Reviews and Problems with Acer Aspire One 522-series
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18 September 2011
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: 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.
Summary: I grew up with computers and have had many netbooks and notebooks. Can't believe how fast and powerfull this netbook is. It plays video while I surf the web flawlessly. For a netbook, its is currently the best out there.
Everything you could ask for, and more, in this price range
15 April 2011
Summary: After spending 2 weeks with my Acer Aspire One 522, I can safely say it does everything I wanted it to, including: - Plays 1080p YouTube videos (Big Buck Bunny) with zero dropped frames. - Easily handles 1080p MKV files with Splash Lite out of the box, and also with MPC-HC but you have to tweak setting around a bit (enable DXVA, etc). - Most surprisingly, it plays my 1080p AVCHD (.mts) files straight off my Lumix DMC-GH1 camera with no hiccups.
Summary: This is the little netbook that could! I replaced the 1GB Ram with a new 4GB stick and installed win 7 home premium on this baby and it absolutely flies. People who are hating on this item really don't have one. It does get warm, but never hot. It plays 1080p video flawlessly. The screen is a 720p screen so the resolution is nice and crisp. LOL, a few of my co-workers even said it was too small, so I increased the size of the fonts. Outputting to a HDTV is a breeze too!
Summary: I have been looking for a netbook as I do a lot of economy plane travel, but haven't found a solution that has allowed to get the portability without sacrificing performance. One of the only AMD C-Series APU based netbooks on the market, the 522 gives me a solid performance at a great price. Runs circles around the competition and allows me to do some very low impact gaming (think: Plants vs. Zombines and Starcraft II).
Summary: I bought this netbook as a gift. I installed a 2GB stick of RAM, a better Win7 version, and removed all the bloatware (wasn't too much to begin with anyway). This thing is fast. One of the best things about this netbook is the screen estate: 1280x720 instead of the standard 1024x600. Combined with the new Ontario APU, large number of ports, better than normal webcam, and a low asking price, this netbook is just awesome.
Summary: Acer 522 with two gigs installed, kept 7 starter, using the poke the keyboard loose from the battery compartment method, but it pays to cut a little square of 1/16 inch cardboard and put in the hole in the battery compartment, over the thin bit of tin, before pushng it loose from behind with a rounded end of something.