Pros

  • Low priced for an Ultrabook
  • Compact and light

Cons

  • Poor audio quality
  • Limited number of ports

At A Glance

Acer's attempt at a cost effective Ultrabook ultimately cuts too many corners.

Manufacturer’s Description

The S3 Ultrabook weighs in at just less than 3 lbs and measures only 0.5" thin! Comfortably carry it under your arm or simply slip it into a backpack or tote bag. This pure, uncluttered design not only looks good- but also enhances your everyday computing experience. Every single detail has been carefully selected to give you the very best, from the large multitouch Touchpad for seamless interaction to the essential ports you need.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://us.acer.com

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number LX.RSE02.091
Processor
Processor type Intel Core i5
Processor speed 1600.0 MHz
Cache size 3.0 KB
Processor count 2
Display
Display size 13.3 inches
Display type Glossy LCD with LED Backlight
Resolution 1366 x 768 pixels
Storage
Drives included 2.0
Other storage
  • SD/MMC Card
  • SDHC Card
General Information
UPC Code 886541258113
Battery
Vendor Rated Battery life 6.0 hours
Ports and Connections
SDHC Card or Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) 1.0
SD/MMC Card 1.0
Available Interfaces Bluetooth
MultiMedia Card (MMC) or MultiMediaCard (MMC) Yes
Wireless connection 802.11 n/b/g
Video Interfaces HDMI
Slots
  • SD/MMC Card
  • SDHC Card
Memory
Memory size 4000.0 MB
Memory type DDR3
Memory speed 1333.0 MHz
Memory max 4.0 GB
Dimensions
Width 12.6 inches
Depth 8.5 inches
Height 0.7 inches
Weight 3.0 pounds
Weight with Accessories 3.7 pounds
Warranty
Warranty information 1 Year
Sound
Speakers Stereo
Included Software
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
Included Software Microsoft Office Starter
Other Features
Devices
  • Built-In Microphone
  • Built-In Webcam
Input devices
  • Keyboard
  • Touchpad (multitouch)

Warranty Information

1 Year

Performance

Overall Performance
WorldBench 6 Score 97.0
Battery
Battery Life 4:55   (hh:mm)
Office Productivity
Web Browsing 291.0   seconds (lower is better)
Office Suite Use 372.0   seconds (lower is better)
File Compression 236.0   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 441.0   seconds (lower is better)
GPU Graphics Rendering 353.0   seconds (lower is better)
CPU Graphics Rendering 491.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 244.0   seconds (lower is better)
DVD Burning 398.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Editing 207.0   seconds (lower is better)
Power Usage
Idle power usage 8.2   Watts
Sleep power usage 0.0   Watt hours
Off power usage 0.0   Watt hours
Gaming
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 800 by 600 42.53   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 1024 by 768 36.18   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 800 by 600 33.55   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 1024 by 768 27.99   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, High Quality, 800x600 14.6   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, High Quality, 1024x768 11.3   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, Low Quality, 800x600 29.1   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, Low Quality, 1024x768 24.9   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, High Quality, 800x600 16.3   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, High Quality, 1024x768 14.5   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, Low Quality, 800x600 33.2   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, Low Quality, 1024x768 27.3   Frames per second (higher is better)
Multitasking
World Bench 6 Multitasking 360.0