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IdeaPad Slim 3
$450
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Updated January 10, 2024·

The Acer Aspire 3 14 and the Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 3 are similarly priced budget laptops with equal storage and RAM, both suited for general use. The Acer offers a slightly better general use performance and is more portable due to its lower weight and smaller screen size. The Lenovo, however, has a larger screen and a slightly longer battery life. It also features a touchscreen and rates higher for tasks requiring better color accuracy and screen quality, like photo editing, though neither is suitable for intensive gaming. Consider the Acer for portability and general tasks, or the Lenovo if screen size and quality are priorities. Give Feedback

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Key differences

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Performance

5.9
Aspire 3 14
IdeaPad Slim 3
5.6
General use
3D
Engineering and design
The Acer Aspire 3 14 performs better than the Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 3 for general use, and engineering and design.

Screen Quality

6.1
Aspire 3 14
IdeaPad Slim 3
6.4
General use
Gaming and 3D
Design and engineering
The Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 3 has a better screen than the Acer Aspire 3 14 for general use, and engineering and design.
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Key similarities

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General Use

6.7
Aspire 3 14
IdeaPad Slim 3
6.6
The Acer Aspire 3 14 and Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 3 are both only fair for general use.

Gaming and 3D

6.1
Aspire 3 14
IdeaPad Slim 3
6.1
The Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 3 and Acer Aspire 3 14 are both only fair for gaming and 3D.

Engineering and Design

6.2
Aspire 3 14
IdeaPad Slim 3
6.3
The Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 3 and Acer Aspire 3 14 are both only fair for engineering and design.

Battery

9.5 Hours
Aspire 3 14
IdeaPad Slim 3
10.0 Hours
The Acer Aspire 3 14 has 9.5 hours of battery life. The Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 3 has 10 hours of battery life.

Portability

Very Good
Aspire 3 14
IdeaPad Slim 3
Good
14.0in
SIZE
15.6in
3.0 lbs
WEIGHT
3.5 lbs
0.7in
THICKNESS
0.7in
Although they have very similar scores, PerfectRec considers Acer Aspire 3 14 to have very good portability, while the Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 3 has good portability.
The most portable laptops are small, thin, and light.

Build Quality

6.2
Aspire 3 14
IdeaPad Slim 3
6.5
The Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 3 and Acer Aspire 3 14 both have only fair build quality.

Cost

$450
Aspire 3 14
IdeaPad Slim 3
$435
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The Acer Aspire 3 14 has a price of $450 and the Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 3 costs $435.

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How the Acer Aspire 3 14 and the Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 3 compare to other laptops

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Spec Comparison

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Acer Aspire 3 14Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 3
Acer Aspire 3 14Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 3

GENERAL

Price
$450
$435
Brand
AcerLenovo
Release Date
January 03 2023January 03 2023
Operating System
Windows 11 HomeWindows 11 Home
Overall Dimensions
12.9'' x 8.5'' x 0.74''14.2'' x 9.3'' x 0.7''
Weight
3.09 lbs3.52 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
AMD Ryzen 5 7520UAMD Ryzen 3 7330U
Overall CPU Score
4.3/103.6/10
Graphics
AMD Radeon 610M Vega 6
Overall GPU Score
2.4/102.4/10
RAM
8 gb8 gb

SCREEN

Resolution
1920 x 10801920 x 1080
General Use Screen Score
6.2/106.6/10
Gaming and 3D Screen Score
6.1/106.2/10
Design and Engineering Screen Score
6.1/106.5/10
Diagonal Size
14"15.6"

PORTS & CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
22
USB-C ports
11
USB-C (Non-Thunderbolt)
11
USB-C Charging
YesYes
Display Outputs
12

BATTERY

Battery Life
9.5 hours10 hours
Battery Capacity
40 wh47 wh

OTHER HARDWARE

Webcam
720p720p
Keyboard Quality Score
6.3/106.5/10
Fingerprint Reader
NoYes
Number Pad
NoNo
Backlit Keyboard
YesNo

RELIABILITY

Build Quality Score
6.3/106.5/10
Warranty Period
1 year1 year

Comparison summary

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Comparison Summary
Better Battery Roughly equal
More portable Roughly equal
Better for Gaming Roughly equal

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Rtings

Olivier Martin, Ryan Lim, and John Peroramas | May 2023
"The Lenovo IdeaPad 3i is decent for use as a workstation. Its Intel CPU and integrated graphics can only handle light productivity tasks, not demanding workloads like video editing or 3D graphics. You also can't do any color-critical work because the available displays have a narrow color gamut. It has a good port selection, but its USB-C lacks Thunderbolt 4 support. On the upside, it has a comfortable keyboard and doesn't get hot or loud under load."

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.

About Lenovo

Lenovo is a Chinese technology company, and the largest personal computer vendor. They are well known for a variety of technology products, including laptops. Their consumer series include their entry level IdeaPad and LOQ series and mid-to-high-end Yoga and Legion series. On the business-oriented side, their series include their entry-level ThinkBook series and mid-to-high-end ThinkPad series. Lenovo laptops offer strong performance for reasonable prices, and are often on sale.

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