Reviews and Problems with Acer Aspire One 522-series
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Junk. My iphone 3GS is faster
11 June 2012
Summary: Absolutely pure junk. This netbook is barely capable of performing its basic function: browsing the internet. All the search engines sites take forever to load. Youtube takes forever to load. Amazon.com takes forever to load. Opening folders, creating folders, basic computer functions are super slow. My iPhone 3GS is faster at loading pages than this. 1G of RAM, sounds a lot, but 256 MB goes to video memory and you have a recipe for a useless netbook.
Summary: Bought about 9 months ago as a portable laptop for vacation traveling. It is indeed very slow and freezes up all the time even with simple operations like navigating through folders or opening simple websites. I removed all the bloatware, installed 2Gb of memory, no luck. Still slow and you need patience to work with it. Good side is amazing battery life, works for a few hours with a full charge. Wonder if it is a hardware problem or Windows 7 Starter.
Summary: With Black Friday coming up, my sister-in-law was talking about waiting overnight in the Best Buy line in order to snag one of the crummy netbooks being offered. With five minutes of searching, I managed to find this little number refurbished for the same price or less. While the CPU is clocked oddly at 1ghz, the fact it's dual core with special focus on multi-media means this little number can excel where similarly priced netbooks fail.
Summary: I got this to take some of the burden off of my older macbook - as a mac user, I thought it would be good to get familiar with the windows operating system. I love the structure of this netbook - it is very lightweight and compact. The keyboard is a good size for a netbook and the screen is not too small - I recommend zooming in on text to avoid eye strain after a while though.
Summary: Pros: -ADM C-50 ACU is surprisingly fast. -Multi-Touch Pad -HDMI Output -3 USB ports -6 cell battery (lasts about 7.5 hours of moderate use) -Extra Large Keys on Keyboard -Thin Cons: -Windows 7 STARTER (I had to upgrade to premium. Just to give you a picture of how limited it is: You cant even change the desktop background) This was probably the biggest con.
Summary: So I bought this little netbook knowing what to expect, as a previous owner of a Dell Mini 9 and as a current owner of a MacBook Pro I was looking for something cheap with good battery life and not terribly powerful. The Good: The battery life really did have about 5-6 hours while web browsing and working offline HDMI Out is great, put it out to the 50" tv without a problem, even the audio feeds through Pretty quick for the little tasks The 93% keyboard seems much bigger...
Summary: This is the third Acer Aspire that we've bought in the last 2 years. The first was an XP version, with the easiest setup I've ever seen. I was so pleased with it that I recommended it to many people as a travel / backup computer. The second was a Win7 box, and had the expected problems, but most were easily solved. This one has the Win7 Starter, which is so crippled that it can't even load a printer driver.
Summary: I feel sorry for the reviewer prior to me that had so many issues with this netbook. Based on the description of his problems, I would guesstimate that he has an PIBKAC error or his scrolling feature isn't working at all, thus not allowing him to SCROLL DOWN TO THE BOTTOM OF A WEBPAGE/DOCUMENT WITHIN HIS WEB BROWSER OR ADOBE READER.
Nice netbook - did upgrade to Windows 7 easy/HDMI makes Netflix streaming great!
Gloria from Victoria, Amazon
15 May 2011
Summary: I am very satisfied with his netbook. Have to take it to the Geek Squad at Best Buy to get the 2 mb memory installed. I did the anytime upgrade to Windows 7 and that went off without a hitch. I used the HDMI port to view Netflix movies on a 32" screen tv and the sound and picture were great. The built in speakers are horrible though - can barely hear anything. This netbook is good for surfing the net and email and doing light word processing etc.