Acer Mini Laptops - Acer Aspire One

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Acer mini laptops are one of the top netbooks currently released. The various manufacturers have different objectives and different target markets. Some of the manufacturers try to make the price as low as possible yet make the mini laptop still usable for multitasking while others strive to be best in battery life for frequent travelers to enjoy their machines without the hassle of charging.

Balancing these features is the toughest part and often the most ideal mini laptop for the majority. The Acer Aspire One aims to be that laptop of choice where both energy efficiency and performance is emphasized.

 First Glance

The Acer Aspire One Mini Laptop boasts a sleek design and comes in black, white, as well as two cool colors, red and blue. Like many of the modern mini laptops, the screen size measures 10.1 inches diagonally which effectively balances the portability and productivity sides. The 1024 x 600 resolution doesn't measure up to some of the 10.1 inch contenders, but CrystalBrite technology makes sure that the LED brightness level is sufficient.

The keyboard is also well designed with no major problems in usability whereas the touchpad could have been a bit bigger, but fortunately the Acer Aspire One has 3 USB ports so there can be 2 extras even if there is a mouse plugged in. All of the connectors are on the sides as well which could lead to a cleaner desktop setup. The Multi-in-1 card reader serves as a nice complement to the 3 USB ports making this one of the most versatile mini laptops.

 Notable Features and Highlights

The battery life is exceptional at 3 hours of normal usage when running the light 3-cell Li-on battery pack. But versatility comes in by offering support for 6-cell battery packs to increase battery life to 7-hours while adding just a bit of weight to the mini laptop. The 6-cell battery packs are great for traveling while leaving the notebook on standby mode so it is easy to go back to work or play.

The Wi-Fi capabilities are decent as well with the SignalUp wireless technology being present which is good for boosting the signal strength when on the road. Bluetooth 2.0 with the Enhanced Data Rate feature is also supported along with other formats commonly found on advanced mobile phones including GSM, GPRS, EDGE, and 7.2 Mb/s HSDPA and 2 Mb/s HSUPA.

The webcam is pretty much standard at 0.3 megapixels, but still carries the Crystal Eye label and the microphone is good enough for standard communication. There are also two built-in stereo speakers so the sound quality is pretty decent for a mini laptop. AQARA

 Overall Value

This is a great laptop for people that want to work on their mini laptop for as long as possible. It runs on Windows XP Home Edition which should run quickly on the 1.60 GHz processor with 1GB RAM that can be upgradable to 1.5 GB RAM. Some Acer recovery software along with a Microsoft Office 2007 Trial and McAfee Internet Suite are included for first-time users to get an extra layer of protection and a glimpse on how productive users can get with the Acer Aspire One. Overall, it is a great buy with a very reasonable price tag.

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Acer Specifications
  • Operating System:
    Windows XP Home (SP3)
  • Processor:
    Intel Atom Processor N270 (1.60GHz, 533MHz FSB, 512KB L2 cache)
  • Display:
    10.1" WSVGA Acer CrystalBrite TFT LCD
  • Dispay Resolution:
    1024 x 600
  • RAM Memory:
    1 GB DDR2 533 MHz SDRAM (maximum 2GB)
  • Hard Drive:
    160GB SATA 5400RPM
  • Optical Drive:
  • Wireless:
    Acer InviLink 802.11b/g Wi-Fi Certified
  • Bluetooth:
  • Audio:
    Two Built-in Stereo Speakers
  • Graphic Card:
    Integrated Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950
  • SmartCard Reader:
    Multi-in-1 Digital Media Card Reader - Supporting storage cards with adapter: miniSD, microSD, Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo
  • Webcam:
    Acer Crystal Eye Webcam 0.3 megapixel resolution
  • Available Ports:
    3 - USB 2.0 Ports, External display (VGA) port, Headphone/speaker/line-out jack, Microphone-in jack, Ethernet (RJ-45) port, DC-in jack for AC adapter
  • Battery Life:
    3 hours w/3 cell battery - 7 Hours w/6 cell
  • Warranty:
    1 Year
  • Weight:
    2.95 lbs.

You can download the Acer Aspire One info sheet in PDF format. Then, just save it to your desktop. Thanks!

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Acer Mini Laptops - Acer Aspire One

Acer mini laptops are one of the top netbooks currently released. The various manufacturers have different objectives and different target markets. Some of the





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