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Acer Aspire One 531

Acer Aspire One 531
alaScore 85

70 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 70 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the usability and design. The screen and battery are also mentioned favorably, but there are some mixed views about the memory.

portability, battery, screen, design, usability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Netbooks (Mini-laptops) the Acer Aspire One 531 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 70 reviews)

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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

The Acer Aspire One series is just like the Asus Eee PCs ? dozens of models are currently flooding the market and how they are differentiated is in part unclear

Consumer review by:

mini friendly mate


i like everything about it except the battery, and i wish theres more memory

i like the screen and the simple layout of the keyboard, but i hope there would be a bigger scree like 10.50 inch

i wish the batter has more capacity and more memory

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Small and fast


Small, efficient, usefull

Smaller screen and not much RAM


Consumer review by:

not as advertised


Don't get caught up in this scam. Obviously these were not moving on the open market and so now they are offering them to get people to sign 2 year contracts and your still paying too much for the unit. Bogus deal!

There is nothing I like about this product

Price is not 49.99 they are selling 2 year contracts and paying 49.99 and a monthly fee. This computer is the slowest version out there and clunky. The worst deal you could buy

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Amazon 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 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Netbooks (Mini-laptops) on

battery, value for money, design

build quality

67% 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

Consumer review by:

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...

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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

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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

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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!

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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....

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