With the advent of Intel's hyper-polar concept, the entire notebook market began to change significantly as Microsoft Windows 8 came to market late last year. In this case, the manufacturers fully exert their own design advantages, launched a new type of unique ultra-polar products. such as Microsoft's own surface Pro, Lenovo four modes of use yoga, ASUS dual-screen design of the Taichi, are more eye-catching new products. The Acer Aspire P3, which we bring today, is an extraordinary, well-designed variant of the super-pole.
Launched in New York in early May, Acer Aspire P3 is equipped with the Intel Y-series processors, including Pentium, Core i3, Core i5 and more, in addition to its SSD and removable Bluetooth keyboard holster to suit all user needs. Acer's consistent low-cost pricing strategy makes this distortion super-priced in the domestic price of only 4999, quickly become one of the hottest ultra-polar products in recent time.
Packing Simple atmosphere Accessories complete
Acer Aspire P3 's outer packaging is relatively simple, rectangular box small size, using white and gray collocation, only in front of the printed P3 of the appearance of a large-scale style. Although the box volume first, but the overall weight is full, after all, it contains a super-and related power supplies, cables and so on.
The Acer Aspire P3 's box is partitioned inside, separating the ultra-polar mainframe from the power, cable, and other good areas. And the Acer Aspire P3 's leather keyboard cover has been installed on the fuselage.
The Acer Aspire P3 's power adapter does not have a split design, but is integrated to effectively avoid loss, but longer cables need to be bundled to suit specific situations in order to avoid damaging the overall simplicity of the desktop.
In addition to conventional power supplies, the Acer Aspire P3 provides users with a MINIHDMI-to-VGA conversion head, which allows the device to connect to the VGA interface's display and TV. Also equipped with a charging cable for the keyboard, the interface is a standard micro SD interface. Overall supporting accessories for the user is more practical, of course, if it can be equipped with a MINIHDMI to standard HDMI cable is more perfect.
11.6-inch convenient split-piece design
The Acer Aspire P3 is a deformable ultra-high-end design that is almost identical to the W700 tablet computer that was previously launched, with a separate design for the host and keyboard, combined with a protective holster. Since the keyboard is part of the Ametis keyboard, there is no other complex hardware, so wired connections to the host are not required.
The Acer Aspire P3 's mainframe is designed with an aluminum-in-one shape, with a 11.6-inch screen and a modest bezel, making the machine less bulky. The weight of a single machine is about 790g, while the weight of the Bluetooth keyboard holster is about 600g, combined with a total weight of nearly 1.4Kg.
Simple P3 host can be used as a tablet computer, it contains a good hardware configuration, and the bottom of the host with a protective sleeve to the location of the design of the magnet, after the lid can automatically enter the sleep mode, saving a lot of power.
In terms of appearance, the design of the Acer Aspire P3 is absolutely exquisite, and the overall style, the details of which can be handled satisfactorily. However, because the processor, storage, battery and other hardware are integrated in the tablet computer, so compared to other sub-design of the super-this is undoubtedly a lot of heavy, even if the host alone handheld use is difficult to carry out long-time operation.
The interface is less than the dual camera to force
The Acer Aspire P3 is also equipped with a front and rear dual camera, the rear camera is set in the upper left corner of the fuselage, the pixel reaches 5 million levels and supports 1080P Full HD camera, while the front camera on the front top has a 920,000-megapixel level. and can support 720P high-definition camera, to deal with daily network video and self-timer more than sufficient.
Battery life is a great test for devices equipped with Microsoft Windows 8, and Acer is also equipped with a 40Whr 5280mAh four-cell lithium polymer battery for the P3, officially claiming a maximum endurance of 6 hours. For the actual performance of this product, we will further test the content in a later evaluation.
In terms of wireless connectivity, the Acer Aspire P3 supports Bluetooth 4.0 and supports 802.11 a/g/n wireless networks, which are more than enough to meet daily needs.
