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Acer Aspire 3 15 (2023) Laptop Review

Tested using Methodology v0.8
Reviewed Mar 24, 2023 at 12:55 pm
Latest change: Writing modified May 16, 2023 at 03:16 pm
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6.6
School
5.6
Gaming
4.7
Multimedia
6.7
Workstation
6.6
Business

The Acer Aspire 3 15 (2023) is a budget ultraportable Windows laptop. It has a 15.6-inch FHD (1920 x 1080) TN display, an Intel Core i3-N305 CPU, integrated Intel UHD Graphics, and 8GB of memory. The only configurable component is the storage drive; you can choose between 256GB or 512GB. Its port selection includes two USB-As, one USB-C, an HDMI 2.0, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. The USB-C port supports charging and video output. It has Wi-Fi 6 wireless connectivity and a 40Wh battery.

Our Verdict

6.6 School

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.

Pros
  • Easy to carry around.
  • CPU can handle most light productivity tasks.
  • Great port selection.
Cons
  • TN panel looks dim and washed out.
  • Short battery life.
  • Limited to 8GB of RAM.
5.6 Gaming

The Acer Aspire 3 is inadequate for gaming. It's only available with a low-power Core i3 CPU and integrated graphics, which aren't powerful enough to handle demanding games. You can play some simple, puzzle-like games, but you'll likely have to play with low graphical settings. Also, it has a TN panel with a slow response time causing noticeable ghosting, and no VRR to reduce screen tearing. It doesn't get hot or loud under load, though, and it has a wide port selection for your peripherals and external display.

Pros
  • Minimal performance loss under load.
  • Fast SSD.
  • Great port selection.
Cons
  • CPU and integrated graphics can't handle demanding tasks.
  • 60Hz display with slow response time.
  • Limited to 8GB of RAM.
  • No VRR to reduce screen tearing.
4.7 Multimedia

The Acer Aspire 3 is bad for media consumption. Its TN display looks washed out and doesn't get bright enough to combat glare. It also has a low contrast ratio that makes blacks look gray, which isn't ideal for dark room viewing. Although the speakers get loud, they sound unnatural and shouty, with no bass at all. On the upside, it's very portable, and its battery lasts over six hours of video playback.

Pros
  • Easy to carry around.
  • Good battery life for video playback.
Cons
  • TN panel looks dim and washed out.
  • Low contrast makes blacks look gray.
  • Speakers sound unnatural and shouty.
6.7 Workstation

The Acer Aspire 3 isn't designed for use as a workstation. While it can maintain near-full performance under load, it's only available with a low-power Intel Core i3 CPU and integrated graphics, which aren't capable of handling demanding tasks. Also, you can only get a maximum of 8GB of RAM, and the memory isn't user-replaceable. It has a wide port selection, but sadly, no Thunderbolt 4 support.

Pros
  • Minimal performance loss under load.
  • Fast SSD.
  • Great port selection.
Cons
  • CPU and integrated graphics can't handle demanding tasks.
  • Limited to 8GB of RAM.
  • Display isn't ideal for color work due to poor color gamut.
  • No Thunderbolt 4.
6.6 Business

The Acer Aspire 3 is okay for business use. It feels reasonably well-built, and its compact and light design makes it very portable. Its 15.6-inch display looks decently sharp and gives you plenty of room for multitasking; however, its low brightness means you'll have visibility issues in bright settings, and its narrow viewing angle makes it hard to share the screen with someone else. The keyboard feels spacious but mushy, and the webcam's image looks soft and underexposed. Also, the battery lasts only around six to seven hours of light use. On the upside, its Intel Core i3 CPU can easily handle general productivity tasks like text processing, spreadsheets, and presentations.

Pros
  • Easy to carry around.
  • CPU can handle most light productivity tasks.
  • Great port selection.
Cons
  • TN panel looks dim and washed out.
  • Short battery life.
  • Limited to 8GB of RAM.
  • 6.6 School
  • 5.6 Gaming
  • 4.7 Multimedia
  • 6.7 Workstation
  • 6.6 Business
  1. Updated May 16, 2023: Added mention of the ASUS Vivobook 16 M1605 (2023) as an alternative with a better keyboard in the Keyboard section.
  2. Updated May 05, 2023: Added mention of the Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 3i 15 (2023) as an alternative with a brighter screen in the Brightness section.
  3. Updated Mar 24, 2023: Review published.
  4. Updated Mar 21, 2023: Early access published.

