Aspire One Review
Acer Aspire One
Review - A Quick To the Point Netbook Guide
Aspire One Review
Aspire netbooks are one of the best
valued netbooks on the market in our opinion hands down.
At the time of this
writing some of the Aspire One's major highlights include
configurations with ample 8.9 and 10.1
inch screen flavors with 1024x600 pixels, and 4 or six cell battery
configurations, all in a great sub $500 affordable package.
Not too shabby for a
netbook, though the netbook
base configuration on a whole (features, specifications, etc.) offered
by other manufacturers
including Sony, HP, Dell, Asus,
Hitachi and others are also for the most part very
similar across the board.
This is pretty
much due to manufacturing costs for honestly manufacturers really need
these little guys in the $500 price range to be competitive and to be
classified as a netbook.
course there are some so called netbooks
costing over $500 but that's another story.
Thankfully however the Aspire one series
netbooks standout and are
a true sub $500 netbook bargain.
Stylish Acer Aspire One Netbooks &
The Acer Aspire One
series netbooks do differ from other
netbooks out here in more ways than one on the other hand.
One difference is of
course exterior styling
despite being pretty similar to other models including the Asus Eee PC
The Aspire One series do
however have some distinctions and we feel the
overall design is pretty good all around.
Exterior finish is clean
and overall look and feel is of good quality
making the Aspire One a true and cool netbook computer.
series netbooks run on the powerful Intel Atom
mobile processor platform like many other netbooks which lends to great
performance for basic applications such as light
surfing, and listening to your favorite tunes among other light duty
Like other netbooks the
Aspire One series netbooks will make
a great secondary computer system and a perfect starter laptop for
users but as a primary computing machine the horsepower just isn't
quite there in our opinion.
to be expected however for
remember the Intel Atom processors are really designed specifically for
power usage and cost.
Of course the Atom
processor is truly the perfect processor
for these super small laptops and because less processing horsepower
equates to a lower cost per processor, manufacturers are able to offer
like the Acer Aspire One at the spectacular sub $500 price range.
And we're happy to trade
off a bit of
performance in this case, but don't get me wrong, Intel Atom processors
the N270 offer great all around performance that is perfect for common
Aspire One Review -
System Quick Highlights:
- Very affordable
- Good battery life, especially
six cell netbook configurations
- Bright screen
- Decent exterior styling and
- Clunky mouse
button on some models
- Debatable touchpad feel. Can be a bit temperamental
on some models
- Smaller than average keyboard
when compared to some competitor netbooks
Aspire One Review -
Typical Acer Aspire One System Features
- Intel Atom mobile processors
- Intel GMA 950+ Integrated
- 1 to 2GB memory configurations
- 160GB+ hard drives
- Screen resolution with
- Built-in webcam
- VGA output
- Multi flash card reader
- Three USB 2.0 ports
- Models weigh in less than 4lbs
- Windows operating systems
Acer Aspire One - Additional Details
Models with six cell
batteries such as the Acer Aspire One
D150 in fact are one of the cheapest netbooks out there that can run
hours on a single charge.
test Acer Aspire One D150 through the rounds and sure enough we
between 4.5 on up to a whopping 6.5 hours depending on our usage and
various configuration options that were tweaked.
Our typical usage during
testing included light duty tasks
like word processing and web surfing.
figure most netbook purchasers will use their own netbooks for similar
and such we left out heavy duty testing scenarios.
We always look at battery
life with a grain
of salt however and honestly we never really do full on consistent
different laptop brands and configurations for our site
towards the general user and so the nitty-gritty details we
such as Anandtech, Toms Hardware, or CNET.
Acer Aspire One Review - Conclusion
the end all great things will always have their low points. One thing you will notice
right off the bat with
many Aspire One netbooks including the Aspire One D150 is a smaller
average keyboard design.
not exactly a break this deal too small for remember once again a
small as hell so sacrifices are to be expected, but it does seem that
One's have smaller keyboards than some of the competitors netbooks.
will most certainly take some time getting used to for
many of you. And if
have big ass hands
forget about it, we advise you guys and gals to stay away from Netbooks
in general including
One unless you truly don't mind micro peck typing with
point for some Aspire One models such as the Aspire One D150
is a lackluster trackpad and trackpad button.
Of course with time and a bit of patience we do feel most of you will
get used to it. And well we do figure corners had to be cut
somewhere by Acer so they could push the envelope and offer some of the
lowest priced netbooks around.
For a highly
laptop that gets great battery
life at the same time costing far less than $500 who's really
and it is for this reason we highly
recommend you check out Acer's Aspire One line of mini laptop netbooks.
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