Because all the interfaces are set on the Acer Aspire P3 host, it's hard to add too many elements in such a limited space. The Acer Aspire P3 's fuselage has 1 USB 3.0 ports, 1 Micro HDMI ports and a power connector on the left, and 1 3.5mm audio ports and Power and volume controls on the right. In general, the Acer Aspire P3 interface is small, not only a lack of species, but also in the current USB devices in a large number of applications, the only 1 interface design is difficult to meet the normal use of people. With this in mind, Acer has added a desktop bracket to the optional accessory, which adds standard HDMI interface, VGA interface, USB 3.0 interface, standard RJ-45 Ethernet interface, and card reader, enabling the Acer Aspire P3 to significantly improve its usability.
Warp Use experience
The Acer Aspire P3 Front is equipped with a 11.6-inch widescreen LED display, with a resolution of 1366x768, 10-point touch support, and IPs technology, showing a visual angle of up to 178 °, the result is extraordinary. As well as the need for touch, the Corning fit anti-wear durable glass screen is also used to effectively prevent scratches on the screen. Of course, wear is not never scratch, so users in normal use also need to do some protective measures.
After the host inserted the holster, folding the bottom into the keyboard groove can become normal computer mode, in this state of the screen with the keyboard angle of about 110-120 degrees, although because the distance relationship needs a slightly lower nod, but overall use posture is still relatively comfortable.
The Acer Aspire P3 machine is removed from the holster and is not laborious, just a little force at the connecting Gap, and the host behind the holster will be more convenient to carry, but it will still feel more strenuous if used purely by hand.
Acer Aspire P3 's Bluetooth keyboard holster feels good and works more carefully. Since the keyboard itself only works as input, there is no other hardware inside, and no connected parts, except for the lithium battery that supplies itself. The work, charging indicator and keypad switch are set in the upper left corner, while the left side also has a micro USB interface designed to charge the Bluetooth keyboard separately.
Keyboard part Acer Aspire P3 uses a full-size chocolate keyboard that strikes a comfortable feel and gives a relatively moderate amount of feedback, without sacrificing the feel for thinness. However, because the deformation is used to insert the host into the upper part of the groove in the keyboard, so to the keyboard area out of the small space, the key design will inevitably have a certain compromise, and the traditional keyboard in some of the keys there are some small differences, the use of a period of time to adapt. In addition, because the host and keyboard parts are not really fixed together, in the use of the environment also put forward higher requirements, especially in the mobile use of no smooth support, the use of stability and safety factor are poor performance.
Built-in clear.fi and Dolby sound effect
As a brand new super-pole, Acer Aspire P3 also employs the Microsoft-provided Windows 8 Pro system, and we get a 64-bit version of the evaluation machine system in English.
The Acer Aspire P3 screen is commendable in touch, not only fast, but also highly accurate, and the operation in the Windows interface becomes fluid.
Acer Aspire P3 Pre-shipped many of Acer's own customized services, such as Acer Power Button, clear.fi cloud storage capabilities, to bring people a better experience.
On the application side, Acer Aspire P3 supports Dolby Home Theater V4 Sound and has a dual speaker at the top, which delivers superior sound performance and is more than enough to make a mobile home theater.
With a strong combination of Intel Core Y series processors and SSDs, the Acer Aspire P3 is also very fast to boot and use. The boot speed is only 6 seconds, and waking from sleep is just 1.5 seconds, further narrowing the distance to the Android tablet. The addition of Acer's full-time online technology allows Acer Aspire P3 to update the web and send and receive e-mails in the state of the power adapter, even when it's in hibernation.
Processor test: With Core Y Series i5 processor
From Cpuz we can see that the Acer Aspire P3 uses the core I5-3339Y processor, which is the latest model released at the beginning of the year and one of the first listed Y-series processors. It is a low-voltage product, is still a 22nm Ivybridge architecture, the use of dual-core design, the initial frequency of 1.5GHz, the turbo can reach 2.0GHz, three-level cache of 3MB, does not support VPRO technology. It is worth mentioning that the series of processors with "scene design power consumption" concept, the TDP can be reduced to 7W, and the highest is only 13W, in terms of energy performance and temperature control performance is more prominent.
The integrated display core of the processor is the Intel HD4000 with a dynamic frequency of 350-850mhz. Because it's not a game book, and Intel HD4000 's performance is believed to be familiar to everyone, we have not tested the performance of the graphics card individually.
