Conclusion: The Acer Aspire One 532 netbook leaves us with an overall good impression . The high battery life is probably the best feature of the new Intel Pine Trail platform. The ports available on the 532 are not unusual for a netbook and one can easily find the typical ports. However, the USB ports are hard to access and the Kensington lock is disadvantageously placed.
Pros: Stylish design, Price, Model variety, Multi-in-1 cardreader, Intel Atom N450 processor, Long battery life, Matt display, Free mini PCI-Express slot, The elegant display lid, the good workmanship of the case, thanks to Intel Atom N450 CPU the long battery life, the good display with matte surface and finally also the price.
Cons: Hard-to-access USB ports, Meagre delivery contents, Keyboard, sensitive display cover, Restricted full resolution, An HD-Decoder inside the free Mini-PCI-Express slot. Acer should at least offer such optionally. Furthermore: a scratch-proof finish, a stabler keyboard and a bigger scope of delivery.
Excerpt: This one is a brand new netbook by Acer, a brand that has the credit of being one of the earliest adopters of Intel’s new Pine Trail system, which, in the case of netbooks, mainly comprises the new Atom N450, and a new chipset called the Intel NM10. In this category Intel really has eaten up the market, thus we are raring to go here, and see exactly in which areas of performance, be it CPU heavy task, battery life or even aesthetic form, inhibits some change due to the...
Excerpt: First things first: This is not a revolution. Although the Acer Aspire One AO532h boasts Intel’s new Pine Trail processor, the Atom N450, it’s no game changer. Instead, think of it as a highly polished evolution of the standard netbook. Intel’s first Atom CPU, the N270, was the processor that launched a thousand netbooks, among them the 8.9-inch Aspire One, which was our favorite first-generation netbook, as well as one of the most popular.
Summary: In most respects, the Acer Aspire One 532h is a lot like every other netbook: specs include a 1.66-GHz Intel Atom N450 processor, 1GB of RAM, Windows 7 Starter Edition, and a 250GB hard drive. Its performance, too, is almost identical to such netbooks as the Toshiba mini NB305 and the ASUS Eee PC 1005PE-P. Where Acer has everyone else beat, though, is price. At $349, the company has undercut the longer-lasting 1005PE-P by $30, and the NB305 by $50.
Excerpt: Acer laptops are known for offering value for money and awesome price-performance ratio, and the same trend is seen in their netbooks as well. The new Acer Timeline X series of laptops are fine examples . They’re powerful, affordable and portable. Then there’s the new eMachines em350 netbook, which offers very good value for money , and now, the new Acer Aspire One AO532h, which not only features Intel’s Pine Trail CPU, an N450, but now comes with built-in broadband for...