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Acer 722-0022 vs Asus 1000he,
This review is from: Acer Aspire One AO722-0022 Notebook AMD Dual-Core Processor C-60 (1.00GHz) 11.6" 4GB Memory DDR3 1066 500GB HDD 5400rpm AMD Radeon HD 6290 (Personal Computers)This is the exact model with the 500G HD, 4G ram that was sent out to all the tech magazines and bloggers for review. Beware that other retailers might have other versions that not only have a smaller HD but also half as much ram for a minute difference in price.
Acer vs Asus
Obviously the this machine is 2 1/2 years newer than the Asus 1000he and wins the spec-war hands down. However below are a few key points that really stand out for me as a casual user (word processing & websurfing):
My main peeves with this new Acer over my old Asus are:
a) Reflective glossy screen with lots of glare.
b) No light indicator for camera on/off
c) Function key is only on one side of the keyboard so to adjust a function, both hands are needed
d) Fewer screen brightness options - darkest setting on Acer is still too white in low-light conditions
e) Soft flexible keyboard - key's not as springy or responsive as Asus' chiclets.
f) Shorter battery life. My old Asus started at 10hrs+ with Wifi at second to lowest brightness and still squeaks out 8hrs. This new Acer only pushes 7hrs at a comparable brightness setting.
g) Lack of built-in BT (I use for tethering)
h) There is no pre-programmed function button for resolution or display size adjustment. It all has to be done through the Control Panel
Despite all of the above, I do love my new netbook. I love the 11.6" screen (compared to the 10.1") and the better resolution. I also love how there is an HDMI-port in addition to a VGA-port. The new water-drop design and tapered edges make the Acer look smaller and thinner despite being the same as the Asus.
Overall this is a lot of computer in a small package at a reasonable price and I would not hesitate to recommend this to others.
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Initial post: Feb 21, 2012 9:43:13 PM PST
Adam J. Southerland says:
Could you please advise what the maximum OUTPUT resolution (via VGA or HDMI) is on this Acer Aspire One AO722-0022?
I cannot seem to find this specification listed anywhere on the web.
In reply to an earlier post on Mar 11, 2012 5:07:13 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Mar 11, 2012 5:09:37 PM PDT
Danny K says:
Your old asus could not even play HD videos. There is no comparison period. The reason your old asus lasted 10hrs is because it was not dual core, did not have the resolution 1366x768 that this machine has, this machine is of this date the best note book available for the price. Why? Because it uses a APU , the dual core specially booster processor with the video process in the same die as the CPU. Its called a APU and it only draws 9w but can blow away all netbooks made at this time. The only item this machine is missing is bluetooth. I added mine from Amazon for $10. I purchased the IOgear usb bluetooth.
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