Acer Aspire One. Video
It's a battle between budget Netbooks! Which one will bring the best without skimping on features? Will Acer's Aspire One have what it takes against the Asus Eee PC, which basically created the Netbook category?
Acer deserves credit for trying new things in the ambitious Aspire R7, but it may just be too outside the mainstream for wide appeal.
Students looking for a lot of horsepower for not much money should check out the Acer Aspire V3 for its under-the-hood quad-core processor...but it won't appeal to everybody.
The $550 Acer Aspire V5-171-6867 is a budget-shopper's dream, provided you can live with a compromised battery life.
The Acer Aspire X1200-U1520A is a speedy, compact, low-end desktop that's powerful enough to serve as a light-duty home theater PC. Expansion is limited by an especially cramped interior (even for a small PC), but the total package is worthwhile for PC shoppers on a budget.
The inexpensive and lightweight Acer Aspire 3000 offers basic laptop functionality.
The fully equipped, multimedia-minded Acer Aspire 9500 gives pricey, entertainment-focused desktop replacements a serious run for their money.
The unexciting yet inexpensive Acer Aspire 5000 is a decent desktop-replacement laptop for basic home and small business use.
The large, 20-inch Acer Aspire 9800 offers a decent multimedia experience, but you'd be better off buying a more portable laptop and a detached display.
With Blu-ray and a true 1080p display, the 18-inch Acer Aspire 8920 is a movie fan's dream, but we'd go for the cheaper of Acer's two preconfigured models.
Acer Aspire One (Linpus Linux Lite, White) Review
The good: Attractive, slim design; big keyboard for such a small system; affordable.
The bad: Only 512MB of RAM limits performance; wimpy battery life; no Bluetooth.
The bottom line: The Acer Aspire One is easily the best of the current under-$400 Netbooks, but its meager allotment of memory and tiny battery limit its appeal.
Acer Aspire One (Linpus Linux Lite, White) Specs
Part number: LU.S020A.012
- Product Specifications