Acer Aspire One ZG5

Today there are quite a few options among the colorful netbook computers. Software as well as hardware options have become increasingly advanced.

Acer Aspire One ZG5 Blue

The Acer Aspire One ZG5 is a good example of a colored laptop which offers a choice between an 8GB to 16GB configuration in a solid state drive, and a 160GB SATA hard drive. When we recently compared each style, we thought this model was actually a good opportunity to look at the benefits of each technology as well as some of the other features.

The Aspire One ZG5 is one of the Acer netbooks which comes with an 8.9 inch display screen size consequently it is not only one of the smaller laptops, but one of the more affordable ones as well. Several laptop manufacturers offer very similar models which have similar benefits and price points. Many manufacturers produce netbooks which come in an increasing variety of colors. The netbooks offer ultra portability to students and business professionals alike, and they often weigh just over two pounds depending on the make, model and features. The solid state configuration however is not only lightweight, but capable of handling extended rough treatment outdoors, or lots of motion and movement while using the laptop.

Ultra portability is the main draw for most netbook users, yet added benefits such as rugged stability are a real perk for those with exceptionally active lifestyles. These are often used by those who need to be in environments where a good deal of motion or physical activity will be regularly performed, and the SSD technology is designed to handle these situations much better than traditional drives. The down side is that they do not offer as much storage space without becoming rather expensive.

In the SATA example is the 160GB drive installed in the netbook still weighing just over two pounds, offering what many consider to be the perfect companion for travelers who need a reliable mobile computer. Powered by the 1.6GHz Intel Atom processor with special circuitry which works in conjunction with the operating system to conserve energy, the colorful Acer Aspire One ZG5 netbooks provide varying amounts of time away from electrical sources depending on whether the 3 or 6 cell battery is installed.

Typically this model will be configured from the factory with 512MB to 1GB of system memory (RAM), and will have Windows XP, or Linux as the installed operating system each of which is capable of providing reliability, security and ease of use. As is typical with netbooks these days, there are several ways to get connected to the Internet. There is the built-in 54g wireless LAN which uses the Acer InviLink for more advanced features which works with 802.11b as well 802.11g. Acer also implements the SignalUp technology which attempts to enhance the actual signal reception as a subset of the basic technology involved. There is also the standard Ethernet port allowing for connectivity directly through the cable or DSL service.

The Acer ZG5 offers many standard features found on colorful netbook computers within this subcompact notebook class offered by most computer manufacturers these days. As a great alternative to more traditional standard sized laptops, the Acer netbooks remain strong in the marketplace, know world wide for their laptops.