Excerpt: The Frugal One. With the Aspire One A110/ A150, Acer has passed other Asus EeePC clones last year and reached the Netbook throne. It seems the Taiwanese company has found the right price-performance mix as they sold more and more items without any spectacular aspect and reached a market share of 37 %. With new additions, the product mix covers a wide spectrum of Netbook segment.
Pros: Very low power comsumption, Low weight with 3-cell battery, Slim and chic design, Good workmanship and case quality, Very low noise emission, Relatively good battery runtime, Ease of access to installed components, Good keyboard, The low power usage, the slim design and very low working noise
Cons: High heat levels on some parts of the case bottom, Glossy, low contrast display, Unpractical port positioning, Currently no UMTS option available, Very stiff headphone port, A good display with matt surface which would be better for mobile devices
Excerpt: Netbook sales have helped catapult Acer to second place in PC shipments worldwide, according to IDC. And the Aspire One AOD250 is easily one of Acer's best selling netbooks to date. It's hardly the ideal netbook, though, as plenty of others have caused it to lose some momentum by promising—and delivering—bigger keyboards, larger screens, and a bevy of other features. Well, this little netbook is about to push back.
Summary: Netbooks have become very popular, primarily due to their size and inexpensive pricing, but also due to the fact that the average person does not need a desktop replacement style laptop. Most people out there are not using their laptops for heavy work, the majority are using them for checking email, and browsing the internet, something which you don’t need an uber-power laptop for.
Pros: Decent battery life, Quick and easy to use, Three USB ports and card reader built-in, Thin and lightweight, Nicely made
Cons: Comes with annoying things installed, Speakers on bottom and not very loud, Glossy screen, Not very visible in direct sunlight
Summary: And so, overall I’m profoundly pleased with my purchase. For less than $400 including shipping, I’ve got a light, thin, reliable, and sensibly designed little road warrior. Sure, there are things I’d change: mainly the trackpad and that obnoxious fingerprint-magnet of a top lid. But aside from those minor annoyances, this thing does everything I want it to do, exactly as I’d hoped. To my mind, it doesn’t get much better than that.