Reviews and Problems with Acer Aspire One 532-series
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Aspire One 532h
25 September 2011
Excerpt: Acer's maintained a steady lead in the race to sell as many netbooks as possible in the past year. That's largely because the Taiwanese manufacturer figured out early that basic netbooks at lower prices would fly off shelves. And the new Aspire One 532h doesn't mess with that formula: the 10.1-inch netbook packs a new Intel Atom N450 processor, 1GB of RAM, Windows 7 Starter, 160GB hard drive and a six-cell battery all for $299. Yeah, we said $299.
Pros: Very affordable, New Intel Atom Pine Trail processor, Well-spaced keyboard
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.
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.
Pros: Sleek two-tone design, Long battery life, Relatively large textured touchpad, Above-average audio quality,
Cons: Chassis picks up fingerprints, Keyboard feels a bit cramped, Lower left side runs hot,