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I got one of these acer aspire one laptops about a year ago, it is mall in size but fully functional. It is light weight and not bulky at all. It does its job.. I have had no issues at all with the acer aspire one. It has a long battery life and stays charged for about 3 hours without having to have it plugged in. The only downfall is that it does not have a dvd/optical drive for watching movies or burning cds etc, other than that I would fully recommend it for its functionality and performance. Its size is also a huge plus if you want to take it with you on the go somewhere and use wifi,it does not take up a lot of space and you can most likely fit it into any type of bag or purse,and still not have it take up a lot of room.
I have had this laptop for a couple of weeks. so far i have to say is that it is rather slow. The Processor is not able to handle most demanding tasks as well as the RAM. For example like playing games on a medium setting and video editing.
But apart from that it is a good laptop for general use, such as browsing the web, watching videos, listening to music and creating documents.
With the 320GB it is not enough to store a lot of data. For me I had to buy an external hardrive in order to keep most of my movies and games.
When watching videos you will recognize that the display is not that good.
If you want to buy a laptop to do the basic tasks then this is for you, the keyboard and the track pad is good. There are other laptops on the market that outperform this by miles.
i was pretty excited about this netbook and i spent a long time researching this netbook and thought it would suit my needs. unfortunatly once i received it i found it to be badly represented and There is not one day that goes by that this netbook doesn't freeze.
The Acer Aspire One 725 comes with Windows 8 pre-installed. If you need a light portable computer then this is the one for you! It's also cheaper than a tablet. You can also the netbook in a variety of colours which means that you can add your own individual stamp to your netbook.
Weight and Battery
The Aspire weighs just 1.2KG however the battery leaves a lot to be desired. It only seems to last just over 4 hours when browsing the web. This isn't bad compares to the average computer however compared to a tablet it's not even half as much battery power for your money.
Processor and Memory
The netbook comes with a GHz AMD C70 processor and 2GB of memory. Its memory only seems to be good enough for web browsing and office work, which is all that can be expected from a device as small as this! It manages to play HD video however the performance doesn't seem to be very smooth and at times it can be a bit sluggish!
The netbook comes with an 11.6 inch screen which is 1,366x768 pixels which extremely high for a netbook. It's easily as good as the latest tablet when it comes to watching high definition movies.
From using the netbook for a few weeks now I personally think it's handy if you want a keyboard when on the move instead of using a tablet however it still would never be able to meet the speeds and use ability of your average laptop. It's a shame really seems it's such a nice design!
What a great little laptop to put in your bag and run for the train. If you want a laptop that you can easily travel with without buying a slow net book or tablet with limited features then buy this beauty. The specs on this are impressive for this size. It boasts a massive 4gb of memory and a lovely glossy screen so you can view your business documents with ease. The track pad is a nice size with smooth clicking. It also has a hdmi side port so you can link your laptop up to a LCD to deliver a presentation or watch something online in 1080p. Although the aspire doe not have a touch screen which would be nice for windows 8 the price reconises this and is £60 than the asus competitor which has a touch screen. You will not be disappointed if you buy this laptop. Great little buy.
This laptop is perfect for students, especially those (like me) that aren't too clued up on the technical stuff! I bought mine three months ago and have had no problems with it so far. It's light weight and hence easy to carry in a small bag, yet big enough (11" screen) to work off as a main computer. The graphics are really sharp and it has a quick speed. There's no CD port, but it has a really handy port for digital camera cards, and three USB ports.
I got mine from PC World and they made the set up really easy, I also got the Windows 2013 software which is amazing for my uni work, and works really smoothly on the Acer. I wanted a small laptop and this was recommended at the best for under £300, it has a big enough memory to hold all my uni work, and I also use a free app you can download to watch live TV on it at surprisingly high quality.
The battery life is relatively good too, if fully charged in the morning I can use pretty much all day without having to charge again until the evening.
I was gifted this netbook / laptop for my 18th birthday just before i went to uni. What a great present! Small enough to fit into woman's handbag (a difficulty in itself) but the 11 inch screen is big enough to view with pleasure. I have the blue version but im sure there are various different colours available. The keyboard is slightly smaller and laid out differently that the normal sized laptop however after a few uses this becomes second nature which can become a bit of a pain if you use different PCs regularly. Lightweight and easy to transport and carry.
no cd or dvd drive .. something i didn't notice until it had been bought otherwise i may have thought differently. Plenty room for usb sticks and memory cards though. Enough space to store a relative amount of music and photos (2GB memory and 320 GB hard drive), although this NETbook its just that, its for browsing the NET and not much more as the processor cant handle too much at once. It is a dual core proccessor which Comet were sure to tell me was great however it gets sluggish if you like to store a lot of pictures on your netbook. The touchpad is very responsive however i like to use a mouse and you can pick them up cheaply from Amazon or ebay. Comes with a built in webcam if skype is something you use. 'Stereo' sound is alright for something this size but to experience good quality you really need to plug in earphones or speakers.
Up to 5 hours battery life is advertised on Acer's website and they are one company who are actually true to their word. I was lucky if i needed to charge my netbook after 6 or 7 hours of straight essay writing (i know, yawn).
