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Acer Aspire One 721

alaTest has collected and analyzed 97 reviews of Acer Aspire One 721. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the screen and usability. The price and portability are also appreciated. Many are less positive about the touchpad and reliability, while the energy efficiency and battery get mixed reviews.

performance, portability, price, usability, screen

reliability, touchpad

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Acer Aspire One 721 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Acer Aspire One 721

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 41 user reviews of Acer Aspire One 721 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. People really like the size and portability. The usability and price also get good reviews. Some have doubts about the reliability.

performance, price, usability, portability, size

reliability

88% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Acer Aspire AO721-3574 11.6-Inch Netbook (Mesh Black)Acer Aspire AO721-3574 11.6-Inch Netbook (Mesh Black)

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: (notebookcheck.net)

Review Acer Aspire One 721 Notebook

 

Netbook with subnotebook performance, round two. Like the recently tested Aspire One 521, the Aspire One 721 shows up in 11.6" format with Athlon II Neo, DDR3-RAM, ATI HD4225 and HDMI and goes head to head with the Intel-based netbook competition.

good application performance, usable graphic performance, quiet, nice input devices, communication equipment (3G and Bluetooth 3.0 optional), The performance plus the AMD basis in comparison to Atom netbooks

reflective display, limited display brightness, relatively short battery life, A stronger battery for longer runtimes, a brighter display

Aug, 2010

Expert review by: Jon L. Jacobi (pcworld.com)

Acer Aspire One 721-3574

 

If you've lusted after Acer's TimelineX 1830T ultraportable but don't have $700, you can get much the same experience from the company's $430 (as of 8/25/2010) Aspire One 721 netbook. The two units are outwardly identical, but the 721 substitutes a far...

Smooth video ; Very portable

Lackluster input ergonomics ; Sluggish application load times

If you're not expecting great performance, this is a nice step up from a netbook.

Aug, 2010

Expert review by: Joanna Stern (engadget.com)

Acer Aspire One 521 and 721 review

 

On the surface Acer's 10.1-inch Aspire One 521 and 11.6-inch Aspire One 721 appear to be fairly run-of-the-mill netbooks -- or ultraportables for those

Very thin design ; Great HD and Flash playback ; Extremely affordable

Less than four hours of battery life ; Keyboard is too flat ; Loose screen bezel

Jul, 2010

Expert review by: Mark Spoonauer (laptopmag.com)

Acer Aspire One 721-3574 Review - A Review of the Acer Aspire One 721-3574

 

Sophisticated, sleek design, Comfortable full-size keyboard, Bright and crisp display, Plays mainstream games and HD video

Battery life way too short, Small touchpad, Mediocre webcam

After streaming Hulu for 15 mintues, the 721 remained fairly cool, reaching 91 degrees Fahrenheit on the touchpad, and 92 and 95 degrees, respectively, between the G and H keys, and 95 degrees underneath. The only part of the machine that got...

Jun, 2010

Expert review by: (laptopmag.com)

Acer Aspire One 721-3574

 

For just a little more than the cost of an Atom-powered netbook, the Acer Aspire One 721-3574 ($429) sports a larger 11.6-inch display, a more comfortable keyboard, and a faster AMD Athlon II Neo processor paired with ATI graphics for HD video...

Jun, 2010

Expert review by: Brad Linder (liliputing.com)

Acer Aspire One 721 review

 

Acer sent me an Aspire One 721 to review, and the specs are quite similar to those of its smaller cousin. But the case is bigger, the display can handle more pixels, and the laptop comes with a more powerful version of Windows 7. On the other hand,...

Aug, 2010

Expert review by: HardwareCentral (hardwarecentral.com)

Netbook Review: Acer Aspire One AO721

 

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...

Jul, 2010

Expert review by: yuga (yugatech.com)

Acer Asire One 721

 

This new Acer Aspire One 721 is a pretty interesting unit. It sits between the Aspire One 751 running the low-power Atom Z520 and the Timeline 1801tz running a dual-core Pentium ULV. Check our full review after the jump.

