Acer Aspire One 721
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%
CommentATI 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: 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.
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