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Differences Between Sizes And Variants

We tested the 15-inch Acer Aspire 3 with an Intel Core i3-N305 CPU, integrated Intel UHD graphics, 8GB of memory, and 512GB of storage. Our review applies to all variants with a model number starting with 'A315-510P'.

Screen
  • 15.6" TN 1920 x 1080 60Hz
CPU
  • Intel Core i3-N305 (8 cores/8 threads, up to 3.8GHz, 6MB cache) 
GPU
  • Intel UHD Graphics 750 (integrated)
Memory
  • 8GB LP-DDR5 4800MHz
Storage
  • 256GB M.2 PCIe Gen. 3 x4 NVMe SSD
  • 512GB M.2 PCIe Gen. 3 x4 NVMe SSD
Color
  • Silver

You can see our unit's label here.

Compared To Other Laptops

The Acer Aspire 3 is an okay budget laptop. It has a wide port selection and a fast storage drive; however, the overall user experience isn't very good, as it has a dim display and a mushy keyboard.

For more options, check out our recommendations for the best laptops, the best laptops for college, and the best budget and cheap laptops.

Lenovo IdeaPad 3 15 (2021)

The Lenovo IdeaPad 3 15 (2021) is better than the Acer Aspire 3 15 (2023) for most uses. The Lenovo's build feels sturdier, and its battery lasts much longer. It's available with a better IPS display, as it gets brighter to combat glare, and its wider viewing angle makes it easier to share the screen with someone else. The Lenovo is an older model with AMD Ryzen 5000-series CPUs; however, depending on which configuration you get, it performs just as well or better than the Acer, which is only available with an Intel Core i3-N305 CPU. Also, you can get the Lenovo with up to 16 GB of RAM, whereas the Acer is limited to 8 GB.

Acer Aspire 5 15 (2020)

The Acer Aspire 5 15 (2020) is slightly better than the Acer Aspire 3 15 (2023). The Aspire 5 provides a better user experience, as it has a brighter display with better viewing angles, a more comfortable keyboard, and a more responsive touchpad. It's also more upgradable because you can replace the RAM, and there are two storage drive slots, whereas the Aspire 3 is limited to one. However, the Aspire 3 has a better port selection because its USB-C supports charging and DisplayPort Alt Mode.

ASUS VivoBook 15 OLED K513 (2021)

The ASUS VivoBook 15 OLED K513 (2021) is better than the Acer Aspire 3 15 (2023) for most uses. Although the build is similar between these two laptops, the ASUS is more compact and lighter, making it easier to carry around. The ASUS has a significantly better OLED display compared to the Acer laptop's TN panel. The ASUS model's screen gets much brighter, provides a better dark room viewing experience, and has full Adobe RGB and DCI P3 coverage. On the other hand, the Acer has a better port selection, as its USB-C supports charging and DisplayPort Alt Mode.

Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 3i 15 (2023)

The Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 3i 15 (2023) is better than the Acer Aspire 3 15 (2023) for most uses. The IdeaPad Slim 3i has a sturdier build, a brighter display, a more comfortable keyboard, and a more responsive touchpad. It also has a fingerprint sensor and is available with faster CPUs.

ASUS Vivobook 16 M1605 (2023)

The ASUS Vivobook 16 M1605 (2023) is much better than the Acer Aspire 3 15 (2023) for most uses. The ASUS feels more sturdily built, providing a better user experience with a brighter display, a more comfortable keyboard, and a more responsive touchpad. It also has a better webcam and longer battery life and is available with faster CPUs.

Dell Inspiron 15 3000 (2020)

The Dell Inspiron 15 3000 (2020) is marginally better than the Acer Aspire 3 15 (2023) for most uses. The Dell has a slightly sturdier build, and it's much more upgradeable because you can replace the RAM. It also has two storage slots, whereas the Acer only has one. The Dell offers more configuration options, including a brighter IPS display, a more powerful NVIDIA GeForce MX330 discrete GPU, and up to 16GB of RAM. On the other hand, the Acer has a faster SSD, and the keyboard doesn't get as hot under load. The Acer has a USB-C port, although you can also get the Dell with one.

