Acer 15.6" Aspire 3 Notebook (Silver)

BH #ACA3155933XY • MFR #A315-59-33XY
Acer 15.6" Aspire 3 Notebook (Silver)
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The 15.6” FHD display, built-in webcam, and other essential features help you stay connected with friends, co-workers, and clients
Key Features
  • 12th Gen Intel Core i3 Processor
  • 8GB of DDR4 RAM | 256GB NVMe SSD
  • 15.6" 1920 x 1080 LCD Display
  • Integrated Intel UHD Graphics
Easily complete your everyday tasks with the ACER 15.6" Aspire 3 Notebook. Designed for more relaxed environments, the Aspire 3 enables you to check your email, surf the net, and even take part in conference calls with friends and family, making the Aspire 3 ideal for students and casual users.
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Acer Aspire 3 15.6" Overview

Featured: Clear Communications
The 15.6” FHD display, built-in webcam, and other essential features help you stay connected with friends, co-workers, and clients
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Easily complete your everyday tasks with the ACER 15.6" Aspire 3 Notebook. Designed for more relaxed environments, the Aspire 3 enables you to check your email, surf the net, and even take part in conference calls with friends and family, making the Aspire 3 ideal for students and casual users.

A 12th Gen Intel Core i3 processor makes drafting documents, emailing your family and friends, and operating various programs and applications quick and easy. With 8GB of DDR4 RAM and a 256GB NVMe solid-state storage drive, you can experience enhanced multitasking capabilities and loading times for various programs. Obtain a clear and smooth picture with the 15.6-inch LCD display with 1920 x 1080 resolution backed by integrated Intel UHD Graphics. Connect mice, storage drives, and more with three USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A ports, giving you data transfer rates up to 5 Gb/s so you can quickly move pictures, documents, and more. Converse with your friends and family using the onboard 720p user-facing webcam and microphone array, offering a clear picture and sound so others can see and hear you with reduced distortion. An internal Lithium-Ion battery provides you with up to 5.5-hours of life, giving you plenty of time to complete your tasks whether you are at home or on the go.

Network Connectivity
Connect to your wireless network with Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac) technology, enabling you to quickly upload and download documents, talk to your friends and family, and even watch some of your favorite streaming media.
Peripheral Support
The Aspire 3 includes three USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A ports that can handle various powered peripherals from mice to external storage drives. Each port offers data transfer speeds up to 5 Gb/s for enhanced data management. You also get an HDMI 2.1 port that allows you to expand your display to a secondary monitor. You also get a 3.5mm combo audio jack for private listening and headset support. If you wish for a true wireless experience, you can use integrated Bluetooth 5.0 technology to connect select devices without the need for a cable.
Temporal Noise Reduction
Stay connected to friends and family with a 720p HD webcam. Featuring Acer Temporal Noise Reduction (TNR) solution for better video calling in low-light conditions and dual speakers with full, high-quality sound.
Acer BluelightShield Tech
The 15.6-inch 1080p Full HD display is perfect for casual web browsing and watching movies or streaming, allowing for a sharp, detailed view of what's in front of you. And Acer BluelightShield lowers the levels of blue light to lessen the negative effects of blue light exposure.
Windows 11 Home
S Mode
Windows 11 Home in S mode optimizes your experience for security and performance by only allowing apps from the Microsoft Store to be installed using Microsoft Edge for safe browsing.
A New Start Position
Windows 11 has been completely redesigned from its predecessor to emphasize productivity, creativity, and ease of use. The customizable Start Menu is now at the center of the taskbar and utilizes the cloud, allowing you to quickly find and access recent files, regardless of what platform or device was previously used to view them. The streamlined Start Menu design also lets you pin apps and recent files in addition to powering down the system.
Making Productivity a Snap
Multitask with speed and efficiency with the ability to snap apps side by side. Snap Layouts and Snap Groups help to keep your windows organized using different layouts that are designed to fully optimize your screen space, no matter its size and resolution. Windows 11 also remembers their positions, so you can resume from where you left off when selecting Snap Groups from the task bar, allowing you to switch between both individual applications and entire projects. Snap Layouts are also automatically restored when docking laptops with external monitors.
Microsoft Teams Integration
Stay connected with friends, family, coworkers, and clients with Microsoft Teams Chat integrated onto the Windows 11 taskbar. With a touch, you can connect to your contacts via text, voice, and video, regardless of whether they're using Windows, Android, or iOS devices. You can also communicate with those who don't have the Teams app installed using two-way SMS messaging.
Adapting to You
The Adaptive Input feature automatically optimizes the Windows 11 interface to however you prefer to interact with your device, whether it's using a mouse, keyboard, touch, voice, or handwriting.
Next Level Gaming
Windows 11 is designed to deliver smooth, immersive gaming experiences with DirectX 12 Ultimate providing realistic graphics at high frame rates while Auto HDR automatically adjusts your game's lighting and contrast for high dynamic range. DirectStorage technology streamlines data access to better take advantage of high-speed devices such as NVMe solid-state drives and directly from graphics cards without dragging down the CPU, which minimizes load times while helping to reduce artifacts such as texture popping. Topping it all off is Xbox Game Pass integration, which provides you with access to a massive library of games with a membership subscription.
Redesigned Microsoft Store
The Microsoft Store is rebuilt from the ground up for a streamlined experience when looking for content such as apps, games, movies, and shows. Apps downloaded from the Store have been tested for security and family safety. Android apps will also be available on the Microsoft Store through the Amazon Appstore and can be used directly on your PC from the taskbar or Start Menu.
UPC: 195133153164

