Acer Aspire 3 15 (2023) Review (2024)

Tested using Methodology v0.8.2

Review updated Mar 15, 2024 at 01:33 pm

By Alexander Tozzi, Ryan Lim, and Yannick Khong

Acer Aspire 3 15 (2023) Review (1)

6.5

School

5.4

Gaming

4.7

Multimedia

6.7

Workstation

6.6

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Size

15.6"

Operating System

Windows 11

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, and integrated Intel UHD Graphics. RAM and storage max out at 16GB and 512GB, respectively. 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

6.5 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 animation or modeling. 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.

5.4 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.

  • Can only get up to 16GB of soldered 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 16GB 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.

  • Can only get up to 16GB of soldered 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.

  • 6.5 School
  • 5.4 Gaming
  • 4.7 Multimedia
  • 6.7 Workstation
  • 6.6 Business

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  1. Updated Mar 15, 2024: We've updated the review for clarity and conciseness.
  2. Updated Jan 22, 2024: We've updated the review as the laptop is available with 16GB of RAM, not only 8GB.
  3. Updated Dec 07, 2023: Converted to Test Bench 0.8.2.
  4. Updated Nov 16, 2023: Added mention of the Acer Aspire 3 Spin 14 (2023) as a 2-in-1 alternative in the Hinge section.
  5. Updated Nov 10, 2023: Added mention of the MSI Prestige 14 Evo (2023) as an alternative with a sturdier build in the Build Quality section.
  6. Updated Nov 03, 2023: Converted to Test Bench 0.8.1.
  7. Updated Oct 19, 2023: Added mention of the MSI Modern 14 (2023) as an alternative with a faster CPU in the Geekbench 5 section.
  8. Updated Sep 26, 2023: Added mention of the Dell Inspiron 14 (2023) as an alternative with faster CPU options in the CPU section.
  9. Updated May 16, 2023: Added mention of the ASUS Vivobook 16 M1605 (2023) as an alternative with a better keyboard in the Keyboard section.
  10. 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.
  11. Updated Mar 24, 2023: Review published.
  12. Updated Mar 21, 2023: Early access published.
  13. Updated Mar 14, 2023: Our testers have started testing this product.
  14. Updated Mar 10, 2023: The product has arrived in our lab, and our testers will start evaluating it soon.
  15. Updated Mar 06, 2023: We've purchased the product and are waiting for it to arrive in our lab.

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
  • 16GB LP-DDR5 4800MHz
Storage
  • 256GB M.2 PCIe Gen. 3 x4 NVMe SSD
  • 512GB M.2 PCIe Gen. 3 x4NVMe SSD
Color
  • Silver

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.

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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 has soldered RAM andis limited to one storage drive slot. However, the Aspire 3 has a better port selection because its USB-C supports charging and DisplayPort Alt Mode.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 andlonger battery life and is available with faster CPUs.

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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 displayand a more powerful NVIDIA GeForce MX330 discrete GPU. 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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Dell Inspiron 16 2-in-1 (2023)

For most uses, the Dell Inspiron 16 2-in-1 (2023) is much better than the Acer Aspire 3 15 (2023). The Inspiron 16 has a sturdier build and a longer battery life and is available with much faster CPUs. It also provides a better user experience overall with abrighter and more colorful display, a more comfortable keyboard, and a more responsive touchpad. The Inspiron 16 has a wider port selection, as it sports a second USB-C port, and its 1080p webcam captures a significantly sharper image on video calls.

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Test Results

Acer Aspire 3 15 (2023) Review (2)

Design

Design

Style

Form Factor

Traditional (Clamshell)

The Acer Aspire 3 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. If you want a laptop with better build quality, check out the MSI Prestige 14 Evo (2023).

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. If you prefer a 2-in-1 convertible with a 360-degree hinge, check out the Acer Aspire 3 Spin 14 (2023).

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)

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's display 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 Slim's display 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 display's color gamut is bad. 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

5.4

Interface

Keyboard

Typing Quality

6.5

Numpad

Yes

Backlighting

No

Operating Force

65 gf

Actuation Force

36 gf

Pre-Travel

0.98 mm

Total Travel

1.29 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. If you want a laptop with faster CPU options, check out the Dell Inspiron 14 (2023).

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 get this laptop with 8GB or 16GB 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. If you want a laptop with a faster CPU, check out the MSI Modern 14 (2023).

LEARN ABOUT GEEKBENCH 5 (SYNTHETICS)

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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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

LEARN ABOUT BATTERY

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.

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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.

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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.

LEARN ABOUT COUNTER-STRIKE: GLOBAL OFFENSIVE

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.

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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 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.

LEARN ABOUT THERMALS AND NOISE

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

LEARN ABOUT PERFORMANCE OVER TIME

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

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