Acer Aspire One Review

Acer Aspire One Review

Acer began producing the Aspire One netbook in mid 2008 as the marketplace began to show a very positive response to the netbook computers. These small laptops are often called netbooks, mini laptops and subcompact notebooks while each name is technically correct, and essentially a matter of preference. The focus on these devices is on the ultra portable solution to larger, heavier portable computers. The small form factor is an ideal choice when size is a limiting factor.


The early Acer Aspire One netbooks came in several colors including:

  • Blue
  • Pink
  • Black
  • Brown
  • White

There several models within the Acer Aspire One line, and there have been many upgrades in both hardware and software options over the years.

Currently, the factory installed operating systems available include XP Home, Vista, Windows 7 (Starter and Home Premium) and Linux. Our review of the Aspire One ZG5 provides more details about how the basic features among any of these can provide a good degree of flexibility for portable computing needs today. While the OS may vary, the overall boot time can be exceptional especially when using an SSD drive within the laptop. This is the result of advanced solid state technology which is also less susceptible to damage when being being moved around.

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With the focus being on portability, netbooks tend to have a high focus on utilizing a variety of technologies including 802.11b/g and 3G as well as Bluetooth in some models today. In the reviews which we have conducted with a variety of Aspire One models and configurations, surfing the web was a breeze with the built-in 802.11 b/g great for picking up hotspots and wireless networks virtually anywhere they are available for access. Also included on each model is the standard 10/100 Ethernet port for accessing hardwired networks.

Today there is also a broader selection of sizes in the Acer Aspire One line. Initially these netbooks were produced in the 8.9″ design with a 1024×600 resolution. This progressed to the 10.1″ design at 1024×600 and more recently an 11.6″ version at 1364×768.

Today the Acer Aspire One has definitely made its place in the history of netbook computers, and is one of the more recognized lines in this genre of small colored laptops as well.