Product Type: Acer Netbook
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Acer Aspire One 722
Member Name: marshall1993
Acer Aspire One 722
Advantages: Small, light. easy to use, quality, powerful,
Disadvantages: you have to adjust yourself to using keyboard. Minor disadvantage
*Acer Aspire 722*
This is my first Computer review, so with all the technicalities i may not be the best, but I will do my best to explain! Any advice would be great! Enjoy.
This Net book is 11.6 inches from corner to corner, and so is a little bit bigger than your normal teeny tiny netbook. It has 4 GB memory, which is pretty decent again compared with other netbooks, especially for the price. I saw one of these for sale with half of the memory, and less storage for £250, so this one was a good deal.
There is 320 GB Storage, again a little more than average net book. It comes loaded with Windows 7
It has Microsoft Office starter pack. (Basically, a very basic, and no frills version of office, but it is not a trial, you can use that to create your word documents). I did a bit of shopping round and brought mine for £349.99 from PC world. Just for a little help if you're looking. Tesco: £249.99. 2GB memory and 250 GB storage (from what I remember)
It has an AMD dual core processor, and has a HDMI out socket, as well as 3 USB ports, after just double checking. There is an inlet for Microphones and speakers as well, as well as cable internet in let too.
Just note, there is no CD drive in this netbook.
-It is fast, and has a good clear screen. This is due to the fact that it is a little bit bigger (1.5 inches bigger). It makes a difference when using the laptop, sometimes, with others you can feel as though you are squinting to see the screen properly.
Loads webpages fully, and displays them big enough so they can be seen clearly.
-Has a quality design to it, it looks like a expensive net book, and doesn't look cheap and tacky.
-It can run multiple programmes/windows simultaneously with ease, which is very good if you are doing many things at once, and have a busy work life, or even simply if you like to run Facebook in the background whenever you are online. Here is an example, I open 10-20 tabs on Internet Explorer at a time when i read and rerate reviews. I work through them, and i have never had this computer stumble on me, it hasn't frozen, told me it's "not Responding" or said that it has "encountered a problem" I think that is evidence enough!
Acer says it has a "Full size" key board, which makes using it easier quicker.
-Touch Pad. It has a function called "Multi Gesture". Much like when you "pinch" the screen of an iPod, it zooms into the photo or a website, if you "pinch" the touch pad of the net book, it will zoom in on the site, word document etc. Personally, I have only used it a few times; however I do see what uses it has, especially when looking at awkward websites, or when you need to zoom on a small part of a document, but then need to see a full page for a diagram. There are other movements such as circling your finger on it will cause rotation. Aside from the "novelty" effect of the touch pad it is Very responsive, and I have no issues with it.
-The Key board may be full size, but I find it hard to adjust from a laptop/desktop key board to the smaller Acer one, the buttons themselves are slimmer although all the buttons are present in their "regular" position. I end up clicking the = button instead of backspace etc. However, after a few weeks' worth of use, it becomes a lot easier to use.
*How it runs applications*
It runs all of Microsoft office perfectly, slide shows display really well. Websites load and fit the screen well. Viewing photos is good on here, and watching clips on YouTube show up very well too. PDF viewer shows perfectly.
There are 3 choices from what I know. They have Black, Red or Blue. I didn't choose the colour I had, as they only stocked the red, but I would have chosen it anyway. It is like a Malteser box colour red, which has a metallic quality to it. It almost looks as if there are hints of glitter with in the paint.
The screen/lid doesn't clip into the body of the netbook when it is closed, which I was a little bit surprised about, however, I haven't missed not having it clip down. The screen hinge is rigid enough to hold itself closed.
The back of the lid has "Acer Aspire one" written on it in white writing, which is blended in, and a moulded 3D water ripple effect on it, where the "One" is written. It isn't an important part of the lap top admittedly, however, I like it, and we all want a handsome looking bit of technology, am I right? :D
*From My Personal Use*
I recently start University, and so needed a netbook which was portable, but still ran multiple applications and could keep up with my constant window switching.
I have to access my emails through the Uni and use the virtual earning forum, and this Netbook seems to cope brilliantly.
It is very quick to respond and doesn't lag behind what I am doing. (Remember my Dooyoo rating method!)
It is half way between a netbook and a laptop, it's much better than your standard 10.1 inch netbook, which usually have 1GB of memory, but obviously it's not as robust as a laptop in terms of processing. It can't be used as the primary computer in the household, but it can do it's fair share of work.
The problems with this netbook are trivial, and do not hinder the use of the lap top in anyway, they only add to it if you use the functions. I have never been lucky when it comes to PCs and have always picked a dud. Until now. This is the best computer I have ever had; it's brilliant and hasn't failed me so far (touch wood). I recommend this 100% great buy and is perfect for most people. Whether you just want to pop onto Amazon, or if you need to check 100s of emails, and write 3 different word documents at one time while on Facebook and Hotmail and Google, it is perfect for you.
Summary: Good Lap top. Don't under estimate this machine!
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