Product Type: Acer Netbook
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Acer Aspire One Pro 531h-OBK-Atom super notebook less than £300!
Acer Aspire One Pro 531h-0Bk
Member Name: Petrolheadguru
Acer Aspire One Pro 531h-0Bk
Advantages: Bargain price very portable easy to use good size keyboard
Disadvantages: 10.1" TFT screen a bit small but hey its a notebook
My old laptop was looking tired ,had a broken hinge,isn't that annoying?
It was a quite good Advent 7073,purchased from Currys about 5 or 6 years ago for £399,reasonable at the time as it was ex display.I would not buy an ex display model again,it had a knackered battery due to being on all the time,only found out when I tried to use it for the first time,lasted just over an hour hopeless.
I needed something portable but powerful enough to do the job and have a decent battery life.My target price for such a machine was £300-£400 max.I thought I would try PC world for a change and after looking over a few laptops found this smaller notebook at less than £300 that would do the job!
Ok Advent and Acer are amongst the cheaper makes but they are good enough for most people.I had chosen the Acer Aspire One Pro 531h-0Bk Atom,I decided I could not be bothered to keep looking around anymore and this seemed a bargain late last year in 2009.
For under £300 you will get N270 Intel Atom 1.6 GHz processor,a bit less than my old Advent laptop that had a 3.0 GHz Intel Pentium 4 processor but I really do not notice any difference.It has 1 GB RAM and HD 160 GB,alot more than my old machine!The screen was smaller than I am used to a 10.1" TFT compared with the 15" TFT of my old Laptop but the keyboard is nice and big,well laid out too.Comes with Windows XP home edition installed.
It works fine at home with my USB wireless adapter and the battery life is an impressive 4 to 5 hours! More than enough for most of us,it has a built in webcam I never use anyway and other features I am not really bothered with,it does what I want it to do ,so I am happy.
It has LAN,WLAN,Memory card reader,mmc,rs-mmc,mem stick,xd-Pc card,XD mem card too,all very useful for such a compact light weight machine.I am sure if you need to work on the move this could be well worth checking out,I have had mine 6/7 months and its been fine.PC world will try and push insurance for breakdown etc but you should be covered for a year free anyway.
I recommend this one,excellent value.
Hope my review has been useful and I thankyou for leaving a review for me,much appreciated.I have more reviews on DooYoo and Ciao website,thanks for looking!
Summary: Great little machine for on the move
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