Okay, we have finally come to terms with the fact that netbook makers, as indeed all computer makers, will always specify their products in numbers – and leave it up to us to decipher these seemingly cryptic numbers, to know what a good product is and what isn’t. The Acer Aspire One, widely said to be one of the best netbooks ever made is no exception to this, and the only way you will ever get to know what is so great about the Acer Aspire One is by looking at the numbers in which it is specified (and comparing these numbers with those of close alternatives).
The first of these numbers in which the Netbook Aspire One is described is 802.11 G. 802.11 G is the number which refers to the Internet link with which the Acer One comes with. What this number, (802.11 G) as used in reference to the Netbook Aspire One means is that this is a computer with a good ‘affinity’ for the Internet, and definitely not one of those netbooks characterized by that frustrating ‘on and off’ internet connectivity. Close substitutes in this regard often go as low as sub 700 G (where every single ‘G’ makes a great impact on the Internet experience of the user), so that when the Netbook Acer Aspire One is said to be rated at 802.11 G, anyone conversant with wireless internet connectivity will tell you that you can expect a good Internet experience with the Netbook Acer One.
The second set of these numbers that the Aspire One is described in is that which goes in a pattern like 10.1 x 7.2 x 1.3. This set of numbers, (which for instance describe the netbook Acer Aspire One AOD150-1920 10.1-Inch Ruby Red which is one of the latest Netbook Acer Aspire One models) of course refers to the computers physical dimensions, where 10.1 refers to the length of the computer, with 7.2 and 1.3 refers to the computers width and breadth respectively. The message that these numbers carry is that the Aspire One is an ultra-miniaturized computer – and indeed one of the smallest (physically) computers ever made, in an industry where we have machines that are as large as one and a half foot (in length), by a whole foot (in width) by almost a couple of inches in breadth being marketed as ‘netbooks.’ Generally, if compactness is one of the features you are looking for, the Acer Aspire One AOD150 Netbook, at 10.1 by 7.2 by 1.3, makes a great purchase.
The third set of figures with which the Acer Aspire One is described is that of 1024 by 600. This, as it turns out, refers to the computer’s screen dimensions, which for a computer of its physical dimensions (10.1 by 7.2 inches), makes for extremely optimal use of available space.
Then there is 160 GB as the final figures used to describe the Netbook Acer One. This figure, of course, refers to the netbook’s storage space – and at 160 GB, the Netbook Acer Aspire One offers what can be considered as more than enough storage space for the typical (and intensive) netbook-user, especially when contrasted against alternatives which come with as little as 10 GB of storage space.