Netbooks: Compare features & prices Acer Aspire One 722 review http://www.which.co.uk/technology/computing/reviews/netbooks/acer-aspire-one-722/review/
With its 11.6-inch screen and low-end AMD C50 processor, the Acer Aspire One 722 sits somewhere between a netbook and a laptop. In some ways it's a sensible compromise, delivering a bigger screen and better graphics performance than a netbook in a lightweight, inexpensive package, but does the Aspire One 722 make it work?
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2011-08-13 17:07:44.977 wrote:
A lot better than the test suggests but not brilliant
I am a little surprised that this laptop fared so badly in your tests. There are two key facts from your tests which are incorrect or perhaps the specification has changed since testing (I bought mine in Sept 2011).1. The screen resolution is 1366 x 768 not 1024 x 600 as reported. It is bright and sharp with excellent contrast (although glossy) and provides sufficient screen area if you remove the Windows 7 clutter.2. The battery life is considerably better than in your tests. Your report says that the battery is 2200mAh but the one fitted to mine is a 4400mAh model which gives about double the reported life but sadly nowhere near the manufacturer’s figures. The battery is removable and therefore replaceable, and has two rows of cells which provides a slight hump in the base which inclines the keyboard improving the typing position and also acts as a useful grip when carrying it.While this is not the best laptop of this size (I love the Mac Airbook but sadly cannot afford it) and agree with most of the other points in the test, I think that this format with an 11.6” screen makes a useful laptop which is much lighter and more portable than larger ones and much more practical and useful than the smaller netbooks for everyday use. The most annoying thing about it is the oversensitive trackpad which occasionally causes the pointer to jump around the screen when typing. I paid £263 for mine with a 320GB hard disc and I think it provides good value for money for what it is and a good compromise between size, weight and usability. The memory can also be upgraded to 4Gb for about £12. There are other rivals in this 11.6” format which were not tested which may be worth considering.
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