Product Type: Acer Netbook
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Very cute for girls!
Acer Aspire One A110-Ap
Member Name: sweet_veritas
Acer Aspire One A110-Ap
Advantages: Cute design
Disadvantages: Crashed after six months
When my laptop completely died last year I was in the middle of a very busy semester studying abroad and needed a laptop that would get me through to the summer. I was in the States so I had no choice but to get an American laptop and I decided to go with this one purely because it was the cheapest.
I ordered online from Target I believe and the price was around $199, and it was at a time when the exchange rate was pretty good so I thought it was a good deal. When it arrived I liked how it was small and lightweight, how it looked very stylish and I could easily take carry it with me to campus.
As you can see in the picture this is a pink netbook, it'll be perfect for a girl in high school or anyone who doesn't mind owning a piece of electrical equipment that's pink! The keyboard itself is white and the screen has a pink border round it, approximately half an inch if I had to guess. There is a webcam installed onto the top of the screen which I found very handy for programmes such as Skype.
The battery can easily be removed should it need to be and doesn't weigh as much as some laptop's do and is securely fastened. There are three USB ports available, two on the right hand side and one on the left. There is also space for a ethernet adapter as well. As like most netbooks however, there is no internal CD/DVD player, this would have to be bought separately and attached using one of the USB slots.
On my netbook I had Windows XP installed as this was before it started to get phased out. It was the standard XP design and came with a few things already installed such as a trial version of Microsoft Office, yet many needed to be added independently.
The Harddrive for the version I had was approximately 160GB, RAM was 1GB.
While the netbook ran fine for a few months I ran into trouble less than six months down the line. Suddenly the netbook doesn't go any further than the start up screen before it reboots itself. When I returned to the UK I took it into PC World who told me it could be a update problem. I have yet to get it fixed (as students don't really have enough money to spare for PC repairs) so I'm still unclear as to what happened to it. I have been told however, that XP can get a lot of errors in their system quite easily, so I'm thinking this might be the problem. With this in mind I would advise a only going with Windows 7 and making sure you have the right security for it.
Minus the problem I had I couldn't fault the design of this netbook. I did like the design and would get a netbook again. It worked quickly and never crashed, programmes could be opened without much wait time and a few could run easily at once and the wireless device was very handy as well.
In the future I might use a more trusted company such as Dell or HP to avoid encountering the same problem and I would advise you to do the same.
Summary: Go with a more trusted brand
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