Reviews and Problems with Acer Aspire One 721-series
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Acer Aspire Review
9 September 2012
Excerpt: My Daddy gave me this computer for Christmas, and I must say it has been just what I needed! I like the compact size, because I just stick it in my purse and use it on the go! I am not a computer expert, but for what I need this for (school work, research, email and Facebook!) the Acer Aspire completely meets my standards! The few negatives are completely outweighed by the positives, but nevertheless, the cons are still very much worth mentioning.
Acer Aspire One: An Outstanding Piece of Equipment.
9 September 2012
Excerpt: The Acer Aspire One is one of the better Netbooks on the market. With 160 GB of storage, a 1.66 GHz Intel Atom Processor, 1 GB of RAM, and a Six-Cell Lithium-Ion battery, it is a powerful little computer. The battery life is fantastic, with a charge lasting around 6 hours. Also, considering it is only 3 pounds, it is excellent for working on the go. The Aspire One also includes a full keyboard and a built in Webcam "Optimized for low-light video chatting.
Excerpt: I bought an Acer Aspire 11" netbook off of woot.com and it came preinstalled with word, powerpoint, and excel. It was meant to be a quick replacement for a computer that I had lost to water damage. After being spoiled by a macbook this computer came to be quite the let down. You can't expect a netbook to compete with a regular laptop but you can at least expect it to me competent and it wasn't even that.
Excerpt: I just bought this Acer Aspire 12.1" netbook as a Christmas gift for myself, and let me tell you how I was not disappointed by it. I just love it! I bought this netbook, not because I needed to replace an old crappy, I already have a sony vaio and a great dell desktops; however, my 15'' vaio was beginning to get really heavy in my bag with all my books for school, so I decided to look for a netbook that would be really light but still has a great performance capacity.
Excerpt: We have a full size laptop and the Acer is far easier to transport and carry. It is really light and actually fits in my large "Hobo" bag style purse. My shoulder was so tired hauling the other full size laptop around. This computer works well for coffee shops with internet and carrying around to work on on the go. I would travel with it any day. The only drawbacks are that there is no way to use a disc with them.
Excerpt: I picked up this netbook with the external dvd player, mouse and case accessories from costco over 1.5 yrs ago for 450 bucks or so. I was excited initially coz it was super light weight. I had also looked at a lot of reviews online on netbooks and how the keyboard was very easy to use since the size was just ideal. I have installed windows 7 on it to try and make it faster. I do use it on a daily basis when I need a mobile laptop that I can just drop in my purse.
Excerpt: I purchased an Acer AspireOne Netbook in March 2009. It is now January 2011 and I am still runnng my laptop everyday as usual. The only issues I have had over these (nearly) two years are the screen is very touchy, which is why I had to have it replaced already, and it can be hard to spend long hours on it as it is very small (the screen).
Excerpt: This laptop suits my needs as a college student. It starts up fast, great battery life and more importantly it is very mobile and light. Sure, a macbook is light as well but this costs $600 less. It also has Windows 7 which is the best operating system ever made. It is a netbook so it has its disadvantages. That includes: no CD drive, low resolution, integrated graphics and slower hard drive/processors. I would not recommend this netbook to be your main computer.
Summary: I purchased this netbook for my husband in June 2011. He was looking for something smaller and more easily portable than a laptop so he could do his writing and other work in a variety of places. I looked at the iPad, which had a lot of glitz but little functionality beyond web browsing, emailing, gaming, etc. I considered cheaper, less powerful netbooks, but they too seemed to suffer from a lack of functionality.
Summary: At first I did not like this computer at all, but I probably had high expectations that didn't work out. The keyboard takes getting used to, use lighter tapping than old style keyboards. It's a very cute computer, nice to have on lap in Starbucks (good WiFi there). I had a lot of frustrations trying to figure this one out. I had to get my own WiFi router and I didn't understand WiFi at all. No external manual comes with this.