Acer Aspire 3 15.6" Specs

Key Specs
Operating System
Windows 11 Home in S Mode
Processor
Intel Core i3-1215U (12th Gen)
GPU
Intel UHD Graphics
Total Installed Memory
8 GB
Display Size
15.6"
Native Resolution
1920 x 1080
Touchscreen
No
Total Installed Capacity
256 GB
Inputs/Outputs
3x USB-A 3.0 / 3.1/3.2 Gen 1
Display I/O
1x HDMI 2.1 Output
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac); Dual-Band (2.4 & 5 GHz) with MU-MIMO Support
Bluetooth
5.0
Weight
3.92 lb / 1.78 kg
Performance
Processor
Intel Core i3-1215U (12th Gen)
CPU
6-Core: 
1.2 to 4.4 GHz Performance (2 Cores)
0.9 to 3.3 GHz Efficiency (4 Cores)
L3 Cache
10 MB
Graphics Type
Integrated
GPU
Intel UHD Graphics
Memory Type
3200 MHz DDR4
Total Installed Memory
8 GB
Memory Configuration
2x 4 GB (User-Replaceable)
Maximum Memory Capacity
32 GB
Memory Slot Type
260-Pin SO-DIMM
Memory Slots
2 (0 Available)
ECC Memory
No
vPro Support
No
Display
Panel Type
LCD
Display Size
15.6"
Aspect Ratio
16:9
Native Resolution
1920 x 1080
Touchscreen
No
Finish
Anti-Glare / Matte
Refresh Rate
60 Hz
Storage and Expansion
Total Installed Capacity
256 GB
Storage Drive Type
1x 256 GB / M.2 NVMe SSD
Storage Expansion
1x M.2 Slot
Inputs / Outputs
Inputs/Outputs
3x USB-A 3.0 / 3.1/3.2 Gen 1
Display I/O
1x HDMI 2.1 Output
Audio I/O
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm Headphone/Microphone Input/Output
Network I/O
No
Built-In Speakers
Yes
Built-In Microphones
Yes
Media/Memory Card Slot
No
Communications
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac); Dual-Band (2.4 & 5 GHz) with MU-MIMO Support
Bluetooth
5.0
Cellular Support
No
GPS
No
Webcam
User-Facing: 720p
Battery
Battery Chemistry
Lithium-Ion
Keyboard & Mouse
Keyboard
Built-In Chiclet-Style Keyboard
Pointing Device
TouchPad
General
Dimensions
14.29 x 9.5 x 0.7" / 36.3 x 24.1 x 1.8 cm
Weight
3.92 lb / 1.78 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight
5.76 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
19.7 x 12.3 x 2.6"

Acer Aspire 3 15.6" Reviews

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Is the battery replaceable?

Is the battery replaceable?
Asked by: Earl
The Acer 15.6" Aspire 3 Notebook's (Silver) battery is replaceable.
Answered by: Paige K
Date published: 2023-05-02

Is there an ethernet port?

Is there an ethernet port?
Asked by: Craig
The Acer 15.6" Aspire 3 Notebook (Silver) (BH #ACA3155933XY • MFR #A315-59-33XY) does have a 1GB Ethernet port.
Answered by: Paige K
Date published: 2023-10-23

How many USB ports does it have?

How many USB ports does it have?
Asked by: Tim
The Acer 15.6" Aspire 3 Notebook (Silver) has three USB-A 3.0 / 3.1/3.2 Gen 1 ports.
Answered by: Paige K
Date published: 2023-07-20

Has anyone switched out of Windows 11 Home S ...

Has anyone switched out of Windows 11 Home S Mode? Did it work without problems? Can you use Firefox? Install other non-W apps?
Asked by: Paul
Once you convert the Acer 15.6" Aspire 3 Notebook's (Silver) Windows 11 Home S operating system to standard Windows 11 Home, you will not be able to go back to S mode, but the computer will then be able to work with non Microsoft programs such as Firefox. You shouldn't experience any issues switching from Windows 11 Home S mode to Windows 11 Home.
Answered by: Paige K
Date published: 2023-03-21

Can I use google chrome or opera instead of Edge?

Can I use google chrome or opera instead of Edge?
Asked by: Abby
Yes, You can use Google Chrome or Opera as your default web browser instead of Microsoft Edge on the Acer 15.6" Aspire 3 Notebook (Silver).
Answered by: Kenneth C
Date published: 2023-04-30

is it touch screen?

is it touch screen?
Asked by: zvi
The Acer 15.6" Aspire 3 Notebook (Silver) does not have a touch display.
Answered by: Calvin M
Date published: 2024-05-26

Is Keyboard backlit? And is it new?

Is Keyboard backlit? And is it new?
Asked by: Amalya
This model doesn't have a backlit keyboard. Yes, you'd be receiving a brand new in the box laptop.
Answered by: Bennie
Date published: 2020-12-17

Can an external monitor be used to extend or ...

Can an external monitor be used to extend or mirror the display?
Asked by: Murray
Yes, you would only need to connect an HDMI enabled device to do so.
Answered by: Nachmen
Date published: 2020-12-31
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