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Test Results

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Design
Design
Style
Form Factor
Traditional (Clamshell)

The Acer Aspire 3 A315 is a simple, basic-looking laptop with a silver-color chassis, black keycaps, and black bezels. The air vents are on the back of the device, and the speakers are on the bottom, near the front.

6.5
Design
Build Quality

The build quality is okay. It's all plastic and feels a little cheap, exhibiting a fair amount of flex in the display and keyboard deck. However, the finish is fairly scratch-resistant and doesn't pick up many fingerprints. There's a small gap between the display and the bottom bezel, although that could just be our unit, and it doesn't affect the laptop's functionality. The feet feel strong and stick firmly to the bottom.

5.6
Design
Hinge
Range
150°
Stability
Decent
One Finger Lift
No

The hinge is sub-par. It doesn't feel smooth when opening and closing the lid, and it isn't very stable, resulting in a fair amount of wobble when touching the display or typing aggressively. There's a little too much resistance in the hinge to open the laptop with one hand.

7.9
Design
Portability
Size
15.6"
Thickness
0.7" (1.9 cm)
Width
14.3" (36.4 cm)
Depth
9.4" (23.9 cm)
Volume
100.9 in³ (1,652.9 cm³)
Weight
3.7 lbs (1.7 kg)
Charger Size
7.8 in³ (127.7 cm³)
Charger Weight
1.1 lbs (0.5 kg)

The Acer Aspire 3 and its power adapter are compact and lightweight.

6.3
Design
Serviceability
Ease Of Access
7.5
RAM Slots
0
Storage Slots
1
Replaceable Battery
Yes
Replaceable Wireless Adapter
Yes

The serviceability is passable. Accessing the internals is easy; you only need to remove 11 Philips screws and pry open the bottom panel. The storage drive is user-replaceable, but there's only one slot.

Design
In The Box

  • Acer Aspire 3 laptop
  • 45W power adapter and cord
  • Documentation

Display
Display
Screen Specs
Resolution
1920 x 1080
Aspect Ratio
16:9
Pixel Density
141 PPI
Panel Type
TN
Touch Screen
No
Screen-To-Body Ratio
81%

The Acer Aspire 3's display looks decently sharp and provides enough room for split-screen multitasking. Its 16:9 aspect ratio is great for media consumption as most online videos are in the same format; however, a taller 16:10 or even 3:2 aspect ratio would have been preferable for productivity, as it lets you see more information at once when reading a document or website, reducing the need to scroll.

5.9
Display
Refresh Rate
Refresh Rate
60 Hz
Variable Refresh Rate
No

This laptop is only available with a 60Hz display. It has a very slow response time causing visible ghosting, so it isn't ideal for viewing fast-moving content or gaming.

3.9
Display
Contrast
Native Contrast
353 : 1

The Acer Aspire 3 A315 has a bad contrast ratio. Blacks look gray, even under typical indoor lighting conditions.

5.3
Display
Brightness
Maximum Brightness
184 cd/m²
Minimum Brightness
16 cd/m²

The screen doesn't get very bright, meaning you may have visibility issues in bright environments. However, it's great for dark room viewing, as it gets very dim at the lowest brightness setting, which helps reduce eye strain. If you want a laptop with a brighter display, check out the Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 3i 15 (2023).

7.6
Display
Reflections
Screen Finish
Matte
Total Reflections
4.49%
Indirect Reflections
2.77%
Calculated Direct Reflections
1.72%

The reflection handling is good. Its matte coating does a good job of diffusing and reducing the intensity of bright reflections. The reflections make it hard to see dark-color content, but it isn't an issue when viewing light-color content with the screen at maximum brightness.

0.1
Display
Black Uniformity
Uniformity (Std. Dev.)
21.578%

The black uniformity is awful. The whole screen looks blue instead of gray or black, and the bottom half looks much lighter due to the TN panel's bad vertical viewing angle.

5.4
Display
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Color Washout From Left
23°
Color Washout From Right
25°
Color Shift From Left
29°
Color Shift From Right
29°
Brightness Loss From Left
28°
Brightness Loss From Right
30°
Black Level Raise From Left
25°
Black Level Raise From Right
23°
Gamma Shift From Left
17°
Gamma Shift From Right
18°

The Acer Aspire 3 has a poor horizontal viewing angle. The image gets dimmer and more washed out very quickly as you move to the side. It also has a greenish hue. You have to be close or directly in front of the screen to get the best image quality.

