Acer Aspire One 721
SpecificationsNotebook: Acer Aspire One 721 (Aspire One 721 Series)
Processor: AMD Athlon II Neo K125
Graphics Adapter: ATI Radeon HD 4225
Display: 11.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Price: 400 euro
Average of 7 scores (from 10 reviews)
Reviews for the Acer Aspire One 721
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%
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%
Source: Hardware Central
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%
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%
Source: SFT - 3/11
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 02/01/2011
Rating: Total score: 93%
Source: SFT - 9/10
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 10/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 93%
Source: Notebookcheck 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%
Source: Notebookjournal 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%
Source: c't - 14/10
Comparison, , Long, Date: 06/01/2010
Rating: performance: 55% display: 70% mobility: 70% emissions: 90%
Source: Techno Zoom IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/10/2010
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 70%
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.
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.
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.
This weight is typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 inch display-diagonal.
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 %
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.
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