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Acer Aspire S3 Review
The Acer Aspire S3 Ultrabook costs a lot less than the 13-inch MacBook Air but cuts too many corners to make it worthwhile.
(2.5 out of 5)
Ever since the MacBook Air came out, consumers–and other notebook makers–have been lusting after that ultra-slim design. The 13-inch Acer Aspire S3 parrots this sexy aesthetic with a brushed aluminum lid, 3-pound weight, and half-inch thick chassis. And, at $899, it’s $200 to $300 less expensive than competing systems such as the upcoming ASUS Zenbook UX31 and the Air, making it all the more appealing to those looking to save a few pennies. But are the trade-offs worth it?
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- Thin and light
- Less expensive than competition
- Good performance
- Very short battery life
- Cheap plastic chassis
- Slow hard drive
- Stiff keyboard
- Limited viewing angles
- Poor audio