Following the success of the Asus Eee, almost every major laptop manufacturer has come up with their own netbook. Being the pioneer in ultra-portable laptops, you would expect Asus to dominate the netbook market, at least for the next few years. Until the release of the Acer Aspire One, the ultra-portables released by other manufacturers fall short in many ways. Many of the models compromised performance, or if it didn’t, carry a hefty price tag with it.
The Acer Aspire One to date is a shining example of the ‘perfect’ ultra-portable laptop. One of its strongest selling points is it competitive pricing. Costing about $350 a piece, the Acer Aspire one is one of the most affordable netbooks in the market. Weighing at just 2.2 pounds, the average unit comes with a 1.6 GHz Atom processor, 1 GB of Ram, a 1.4 Megapixel camera and 160 GB of memory. As far as affordable ultra-portable goes, this is as good as it gets!
The Acer Aspire One comes in 4 different colors and has a sleek and stylish design. It is very solidly built and also has a tinge of chrome styling. The LCD screen is crystal clear with great contrasts.
The size keyboards on netbooks have always been a great concern among laptop users. Almost none of the netbooks in the market today has a full sized keyboard, but the Acer Aspire One come pretty close to having one. Its keyboard site is 92% the size of normal keyboards, which is a pleasure to type on.
Its mouse pad on the other had has a unique arrangement. The click buttons are on the side of the mouse pad (instead of below). After you get used to this configuration, this layout proves to be pretty convenient.