We tested the Acer Aspire P3 with the Cinebench R10 software. Cinebench is a well-known test software that, through the high-precision 3D scene and special effects software engine, can test the processor's 3D rendering level, thus reflecting the performance of the processor. In the Cinebench R10 test, the Acer Aspire P3 processor was divided into 1.96, performance, with a single core score of 3362, multi-core score is 6586, for Office applications enough.
Complete test: Satisfactory performance
First we looked at the performance Index score of the Acer Aspire P3 within the Windows 8 operating system, and in the scoring we were able to perform a simple comparative evaluation of the performance of the five components, including processor, memory, graphics, game performance, and main drive. Acer Aspire P3 is divided into 4.6 of the overall, the lowest is the desktop display performance, in contrast, the other scores are good, the processor scored 6.3, the storage score because the SSD was added to get a high score of 8.1.
Next, we test the overall performance of the Acer Aspire P3, and the software is still a professional test software-pcmark 7 using Futuremark. PCMark 7 is Futuremark's latest set of performance testing software, which, as before, uses script testing to simulate actual usage. However, in the application testing of SSD has been strengthened, can more accurately reflect the actual use of the system performance. The Acer Aspire P3 in PCMark 7 is divided into 3881 points, with excellent processor computing power to the overall score.
Disk Performance test: Access Speed performance Highlights
The Acer Aspire P3 is powered by the 128GB SSD, C400, the first of its kind with 25-nanometer NAND flash technology, which supports SATA 6GB/S interfaces for exceptional performance. In the test for storage, we also chose the well-known test software as SSD benchmark to test it.
In the read-write test of the as SSD benchmark, the Acer Aspire P3 scored 745, with read-write writes reaching 478.08mb/seconds, outstanding performance, and a pure SSD structure, which is more prominent in terms of seismic performance than traditional hard drives.
Thermal performance test: reach the mainstream standard
Acer Aspire P3 is a standard x86 architecture of high-performance ultra-polar, in such products, the prevalence of heat and endurance problems can be properly resolved also become one of our most concerned about the evaluation.
Because the host part contains a number of major components such as processors, hard drives, screens, and so on, the Acer Aspire P3 has a limited amount of internal space, and in such conditions it is a great test to effectively emit the heat from the Core i5 processor.
The Acer Aspire P3 's heat dissipation is mainly through the exhaust vents on both sides of the top, and there is no noticeable heat and noise in light work, but once the high-load task is turned on, it will quickly heat up in a short time and some noise can be heard at the vents.
The actual use of the Acer Aspire P3 machine in the general temperature, in the normal use of two or three hours, in addition to the top of the screen near the camera more than 40 degrees Celsius, the host other locations are within 35 degrees Celsius. And the keyboard part because is relatively independent, so the temperature is only 30 degrees, compared with the room temperature is basically consistent, in the operation will not give people's hands to bring irritability burning feeling.
Battery life test: Balance mode lasts less than 3 hours
In the endurance test, we tested it thoroughly with the Powermark software provided by Futuremark.
Powermark is a professional battery testing tool released by Futuremark at the end of 2011. It can simulate different use load, the computer's battery for the most real test, which is divided into network browsing load test, word processing load test, video load test, game load test and many other standard mode.
In the actual test, we recorded the achievements in actual use, Powermark light use and balance mode. In light use, the battery life is around 3 hours and 15 minutes, while in the Powermark mild use test, the Acer Aspire P3 has a battery life of nearly 5.5 hours, while the Acer Aspire P3 finally gives a 2-hour, 58-minute battery performance in a balanced mode with entertainment and other uses.
Evaluation Summary: Advantages and disadvantages of the obvious
By reviewing the Acer Aspire P3, we have a deeper understanding of this product. As a variant of the x86 architecture, the Acer Aspire P3 is designed with a few highlights: The mainframe part is slightly bulky compared to the other system's, but there has been a significant improvement over similar products using the x86 architecture, with strong performance, fine workmanship, complete window 8 experience is also a lot of the same price products do not have. But on the other hand, Acer Aspire P3 still does not solve the x86 architecture tablet in terms of battery life, heat, and so on, so for the user if it is really used as a tablet, the experience still has a gap, and the machine and keyboard split design, the use of the environment is higher, and the input and other aspects of the experience and the traditional notebook still have a certain gap.