Acer Aspire One 532h

Specifications

Acer Aspire One 532hNotebook: Acer Aspire One 532h (Aspire One Series)
Processor: Intel Atom N450
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3150
Display: 10.1 inch, 16:9, 1024x600 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 1.3kg
Price: 300 euro
Average Score: 77.5% - good
Average of 18 scores (from 21 reviews)
price: 83%, performance: 52%, features: 70%, display: 60% mobility: 87%, workmanship: 70%, ergonomy: 70%, emissions: 60%

Reviews for the Acer Aspire One 532h

90% Acer Aspire One AO532h
Source: T Break English
Broadband or no broadband, this netbook competes well with others in its category, in all aspects. Personally, an all-glossy finish isn't usually my preference, especially if there are options, such as the pearl-white matte finish Samsung N150, which is aesthetically more appealing than this one. However, if I'm getting built-in broadband by paying a thousand rupees extra, then functionality trounces looks and aesthetics. In which case, the Aspire One AO532h is certainly a better pick. Another very close comparison is the Asus EeePC 1005P, which is priced at Rs 21,945, on www.compareindia.com. It has the same hardware and is as light and convenient to carry as this one, so while there are other options, it is the functionality of the AO532h which is attractive, primarily. All-in-all, we'd say that this netbook is worth the buck, what's your take on it?
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 90%
Acer Aspire One 532h Review
Source: Netbookreviews.net English
I have been very impressed with the Acer Aspire One 532h, from its design and build quality, to its battery life and low price. While its specifications are a lot like many other netbooks on the market today, the 523h is a great choice. What makes the 523h a real winner is its very low price of just $299 or $349 (even less on amazon.com!). Acer have managed to undercut the likes of Asus and Toshiba, without compromising on design or battery life. For less money you get a very stylish, thin and light modern netbook with a great keyboard and battery life. I can highly recommend the Acer Aspire One 532h. In the UK you can buy the Acer Aspire One 532h from Amazon UK for less than £299.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/23/2010
Rating: price: 80% features: 70% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
70% Gateway and Acer Netbooks: Wonder Twin Powers, Activate!
Source: AnandTech English
At the end of the day, the Aspire One 532h and LT2120u are just netbooks. Solid competitors in the netbook class, but nothing mind blowing, and not really good enough to knock the ASUS Eee 1001P off its throne. They're not built quite as well and the LCD isn't near the high quality panel the ASUS uses, but the Aspire One (and Gateway clone) are still capable netbooks. I can't recommend them over the 1001P, primarily because of the LCD, but other than that the difference between them and the rest of the netbook class is pretty slight. The Acer and Gateway are both specced and priced to equal the 1001P and others, so if you prefer the Acer or Gateway brands, these are definitely up to scratch.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 04/28/2010
Rating: Total score: 70% display: 50% workmanship: 60%
70% Acer Aspire One 532h-2Dr - 10.1in Netbook Review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
Despite being 'brand new', Intel's Pine Trail Atom platform doesn't offer too much improvement over its predecessor in terms of functionality. While not a bad effort, the Acer Aspire One 532h-2Dr suffers for being very similar to its Packard Bell sibling and not offering enough incentive over cheaper, previous generation machines that are considerably cheaper. It won't let you down, but neither will it blow you away.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/10/2010
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% performance: 80% features: 70% mobility: 80%
80% Acer Aspire AO532h-2223 10.1-inch Netbook Review
Source: Comp Reviews English
Acer's Aspire One AO532h-2223 is probably one of the least expensive of the new generation of netbooks. With a price tag of $300, it keeps the price level with previous generations. There were some compromises down to achieve this price including holding back the hard drive size and using a smaller battery. Still, if one ones a netbook for very little and minds a few compromises, this is certainly one to take a look at.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/16/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Acer Aspire One 532h-Intel's Pine Trail Platform
Source: Tech2.in.com English
