The Acer Aspire One Netbook Review


The One

The One

It may seem strange now, but we can still remember the days where having a netbook made you special in the eyes of geeks (and non-geeks) everywhere. By special we mean either they thought you were cool for having a super small computer or extremely silly (for trying to type on the miniature keyboard). That was just barely one year ago, and thanks to the debut of Intel Atom chips, we're now currently in a situation where the netbooks just don't stop coming!

We'll be taking a look at the Acer's Aspire One, which makes its debut into the rough and ever-evolving world of the netbook market. Featuring an 8.9-inch screen packed into a compact frame, this version of the Aspire One that we're reviewing uses Linux and has only 8GB of storage space, similar to the earlier ASUS Eee PC models. Size wise, this unit is slightly bigger than the Eee PC 901, but still smaller than the MSI Wind NB U100. But first, before we take a look at the design, our usual pictures of its exterior and the specifications:-

Sleek with curvy edges are the words that sum up the looks of the Acer Aspire One.

The front profile of the Aspire One keeps the same curves you saw from the top down view. Note that the button on the front isn't the power button but the Wi-Fi toggle.

The left side hosts an analog VGA output, a LAN port, one USB port and a SDHC card slot which acts to expand your onboard storage.

The right side hosts a 5-in-1 card reader, a Kensington lock slot, two USB ports as well as a headphones and mic jacks.