Acer Aspire 3 14

Acer Aspire 3 14

Acer Aspire 3 14

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BEST RATING
Operating Noise:
5.0
GENERAL USE: Good7.0/10
GAMING/AI: Fair6.1/10
ENG/DESIGN: Fair6.2/10
SOFTWARE DEV: Good7.0/10
CONTENT CREATION: Good7.1/10
PORTABILITY: Very Good8.3/10
BATTERY: Good7.9/10
OVERALL SCREEN QUALITY: Fair6.1/10
OVERALL PERFORMANCE: Poor5.9/10
SIZE: 14"








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Pros
  • Silent, fanless operation
  • Good battery life
  • Backlit keyboard
  • Generous storage capacity
  • Lightweight and portable
Cons
  • Average screen colors
  • Fair build quality
  • Mediocre webcam
  • Lacks touch screen

Ratings by Category

Operating Noise:
5.0
PerfectRec’s Operating Noise Score is based on fan noise measurements. Laptops with a fanless design, such as Macbooks, receive the maximum score.
Portability:
4.5
PerfectRec’s portability rating takes into account the volume and thickness of the laptop as well as its weight.
Battery Life:
4.4
PerfectRec’s Battery Life rating is based on hours of battery life in typical usage scenarios.
Content Creation:
4.1
PerfectRec’s Content Creation Score takes into account the many different features of the laptop that make it more or less suitable for photo editing, and video editing work. In addition to a strong emphasis on overall performance, this score also places very high importance on screen quality. Heat management, storage, keyboard and speaker quality are also incorporated, with fan noise rounding out this score.
General Use:
4.0
The Acer Aspire 3 14 offers acceptable performance for everyday tasks with its capable CPU and sufficient RAM, making it suitable for general productivity and multitasking. However, its screen quality and battery life are merely adequate, which means it won't excel in situations that require long periods of use away from a power source or high-quality visual output.
Software Development:
4.0
PerfectRec’s Software Development Score takes into account the many different features of the laptop that make it more or less suitable for software development. In addition to a strong emphasis on overall performance, this score also places very high importance on screen quality. Heat management, storage, keyboard and speaker quality are also incorporated, with fan noise rounding out this score.
Engineering & Design:
3.3
PerfectRec’s Engineering and Design Score takes into account the many different features of the laptop that make it more or less suitable for graphic design, CAD and 3D work. In addition to a strong emphasis on overall performance, this score also places very high importance on screen quality. Heat management, storage, keyboard and speaker quality are also incorporated, with fan noise rounding out this score.
Build Quality:
3.3
PerfectRec’s Build Quality Score incorporates case materials, display and keyboard flex, hinge quality, chassis rigidity, and overall reliability. Our assessment of build quality includes many details that are difficult to quantify. Our laptop experts use their best judgment to produce the final score.
Keyboard Quality:
3.3
The Keyboard Quality score is based on the PerfectRec experts’ assessment of tactile feedback, typing comfort, keyboard reliability and typing noise.
General Use Screen Quality:
3.2
The general use screen score is based on the screen technology, contrast ratio, resolution, brightness, color gamut and color accuracy. This score does not take into account specialized display features for specific use cases, such as high refresh rate for gaming.
Gaming & AI:
3.1
The Acer Aspire 3 14 has an AMD Radeon 610M GPU, which provides moderate performance suitable for less demanding games and 3D applications but may struggle with more intensive tasks. Additionally, its screen refresh rate is standard at 60 Hz and it has moderate screen quality with 57% sRGB color space coverage, which is acceptable for general use but might not provide the vibrant colors and responsiveness desired by hardcore gamers or professionals in 3D design.

Full Specs

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GENERAL

Price
$398
Release Date
March 1, 2023
Overall Dimensions
12.9'' x 8.5'' x 0.74''
Weight
3.09 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
AMD Ryzen 5 7520U
Graphics
AMD Radeon 610M
Mux Switch / Advanced Optimus
No
RAM
8 GB
DDR Memory Version
5

BATTERY

Battery Life
9.5 Hours
Battery Capacity
40 Wh

SCREEN

Diagonal Size
14"
Display Technology
IPS
Resolution
1920 x 1080
Refresh Rate
60Hz
Display Brightness
250 nits

RELIABILITY, APPEARANCE & ACOUSTICS

Build Quality Score
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6.3/10
Portability Score
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8.4/10
Gaming Laptop Appearance
No
Fan Noise Score
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10/10
Keyboard Lighting Color
White
Warranty Period
1 year

HARDWARE FEATURES

Keyboard Quality Score
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6.3/10
Speaker Quality Score
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6/10
Webcam
720p
Fingerprint Reader
No
Backlit Keyboard
Yes
Number Pad
No

CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
2
USB-C ports
1
USB-C Charging
Yes
Display Outputs
1
Thunderbolt Ports
0

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