mouse pad – it does take a bit of getting used to but connecting a wireless mouse effectively…

Michael De says:

Not bad, not great, but great for what I paid Let me start with the cons:CONS- Fan often goes on, so it’s noisy. This can happen while doing mundane stuff, like web surfing- Colors are washed out. The only good thing about the LCD is that it extends all the way back, nearly 180 degrees- Shallow key travel makes for a subpar typing experience. It really is quite shallow to other notebook keyboards I’ve used. Almost comparable to the Surface keyboard cover.- Poor keyboard layout, e.g. function keys aren’t activated by a fn + x combo, but more useful keys are; the lift shift key is cut in half; 1/3 of the Enter key is cut off; the tilde is placed oddly, etc.- The trackpad is super-clicky, but otherwise ok- Battery life is nowhere near 6hrs. I’m getting about 3 while not doing anything too heavy and screen brightness at around 75% (bluetooth off, wifi on). One might be able to get 4hrs, but I guess you’d have to be doing something as basic as word processing.PROS- I…

Bibilofilia "Bibliofilia" says:

Terrible, useless, wifi drops out all the time Luckily I bought from good old Amazon with its no-questions returns policy.:-)The wifi drops out all the time. I am sitting there with 3 Kindles, a netbook and a smartphone all getting a good signal, but the Acer first refuses to log on to the wifi. Keeps telling me to check my password. As you can view the password I can see that it is correct.When it finally logs on, it is constantly dropping off. Every few minutes.This, of course, makes it totally unusable.I have since discovered that this is a known issue on the forums, and am surprised that the Which magazine review did not tell us about it.I am very disappointed as it is exactly the size and weight that I wanted, but if you cannot get and keep a wifi connection, it is no good.:-(

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