Acer Aspire One Netbook
I have had the Acer Aspire One for a couple of months now and it has replaced my Asus EEE netbook. I decided that as I live on my netbook these days, it was time to update. My EEE had severed me well but I felt a little more grunt under the hood would be nice, and better battery life would be good too. The larger screen and keyboard were also factors.
As I don’t travel alot the extra size compared to my EEE(10″) isnt an issue but the bigger higher resolution screen is a welcome change. Its called a HD screen as it has a resolution of 1366 x 768, and it certainly is a step up from the EEE. The Acer Aspire One also features a Z520 processor that features hyper-threading and feels much zippier than the N270 in the EEE even though it has a lower clock speed.
I put Windows 7 on the Acer Aspire One as soon as I got it and am really happy with the performance of that on the netbook and don’t feel like I have traveled back in time like I did using XP on the EEE. I also joined an Acer Aspire forum which was invaluable getting Windows 7 set up. I also upgraded the RAM it to 2 GB like I had done with my EEE.
The keyboard is nice and certainly as good as the one on the EEE but isnt quite as good as my Logitech diNovo Edge that I use on my laptop(as a desktop replacement) but I wouldn’t expect it too considering what I paid for the diNovo. Its perfectly functional but just doesn’t feels as slick. The keys being full size and larger than on the EEE is great though.
The Acer Aspire One is very thin and weighs about 1.4 Kg so isnt much heavier than the EEE, and for my purposes, just as portable. It mostly just goes from my lounge to my bedroom, but will no doubt accompany me when I do travel. It only has wireless G unlike the EEE which had N but thats hasn’t been an issue in my house.
The screen is fantastic and although like the EEE it needs to be on right angle or it tends to ghost a little. I don’t find that a problem as I will adjust screen to proper angle without even thinking about it. It has great colour depth and good contrast.
Overall I am really happy with the Acer Aspire One and my only issue has been the power supply dying. Pretty poor after only 2 months but it was replaced without a problem under warranty. Otherwise it has performed really well. I did ditch the McAfee internet security as I wasn’t happy with that and am now trying kaspersky, which is definately better than the trial of McAfee, but I am used to Norton 360.
I rate this product 9 out of 10.
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Acer Aspire One AO751h-1545 11.6-Inch Black Netbook – 8 Hour Battery Life
Specs: Intel Atom Z520 Processor (1.33Ghz). !60 GB HDD. 1 GB ram 11.6″ HD screen(1366×768). full size keys. 3 x USB SD card reader. Wireless 802.11 G Bluetooth, VGA out 100mbs ethernet, webcam