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Acer Aspire One 721

Specifications

Acer Aspire One 721
Acer Aspire One 721 (Aspire One 721 Series)
Processor
Graphics adapter
Display
11.6 inch 16:9, 1366x768 pixel, glossy: yes
Weight
1.4 kg ( = 49.38 oz / 3.09 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
400 Euro

 

Average Score: 80.71% - good
Average of 7 scores (from 10 reviews)
price: 80%, performance: 76%, features: 55%, display: 59% mobility: 69%, workmanship: 70%, ergonomy: 65%, emissions: 90%

Reviews for the Acer Aspire One 721

70% Acer Aspire One 721 review
Source: Techradar English
While it might struggle with more complicated tasks, the solid build quality of the Acer Aspire One 721, plus its thin and light design and low price, make this a good choice as a basic study and work laptop. If you're after a more powerful machine for handling more complicated tasks, then the Lenovo G560 is the better choice.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/20/2011
Rating: Total score: 70%
Acer Aspire One 721 review
Source: Liliputing English
The Acer Aspire One 721 isn't the fastest 11.6 inch laptop I've tested. It doesn't have the best graphics performance. And it doesn't have the longest battery life. But it's among the best performing laptops I've tested in its class, which is saying a lot since this machine is so much cheaper than the competition.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/29/2010
Rating: performance: 80% mobility: 60%
73% Netbook Review: Acer Aspire One AO721
Source: Hardware Central English
As is often the case with products that seem to bridge gaps between existing product lines, the AO721's biggest weakness is that it doesn't quite know what it wants to be. There are manufacturers, after all, who market similarly sized 11.6-inch systems as ultraportable notebooks rather than netbooks. In fact, Acer sells several. So where exactly is the line drawn?
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/22/2010
Rating: Total score: 73% price: 60% performance: 80% features: 80%
Acer Aspire One 521 and 721 review
Source: Engadget English
Though, if we had to choose we'd go with the 721 -- for $80 more than the 521 you get more than just a secondary machine with its wider screen and keyboard. Of course, if you consistently demand more than four hours of battery life you'll want to go with an Intel ULV laptop, but most of them cost north of $700. And well, that's exactly what AMD's going for -- Acer now has two incredibly affordable and portable laptops that pack more performance than most netbooks and budget ultraportables on the market.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 07/01/2010
Rating: price: 90% performance: 80% mobility: 80%

Foreign Reviews

93% Notebooks für jeden Zweck
Source: SFT - 3/11 German
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 02/01/2011
Rating: Total score: 93%
93% Neuer Star unter den Mobilprozessoren?
Source: SFT - 9/10 German
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 10/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 93%
86% Test Acer Aspire One 721 Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/05/2010
Rating: Total score: 86% performance: 66% display: 78% mobility: 91% workmanship: 89% ergonomy: 79% emissions: 89%
70% Acer Aspire One 721
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/04/2010
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 90% performance: 90% features: 30% display: 30% mobility: 30% workmanship: 50% ergonomy: 50%
Darf's ein bisschen weniger sein?
Source: c't - 14/10 German
Comparison, , Long, Date: 06/01/2010
Rating: performance: 55% display: 70% mobility: 70% emissions: 90%
80% Recensione Acer Aspire One 721
Source: Techno Zoom Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/10/2010
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 70%

Comment

ATI Radeon HD 4225: Onboard graphics card (in the RS880M chipset) that is able to decode HD videos (thanks to the UVD2). Technically a slower clocked HD 4250.

Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

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


K125: Slow entry level single core CPU for small and light laptops. Still faster as 1.6 Ghz Atom based systems.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


11.6":

This screen diagoal is quite large for tablets but small for subnotebooks. Some convertibles are also represented with that size.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


1.4 kg:

This weight is typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 inch display-diagonal.


Acer: The company was founded under the name of Multitech in Taiwan in 1976 and renamed to Acer or Acer Group in 1987. The product range includes, for example, laptops, tablets, smartphones, desktops, monitors and televisions. Gateway Inc. and Packard Bell also belong to the Group and sell their own laptops.

