Acer Aspire One 532
Average of 10 scores (from 11 reviews)
Reviews for the Acer Aspire One 532
The „One“ and Only? Aspire One 532, the newest netbook from Acer, is equipped wtih a 10.1 inch display and a LED backlight. The 532 is Acer's first netbook running on Intels new Pine Trail platform. The netbook is also equipped with an Intel Atom N450 processor (1.66 GHz) and an integrated GMA 3150 graphics chip. Additionally, the Aspire One 532 is also the successor to the highly successful Acer Aspire One 531 and so we have no doubt that it is packed with a great many useful features which we will look at in further detail in our review.
Source: Reg Hardware
If you thought the netbook market was already flooded, Intel’s recently-launched 'Pine Trail' platform means you can expect another new batch to come through. We’ve already seen Asus’ take on Pine Trail with the Eee PC 1005PE - reviewed here. Now we have Acer’s Aspire One 532h. A solid but somewhat uninspiring netbook, and we expected more in the way of battery life from Acer’s debut 'Pine Trail' machine.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/22/2010
Rating: Total score: 75%
Acer upgardes the Aspire One series with a new Atom CPU with integrated memory and graphics controllers. Acer's Aspire One range helped launch the netbook market a couple of years ago and, ever since, it has been adding to and refining its brand. 802.11n Wi-Fi rounds off the specification and helps make the Aspire One 532 recommendable.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/20/2010
Rating: Total score: 60%
Source: Stiftung Warentest - 8/10
Comparison, , Long, Date: 07/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 87% performance: 76% display: 87% mobility: 97% ergonomy: 88% emissions: 94%
Source: Computerbild - 13/10
Single Review, , Medium, Date: 06/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 82% price: 90% performance: 71% features: 83% display: 84% ergonomy: 83% emissions: 98%
Source: Notebookjournal DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/06/2010
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 90% performance: 70% features: 30% display: 50% mobility: 70% workmanship: 70% ergonomy: 70%
Source: Notebookinfo DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/07/2010
Rating: Total score: 75% performance: 42% features: 77% display: 79% mobility: 99% workmanship: 80%
Source: Netzwelt DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/24/2010
Rating: price: 30%
Source: Notebookcheck DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/17/2010
Rating: Total score: 85% performance: 44% display: 79% mobility: 80% workmanship: 89% ergonomy: 80% emissions: 84%
Source: Netzwelt DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/03/2010
Rating: performance: 80% features: 80%
Source: Computer Totaal NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/15/2010
Rating: Total score: 74% price: 80% performance: 47% features: 66% display: 72% mobility: 78%
Source: 01Net FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/05/2010
Rating: Total score: 60%
CommentIntel 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.
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).
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.
This is a typical display size for tablets and small convertibles.
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.
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.
77.3%: 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.