Got a chance to test drive this brand new Acer Aspire One 722 bought by my niece a couple of weeks ago. This machine belongs to the ultra-portable laptop category with a sleek slim design better than a netbook.
The Acer Aspire One 722’s price is pegged at $379 abroad but it’s sold here at P17,800.
The LED LCD high definition display has a 1366 x 768 screen resolution. However some tests described it as “isn’t as bright as we’d like”.
The keys of its keyboard are even larger than my aged Asus F3H series but other reviews call it sub-par keyboard.
It has an AMD Dual-Core processor C60 with Turbo Core Technology @ 1.333MHz at the maximum.
This unit is pre-loaded with Windows 7 Home Starter edition and it’s pretty good operating system.
The ports on it’s right side has two for USB, 3.5mm jacks for the microphone and headphones, and the multi-media card slot.
On its left side, are the power supply jack, LAN port, VGA port, 3rd USB port, and HDMI port.
Multi-gesture touchpad allows your two fingers to work on the mouse. It’s my first time to use two fingers on a touchpad as if i am touching a touchscreen display..
The power switch is located near the hinge of the display just about an inch from the power adaptor jack.
Laptopmag concluded its review on the Acer Aspire One 722 with this aspiring note: “offers more power and a bigger screen than a netbook for a very affordable price”. Though, under the hood performance it’s way behind from its competitors on the same category of ultra-portable laptop. Boot time is 81 seconds, higher than the category average of 51 seconds. Click here for the complete laptopmag review.