Acer Aspire 3 15.6-inch

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The Acer Aspire 3 budget laptop has received positive reviews for its great price to performance ratio, with special mentions of its ability to handle basic tasks well thanks to the Dual-Core AMD Processor. It also comes with 6GB of RAM, which should allow for comfortable light to moderate multitasking, and a large 1TB hard drive for storage. However, some users did note that it feels a tad sluggish, which could impart be due to the slower mechanical hard drive, and it comes full of bloatware, which is quite a headache to uninstall. Furthermore, some noted that the construction feels cheap. For the price, however, the Acer Aspire 3 laptop drives a decent performance for handling word documents and simple task handling and will run some newer games on low settings.


  • Price
  • Decent performance for basic tasks
  • Decent amount of RAM
  • 1TB HDD


  • Slower mechanical hard drive
  • Bloatware
  • Feels cheap

Bottom Line

Acer’s Aspire 3 runs some newer titles such as GTA V and Overwatch on low settings, and most have found it to perform reasonably well at handling the basics, but the slower 5400RPM HDD will make the machine slightly sluggish overall.

Positive Reviews
(as of 02-07-2022 19:11 UTC) Details
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Critic Reviews

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    NotebookCheck September 8, 2017

    Acer has produced a well-equipped 15-inch notebook that needs not fear comparison with similarly equipped competitors. Find out how our test unit did in our detailed review.

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Full Specifications

Processor AMD A9-9420 3GHz [View Benchmarks]
Graphics Amd Radeon R5 (Beema) [View Benchmarks]
Graphics TypeIntegrated
Graphics Memory Shared
Operating System Microsoft Windows Windows 10 Home
Weight4.63 lbs
Battery Life5.5 hours
Hard Drive 11000 HDD 5400
Display Size15.6 inch
Display Resolution1366 x 768
Display TechnologyLED
ConnectivityWi-Fi | Bluetooth | 1x USB 3.0 | 2x USB 2.0| 1x HDMI Output| 1 x Headphone/Speaker/Line-Out Jack, 1 x Ethernet (RJ-45) Port
Additional FeaturesBuilt-in media reader
Dimension (LxWxH)15 x 10.2 x 0.8
Warranty1 year
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