All in all a sweet little netbook, it has served me well and Acer are a great company to deal with customer service wise.
Acer Aspire One 725
Ok, so I have to admit this won't be a technical review - if that's what you're after look at the spec (those numbers mean nothing to me)... I mean I can use a PC, and bits of software - I'm not a technaphobe but I don't quickly get anything done that is even vaguely technical on my PC.
I was looking for a small lightweight netbook that I can take and use on a train when I am travelling to my placement for university... Before Christmas I was asking round (on a techie forum) what I should be on the look out for when purchasing a net book, and after they had asked what I would look at first (I said if I were to choose I'd go shiny pink, or shiny red), they told me to aim for 2GB RAM. (As far as I can tell, this is the netbooks capacity to 'multitsak' if you will). The bigger them RAM, the quicker the netbook (to a certain degree)... It is also probably worth noting that minimum requirements to run windows 7 is 1GB, so moving onto windows 8, less than two is probably going to be SLOW...
They pointed a few out to me but I decided to wait until the sales.... Which is where I found this gem on Tesco Direct (Boxing day price £229.00, it went up a few days later to £269.00, and is currently £299.00 and out of stock)... Do shop around there are some real bargains to be had, if you take a bit of time and have a look... Onto the purchase...
I have to admit I wasn't looking for shiny blue, that was just a happy coincidence. The product (topside) is nice and shiny, and made of turquoise plastic. When you lift the lid the keyboard surround is also the same blue colour, but a little more matt. The keys are like other netbooks / laptops in that they are flat, and above the mouse pad... To me the product looks nice and funky - however I don't know how well it would fare of I were to drop it (sorry not willing to test the theory here), but it may scratch easily... (I'm not planning to drop it - so all should be well here)...
The measurements for the machine are below (taken from Tesco Direct) - basically this means to me the netbook is smaller physically than a large A4 notebook (the thick ones that are spiral bound)...
Height 20.7 MM
Product Width 376.4
Product Depth 253.0
General ~ This comes with a little leaflet instruction you to plug it in, and follow the instructions. You go through a few screens asking if you wish to name your laptop (mines called Fred), and then asking for a password, you get to choose a colour scheme, and then you get to connect to any wifi networks you know of...
Well I have to admit I have had two of these.
No 1 -
Set up relatively easily to the wifi. Just a case of figuring out my password, and then typing it in. (You get the choice of skipping this, and can revisit later of you wish)... I say just a case of - this took about 2 hours for me. This was not the fault of the netbook though, this was my inability to figure out the password... (It also included me downloading software, and sorting out Firefox as I hate Explorer).
Unfortunately the machine broke on day 6, returned to store and they swapped. They have had no other issues with this machine (they'd had no other returns either), it just wouldn't power up. (They also refunded £25 as a good will gesture making it even cheaper)...
Having found set up for machine 1 so easy, you'd think that this would be a doddle right? Well, the machine again set up was easy.
However my evil superhub (from a nameless beard covered company) didn't want to play... Having Windows 8 on the machine basically meant that it should be ready to go, and it was but I still had to call the superhub tech team to connect it to the wifi... They remoted into my PC (A lovely man called Mark) and had it sorted in about 40 minutes (he called me back on my mobile though so I got to pop my washing out while he did his thing)...
**~Ease of Use~**
Turning the netbook on couldn't be easier - just open the lid (which has no catch on it) and press the little button. It takes a minute to boot up asks for your password, and then takes you to a screen with icons on it... (I will probably have no need for half of these e.g. the Xbox gubbins)...
I have had no issues with it other than it is a little slow (I'm just impatient) - but netbooks are 'blessed' with smaller processors, which is why they cheaper, and lighter... The netbook is 1.2kg and fits into a large handbag. (I have bought it a sleeve to protect it).
The battery charger is easy to plug in, and the battery states on the website that it should last about 5 hours - I'm not entirely convinced. The netbook prefers to be on a hard surface as this will help keep it cooled, and save the fan sucking all the power the longest I've had it run for is about 4.5 hours - but with it being new I suppose I've been making it multitask, which has probably been overheating it's little brain....
I had thought I would have issues as people have said bad things about Windows 8, but this is the best thing about this netbook... I mean I'm still getting used to it, and I'm sure I'm not using the quickest routes to get to things, but it's great. It takes a moment to realise the usual, 'downwards' scroll of vista has changed to a sideways scroll, on 8, and hey presto!!!!
The machine has no CD drive (it's too small) but it does have 3 UBS ports, and an ethernet port (your internet cable). Under the machine there is a small holder that can be pressed, to make it pop out which will hold a memory card. The machine has other ports, and I have had no need to use them, therefore have concluded they are for very technical stuff (IE cables I do not own)...
The machine arrived well packaged so if it had been delivered I wouldn't have needed to worry about bumps or bruises, and it has a very flimsy cover that you can use temporarily (I would recommend buying a sleeve for it though, and the shiny cover wouldn't look as good if it were scratched)...
I have to say I would recommend this product, for the price paid I'm really happy with Fred. He works hard, and does all that I ask of him. Not only that but I got my wish in that he was shiny, and good looking as well as cheap.