- Processor: 1 GHz C-Series Dual-Core C-60
- Number of Processors: 1
- RAM: 2 GB
- RAM Type: DDR3 SDRAM
- Hard Drive: 320 GB 5400 rpm
Acer Aspire One AO722-0473 11.6-Inch HD Netbook (1 GHz AMD Fusion C-60 Processor, 2GB DDR3, 320GB HDD, AMD Radeon HD 6290, Windows 7 Home Premium) Espresso Black
- AMD C Series Processor 1GHz
- 2GB DDR3 RAM
- 320GB 5400RPM Hard Drive
- 11.6-Inch Screen, AMD Radeon HD 6290
- Windows 7 Home Premium, 7 hours Battery Life
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If you're still not sold on a netbook over a tablet or standard laptop read on.
Tablets are still recreational devices, fun, chic in cafes, but they're still mostly for playing games and looking busier than you actually are. They have a few practical features, but all require a keyboard, which is an extra expense, and conveniently included with a netbook! If you do a lot of writing, typing, or work related proposals and editing, the DataViz optional word processor for Android tablets won't replace MS Office. It has limited functionality and frequently crashes without auto-saving. If you're thinking about an iPad or AirBook, remember, you're buying into a complete product line of computers, music, videos and applications which are virtually useless on non-Apple devices. If you buy one Apple product, you have to buy them all. This is great for some, but expensive for most.
As I said, if you're comparing this netbook to a traditional laptop, this model doesn't require you to make a lot of sacrifices in your performance expectations. Just remember, netbooks don't have CD/DVD drives, no 10-key, and smaller screens. One complaint I have with this model is that it's missing a built-in bluetooth antenna. Irritating, but easily remedied with a low-profile USB dongle in one of the three available USB ports, which is more than on most netbooks.Read more ›
After being scared off by reviews from other netbook products (including some from Acer) complaining about long boot up times, slow performance etc.. I decided to try this unit. So far it has exceeded my expectations in every way (keeping in mind that it is a netbook and not a mini-laptop). In fact several times I have found my wife favoring it over her newer HP laptop. Right out of the box (with 2GB of Ram) it was streaming Netflix video with no hesitation, skipping or jerking. I have since upgraded the Ram to 4 GB and it still performs super. As for speed it boots to the windows login screen in 30 seconds or less and including typing in my password windows is open and fully functioning within 45 second of powering the unit on (neither my desktop or my wifes laptop can boot up that quickly).
Windows 7 Home (not Starter)
Dual Core Processor
320 GB Hard Drive
Long Battery Life
Epresso Black Finish easily shows fingerprints
Speaker volume not very loud - even at full volume
Some noticeable keyboard flex while typing - although does not effect performance
All in all a great netbook for a good price. Like all netbooks just keep in mind that it is a netbook (limited multi-tasking)and not a miniature laptop. Use it accordingly and I am sure you love it. Buying your first netbook is confusing and a bit overwhelming but it is hard to see where you could go wrong with the ACER AO722.
1. Swap out the 2GB stick for a 4GB stick. This is the cheapest and easiest fix. 4GB memory sticks run about $20-$25, and accessing the ram (and hard drive) is very easy. There's one small screw on the back that holds on a slide-off cover. Beneath the cover, the hard drive and ram are easily accessible. Just make sure you have the right size screwdriver, as the screw is easily stripped.
2. Swap out the stock 5400rpm hard drive for a Solid State Drive. Yes, they're expensive, but the performance benefit is significant. I opted for a 64GB Crucial M4, which runs about $120. After re-installing the OS, there was about 47GBs of space remaining. Windows 7 gives it a score of 7.7 out of 7.9. SSDs greatly reduce the boot time, time to launch applications, and time to go in/out of sleep. The lack of moving parts also means increased battery life.
3. Complete a clean install of the OS. As expected, there's some unnecessary bloatware. A fresh install will eliminate the bloat and give a slight performance boost. All the necessary drivers are available on Acer's website. You'll need to install drivers for the ethernet port, wireless card, touchpad, and webcam. The touchpad is functional without the driver but its scrolling performance isn't that great until you install the driver. You'll also have to install "Launch Manager" to use Acer's built in keyboard shortcuts for turning on and off wi-fi.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Product was delivered on time and is exactly as described. If anyone is curious this computer is now running perfectly with Ubuntu 14. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
Its horrible it was a gift the box came ripped.. All messed up and the computer was so slow to load up !!! So embarrassed I swear to God ..Published 7 months ago by linette
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