|Screen Size||10.1 inches|
|Screen Resolution||1280 x 720|
|Max Screen Resolution||1280x720 pixels|
|Processor||1 GHz AMD C Series|
|RAM||1 GB DDR3|
|Memory Speed||1066 MHz|
|Hard Drive||250 GB SATA|
|Graphics Coprocessor||AMD Radeon HD 6250|
|Card Description||Radeon HD 625|
|Graphics Card Ram Size||256 MB|
|Wireless Type||802.11 B/G, 802.11bgn, 802.11B|
|Number of USB 2.0 Ports||3|
|Average Battery Life (in hours)||6 hours|
Acer Aspire One AO522-BZ897 10.1-Inch HD Netbook (Diamond Black)
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It is a nice little netbook and were I looking for a new computer today I'd pick up one of these for myself. It is light, small, and the battery life is pretty good. With three USB ports and an SD card reader it is nicely equipped. The thing that made the sale for us was the 1.3Mp webcam because we want to make Skype video calls with our son-in-law. The video quality was great. The screen is very bright, we actually had to dim it a bit for comfort. The single speaker, located under the front left side, didn't have much volume and was rather "tinny" sounding.
Speed is something I'd find hard to describe. It certainly is slow compared to our other computers, but not something I couldn't live with. Video worked great. I tried a Netflix streaming video and a youtube video; both worked great.
My biggest complaint are the flat faced keys. A little contour would have helped a lot. It would take me some adjustment to type quickly on that keyboard. However the keyboard layout is good. It isn't full sized but not so small as to be a big adjustment. The size would be easy to adapt to. The cursor keys, given the limited space, are well designed.
The track pad worked well, doesn't have the rough surface that so many complain about (why do they do that?), however none of us use a track pad in this family. We all choose to have wireless mice. Having three USB ports is nice because we were able to stick one of those really small mouse receivers in one of the USB slots and leave it there all the time.Read more ›
Unfortunately, despite the dual core CPU, web browsing felt sluggish so I checked the RAM. Despite being billed as having 1gb memory, the dedicated video format siphons off a quarter of that, only leaving 768mb available. It -is- a netbook, and they're not known for their speed, so if your needs are modest, this may just be fine. But I had other plans in mind...
Dual core, with discreet graphics? World of Warcraft has pretty low system requirements... could it maybe work? With only 768mb of ram, just barely, if you were desperate. With graphics set to a mix of low/fair, it was okay (mid 20s) in isolated areas, but populated towns (like Orgrimmar or Stormwind) turned into a slide show -- I spent a lovely minute with the frames per second pegged at 0.4. Okay, so what about more memory?
Unfortunately, new products are too new for reliable information.Read more ›
BUT _do read_ these comments if you are wondering if a meager-sounding 1.0 ghz processor is enough, or if you are wondering whether there is finally a solution to the woefully poor graphics performance of prior netbooks. There is presently very little information available on the new AMD chipset powering this netbook since the chipset was only introduced this month (at CES in Las Vegas), and Acer has been incredibly fast to market with both netbooks and notebooks based on the new chip (within 2 weeks after the show!). I have taken the time to include links to what early tests and benchmarks are available, and in addition I just purchased a C-50 powered notebook from Acer, so these comments are very relevant, imho, to this netbook.
The Acer C-50 powered notebook I purchased last week from Fry's is the 15.6" screen notebook editino - the Acer AS5253-BZ893 15.6" Notebook. If you search for this notebook on Amazon, you will find that Amazon only (presently) sells a version with the much faster, more powerful E-350 chip. If I owned the E-350 version, I wouldn't be commenting here, because the comparisons wouldn't be valid. But I own the C-50 version with the same chipset as the 10.1" netbook, so the comparisons are very valid (and are hopefully helpful to you).Read more ›
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I love this series of Acer notebooks. Nothing spectacular about performance, and the specification is modest too, but I have found them to be compact, reliable and cool-running. Read morePublished 8 months ago by UK Expat
I did a ton of research on netbooks prior to making this purchase and I have to say I am thrilled! I have been using it now for several months and have no complaints! Read morePublished on February 22, 2012 by Steve
I am very satisfied with his netbook. Have to take it to the Geek Squad at Best Buy to get the 2 mb memory installed. Read morePublished on May 15, 2011 by G
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I grew up with computers and have had many netbooks and notebooks. Can't believe how fast and powerfull this netbook is. It plays video while I surf the web flawlessly. Read morePublished on April 18, 2011 by Charles R
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i bought this with the intent to use to use it as a bed laptop, a developer station, and just traveler. it does all that and then some. Read morePublished on April 10, 2011 by Vincent Look
This netbook has a great screen and awful sound.
This superior screen actually looks as if you cut a 10 inch rectangle out of the high-resolution flat panel of your... Read more
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