"This Best Selling Acer Aspire S3-391-6899 13.3-Inch Ultrabook (Champagne) Tends to SELL OUT VERY FAST! If this is a MUST HAVE product, be sure to Order Now to avoid disappointment!"
Acer Aspire S3-391-6899 Ultrabook comes with these specs: 2nd Generation Intel Core i3-2377M Processor, Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit), 13.3" HD Widescreen CineCrystal LED Back-Lit Display, Mobile Intel HM77 Express Chipset, 4096MB DDR3 Memory, Intel HD Graphics 3000 with 128MB of dedicated system memory, 500GB 5400RPM SATA Hard Drive, 20GB SSD Drive, Built-in 1.3MP HD Webcam, 2-in-1 Digital Media Card Reader, Optimized Dolby Home Theater v4 audio enhancement, High Definition Audio Support, 802.11b/g/n WiFi CERTIFIED, Bluetooth 4.0+HS, 2 – USB 3.0 Port, 1 – HDMI Port with HDCP Support, Multi-gesture Touchpad, 3-cell Li-ion Battery (3280 mAh), up to 5.5-hours of battery life, 2.99 lbs. | 1.36 kg (system unit only), AC Power Adapter, AC Power Cord, Wireless Setup Card, Registration/ Limited Warranty Card, Microsoft Office Starter 2010, McAfee Internet Security Suite Trial (60-day trial)
This is lightweight, the screen is great, the touch pad is large and all the connections are on the back which is a personal preference for myself. I bought this mainly to take with me on road trips and for dedicated use for personal stuff. My favorite feature is the bluetooth, I connected a stereo headset and found the sound quality to be crisp and clear, perfect for those times when I may want to listen to something without disturbing others.
I got an awesome deal with a amazon promotion so for the 550.00 I paid for this I found it to be an exceptional value given the size, weight and features!! A great item and price for students!!!
My only reason for 4 stars, instead of 5, is that I wish the laptop had more USB ports and the USB port placement. It only has 2 USB ports, and if I need to get something off a flash drive, I have to unplug something else, since I’m often charging my iPad, while using a USB mounted IR mouse. Also, the USB ports are on the back of the laptop — not a great placement. But given the thickness of this laptop, that’s about the only place with room to mount the USB’s.
Overall, I’m glad I purchased this laptop, and I can recommend it.
Would recommend to anyone.
-Don’t like the load of programs it comes with, although I understand it helps pay the bill. All do.
-It has no DVD reader. May not be so important for the state of the art technology on media storage and easy to fix with an external reader.
-It only has two USB ports. Again fixable with a multiple USB port jack
All in all certainly worth its price. I love it. It has the touch of the Mac-book with the benefits of windows 7.
CONS: The speakers are definitely not the best.. They’re not even as good as the ones on my EEE PC Netbook, which should really tell you something. So if quality speakers for a laptop are a priority for you, beware. However, when I plug my headphones in, the sound is loud and crisp, so this issue was easily fixed for me.
In order to test out whether this ultrabook could run any video games, I installed the Sims 3 on it. It actually ran very well and rarely lagged. However, after only about an hour and a half of playing the game, the ultrabook became extremely hot.. so hot that I was worried something might happen if I didn’t turn it off. Obviously, this laptop isn’t advertised as a gaming machine, but I just thought I’d throw that out there in case anyone was curious. It can handle (some) gaming like this, if only for a short while.
SO-SO: WINDOWS 8
There’s a lot of bad-mouthing going on regarding Windows 8 at the moment. I originally thought – if it’s not a touch screen laptop, what’s the point of having Windows 8 on it it all?
After using it for a little while though, I’ve gotten used to the interface fairly quickly. The Start button / menu with all those tiles basically works like a home screen for apps, most of which are pretty useless. You still have a desktop though, so don’t worry; switching between the two is quick and easy. Navigating your settings, control panels, etc, just takes a bit getting used to. Once you make shortcuts for them wherever you like, using Windows 8 becomes a breeze. I know it’s hard to get used to (what most of us think are unnecessary) changes to the Windows we’ve all known for years, but once you spend a little time getting used to the interface, Windows 8 will work just fine for you.
So basically, if you’re on a budget and want a laptop that is thin, light, looks great, has a great keyboard, and a decently sized track-pad, this is probably the ultrabook for you.