Acer Aspire One AO722-BZ454 11.6-Inch HD Netbook (Espresso Black) Review
The Acer Aspire One AO722-BZ454 comes from a long line of cost-effective netbooks that perfectly compliment your everyday computing needs. It is a 11-inch netbook that has the perfect compromise between being portable and still large enough to comfortably work on. It is perfect for office and educational use. Its low-power AMD C-Series C-50 dual core 1.0GHz processor with 1MB L2 Cache per core provides enough processing speed to run office programs along with multi-tabbed browsing. It has 2GB of single-channel DDR3 RAM standard across the line, ensuring better multi-tasking performance.
It has an 11.6” display that comes with the Acer CineCrystal branding, indicating good image quality and brightness. The BZ454 also comes with the ATI Radeon HD 6250 graphics that has 256MB of dedicated memory. This is enough graphics power to run some basic 3D games at a decent FPS rate. This also enables the netbook to run HD videos on the go. This makes the netbook double up as a portable entertainment solution. With an HDMI out port built in, this netbook can also become computer based home entertainment system for you. You can stream online videos, local media files and more through the HDMI connection over to your HDTV or HD Projector via an HDMI cable or HD over wireless like WHDI.
Features And Specifications: -
The BZ454 comes with a 250GB SATA HDD @5400RPM, which is ample space for all the documents, applications, music, photos and movies that you need to carry around with you. It might not be enough for those who have a lot of large files to store like movie buffs or photographers but there are external storage solutions that you can also carry around with you.
The Acer Aspire One AO722-BZ454 has minimal styling and fully black finish with a light Acer branding on the lid. The interiors are simple plastic and the bottom has a rubbery coating that ensures a good grip on all surfaces. It has side firing heat vents, which makes it comfortable to place the netbook on your lap while working. The palm rests are of a comfortable size and the touchpad and the click button are clearly differentiated from the rest of the body. The touchpad is a tad bit too sensitive for some people and it can be adjusted from the system settings. It has a multi-touch gesture support for circular scrolling, pinch-zooming, etc.
The keyboard has nice, full sized Chiclet keys that are very closely set to utilize all the available space above the palm rests. Typing is quite comfortable and there are several combination keys to remember in the layout.
The 6-cell battery boasts of 7 hours battery life, which should be between 5-6 hours in real life scenarios. The BZ454 is a lightweight netbook that weight around 3 lbs. and is about 1” thin. It has high speed WiFi (Wireless-N), 3 USB 2.0 ports and also a muti-in-one card reader.
Buyer reviews for the Acer Aspire One AO722-BZ454 are overall very positive with some complaints about the glossy screen cover attracting too many fingerprints and touchpad being small. Buyers highlighted the processing speed and many reported getting 7 hours of battery life on “power saver” mode.
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