Advantages Cheap Powerfull machine
Disadvantages No Optical drive
I have had my Acer Aspire One for about 3 months and it has never failed me. I will review everything that should be considered before buying.Speed: Well this depends on the model you are going to buy, I own the Linux version with 1GB of ram, which is probably the fastest AAO you are going to get, it really does fly. Because Linux uses very little prossesing it means that all of the application will run with little effort. The ram is upgradeable to 1.5GB and I cannot even start to think how fast it would be with that.
Memory: Memory is a very personal thing, for example I have the 120GB HD version which is more than enough for me but some people might fill that instantly, other people would get the 8GB SSD and never fill 8GB so really it just depends on your needs but there are many different HD sizes available. So take your pick.UI: As mentioned I have the Linux version and it is so simple to use. The home screen is split into 4 sections,1 for "connect" this includes the browser,IM client, e-mail client, RSS reader, wikipeadia and others. The next section is for "Work" and this includes Writer, spreadsheets, Presentations, calender, calculator etc. I will review each of these individually. The third section is "Fun", in this section there is Media master, photo master, games, webcam and basically anything that doesn't go in the other sections. Finally we have "Files" witch is self explanatory.
Browser: The browser that is preloaded is Firefox which I think is great, much better that IE, what more can I say, its a browser.IM: Well the IM (instant messaging) client in my opinion is pretty poor, You can use your current MSN, Yahoo or some other address and it will load your contact list and everything. But I have had a lot of problems with it, the most resent being that it tell me an error then takes ten minutes to load. I am going to try a different one.
E-mail client: Again I feel this is poor. I gave it my e-mail address but it only actually catches a few of my e-mails. I still have to check via the net.RSS reader: This is great, I had never really use RSS before until I got my AAO. But now it happily tells me the weather and such. Again, there isn't much more I can say, its just an RSS reader.
Presentations: I am yet to use this but I have had a quick look and it is very similar to PowerPoint so I expect it will be just as easy to use.Webcam: The web cam is not great at on 0.3 MP but really on a machine like this what do you expect. It takes photos and videos and works well with the IM client.
Keyboard: Well I think the keyboard is great. There is very little compromise because acer have cleverly made the keyboard go to withing MMs of the edge of the netbook.
|Look & Feel|
|Memory / capacity|
|Comfort & Portability|
|Robustness & Durability|
|Ease of use|
|Range of Extra Features|
Author's newest reviews
Attention, this is the first review from this author
Instead of giving a negative rating, consider:
Help this member by giving your advice
Report fraud (for example plagiarism) or other issue with the review to the Ciao support team
Add your comment
Acer redefines mobile connectivity with Aspire one, the revolutionary netbook packed with fun and powerful computing features in a diminutive 8.9...
amazon marketplace electronics
Availability: Usually dispatched within 1-2 business days