My children have been back at school for a few months now. One is in high school and the other is middle school and they both need a computer to do their school work. A laptop is particularly useful for students because they can bring it to class to take notes, carry it outside to the porch to word process in nature, or easily bring it to another room to get help with what they are working on. That don’t have to have their own computers but it sure is convenient since they both use them for homework. That is why I was thrilled that Acer provided me with an Aspire 3 A314-21-91V1 to facilitate my Acer Aspire 3 Laptop Review.
With holiday shopping right around the corner, many folks are asking themselves which laptop to buy for their kids/grandkids. The Acer Aspire 3 14″ HD Screen Laptop is one that will meet their needs and not break their budget (MSRP of $279.99). It is the ideal solution for homework, surfing the web, watching videos, and gaming.
Acer Aspire 3 14″ Laptop With AMD A9 Processor Review
So let’s start with the Acer Aspire 3 specs and then I’ll go more into features, benefits, and our personal experience.
Aspire 3 Laptop Specifications :
- Model #: A314-21-91V1 Notebook
- Operating System: Windows 10 Home in S mode
- Processor: AMD A-Series Dual-Core (2 Core™) Processor A9-9420e
- Processor Speed: 1.80 GHz
- Display: 14″ HD (1366 x 768) LCD Widescreen LED-backlit
- Memory: 4GB DDR4 SDRAM (Memory Card Supported)
- Storage: 128GB SSD (Hard Drive Capacity)
- Wireless LAN Standard
- Battery: 2 cell (4810 mAh) Lithium-Ion up to 5.5 hours of battery life
- Ports: 2 USB 2.0 Ports, 1 USB 3.1 Gen 1 Port, 1 HDMI Port, 1 headphone/speaker port, 1 Ethernet port
- Built-in Devices: 1 microphone, 2 speakers, 1 camera
Aspire 3 A314-21-91V1 Notebook, Lithium Ion Battery, AC Adapter- Everything you need to plug it in and play or work.
Acer 3 Laptop Features And Benefits:
Let me translate all those specs for you!
The operating system is a nice new up to date Windows system which means it is easy to navigate and get what you want. You can enjoy access to the new Windows 10 features like Cortana, Multitasking and Action Center.
The processor and processor speed on this means it is powerful enough to handle multiple windows, programs, and jobs. You will notice it is nice and fast for navigating the web and for streaming movies. It can handle a large gaming download- my husband tested that out right away!
The 14″ HD LCD Widescreen LED-backlit Display Screen means you get crystal clarity for beautiful images and sharp definition for both words and movies. The 14 inch screen is plenty big for having open multiple windows and watching shows.
The 128GB of hard drive storage means you have a really good amount of storage, especially compared to a Chromebook for example. That means it can hold more documents, photos, and other downloads.
It operates with the lastest WIFI for a fast connection to the internet. That is one of my personal favorite features. I can’t stand waiting to connect to the internet! It also has a pretty nice long battery life- up to five and half hours of use.
A Great All Around Family Laptop
This all means that the Acer Aspire 3 Laptop is great as a family computer. My husband can use it to check his email and play his games. My kids can use it for creating word documents for school, accessing their grades online, and goofing off when they are done with their homework. I can use it store photos, work online, and pay bills.
A Lightweight Laptop
We dig that the Acer Aspire 3 A314-21-91V1 Notebook is nice and light at just about 3.64 pounds. This lightweight laptop is easy to carry so it can go in a backpack without adding too much weight or get carried one handed into another room.
A Stylish Laptop
When you set up at the coffee shop you will enjoy the stylish look and feel of the black smooth horizontal hairline brush on the laptop exterior. The great quality screen also provides stunning graphics. The Acer Aspire 3 screen has a 180 degree lay flat display so you can find the perfect angle to avoid glare from any vantage point.
Are you looking for a good general purpose laptop that can work for the whole family? Which of the features of the Acer Aspire 3 Laptop appeal to you the most?