While Acer still had the third largest global market share in the notebook segment in 2008, it ranked 6th in 2016 with a market share of 6% after they had continuously lost market shares.

There are dozens of Acer laptop reviews per month, the ratings are average (as of 2016). Gateway, which has an own laptop line-up, has also belonged to the Acer Group since 2007.


80.71%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.


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

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

Lenovo ThinkPad Edge 11 (665D830)
Radeon HD 4225, Athlon II Neo K345, 1.353 kg
Packard Bell dot a-R-010UK
Radeon HD 4225, Athlon II Neo K145, 1.3 kg
Lenovo ThinkPad Edge 11-NVZ3BUK
Radeon HD 4225, Athlon II Neo K125, 1.5 kg
Lenovo ThinkPad Edge 11-658D817
Radeon HD 4225, Athlon II Neo K325, 1.5 kg
HP Pavilion dm1-2140ef
Radeon HD 4225, Athlon II Neo K125, 1.5 kg
Acer Aspire 1551-5448
Radeon HD 4225, Turion II Neo K625, 1.4 kg
Lenovo Thinkpad Edge 11 2545-24G
Radeon HD 4225, Athlon II Neo K325, 1.5 kg
Acer Aspire One 721-12B8rr
Radeon HD 4225, Athlon II Neo K125, 1.3 kg
Dell Inspiron M101z
Radeon HD 4225, Athlon II Neo K325, 1.56 kg
Acer Aspire One 721-3574
Radeon HD 4225, Athlon II Neo K125, 1.3 kg
Acer Aspire 1551-32B2G32n
Radeon HD 4225, Athlon II Neo K325, 1.334 kg

Devices with the same GPU

Lenovo ThinkPad Edge 13 (665D817)
Radeon HD 4225, Turion II Neo K685, 13.3", 1.775 kg
Dell Inspiron M301z
Radeon HD 4225, Turion II Neo K625, 13.3", 1.6 kg
Lenovo ThinkPad Edge 13-658D842
Radeon HD 4225, Turion II Neo K625, 13.3", 1.7 kg
HP Pavilion dm3-2160ef
Radeon HD 4225, Athlon II Neo K325, 13.3", 1.9 kg
MSI Wind U250
Radeon HD 4225, Athlon II Neo K325, 12.1", 1.3 kg
Toshiba Satellite T235-S1345
Radeon HD 4225, Turion II Neo K625, 13.3", 1.8 kg
Toshiba Satellite T235D-S1340
Radeon HD 4225, Athlon II Neo K325, 13.3", 1.8 kg
Toshiba Satellite T230
Radeon HD 4225, Core i3 330M, 13.3", 1.75 kg
Toshiba Satellite T235D-S1345RD
Radeon HD 4225, Turion II Neo K625, 13.3", 1.8 kg
Dell Inspiron M301z
Radeon HD 4225, Turion II Neo K625, 13.3", 1.831 kg

Devices with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

Acer Aspire S13 S5-371-56EZ
HD Graphics 520, Core i5 6200U, 13.3", 1.4 kg
Acer Swift 3 SF314-51-731X
HD Graphics 520, Core i7 6500U, 14", 0 kg
Acer Aspire ES1-331-P4HL
HD Graphics (Braswell), Pentium N3700, 13.3", 1.5 kg
Acer TravelMate B117-M-C2KX
HD Graphics (Braswell), Celeron N3050, 11.6", 1.4 kg
Acer Aspire V3-372-539F
HD Graphics 520, Core i5 6200U, 13.3", 1.6 kg
Acer Aspire S13 S5-371-77A7
HD Graphics 520, Core i7 6500U, 13.3", 1.3 kg
Acer Aspire S13 S5-371T-76UX
HD Graphics 520, Core i7 6500U, 13.3", 1.3 kg
Acer Aspire S13 S5-371-77XY
HD Graphics 520, Core i7 6500U, 13.3", 1.3 kg
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Stefan Hinum, 2010-07- 4 (Update: 2012-05-26)