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Acer Aspire One 531

alaTest has collected and analyzed 131 reviews of Acer Aspire One 531. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People are impressed by the performance and size. The battery and usability also get good feedback. Views are divided on the image quality. Some have doubts about the sound.

portability, usability, battery, size, performance


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Acer Aspire One 531 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: ( review summary for Acer Aspire One 531


alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 user reviews of Acer Aspire One 531 from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on People really like the size and battery. The keyboard and price also get good views.

usability, price, keyboard, battery, size

100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: ACER Aspire One 531 - black NetbookACER Aspire One 531 - black NetbookACER Aspire One 531 - black Netbook Laptops with Windows 7 Laptop COMPUTING

Nov, 2015

Consumer review by: ( review summary for Acer Aspire One 531


alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Acer Aspire One 531 from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on People are impressed by the price. The design is also mentioned favorably.

durability, design, price

100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Acer Aspire One 531h 10.1-Inch Diamond Black Netbook - 6 Hour Battery Life

Nov, 2015

Expert review by: J. Simon Leitner (

Review Acer Aspire One 531 Netbook


Heir to the Throne? Acer already landed a direct hit with the fir

Attractive but subtle design; Very slim case weighing just 1220 grams; Good workmanship; Multi-touch touchpad; Bright display with good illumination; Low system noise in office use; Good sound production; Excellent battery life

Small numeric keys; Reflective display is problematic in use outdoors; High heat emissions possible under load

Everything that has the guts to be called a netbook, or not: Asus Eee1002HA, Samsung NC10. Rather less: Acer Aspire One D150.

May, 2009

Expert review by: Stephen Patrick (

Acer Aspire One 531 notebook - Pocket-lint


Acer has impressed on several occasions with its cut-priced netbooks, but its Aspire One lags behind rivals when it comes to quality and usability. The

Thin and neat design, build quality, bright screen

Keyboard could be larger, not revolutionary, average battery life

The Aspire One 531 doesn’t offer anything genuinely new, but it’s one of the nicest netbooks available when it comes to styling and quality. Although it comes in at the top end of the Aspire One range, it’s well equipped, with the option of 3G/HSDPA,...

Jun, 2009

Expert review by: (

Stuff magazine


Acer's latest is an austere looking netbook – but is there more to the 531 than meets the eye?

Functional rather than fun, but one of the best netbooks available for the price

Sep, 2009

Expert review by: Andrew Harrison (

Acer Aspire One 531 review


The original Acer Aspire One has proved one of the best selling netbooks, we hear, helped along by its competitive price circa-£200. That first model had a 9in screen and ran a friendly graphical Linux operating system; now we find Acer has kept the...

Unlike the original Aspire One, there’s less to get excited about by this me-too Windows netbook. But while it offers the usual roster of netbook facilities, there is the just-higher than average netbook speed performance, and the distinction of two...

Aug, 2009

Consumer review by: ¯¿Â½ fixitman2ÿ½ (

Great little computer is a mini size.


I got this for my wife as a replacement for the one she left behind with family in Russia. I was very impressed with the screen clarity. I was able to read it from a good distance and had no need to squint. The only drawback was a drive to load...

Apr, 2010

Consumer review by: BradD (

Great Traveler


This is a great little product and a wonderful traveler. Easy to set up and configure, a wonderful replacement for your desktop on the road. Add a USB CD/DVD burner, a wireless mouse (not too thrilled with the pad - just me) and you're ready to go. One...

battery life, bright screen, easy to use, Memory, size & weight, value for money

Mar, 2010

Consumer review by: tckelly (

Just What I needed


This is an excellent notebook if you need XP Pro to connect to your work computer. It performs well and was easy to set up. Highly recommended for work use while on the road.

battery life, easy to use, Fast/High Speed, size & weight, value for money

Mar, 2010

Consumer review by: M. Steele (

Best Deal


I just received the laptop's great!! I'm used to huge laptops (17inchs) so this one threw me off little. But as I played with it a little I grew to love it. Great product for a AMAZING PRICE!

Jan, 2010

Consumer review by: Meg (

Great little computer at an awesome price!


My little Acer One was stolen from me today, and I'm planning to buy another to replace it. I never had any problems with it, and it was light and easy to carry in my backpack. I had a 3-cell battery, which was barely adequate, so I suggest the 6-cell....

Jan, 2010

Consumer review by: engineer (

Great Netbook!


This is my second Acer Aspire netbook, we loved the first so much my daughter took it away from me. This time got the 6-cell battery, but her's was long lasting even with the 3 cell. It's an excellent choice for on the go use. Tight keyboard can be a...

Jan, 2010

Product Specifications

The Aspire ONE 531 promises to keep you on the go and on your toes! This netbook's 10.1-inch widescreen gives you the bigger picture and a better mobile viewing experience. The Aspire ONE 531's compact build, smoothly rounded contours and glossy finish make it not only the ultimate take-everywhere computing tool, but also an attractive accessory that'll reflect nicely on you. Driven by a fast, energy-conscious processor, the Aspire ONE 531 delivers superb portable performance, while the large-capacity hard disk drive and multi-in-one card reader let you download and share multimedia content.

Audio Input


Audio Output

Type:Sound card


Run Time (Up To):6hour(s)
Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:512KB

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Color Support:18-bit color
Color Support:18-bit color
Diagonal Size:10.1in
Diagonal Size (metric):25.7cm
Max Resolution:1024 x 600
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: Yes


Country Kits:United States
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Acer Aspire ONE

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Touchpad


Data Bus Speed:533MHz


Color:Diamond black


Cellular Network Supported: Yes
Type:None/Wireless cellular modem


Data Link Protocol:Bluetooth 2.0 EDR / Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g
Type:Network adapter
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11b/g/802.11b/g / Bluetooth 2.0 EDR

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Optical Storage

Type: None

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows Vista Business / XP Professional downgrade/Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition


Clock Speed:1.6GHz
Processor Number:N270


Installed Size:1GB/2GB
Max Supported Size:2GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty /2 years warranty

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive


Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:160GB
Notebook Type:Netbook

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:Intel GMA 950