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Acer Aspire One 721

alaTest has collected and analyzed 96 reviews of Acer Aspire One 721. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Comments about the screen and usability are overall positive. The portability and price also get good feedback, whereas there are some negative views about the touchpad and reliability. Views are divided on the battery.

performance, price, portability, 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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Review analysis

(Based on 96 reviews)

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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. Reviews about the size and portability are generally positive. The usability and price are also appreciated, whereas many are negative 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 product: Acer Aspire AO721-3574 11.6-Inch Netbook (Mesh Black)

Jul, 2015

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
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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: 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

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

Consumer review by: rhtb4theeyeblnks (newegg.com)

Super cool

 

stock fallout new vegas runs the first 10 minutes at low settings at very playable framrate. Thats pretty darn cool for a netbook.

Duel core and ati graphics. This snappy little thing is an amazing work horse. Its very thin and still uses a 2.5 inch hdd. other netbooks are uses those tiny hard to replace or upgrade ssd which jack up the price. For the hard ware that matters (cpu...

Some crappier netbooks run snappier stock. But that's why I said it its a good price. The hdd is slow. you need to upgrade both the hdd and the ram for full potential. I almost think acer tossed the 5400 rpm hdd and the slowest ram with the intent to...

Jan, 2011

Consumer review by: rougy (newegg.com)

Good Book

 

I wish Acer would make these with a 12.1 inch screen, otherwise this is a good little computer.

As of this review, this item is out of stock at NewEgg ; All I can say is, I'm glad I bought it when I did ; It's a good little unit, and I can tell the DDR3 memory and 1.70ghz processor is considerably more horsey than the other Acer notebook I own

None, really

Jan, 2011

Product Specifications

Configuration

Convertible: No
DVD Writer: No
Embedded 3G/4G: No
Embedded UMTS: No
Fingerprint Reader: No
Hard Drive Type:Hard Disk Drive
Remote Control: No
TV Card: No
Video Editing Card: No
Web Cam: Yes

Connectivity

Bluetooth:No / Yes
Card Reader:5 in 1 Card Reader
Firewire: No
TV Output: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
Wireless LAN: Yes

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
LED Backlight:Edge LED
Touchscreen: No
True Resolution:WSVGA / WXGA

General Features

Intel ® Centrino Technology: No
Intel Centrino Technology: No
Media Centre Edition: No
Netbook:No / Yes
Operating System Version:Windows 7 Home Premium
RAM Type:DDR3 SDRAM
Type:Portable

Graphic

Brand of Graphic Chip:ATI / Intel
GPU Model (Graphic Card):INTEL HD GPU / Mobility Radeon HD 4225 / Radeon HD4225

Processor

Chipset Brand:AMD
Chipset Type:M880G / RS880M
Processor:Athlon II Neo
Processor Brand:AMD
Processor Number:K145
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