2.9
Display
Vertical Viewing Angle
Color Washout From Below
Color Washout From Above
18°
Color Shift From Below
Color Shift From Above
Brightness Loss From Below
26°
Brightness Loss From Above
29°
Black Level Raise From Below
Black Level Raise From Above
Gamma Shift From Below
Gamma Shift From Above

The vertical viewing angle is bad. The image quality degrades very quickly from above and below, more so than when moving to the side. There's also chroma inversion when viewing from below, which is typical for TN panels. You'll have to keep the screen facing you directly if you want the best image quality, which might be difficult in tight places like a bus or airplane.

0.1
Display
Out-Of-The-Box Color Accuracy
Avg. White Balance dE
14.85
Avg. Gamma
2.08
Avg. Color dE
11.78
Avg. Color Temperature
21,247 K

The Acer Aspire 3's display accuracy is terrible out of the box. Most colors are inaccurate due to the panel's narrow color gamut, and the white balance is visibly off. The color temperature is significantly colder than the standard 6500K target, giving the image a very noticeable bluish tint. The gamma doesn't follow the sRGB curve; dark scenes are slightly too dark, while bright scenes are too bright.

3.6
Display
Color Gamut
sRGB xy
61.31%
sRGB uv
48.64%
Adobe RGB xy
45.52%
Adobe RGB uv
41.88%
DCI P3 xy
45.27%
DCI P3 uv
38.91%
Rec. 2020 xy
32.47%
Rec. 2020 uv
28.35%

The Acer Aspire 3 A315 has a bad color gamut. It doesn't even have full sRGB coverage, meaning most content will look slightly washed out. This panel isn't suitable for color work like photo or video editing.

10
Display
Flicker
Flicker-Free
Yes
Flicker Frequency
No Flicker
Flicker Active Below
0%

The backlight is flicker-free, which helps reduce eye strain.

Interface
5.5
Interface
Keyboard
Typing Quality
6.5
Numpad
Yes
Backlighting
No
Operating Force
67 gf
Actuation Force
36 gf
Pre-Travel
0.98 mm
Total Travel
1.5 mm

The keyboard is sub-par. The layout is fairly standard and easy to get used to. It feels spacious except for the Numpad, which feels more cramped because the keys are narrower. The keycaps feel smooth but cheap. The keys are stable and have a good amount of travel; however, they're a little mushy, and they can cause some fatigue over an extended period, as the operating force is on the higher side. Typing noise is low and isn't bothersome in quiet settings. Unfortunately, there's no backlighting. If you want a similar laptop with a better keyboard, check out the ASUS VIvobook 16 M1605 (2023).

6.9
Interface
Touchpad
Tracking Quality
6.5
Size
15.5 in² (100.3 cm²)
Material
Plastic
Dedicated Buttons
No

The touchpad is okay. It's reasonably large and feels relatively smooth. It tracks movements and gestures well; however, palm rejection doesn't always work, and because of this issue, it's sometimes hard to perform actions like dragging and dropping. You can only click in the bottom half of the touchpad, and the click mechanism doesn't feel satisfying.

5.4
Interface
Speakers
Max Volume
77 dB SPL
Standard Error @ Normal Vol. (65 dB)
8.9 dB
Slope @ Normal Vol. (65 dB)
-1.2
Bass Extension (Low-Frequency Ext.)
403 Hz
Treble Extension (High-Frequency Ext.)
17 kHz
Dynamic Range Compression @ Max Vol.
1.0 dB

The Acer Aspire 3 A315's speakers are disappointing. They sound unnatural and shouty, with no bass whatsoever. On the upside, they get pretty loud with minimal compression artifacts at max volume.

6.1
Interface
Webcam & Microphone
Video Quality
6.0
Resolution
720p
Position
Top Center
Privacy Cover
No
Face Unlock
No

The webcam is acceptable. The image looks soft and slightly overexposed, with some noise in darker areas. The colors aren't exactly true to life; however, they aren't so off as to make the image look unnatural. The microphone's gain is a little too high, but it otherwise sounds clear, with very little background noise.

