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Acer Aspire One 531 netbook review

The new Acer Aspire One 531 is a perfect example. While the screen has received a much needed size increase, the chassis has been slimmed down considerably, with excess fat being shaved off at almost every turn. The result is a lappie that offers both a larger, more practical screen than its 8.9-inch predecessor, and […]

Acer Aspire One D150 review

The Acer Aspire One D150 is a 10in netbook with an upgraded intel Atom chip.  When Acer created the original Acer Aspire One, it came up with a bestseller that was helped along by the fashionable styling, attractive low price and good overall build and performance. It has now stretched the original screen by an […]

10-Inch Netbook Faceoff

Laptop Mag have done a review on all the new 10″ netbooks out, including the new Acer Aspire One. Anyone looking to purchase a netbook in the past year has a plethora of choices and very likely a clear idea of what a netbook is good for. However, knowing what you want out of a […]

Acer Aspire One (10-inch) review

By late last year, the Acer Aspire One had beat out ASUS’s combined offerings to become the top-selling netbook—or so market research firm DisplaySearch concluded. The One’s primacy has been confirmed by Amazon.com—which ranked it as its best seller over the Christmas holiday—as well as other sites that monitor laptop sales. The One reached this […]

Review: Acer Aspire One ZG5

“The Aspire One is extremely compact without hitting the impractical level of miniaturization seen in the (one-pound) OQO2 PC . At 2.2 pounds with an 8.9-inch 1024 x 600 LCD screen, it’s comparable to some portable DVD players, yet it’s a full-fledged Windows XP machine (a Linpus Linux version also available) with a 120GB hard […]

Acer Aspire One WiMAX netbook coming in 2009

The WiMAX Aspire One managed speedtest.net results of 6.7 Mbps on the downlink and 2.8 Mbps on the uplink; it also loaded the NY Times homepage in 15 seconds and played smooth streaming video from Hulu in full-screen.  Check out the Laptop Mag link for the video demo of the WiMAX netbook in action.  As for market availability, our […]

Acer Aspire One A150X review

“The Aspire One A150X basically uses the same frame as the Aspire One A110L. It is still currently the smallest of the Atom-based UMPCs at 170 millimeter (width) by 249 mm (depth) by 29 mm (height). Without its battery, this model weighs only 0.7 kilograms. It becomes heavier when its main 6-cell 52000 mAh (milliampere/hour) […]

Acer Aspire One A110 review

Thankfully, Acer has taken a slightly more restrained view of what constitutes an SCC. Its Aspire One is available in just three basic flavours: 8GB SSD and Linux; 120GB HDD with Linux; and 120GB HDD with Windows XP. On the desk in front of us, we have the least expensive, most basic model, the 8GB […]

Acer Aspire One – Ubuntu netbook

ACER’s Aspire One is a solid netbook, but it can be much more. In the last two weeks, I’ve been using it as a full notebook, running office applications, editing digital photos, surfing the Web and watching videos on a robust, full-featured system. The remarkable thing is, I’m doing it on a such a small, […]

5 things I like about the Acer Aspire One

Yesterday I shared five aspects of the Acer Aspire One that I wasn’t too fond of. It’s not all bad of course, so today it’s time to highlight a few elements that I do like for this $379 netbook. Bear in mind my standard disclosure: these are simply my opinions so use this information to […]