The five key features of the Acer Aspire 3

The five key features of the Acer Aspire 3

The Acer Aspire 3 is one of those computers for users who need a simple laptop for basic tasks. This model stands out for its versatility, allowing us to choose between several different configurations. On the one hand, we can have a processor up to Intel Core i5 or AMD A6 or A9, accompanied by up to 8 or 12 GB of RAM. Likewise, the available storage can be up to 256 GB in SSD format or up to 1 TB HDD. The options are very varied.

The Acer Aspire 3 also comes with a battery for about six hours of use (depending on configuration) and a very extensive connection system with WiFi or Bluetooth 4.0. If you need a laptop to use and you do not want to spend too much money, be sure to take a look. We review its five main keys.

Acer Aspire 3 datasheet

screen15.6 inches, HD resolution (1366 x 768)
Processor and RAM
  • Up to Intel Core i5-8250U Quad-core (4 cores), up to 8 GB RAM
  • Up to AMD A9-9420 Dual-core (2 cores), 12 GB RAM
Internal memory
  • Up to 256GB SSD
  • 1 TB HDD
Graphic card
  • Intel UHD Graphics 620
  • AMD Radeon R4 or R5 Graphics
BatteryAbout 6.5 hours
Operating systemWindows 10 Home
Connections and ports2 USB 2.0, 1 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 HDMI, SD card reader, WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0
DesignAluminum with cross-brushed pattern cover on lid, chiclet keyboard
Dimensions and weight21.6 x 381.6 x 259 mm, 2.1 kilos
Featured FeaturesBlueLightShield Technology
Release dateAvailable
PriceFrom 340 euros (depending on model)

1. Screen with BlueLightShield technology

The Acer Aspire 3 has a 15.6-inch panel with a native HD resolution of 1,366 x 768 pixels. It is a common size for laptops, perfect for working and watching movies. In addition, it has BlueLightShield technology, which adjusts the tone and brightness automatically to reduce the exposure of blue light, and thus protect our eyes, keeping them safe from eye strain.

Acer Aspire 3 design

2. Chiclet keyboard layout

The Acer Aspire 3 is designed with a cross-brushed finish cover, which gives it a very elegant appearance. We cannot say that it is a very light or thin device. It has a thickness of 259 millimeters and a weight of 2.1 kilos. However, if you don't travel too much and your idea is more to move it from one side of the house to the other, or take it out sporadically, you will have no problem taking it with you.

Another of the great advantages of its design is a chiclet keyboard, which stands out for its rounded keys to facilitate typing. We can say that at first glance it gives the appearance of being quite comfortable, so we can write without problems for long hours. This is also accompanied by a wide trackpad, located in the lower left corner.

Acer Aspire 3 power

3. Performance on demand

This model is available in different configuration options depending on the power and performance that you want to achieve. We find versions with eighth generation Intel Core i3 or i5 processor with up to 8 GB of RAM and Intel UHD Graphics 620 graphics card. It is also possible to purchase it with AMD A6-9220 or A9-9420 processors with AMD Radeon R4 or R5 graphics and RAM up to 12GB. Other options are with an Intel Celeron, AMD Ryzen 3, or Ryzen 5.

For storage capacity it is possible to have an SSD drive of up to 256 GB or 1 TB in HDD format . Of course, depending on the configuration chosen, the price will vary slightly.

Acer Aspire 3 memory

4. Battery for up to 6 hours

Acer ensures that the Aspire 3 is prepared to last about six and a half hours without going through the current. This, as usually happens in any computer, will depend a lot on the established configuration, brightness level, use of tools, volume ... In any case, it is not one of the laptops with the best time, but neither with the worst. We can say that it stays in the middle. Of course, unlike other models, the Acer Apire 3 does not have fast charging, something that will have to be taken into account if you want a computer that does not leave you lying down at the first change and you are in a hurry.

Acer Aspire 3 connections

5. Connections for all tastes

At the connection level, the Acer Aspire 3 offers a wide range for all tastes. This equipment has two USB 2.0, a USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, an HDMI, an SD card reader, as well as WiFi or Bluetooth 4.0. It is also governed by Windows 10 (Home), the current version of Microsoft's platform. This system has outstanding features, such as the new Cortana assistant, from which you can ask anything you need, for example weather or traffic information. Windows 10 also includes the Microsoft Edge browser, which is faster and more stable than its predecessor Internet Explorer.

If you are interested in this model and want to get hold of it, you can see all the available models through the company's official website. Amazon also markets this equipment. Specifically, we have located the version with the eighth generation Core i5 processor, 8 GB of RAM and 1 TB of HDD at a price of 530 euros. With an Intel Celeron N3060 processor, 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of SSD this price drops to 340 euros. We advise you that before opting for one or the other you take into account the use that you are going to give it and what you need it for. Why are you going to pay more money for the top model if you can manage with the one with a lower performance?