Connectivity
8.0
Connectivity
Ports
USB-A Ports
2
USB-C Ports
1
Thunderbolt
No
USB-C Charging
Yes
USB-C Display Out
Yes
HDMI
2.0
DisplayPort
No
3.5mm Jack
Combo mic/headphone
Card Reader
No
Ethernet
No
Proprietary Port
No
Security Lock
Yes

The Acer Aspire 3 has a great port selection. One of the two USB-A ports supports USB 3.2 Gen. 1 data transfer speed (up to 5Gbps), while the other supports USB Gen 3.2 Gen. 2 (up to 10Gbps). The USB-A supports USB 3.2 Gen. 2 and DisplayPort Alt Mode. You can charge the laptop via USB-C.

Connectivity
Wireless Communication
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax)
Bluetooth
5.0

The wireless adapter is an Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX101.

Configuration
Configuration
CPU
Brand
Intel
Model
Core i3-N305
Core Count
8
Thread Count
8

The Acer Aspire 3 is only available with an Intel Core i3-N305 CPU. Unlike Intel's U- and P-series processors, which have a mix of performance and efficiency cores, this CPU only has efficiency cores. It can handle general productivity tasks like web browsing, text processing, spreadsheets, and video playback. However, don't expect to do anything intensive like video editing or gaming.

Configuration
GPU
Brand
Intel
Model
UHD Graphics 750
Dedicated/Integrated
Integrated
VRAM Size
N/A

This laptop is only available with Intel UHD graphics. This low-power integrated GPU can only handle light productivity tasks like web browsing and video playback. You can play some simple, puzzle-like games, but you may have to play with low graphical settings.

Configuration
RAM
Capacity
8 GB
Modules
4 (Soldered)
Type
LP-DDR5
Speed
4,800 MHz

You can only get this laptop with 8GB of RAM. The memory isn't user-upgradeable because it's soldered onto the motherboard.

Configuration
Storage
Advertised Capacity
512 GB
Usable Capacity
472 GB
Drive 1
Micron 2450 MTFDKBA512TFK
Drive 1 Type SSD
Drive 2
No 2nd Drive
Drive 2 Type No 2nd Drive

You can configure this laptop with 256GB or 512GB of storage.

Performance
7.0
Performance
Geekbench 5 (Synthetics)
CPU Single-Thread
1,070 points
CPU Multi-Thread
4,948 points
GPU Compute
7,411 points

The Acer Aspire 3 has a decent overall score in the Geekbench 5 benchmarks. Its single-thread performance isn't as good as Intel's U- and P-series processors because the Core i3-N305 only has efficiency cores; however, it's still fast enough for general productivity tasks. The performance is roughly equivalent to an Intel 10th Gen. CPU. Its multi-thread performance is good but significantly behind other current CPUs with more cores and threads. In short, the Core i3-N305 can easily handle light tasks, like text processing, spreadsheets, and presentations, but it'll struggle in demanding workloads like video editing and 3D graphics. The Intel UHD graphics perform poorly in GPU computing tasks, which is typical for integrated GPUs.

7.3
Performance
Cinebench R23 (CPU Rendering)
Single-Thread
989 points
Multi-Thread
4,487 points

The Acer Aspire 3 performs decently well in the Cinebench R23 benchmarks. The CPU isn't very fast because it only has efficiency cores, but it can maintain near-full performance for a long time. You can do some CPU rendering work; it'll just take a long time, which isn't ideal if you have strict deadlines. If you need to render images or perform other demanding tasks, it's best to get a mobile workstation or gaming laptop with an H-series CPU.

5.1
Performance
Blender (3D Rendering)
CPU Render Time
9.2 min
GPU Render Time
N/A
GPU Render Time (Optix)
N/A

The performance in Blender is inadequate. It takes the CPU a long time to render the simple bmw27 scene. If you need to do 3D rendering work, it's best to get a laptop with a dedicated GPU, as most discrete graphics can do the job much faster than the CPU.

3.4
Performance
Basemark GPU (Game Scene)
Overall Score
7,976

The Intel UHD graphics perform poorly in the Basemark GPU benchmark. It can only handle simple, puzzle-like games, and even then, you may need to play with low graphical settings.

