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Acer Aspire V5 Laptop Review

Expert Reviews check out the Acer Aspire V5-571 – a really good looking netbook that runs Windows 8. However, they were a little disappointed with the performance: The V5 makes a good first impression. It looks every inch the high-end laptop and is significantly smarter than the V3. Our review sample had a smooth, matt […]

Acer Aspire S7 Review

PC Pro have a hands on review of the Acer Aspire S7-391 – one of the first Windows 8 models in the Aspire series:   There’s a USB 3 port on either side of the base, along with a microSD slot and a headphone socket. A micro-HDMI port on the back is the only video […]

Upgraded Aspire One User Site

The website has been updated with a new look and new blogging software. There are more improvements to come over the coming months, so they’ll be reported in the news section. We’ve moved all of the forums over to, where you’ll find a specific Acer Aspire section complete with downloads, technical support and […]

Windows 8 consumer edition out today, 32bit and 64bit Download

Windows 8 consumer edition is available to download now, you can get it directly from Microsoft.  This version of Windows has a new GUI (graphical user interface) but the “old style” windows is still running under neath. You can download it from Microsoft (either as ISO or auto-download package, which includes info how to boot via […]

Site update

Hasn’t been must news lately worth posting, but the forums are still going strong. (thanks to mods keeping it in ship shape) All comments on the site have been removed, to much spam, I might test out the facebook comments plugin at some point. I have just created a Facebook fan page (see on the right), […]

Acer Aspire One AOD250 impressions: Android gone bad

“We admit, we were pretty stoked when we first saw the Acer Aspire One AOD250 running Android in dual-boot mode. What could possibly be bad about it? Fast start-up, Google apps… other good things that aren’t coming to mind at the moment… what could go wrong? Turns out, just about everything. See, the Aspire One […]

Acer Aspire One Netbooks Now Available With Dual-Core CPUs, Longer Battery Life – 721

The Aspire One AOD255 rocks the dual-core Atom N550 cpu along with 1GB DDR3 memory. Along with the added horsepower, the battery is now rated at eight-hours. The rest of netbooks specs are predicitable — 10.1-inch LED screen, Intel graphics 802.11, b/g/n, 1.3 MP webcam, 250GB hard drive — but they are also just fine […]

Laser One notebook Aspires to be the best Acer clone it can be

“You’d be forgiven if you took one look at the new Laser One Chinese laptop and thought it was yet another variation of Acer’s Aspire One 10 inch netbook series. I’m pretty sure that’s what the manufacturer wants you to think after all. But als, it’s just another cheap knockoff. Shanzhaiben reports that the Laser […]

Acer Aspire One D255 gets dual core Atom processor

The Acer Aspire One D255 is a rather special netbook because it comes with a dual core Intel Atom processor, with each core running at 1.5GHz boasting 512KB of L2 cache. Similar to other Atom processors, the N550 will also support hyperthreading, resulting in Windows reporting that you will have a quartet of CPUs underneath […]

Acer Germany exposes another Aspire One netbook (Aspire One 360)

Looks like Acer has yet another Aspire One variant entering its lineup in the near future with a video on YouTube from Acer Germany giving it a brief showing. This is the Aspire One 360 which is based on Intel’s Pine Trail. It looks to be much of a standard affair with nothing really jumping […]