Acer Aspire 3 15

Acer Aspire 3 15

Acer Aspire 3 15

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BEST RATING
Operating Noise:
5.0
GENERAL USE: Fair6.6/10
GAMING/AI: Fair6.0/10
ENG/DESIGN: Fair6.0/10
SOFTWARE DEV: Fair6.8/10
CONTENT CREATION: Fair6.9/10
PORTABILITY: Good7.6/10
BATTERY: Good7.9/10
OVERALL SCREEN QUALITY: Fair6.2/10
OVERALL PERFORMANCE: Poor5.8/10
SIZE: 15.6"








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Pros
  • Affordable price point
  • Lightweight and portable
  • Silent fanless operation
  • Good battery life
  • Full HD screen resolution
Cons
  • Limited storage capacity
  • Basic processor performance
  • Entry-level graphics
  • No touchscreen

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.
Battery Life:
4.4
PerfectRec’s Battery Life rating is based on hours of battery life in typical usage scenarios.
Portability:
4.3
PerfectRec’s portability rating takes into account the volume and thickness of the laptop as well as its weight.
Content Creation:
3.9
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.
Software Development:
3.8
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.
General Use:
3.7
PerfectRec’s General Use Score takes into account the many different features of the laptop that make it more or less suitable for general productivity, web browsing, streaming, video calls, and running a wide variety of apps and programs. The most important factors in this score include CPU performance, amount of RAM, screen quality, storage, and battery life. Keyboard quality, speaker quality, low fan noise, heat management, and to a lesser extent webcam quality are all moderately important factors for this score.
General Use Screen Quality:
3.3
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.
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.
Engineering & Design:
3.1
The Acer Aspire 3 15, with its AMD Ryzen 3 processor and AMD Radeon graphics, delivers just enough power for engineering tasks, yet may struggle with more intensive graphics or computational workloads. Its IPS screen offers clear visuals, but the moderate color coverage and standard resolution mean it's not optimal for precision design work where color accuracy and finer detail are key.
Gaming & AI:
3.0
The Acer Aspire 3 15 has a GPU that's on the lower end for gaming and a screen refresh rate of 60Hz, which may not deliver the most fluid visuals needed for high-paced gaming and 3D applications. Additionally, its CPU and screen quality are considered somewhat important, and while they support general use, they are not optimized for the demands of high-end gaming and rendering.

Full Specs

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GENERAL

Price
$300
Release Date
January 1, 2023
Overall Dimensions
14.3'' x 9.4'' x 0.74''
Weight
3.97 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
AMD Ryzen 3 7320U
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
15.6"
Display Technology
IPS
Resolution
1920 x 1080
Refresh Rate
60Hz
Display Brightness
244 nits

RELIABILITY, APPEARANCE & ACOUSTICS

Build Quality Score
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6.3/10
Portability Score
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7.7/10
Gaming Laptop Appearance
No
Fan Noise Score
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10/10
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
No
Number Pad
Yes

CONNECTIVITY

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

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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."

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