Matte Full-HD display, Chassis is slim and not very heavy
The Acer Aspire E1-572 is a slim and light business notebook with adequate "office" performance. The system is speedy enough to handle everyday tasks and also handles the playback of Full-HD material without any issues. The integrated GPU is sufficient for older and less demanding games. We really like the matte Full-HD display panel, which is a positive surprise - despite the lower brightness and contrast - considering the price point of around 400 Euro (~$540).
New and Faster Core i5 Processor, Thinner and Lighter Than Past Model
Acer has addressed many of the issues that existing with the previous Aspire E1 model with the new Aspire E1 572-6870. The big surprise is the new and faster Core i5 processor included with the system. This allowed Acer to trim some weight and thickness off the system by using a smaller battery. The big downside here is that the battery life did decrease a bit and there is no DVD burner which is something that can be found on competing systems of similar dimensions and weight.
Meets and exceeds all of my expectations! An outstanding bargain!!
Overall, I am super impressed with the C720, and IMO at $250 it's an outstanding bargain for a very capable machine. Assuming your primary use is similar to mine - surfing the web while on the couch / in bed, and playing music and videos - this laptop will surprisingly meet most if not all of your needs.
Delightful and versatile computer for a great price
At $500+ Chrome OS is an oddball. At $200 Chrome OS is a remarkable new paradigm in computing. It's pleasant to use, and for $200, the various hardware and software flaws aren't bad enough to give me much pause. In fact, for $200, if you're at all tempted, you might as well buy it and see for yourself. A reason to pause would be to consider the $250 Samsung ARM Chromebook, which has significantly better aesthetics and might be a better choice for some people.
Limitations of Chrome OS, Poor battery life
Well, you might just prefer having a familiar laptop experience, complete with keyboard and trackpad, and if you're already living the Google life with Docs, Calendar, Gmail, Hangouts, Google+ and more, you'll immediately feel at home as soon as you sign into a Chromebook. And that's fine. If that's you, we think you should consider one.
Basically, then, we like the idea of a Chromebook; we just don't particularly like this Chromebook.
Chrome is getting better all the time
The jury may still be out on whether or not Google's Chromebook concept can really change the laptop market, but if you're a light user or tend to spend most of your time on the web, then the Acer C7 Chromebook is worth considering. The boot time may be longer than the Samsung Series 3, but it's still quicker than most traditional laptops, and the way Chrome seamlessly backs up your files is impressive.
In conclusion, I am very impressed with this quiet, lightweight, hard working, crystal clear machine! After a bit more tweaking and learning more about the OS and the apps, I am sure it will be even better! Will try to provide an update after some longer term use but for now, we are definitely in the honeymoon phase!
Very quiet, Wide opening angle
In our testing, we observed no significant performance differences between our sample Acer Aspire One 725 and the Acer Aspire One 722 C62kk. In fact, the newer Aspire One 725 is merely a new variant with minor differences. Those buying this new model will once again receive a glossy HD display which will limit its viability in outdoor use. The display brightness could have been a bit higher as well.
Great for the price
For $280, this is a great netbook. It won't replace your home machine, but it's small, light, and the battery really does last for six to eight hours. Using a 4GB memory card for ReadyBoost makes it fast enough to be useable for Office and internet, while the machine is already capable enough to stream video.
Great build quality, Good battery life, Well-priced
The Acer Aspire One D270 is a true upgrade in terms of not just hardware, but also performance and battery life. In addition to easily handling normal tasks, the ability to play 1080p videos flawlessly, earns it extra brownie points. The 10.1" screen is good enough, and it is even possible to hook it up with a larger display that will go easy on your eyes. It comes with Windows 7 Starter and MS Office 2010 Starter, so you don't have to invest extra funds for these essential software.
Feb 8 2011 - Acer's Aspire One D255 isn't revolutionary really. What it does do is provide an affordable and more compact netbook than previous models. Prices are under $300 and weight around 2.4 pound. The sacrifices for price and weight come at the cost of both running time and storage capacity. The result is a trade off that will work for those that don't need the storage space or long running times but if you need it, there are other options available. Feb 8 2011.
Solid Performance From Updated Core i3 Processor.
Oct 6 2010 - Acer's Aspire 5742-7120 takes many of the solid features found in the previous 5740 model and updates a few for increased performance. For just around $650, the system offers some solid performance with the new Core i3-370M processor and 4GB of DDR3 memory. Where Acer falls behind others though is in the number of trialware applications installed that impact the performance. In addition, the glossy screen can cause a fair amount of glare to be distracting at times. Oct 6 2010.
Larger Hard Drive.
With a price tag of just $650, the Acer Aspire TimelineX AS3820T-6480 offers an extremely compelling option for those looking for a compact laptop with some long running times. It may not be as thin or as feature rich as other 13-inch laptops but it still offers a good experience for those on a tighter budget. Just be sure to clean up the software that is installed to unclutter your desktop for better performance. Feb 21 2011.
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