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5.0 out of 5 stars HD Happy !, 10 May 2011
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This review is from: Acer Aspire One 522 10.1 inch Netbook (AMD Dual-Core Processor C-50, 1 GB RAM , 250 GB HDD, Windows 7 Starter 32-bit, up to 6 hours battery life) - Black (Personal Computers)
My basic needs were to have something light & user-friendly when travelling for emails, internet browsing & transfer of photos. After reviewing everything I could find on the subject of netbooks it became clear that some products lost stars for things that did not interest me - such as playing on-line games, watching videos on long-haul flights & using as a full-on computer when working abroad.
ACER came out consistently as a trusted brand and this new, "new generation" netbook ticked all of my boxes as well as having the welcome addition of an HDMI input, whilst still retailing at a competitive price.
Being only moderately computer-able I needed a friend to help me set up the Wi-Fi component but Windows 7 is intuitive and responsive so no problems there, although I am used to XP.
Screen resolution with HD is amazingly clear and sharp and it is simple to plug into TV for viewing my pictures & videos.
Battery life is approx. 6 hours and it comes with a light,slim charger supplied with a clip-in UK plug.

Overall a top purchase:- good price, good looks,great function.

I do however have a few minor gripes for all netbooks, not just this little Acer gem:-
1.When everyone says that increasing the memory drive to 2GB will increase response why do all these netbooks- not just Acer- supply us with 1GB? This can be upgraded but will need to be done by someone familiar with such tinkerings.
2.My SLR camera and ipod speakers both came supplied with a European, as well as UK, clip-on adapter for the charger. As this netbook is designed to used on the go surely a bit of extra plastic at the point of sale would have been a plus ?
3. Comes with Windows 7 starter,but for anything more than basic use you need to purchase an upgrade to Windows 7 home premium- Amazon sell this but it's not cheap.
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Initial post: 29 Jan 2012 18:38:57 GMT
Yes, your negative points are all my own. Imagine a car maker selling a product which everyone agreed would go faster with the requisite number of wheels.

Posted on 29 Jan 2012 18:39:13 GMT
Yes, your negative points are all my own. Imagine a car maker selling a product which everyone agreed would go faster with the requisite number of wheels.
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