Acer Laptops Under $500

Acer became a really major force in the computer Industry a decade ago. They produce a high quality line of computer products that are considered very reliable and durable. Acer also manufacturers a large variety of laptops and computers. They’ve ventured into the tablet, netbook, and other areas. The brand is also very affordable. The fact is that there are Acer laptops under $500 that rival more expensive brand computers.

First, let’s take a close look at the Acer Aspire V5-122P_42154G50nss. This is an efficient model that has a 11.6 inch screen. This is plenty of viewing space to view all those applications and work efficiently. The touch screen laptop is a high performance tool that is the perfect replacement for an old outdated laptop or slower desktop computer. The laptop is packaged with high performance processors to help the laptop, complete all those computer projects efficiently. Top features include 4 GB of memory, 500 GB hard drive, touch screen, web cam, and blue tooth.

Next up is the brilliantly produced Acer Aspire V-5 532 101-74G50 Mabb. This is a 15.6 inch laptop that is getting plenty of attention in the computer world. This is a full featured laptop that easily competes with more expensive brands. This is a hard working model that easily handles surfing the Internet, checking email, graphics, and connecting with social media contacts. Includes an impressive 4 GB of memory, 500 GB hard drive, DVD drive, Bluetooth, Webcam and HDMI.

The Acer Aspire v5 – 132P-10194G50nss has a 11.6 inch screen to view messages, surf the Internet, and perform all those important computer tasks. This is a full featured model that is perfect for the person who likes to stay mobile. The product is super lightweight and easy to transport around town or around the country. Users appreciate the slim profile and easy connectivity to social media sites, checking email, or surfing the Internet. Includes 4 GB RAM, 500 GB Hard drive, mufti-touch screen, and much more.

Acer Aspire One AOD150 Review


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.


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)