We have always been huge fans of Acer netbooks as they always have amazing build quality and are lower priced compared to the rest of the competition. Their Acer aspire One Happy netbook made us happy too. Their newest offering, the Aspire One (AO) 725 netbook incorporates new features like USB 3.0 port and Bluetooth 4.0 module. However, its reviews says the performance is not up to the scratch with its AMD C60 processor. Find out more below.
Folks at notebookcheck (german) have done a review of it and the reviewer clearly says that the chassis has not undergone much change from Aspire One 722-C62kk netbook. The only cosmetic difference is its lid which no longer bears a water drop design. The display is now matte but screen size and resolution has not change. Check out Asus X202e review.
Weighing 1.2 kilos, the netbook is very suitable for mobile use. As you have already seen in the above picture, the maximum opening angle of it is very wide. Keys are small chiclet type, like the one you find on Sony Vaio, Macbook Air and Macbook Pro, which is a refreshing change from the big chiclet keys. You will love typing on it.
Check out difference between Macbook Retina and non retina version.
On the right side, you will find a USB 3.0 port, which is a welcome addition for a bargain priced notebook. Battery life is around 7 hours, about 2 hours less from its predecessor. Good alternatives to Acer AO 725 include HP DM1 with E450 and MSI U270 with AMD E450 processors. Both are tiny bit costlier but 20-30 dollars extra are fully worth considering the amazing performance difference between AMD C60 and AMD E450.
Please note that this Acer mini notebook is not the first Acer laptop to sport the AMD C60 processor. The company released Acer 722 (Aspire One 722-C62kk) and AO 522 with C60 CPU way back in 2011.
Read Acer AO 522 review.
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