At a price of Rs.19,776, this netbook comes at a very slight premium to the price in this category, but since it’s a new technology with weighable improvements in battery life, and also slight improvements in CPU heavyperformance tasks, we can rightfully state that the price is warranted, and also have a feeling it’s going to be one of the lower priced ones when more PineTrail models come out.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/16/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Acer Aspire One 532h notebook review
Source: Pocket Lint English
The Acer Aspire One 532h is a capable netbook, offering the sort of battery life to make it a practical all-day device. Recent models have seen a step forward in endurance and this basic spec device delivers that, suggesting a bright year for the latest crop of netbooks. In design terms it won't set the world alight, lacking the svelte lines that some rivals will offer. There are more powerful devices out there, with the latest wave of Nvidia ION notebooks and models carrying double the RAM, bringing with them greater performance overall, if that's an important consideration for you.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/08/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Acer Aspire One AO532h-2Dr
Source: Computer Shopper English
When it comes to netbooks, you can count on Acer for sleek looks and affordability, and Acer’s latest, the Aspire One AO532h, is no exception. Starting at a low $299 but equipped with a netbook-standard mix of components, the 10.1-inch AO532h is a compact, portable machine that goes easy on your wallet without looking like a budget machine. Acer’s Pine Trail netbook offers above-average performance at a price that puts most other netbooks to shame.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% Acer Aspire One (532h-2326)
Source: PC Mag English
It's an endless saga with Acer's and perhaps the world's most popular line of netbooks, as it readies yet another one. The Aspire One (532h-2326) ($350 street) is the update to the Aspire One (D250-1958) and it adds some significant hardware changes—both external and internal.
The Acer Aspire One (532h-2326) boasts nearly 10 hours of battery life and new and improved keyboard, but looks weigh this netbook down.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/22/2010
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% Acer Aspire One 532h review
Source: PC Advisor English
Netbooks based on Intel's Pine Trail Atom chips are now available, and the Acer Aspire One 532h is Acer's latest offering based on the new Atom chip.  The Acer Aspire One 532h's clincher is its price. For around £290 this is a very good netbook. Not only that, the Aspire One 532h has a better keyboard and touchpad, offers respectable performance, very good battery life and great value for money. We definitely recommend it.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/21/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Acer Aspire One (AO532h-2268)
Source: PC Mag English
Acer and HP appear to be Costco's favorite netbook suppliers, since they also happen to be the cheapest and mostly widely sold in this space. The Acer Aspire One (532h-2268) ($300 street) deviates from the Acer Aspire One (AO532h-2326) slightly, in that the 532h-2268 model has a smaller battery (48Wh instead of 59Wh) and hard drive (160GB instead of 250GB). The Acer Aspire One (AO532h-2268) is still one of the most inexpensive netbooks in the business and Costco is selling this model with a 2-year warranty and over 9 hours of battery life.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/21/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Acer Aspire One 532h
Source: Laptop Mag English
In most respects, the Acer Aspire One 532h is a lot like every other netbook: specs include a 1.66-GHz Intel Atom N450 processor, 1GB of RAM, Windows 7 Starter Edition, and a 250GB hard drive. Its performance, too, is almost identical to such netbooks as the Toshiba mini NB305 and the ASUS Eee PC 1005PE-P. Where Acer has everyone else beat, though, is price. At $349, the company has undercut the longer-lasting 1005PE-P by $30, and the NB305 by $50.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/15/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
Acer Aspire One 532h review
Source: Engadget English
We have no doubt that Acer will sell loads of Aspire One 532hs. No, not because it's the best netbook on the market, but because it's the one with the best price. Sure, it doesn't have the keyboard or battery life of the $380 Eee PC 1005PE, but that's the difference $80 (or $30 if you go with the higher end version of the 532h) makes. If you can spend a bit more money, at the moment we'd recommend the ASUS Eee PC 1005PE for its stellar battery life, but if you're looking for a small laptop that can get the job done on-the-go for $300 -- a netbook that's truly a netbook -- the 532h makes a fine companion.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 01/13/2010
Rating: price: 90%

