In early May of this year at a press conference in New York, was presented to a number of devices from the Acer company, among them was the transformer Aspire P3. This hybrid will be a very good acquisition because he hides the opportunities of modern tablet and ultrabook. Unlike the business gadget Acer ICONIA W700, which it replaced, here are running Windows 8. Markedly and the main difference consists in the presence of a protective cover with an integrated keyboard. It allows to easily turn into a P3 compact ultrabook.

If we consider the Aspire P3 as a tablet or ultrabook, that is a device and a more comfortable, but as a hybrid it is very interesting and worthy of attention. To support the release of their Ultrabook-transformer Acer Aspire P3, Acer has conducted an extensive advertising campaign the main feature which was a joint clip with the most famous and popular DJ of all time – DJ Tiësto. The aim was to tell the video that if you really believe in dreams, they come true, the main thing to strive for their implementation and use to achieve these goals is really reliable partners, which is the new Aspire P3. According to the script movie, thanks to his assistant roller and a DJ saved the show in New York. Do not be confused that this is just a promotional video, in real life Acer Aspire P3 is also capable of such acts.


The appearance of the gadget is typical of most tablets. Top is safety glass and bottom is plastic, but solid enough. Housing tablet angular, has a matt silver coloring.

By tablet Acer Aspire P3 can connect an elegant keyboard, expanding, thus, function and turning it practically into a full ultrabook. In fact, it is a docking station, consisting of two separate parts. Upper – plastic, which is inserted into the plate, and the bottom – just the keyboard itself. The transformation is due to the smooth running of the type of slider. Thus, you can tilt the display forward, securing it in the groove keyboard, or add it to your tablet, while not removing from the case.

The thickness of the device 19.75 mm and weight of 1.39 kg (tablet – 790 g) allows you to always carry it with you. Maybe for ultrabook these parameters are not too small, but in general, the tablet size mm 295.4h190.7h9.95 not give you too much trouble on any trip. Moreover, from scratches and other minor damage Aspire P3 will protect cover made of artificial leather.

Display, audio, webcam

Acer Aspire P3 is equipped with a 11.6-inch touch screen that supports 10-point multi-touch. The screen resolution is 1600×900 pixels, and if you surf the web, and video is good, then, for example, in business applications, such as Excel, it will lead to eye strain. It is also worth considering that the display surface is glossy, so reflections can not escape. At the same time, happy enough high brightness and clarity, excellent color reproduction and wide viewing angles up to 170 degrees.


The sound comes through two built-in speakers. It is not too loud, but, in general, no worse than other tablets, in particular, thanks to technology Dolby Home Theater. If you prefer a more spacious and loud sound, you’ll need to connect your headphones. Regarding the front webcam with the Acer Crystal Eye 1.2 megapixel resolution, it is perfect for making video calls. In addition, you can use it to shoot video with a resolution of 720p, although in this case, for photo and video easier to use the other, rear, with a resolution of 5 megapixels.


Management in the Acer Aspire P3 can be performed via the touch screen. For the convenience of handwriting or drawing appropriate to use a stylus, which is available as an option. Also provides a physical keyboard with a Bluetooth-metal work surface. All the buttons are the optimal size, pressed clearly, have a short stroke. In general, the type text will be comfortable.

Interestingly, the docking keyboard is equipped with its own battery and, according to the manufacturer, can operate without recharging for about two months with daily use, and about eight months of standby time. Keyboard can be recharged via the Micro-USB from virtually any smartphone or laptop. As for the touchpad, it’s not here.Probably due to the fact that the keyboard unit occupies the lower half of the work area, and the top is covered, with a fixed part of the tablet.


Acer Aspire P3 tablet runs on the operating system Windows 8. It can be equipped as a dual-core processor third-generation Core i3, and more productive Core i5. And in fact, and in another case, the tablet is equipped with integrated graphics Intel HD Graphics 4000, which is enough for a variety of visual computing. It added that for data storage provides 60 or 120 GB of internal flash memory, depending on the configuration device and the amount of RAM varies from 2 to 4 GB invariably standard DDR3. Such hardware stuffing aims to work not only in office applications, but also perform more complex tasks.

One version of the filling looks like this: dual-core Intel Core i5-3339Y , built on 22-nanometer technology, with a clock frequency of 1.5 GHz, with the possibility of increasing it to 2 GHz mode Turbo. There are also 2 GB of RAM.cost of the tablet in the base set with 2 GB of RAM, a Core i3 processor and 60 GB of flash memory, is about $ 800.Certainly, more powerful equipment will cost you more.

Ports and Communications

Of the interfaces in the Aspire P3 has a port Micro-HDMI, allowing you to transfer media content to an external display. There is also a full-size USB 3.0. Both are located on the left side. There you can see the Reset socket and a socket for recharging. On the right side of the tablet is a power button and volume rocker. Next to them – combined audio jack for headphones or a microphone. But the memory card slot is missing here.

At the very docking keyboard as we have said, is a port Micro-USB, which is used to charge it.

A set of wireless standard modules: Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n and Bluetooth 4.0.


The battery inserted into the plate, has a capacity of 5280 mAh (40 Wh), allowing Acer Aspire P3 work for about 6 hours in balanced mode. Another nice addition is the rapid “falling asleep” of the device and the almost immediate exit from Sleep mode.


Windows-tablet Acer Aspire P3 turned out quite interesting, especially when it comes to performance and compact device for daily tasks. It costs $600 which is very competitive and a very worthy of attention gadget lovers Transformers. Moreover, thanks to Bluetooth-keyboard, a built-in special case, the tablet has a sufficiently high functionality. The only drawback is the lack of slots for memory cards, so you have to limit ourselves to the basic amount of internal memory. But if you do not take this into account, you realize that Acer’s taken another height.

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