Acer Aspire 3 manual

If you’re looking for a large desktop replacement laptop on a very tight budget, the Acer notebook gives you a huge 17-inch LCD panel and a decent feature set for very little money. The Acer Aspire 3 includes USB-A, HDMI, and ethernet, and it’s suitable if you don’t need lots of high bandwidth ports.

Getting the most out of your Acer laptop requires some understanding of how to use it. That’s where having the owner’s manual comes in handy. With proper usage, there is less risk of damage, and you’ll learn how to get the most out of it.

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Please be sure to read and save the entire manual before using or installing your Acer Aspire 3. Misuse may damage the unit and/or cause harm or serious injury. Read this manual in its entirety before using the unit, and save it for future reference.

ProsCons
Decent storage performancePoor display
Plenty of RAMA cheap case that flexes
Huge laptop for the moneyCeleron CPU is slow

Features

  • CPU: 1.1GHz Intel Celeron N4000 (dual-core, burst up to 2.6GHz)
  • Graphics: Intel UHD 600
  • RAM: 8GB DDR4
  • Screen: 17-inch, TN, 1,600 x 900
  • Storage: 128GB SSD, 1TB HDD
  • Optical drive: N/A
  • Ports: headphone
  • Connectivity: Ethernet, HDMI, 2x USB 2.0, 1x USB 3.1 Gen 1
  • Camera: 0.3MP
  • Weight: 6.17 pounds (2.8kg)
  • Size: 0.98 x 16.5 x 11.4 inches (25 x 420 x 290mm; W x D x H)

Most budget notebook cases are plastic over a thin metal chassis. Due to this, the Acer Aspire 3 suffers from too much flexing and bending throughout its lid, keyboard deck, and chassis. The bottom of the chassis also feels too loose.

Specifications

Notebook typeHD display, Midsize, Budget
ManufacturerAcer
CPUIntel Core i5 (3rd Gen) 3210M / 2.5 GHz
Max Turbo Speed3.1 GHz
Number of CoresDual-Core
CacheL3 – 3 MB
64-bit ComputingYes
Chipset TypeMobile Intel HM77 Express
FeaturesHyper-Threading Technology, Intel Smart Cache, Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0
TypeL3 cache
Installed Size3 MB
TechnologyDDR3 SDRAM
Installed Size6 GB
Max Supported Size8 GB
TechnologyDDR3 SDRAM
Form FactorSO-DIMM 204-pin
Slots Qty2
InterfaceSerial ATA-300
Optical DriveDVD±RW (±R DL) / DVD-RAM fixed
Read Speed24x (CD) / 8x (DVD)
Write Speed24x (CD) / 8x (DVD±R) / 4x (DVD±R DL)
Rewrite Speed16x (CD) / 6x (DVD-RW) / 8x (DVD+RW) / 5x (DVD-RAM)
LCD Backlight TechnologyLED backlight
Widescreen DisplayYes
Image Aspect Ratio16:9
Monitor FeaturesCineCrystal, HDCP
TypeLED
Diagonal Size (metric)39.6 cm
Display Resolution AbbreviationHD
Graphics ProcessorIntel HD Graphics 4000
Integrated WebcamYes
Capture Resolutions1280 x 1024
SoundStereo speakers, microphone
Spindle Speed5400 rpm
TypeHDD
Capacity750 GB
Typekeyboard, touchpad
Localization & LayoutUS International
FeaturesAcer FineTip keyboard, multi-gesture touch pad
Wireless Protocol802.11a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0
Wireless ControllerBroadcom 43228
Wired ProtocolGigabit Ethernet
CPU TypeCore i5
Processor Numberi5-3210M
Generation3
ManufacturerIntel
Clock Speed2.5 GHz
Drive TypeDVD SuperMulti
TypeDVD±RW (±R DL) / DVD-RAM
Form Factorfixed
Typecard reader
Supported Flash MemoryMemory Stick, Memory Stick PRO, MultiMediaCard, SD Memory Card, xD-Picture Card
Capacity48 Wh
Cells6-cell
Technologylithium ion
Run Time (Up To)4.5 sec
InputAC 120/230 V (50/60 Hz)
Output65 Watt
Interfaces2 x USB 2.0

USB 3.0

HDMI

VGA

LAN

Headphone/microphone combo jack

Microphone input
Memory Card ReaderYes (SD Card, Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO, MultiMediaCard, xD-Picture Card)
BrandAcer
Product LineAcer Aspire
ModelAspire V3-571
Packaged Quantity1
CompatibilityPC
Colormidnight black
Featuresadministrator password, hard drive password, security lock slot (cable lock sold separately), system password, wake on LAN
Compliant StandardsACPI 3.0
Included Accessoriespower adapter
Microsoft Office PreloadedIncludes a pre-loaded image of select Microsoft Office 2010 suites. Purchase an Office 2010 Product Key Card or disc to activate preloaded software on this PC.
Data Link ProtocolBluetooth 4.0, Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet, IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n
Wireless NICBroadcom 43228
Diagonal Size15.6 in
Notebook Typenotebook
PlatformWindows
Hard Drive Capacity750 GB
Width15 in
Depth10 in
Height1.3 in
Compliant StandardsDolby Home Theater v4, High Definition Audio
Type1 year warranty
Chipset TypeMobile Intel HM77 Express
ENERGY STAR CertifiedYes
Weight5.73 lbs
OS Provided TypeWindows 8 64-bit Edition
Graphics ProcessorIntel HD Graphics 4000
Graphics Processor SeriesIntel HD Graphics
Integrated WebcamYes
Numeric KeypadYes
Type1 year warranty
Typelimited warranty
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