Foreign Reviews

68% Mobilitätsgarantie
Source: PC Magazin - 5/10 German
Comparison, , Medium, Date: 04/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 68% price: 90%
Das zweite Atom-Zeitalter
Source: c't - 8/10 German
Comparison, , Long, Date: 04/01/2010
Rating: performance: 35% mobility: 90% ergonomy: 70% emissions: 80%
70% Acer Aspire One (532H-2326)
Source: Jambitz Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/27/2010
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% Acer Aspire One (AO532h-2268)
Source: Jambitz Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/25/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Acer Aspire One 532h
Source: PC World Italia Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/28/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Acer Aspire One 532h-2Db (LU.SAL0D.284)
Source: Kieskeurig Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/03/2010
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 70% display: 80%
67% Обзор нетбука ACER Aspire One 532h-2Ds
Source: Retera RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/20/2010
Rating: Total score: 67% performance: 22% display: 50% mobility: 97% emissions: 39%
90% Acer Aspire One 532h teszt
Source: Geeks.hu HU→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/15/2010
Rating: Total score: 90%

Comment

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3150: Integrated (shared memory) graphics card in the intel Atom N4xx CPUs. Minimally faster than an old GMA 950 and therefore not suited for 3D games or HD videos (only MPEG2 acceleration).

These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Intel Atom: The Intel Atom series is a 64-Bit (not every model supports 64bit) microprocessor for cheap and small notebooks (so called netbooks), MIDs, or UMPCs. The speciality of the new architecture is the "in order" execution (instead of the usual and faster "out of order" execution). Therefore, the transistor count of the Atom series is much lower and, thus, cheaper to produce. Furthermore, the power consumption is very low. The performance per Megahertz is therfore worse than the old Pentium 3M (1,2 GHz on par with a 1.6 GHz Atom).


N450:

Intel Atom CPU for Netbooks with integrated memory controller and GMA 3150 GPU. The performance of the system should be only minimally faster than the previous Atom N280 / GMA 950 combination.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


10.1": The netbook/subnotebook has a quite small display format. Nonetheless, it is a common format for netbooks. The advantage is, that the subnotebook/netbook can be small dimensioned and can be carried easily. Further the small display has the advantage, that it needs few energy, which improves the battery runtime and in consequence the mobility. The disadvantage is that the reading of texts is a bit exhausting for the eyes. It is difficult to use high resolutions. » To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


1.3 kg: This subnotebook is one of the most lightweight of all notebooks and can be carried very easily. There exist only few sub-notebooks, which weight less. 10 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.


Acer: Acer Incorporated is a Taiwanese multinational electronics manufacturer. Its product lineup includes desktops and laptops, as well as personal digital assistants (PDAs), servers and storage, displays, peripherals, and e-business services for business, government, education, and home users. Acer is the third largest computer manufacturer in the world (by sales) after HP and Dell Inc (2007). The company owns the largest franchised computer retail chain in Taipei, Taiwan. Originally named Multitech, it was founded in 1976. Gateway and Packard Bell are economically connected with Acer. Market share regarding sales of personal computers in 2007 (market research IDC): HP 18.9 %, Dell 16.4 %, Acer 9.9 %, Lenovo 7.5 %, Apple 5.7 %

Acer reviews


77.5%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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» MSI Wind U135DX-4615W7
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» HP Compaq Mini CQ10-688NR
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» Toshiba NB520-10U
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» Asus Eee PC X101H-WHI024G
Atom N455, 1 kg
» Samsung NC110-AM4UK
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» Gigabyte T1005M-CF1
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» Samsung NS310
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» Lenovo IdeaPad S100
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» Asus Eee PC R011PX
Atom N455, 1.1 kg
» Samsung NC10-JP05DE
Atom N455, 1.2 kg
» Samsung N148-DP05IN
Atom N455, 1.2 kg
» Samsung NC110-A03
Atom N570, 1.2 kg
» Gateway LT2085u
Atom N570, 1 kg
» Asus Eee PC X101-WHI018G
Atom N435, 0.9 kg
» HP Mini 210-3022sf
Atom N570, 1.35 kg
» Gigabyte S1080
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» Acer Aspire One Happy 2
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» Samsung NC210-A01PL
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» Acer Aspire One D257-N57DQrr
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» HP Mini 110-3652sf
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» Samsung NS310-A01UK
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» Toshiba NB520-10H
Atom N550, 1.3 kg
» Medion Akoya E1228
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» Acer Aspire One D257
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» Samsung NC210-A02FR
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» Advent Zuni
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» Samsung NC110-AM1UK
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-01-17 (Update: 2012-05-26)