9.1
Performance
Storage Drive Performance
Sequential Write Speed
1,281.3 MB/s
Sequential Read Speed
2,659.3 MB/s
Random Write Speed
72.1 MB/s
Random Read Speed
46.3 MB/s

The SSD's performance is outstanding. Although it isn't particularly fast, It's surprising to see such speeds on a budget laptop like this one. Its fast read and write speeds allow the system to quickly boot up, launch apps, and transfer files.

6.3
Performance
Battery
Capacity
40 Wh
Battery Life (Web Browsing)
6.8 hrs
Battery Life (Video Playback)
6.3 hrs
Battery Life (Gaming)
5.3 hrs
Charge Time
2.1 hrs

The Acer Aspire 3 has mediocre battery life. It doesn't last a full day of light productivity tasks; you'll have to plug it in for an hour or two, even if you start the day with a full charge. However, the battery life for video playback is great, giving you enough time for a couple of full-length movies. The battery life while gaming is outstanding, although this isn't a gaming laptop, as it can only run simple games that don't require much processing power.

0.8
Performance
Borderlands 3
Avg. FPS
5 fps
1% Low
1 fps
0.1% Low
0 fps
1% Low Delta
1,105 ms
0.1% Low Delta
2,780 ms
Avg. FPS On Very Low
15 fps

Borderlands 3 isn't playable at 1080p on the Acer Aspire 3. The gameplay is too choppy, even with low graphical settings, and it sometimes freezes completely. The CPU and its integrated graphics can't handle this and other similarly demanding games.

2.7
Performance
Civilization VI
Avg. FPS
10 fps
1% Low
7 fps
0.1% Low
7 fps
1% Low Delta
37 ms
0.1% Low Delta
42 ms
Avg. FPS On Minimum
39 fps
Avg. Turn Time
9.25 s

The performance in Civilization VI is awful. The average frame rate at 1080p with high settings is too low, even for a strategy game. With low graphical settings, it's a little choppy but playable, although the average turn time is pretty long.

4.8
Performance
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
Avg. FPS
42 fps
1% Low
17 fps
0.1% Low
13 fps
1% Low Delta
34 ms
0.1% Low Delta
53 ms
Avg. FPS On Low
63 fps

CS:GO runs poorly at 1080p. The gameplay is too choppy with high settings. The average frame rate is too low, and there are regular frame drops. You can get over 60fps with low settings, but you'll still experience some stutters, which isn't ideal for an FPS game.

1.4
Performance
Shadow Of The Tomb Raider
Avg. FPS
9 fps
1% Low
1 fps
0.1% Low
0 fps
1% Low Delta
872 ms
0.1% Low Delta
4,999 ms
Avg. FPS On Lowest
16 fps

Shadow of the Tomb Raider isn't playable at 1080p, even with low graphical settings. The gameplay is far too choppy. You can expect similar performance in other graphically demanding AAA games.

8.3
Performance
Thermals And Noise
Keyboard Temp While Idle
27 °C (80 °F)
Keyboard Temp Under Load
37 °C (98 °F)
Fan Noise While Idle
25.0 dBA
Fan Noise Under Load
44.0 dBA
Power & Fan Control App
No

The Acer Aspire 3 has great thermal and noise handling. The keyboard is cool at idle, and the fan is completely silent. Under load, the keyboard only gets mildly warm, and the fan is audible but not annoying.

9.5
Performance
Performance Over Time
CPU Temp (Cinebench)
56 °C
CPU Perf. Loss (Cinebench)
3% loss
GPU Temp (Heaven)
50 °C
GPU Perf. Loss (Heaven)
0% loss

The performance over time is outstanding. Neither the CPU nor the GPU gets very hot. There's some throttling on the CPU, but the performance loss is extremely small and isn't noticeable in regular use.

Additional Features And Software
Additional Features And Software
Software
Operating System
Windows 11
Additional Software
Yes

The Acer Aspire 3 has a few pre-installed applications, including:

  • Acer Product Registration: Lets you register your laptop with Acer for warranty purposes.
  • Acer Configuration Manager: Checks for driver updates.
  • ExpressVPN: Virtual private network service. Requires subscription to use.
  • McAfee LiveSafe: Antivirus and internet security software.

Additional Features And Software
Extra Features
RGB Illumination
No
Touch Pen
No
Secondary Display
No
Biometrics
No