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Aspire 3 15
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Updated January 10, 2024·

The Acer Aspire 3 15 offers more RAM than the Acer Aspire 1, which can lead to better performance for multitasking and more demanding applications. It also has a slightly larger battery, offering longer usage between charges, and benefits from an IPS display for better viewing angles. Meanwhile, the Aspire 1 is a more budget-friendly option and may suffice if your usage is limited to basic tasks. However, the Aspire 3 15 tends to be slightly more expensive, but the extra cost comes with advantages such as a superior screen and better overall performance, which might be worth considering if you need a laptop for more than just general use. Give Feedback

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Key differences

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General Use

5.7
Aspire 1
Aspire 3 15
6.4
The Acer Aspire 3 15 is only fair for general use, while the Acer Aspire 1 is poor.

Performance

5.4
Aspire 1
Aspire 3 15
5.8
General use
3D
Engineering and design
The Acer Aspire 3 15 performs better than the Acer Aspire 1 for general use, gaming and 3D, and engineering and design.

Screen Quality

5.2
Aspire 1
Aspire 3 15
6.2
General use
Gaming and 3D
Design and engineering
The Acer Aspire 3 15 has a better screen than the Acer Aspire 1 for general use, gaming and 3D, and engineering and design.

Battery

6.0 Hours
Aspire 1
Aspire 3 15
9.5 Hours
The Acer Aspire 1 has 6 hours of battery life. The Acer Aspire 3 15 has 9.5 hours of battery life.

Build Quality

5.5
Aspire 1
Aspire 3 15
6.2
The Acer Aspire 3 15 has only fair build quality, while the Acer Aspire 1 has poor build quality.

Cost

$269
Aspire 1
Aspire 3 15
$330
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The Acer Aspire 1 has a price of $269 and the Acer Aspire 3 15 costs $330.
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Key similarities

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Gaming and 3D

5.7
Aspire 1
Aspire 3 15
6.0
Although they have very similar scores, PerfectRec considers Acer Aspire 3 15 to be only fair for gaming and 3D, while the Acer Aspire 1 is poor.

Engineering and Design

5.6
Aspire 1
Aspire 3 15
6.0
Although they have very similar scores, PerfectRec considers Acer Aspire 3 15 to be only fair for engineering and design, while the Acer Aspire 1 is poor.

Portability

Good
Aspire 1
Aspire 3 15
Good
15.6in
SIZE
15.6in
4.1 lbs
WEIGHT
3.9 lbs
0.7in
THICKNESS
0.7in
The Acer Aspire 3 15 and Acer Aspire 1 both have good portability.
The most portable laptops are small, thin, and light.

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How the Acer Aspire 1 and the Acer Aspire 3 15 compare to other laptops

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Spec Comparison

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Acer Aspire 1Acer Aspire 3 15
Acer Aspire 1Acer Aspire 3 15

GENERAL

Price
$269
$330
Brand
AcerAcer
Release Date
January 10 2022January 01 2023
Operating System
Windows 11SWindows 11 Home
Overall Dimensions
14.3'' x 9.4'' x 0.78''14.3'' x 9.4'' x 0.74''
Weight
4.19 lbs3.97 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
Intel Celeron N4500AMD Ryzen 3 7320U
Overall CPU Score
3.4/104.1/10
Graphics
UHD Graphics AMD Radeon 610M
Overall GPU Score
2.4/102.4/10
RAM
4 gb8 gb

SCREEN

Resolution
1920 x 10801920 x 1080
General Use Screen Score
5.2/106.3/10
Gaming and 3D Screen Score
5.5/106.1/10
Design and Engineering Screen Score
5.2/106.3/10
Diagonal Size
15.6"15.6"

PORTS & CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
32
USB-C ports
01
USB-C (Non-Thunderbolt)
01
USB-C Charging
NoYes
Display Outputs
12

BATTERY

Battery Life
6 hours9.5 hours
Battery Capacity
36.7 wh40 wh

OTHER HARDWARE

Webcam
720p720p
Keyboard Quality Score
6/106.3/10
Fingerprint Reader
NoNo
Number Pad
YesYes
Backlit Keyboard
NoNo

RELIABILITY

Build Quality Score
5.6/106.3/10
Warranty Period
1 year1 year

Comparison summary

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Comparison Summary
Better BatteryAcer Aspire 3 15
More portable Roughly equal
Better for Gaming Roughly equal
Better for general useAcer Aspire 3 15

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Joshua Goldman | May 2020
"There are no surprises and nothing's extraordinary here but this laptop's price. For those in need of an inexpensive Windows laptop for undemanding tasks, though, the Acer Aspire 1 offers just enough to get the basics done and a larger screen to do them on."

Acer Aspire 3 15

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Rtings

Alexander Tozzi, Ryan Lim, and Yannick Khong | March 2023
"The Acer Aspire 3 is okay for school use. It feels reasonably well-built, and it's easy to carry around. The display looks decently sharp and provides plenty of space for multitasking, but it doesn't get bright enough to combat glare. Its Intel Core i3-N305 CPU and integrated graphics can only handle simple tasks, like text processing, web browsing, and video playback, so it isn't ideal for students in more technical fields like 3D graphics. Unfortunately, the battery lasts only around six to seven hours of light use."

About Acer

Acer is a prominent Taiwanese electronics brand which makes a wide range of laptops, with multiple product lines catering to personal use, gaming, and business use. They are renowned for having exceptional value for money, as they frequently offer good specifications at a lower price than other manufacturers.

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