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Acer Aspire One 521-series

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User Review

charlie1989, Cnet.co.uk
23 April 2013
  • Summary: i love my new laptop it works brilliant mainly used for online gaming was gonna go for Packard bell ......but at 100 pound Packard bell at 179 pound i thought id give acer a whirl i CAN NOT fault it
  • Pros: everything but
  • Cons: heat
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Ronny Watson, Cnet.co.uk
16 January 2011
  • Summary: First off, Charles Kloet's conclusions in his review are completely false. Any benchmark test will show this machine significantly outperforms each of the current Atom-based netbooks, in terms of computing performance. Just turning on the machine and playing YouTube videos should make the increased computing power apparent. As an IT expert, I bought this machine to get the most performance from as small a package as possible.
  • Pros: Processor, HDMI, and graphics performance
  • Cons: Heat, technical support
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Nukeit, Cnet.co.uk
6 December 2010
  • Summary: What can I say. Clean out the bloatware, upgrade to Win 7 Pro and drop a 4gb stick and you have a pocket rocket. This netbook sits beside the HDTV and is on 24/7. I have the Windows ARC keyboard and mouse and use the machine to do my homework, video skype, write my blogs and most of all enjoy HD streaming of Netflix, Youtube and all online content. I love this little machine that could.
  • Pros: Fast, compact and HD Streaming
  • Cons: hot, W7 Starter, bloatware and 1GB ram
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Overall 10
10

User Review

Alan Bennett, Cnet.co.uk
4 December 2010
  • Summary: I took a while deciding on this netbook and was about to get a packard Bell but when Curry's dropped the price to £199, down £50, it was enough to switch and i'm glad I did, its much better at processing video than the Atom based machines. I added an mpeg decoder so I good watch recorded tv, .wtv, programmes recorded on my media center whilst traveling - played without a glich.
  • Pros: Better than the Atom processor based netbooks
  • Cons: Nothing
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Ben Pilkington, Cnet.co.uk
18 November 2010
  • Summary: OK i've signed in here just to say that I almost didn't buy this netbook because of the harsh review here on cnet, but i'm pleased to say that your reviewer 'Charles Kloet' was totally wrong about virtually every aspect of the netbook. As noted, it has it's own graphics card, and a different cpu, so it's great for streaming HD, i've not had a 'slideshow' which Mr. Kloet viewed.
  • Pros: Netbook gaming, portable
  • Cons: Battery Life
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

ukkarl, Cnet.co.uk
29 October 2010
  • Summary: I must admit, the netbook I have doesn't seem to resemble the reviewed one either. I can download or view HD content on the iPlayer just fine, I have none of the problems associated with the reviews. I've upgraded the HDD to 320Gb as I use the netbook to DJ with, and have upgraded the OS from Windows 7 Starter (you can't even change the desktop background with 7 Starter) to Windows 7 Professional, and have ordered a 2Gb stick of memory.
  • Pros: Great styling, HD output
  • Cons: Windows 7 Starter, Resolution setting
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

distantlurker, Cnet.co.uk
8 October 2010
  • Summary: I'm rather shocked at the CNet review. I've had this box for a couple of weeks, swapped it at PC World for an ageing laptop from the 90's (£50 trade in, paid £200 in total). 1st thing to do (as with any netbook) is grab a 2GB stick of memory. I use it for playing games, particularly when I have to look after my mothers house and dogs. Half Life 2 runs great, Civ, I even had a game of Empire Total War with it hooked up to her 42" plasma via HDMI.
  • Pros: power
  • Cons: nothing
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User Review

Erin Ryan Chambers, Cnet.co.uk
5 October 2010
  • Summary: The review of this product is VERY DIFFERENT from my experience. This netbook kills 1080p content, I have a huge library of 1080p movies & they all look amazing. In addition w/ flash 10.1 it also EASILY plays 1080p flash content. It sounds like the CNET reviewer has a computer literacy issue perhaps? Very sad CNET, I suggest you review your CV's of your employees and there ability to use a computer prior to letting them write an 'official' CNET review. Yours Truly, Mr.
  • Pros: HD Video, fast CPU
  • Cons: Hard to type on the keyboard, but hey its a 10 inch netbook right?
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Overall 4
4.0

Práctico.

Ciao
28 July 2011
  • Excerpt: Hace menos de dos años que lo tengo . A los seis meses se le rompio el cargador de la bateria y antes de cumplir un año se quedo la pantalla en blanco., es muy lento para cargar , por lo que pienso que no debe ser muy bueno su procesador. Su mejor ventaja es que es pequeño y fácil de transportar y que para poco uso y navegar por internet esta bien , siempre que dure su pantalla y su cargador.
  • Pros: Pocas
  • Cons: Pantalla y cargador
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Overall 8
8.0
Overall quality 8
8.0

l'ufficio in tasca

cullen84, Ciao
5 July 2011
  • Excerpt: Ho acquistato un ACER ASPIRE ONE 521 prettamente per motivi di lavoro, in quanto sono spesso in giro da clienti e necessito di scrivere mail o ricercare su internet alcune informazioni. Mi sono rivolto a un pc, o meglio alla famiglia chiamata netbook, pe ...
  • Pros: dimensioni e prestazioni elevate
  • Cons: sistema operativo
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