Acer Aspire One AOD150 Review

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Acer Aspire One AOD150 laptop with a slightly sleeker model is easy to use, stylish in design. The net book is quite affordable and has a long battery life. Due to its lightweight structure, it can be easily carried from one place to the other. It is top among the heap of the Acer product at present and is amongst the reliable mobile computing machines available in the modern market.

Build and Design

The build of Aspire One is also very solid. The Acer Aspire One AOD150 has a large chassis and screen. The AOD150 exist in four high gloss color options: Seashell white, Sapphire blue, Ruby red and Diamond black. The net book is stylish with an aerodynamic-shaped metallic hinge and has a colored accent alongside a brushed-metal palm rest.

Display

The Acer Aspire One AOD150 uses the Integrated Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950 as most of the net books available in the modern market. The screen is 10.2-inch with a resolution of 1024×600-pixel and a CrystalBrite backlit display. Most of the documents and Web pages are quite readable, but still due to its small screen some scrolling is required. The LCD has a big display with a broader view, which is quite bright and clear. Crystal Eye web camera from Acer is inbuilt and it delivers a smooth video and high quality images for conferences even in presence of low light situations. Superior voice quality is provided with a built in digital microphone.

Keyboard and touchpad

The keyboard of Acer Aspire One AOD150 is slightly short of full size. The keyboard is comfortable enough for typing. The touch pad does not have a usual left and right buttons, as it is tiny and square in shape with a very small rocker bar below it. This makes it uncomfortable for the user, as one has to press hard. However, browsing and scrolling is made easy with this new touch pad, which has a multi-touch functionality.

Performance and Benchmarks

The Acer Aspire One AOD150 has 1-GB DDR2 SDRAM helps us to store plenty of music and documents. The Aspire One with 1.6GHz Atom N270 processor of Intel CPU is a low-power net book, basic task such as web surfing and working on documents. Again, basic multimedia playback has also been made easier with this processor. The battery life is long and once charged continue to work for 6 hours when unplugged and running on full load, which adds to the better performance of the laptop. Due to its bigger display, the Aspire One has got the advantage from selling point of view. The mouse pad is touchy which add on to the disadvantage. It is cheaper than the other net books, which has the similar configurations as Aspire One. It is neither the best nor the worst among the net books. A laptop is heavy due to battery size, which sticks out from the back.

Battery life

The Acer Aspire One AOD150 has a battery life of 6 hours and 17 minutes even under extreme loads such as even if Wi-Fi is on and the laptop is on heavy use.
Specifications of Acer Aspire One AOD150

Processor: 1.6 GHz Atom N270 from Intel
OS: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
Memory: 1-GB/2 GB (max) DDR2 SDRAM
Display: 10.1inch WSVGA, 1024*600
Hard drive: 160 GB SATA
Battery: 6 cell lithium
Weight: 2.9 lbs
Pros:  nice glossy finish; battery with long life; competitive with price

Cons: mouse pad is touchy; screen is a bit cheap; hard drive is cheap

MSRP: $349.99 (base price)

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