The Aspire One 721 is selling in stores for a suggested retail price of Php24,900 - almost the price of a regular netbook but a performance of an ultraportable. It offers a compromise between system performance and battery life but at that price point,...

Jul, 2010

Expert review by: PC Plus (techradar.com)

Acer Aspire One 721 review

 

The Acer Aspire One 721 packs a lot of punch for its size

Great portability ; Good screen ; Battery life

Basic performance

Jul, 2011

Consumer review by: AggieDad (newegg.com)

Outstanding Netbook

 

Purchased for my son for use at college. Installed an extra 2GB of memory with no problem. Windows identified the CPU as a K145 / 1.8 GHz processor vs. the stated K125 / 1.7 GHz. A search found an article (12/13/2010) that said Acer was starting to put...

Solid well-built netbook. Larger display (11.6" vs 10.2") vs standard netbook and greater resolution (1366 x 768 vs 1024 x 600). The screen provides a bright clear display. Two memory slots capable of holding a total of 4GB. Processing speed is more...

None really. I wish laptop manufacturers would include the Windows media with the units since we are paying for a license

Jan, 2011

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:HD / HD Audio / HDA
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2

Battery

Battery Capacity:4400
Battery life (max):5 / 5.5
Battery performance:4400
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:6

Camera

Front camera:Y
Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3

Certificates

Energy Star certified: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black / Brown / Copper / Red / Silver
Form Factor:Clamshell
Product type:Netbook

Display

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9 / 5:3
Display Diagonal:11.6 / 12
Display number of colors:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1024 x 600 / 1366 x 768
HD type:Not supported
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter power:30 / 65
Power supply:65

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:0.3
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon HD 4225
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.384 / 0.5 / 384
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
On-board graphics adapter: No
On-board graphics adapter model: No

Keyboard

Keyboard number of keys:82 / 84 / 88
Numeric keypad:No / Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal memory:2 / 3 / 4
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM / DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:4
Memory clock speed:1066
Memory slots:1x SO-DIMM / 2x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G: No
4G:N
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:3.0+EDR / 3.0+HS
Cabling technology:10/100Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100 / 10,100,1000 / 1000
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type: No

Other Features

Audio system:HD / HD Audio / HDA
Dimensions (WxDxH):11 x 8 x 1
Display:LCD / TFT
Graphics:Radeon HD 4225
Graphics adapter:Radeon HD 4225
Graphics adapter family:AMD
Hard disk drive, user password: Yes
HDD user password:Y
Power supply type:AC/DC
Wireless Technology:802.11 b/g/n / 802.11b/g/n / IEEE 802.11 b/g/n / IEEE 802.11b/g/n

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Cables included: Yes

Performance

GPS: No
GPS (satellite):N

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Combo headphone/mic port: No
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
S/PDIF out port: Yes
SmartCard slot: No
TV out:N
TV out port: No
TV-out:N
USB 2.0 ports quantity:3
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter power:30 / 65
Power supply:65

Processor

Chipset:AMD 785G (RS880M)
Motherboard chipset:AMD 785G (RS880M)
Processor:K125 / K145
Processor cache:0.5 / 1
Processor cache type:L2
Processor cores:1
Processor family:AMD Athlon / AMD Athlon II Neo / AMD Athlon Neo
Processor frequency:1.7 / 1.8
Processor front side bus:2000 / 800
Processor model:K125 / K145
Processor threads:1

Processor special features

Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology:N
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology: No
Intel Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):N
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N
InTru™ 3D Technology: No

Security

BIOS password: Yes
Cable lock slot:Kensington
Fingerprint reader: No

Software

Bundled software:Bing Bar\nWindows Live Essentials
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Premium
Trial software:Microsoft Office Starter 2010

Storage

Card reader integrated:No / Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD, xD / MMC, MS PRO, SD, xD
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Capacity:250 / 320 / 500
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400
Host interface:SATA
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:250 / 320 / 500

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:11.2 / 8 / 8.03
Height:1 / 1.1
Height (front):1.01
Height (rear):1.1
Weight:2 / 3.09
Width:11 / 11.2 / 8.03