The Acer Aspire One 722 netbook comes with the latest 1GHz AMD C-50 APU and incorporated Radeon HD 6250 graphics card. Unlike its previous incarnation, the Acer Aspire One 522, this machine is a step down in terms of display, with 1280×720 pixels, rather than the previous 1366 x768. The display is HD ready.
In terms of performance, there are noticeable delays with booting and system lag. Another complain area is the lack of case stability in the center. On the positive side, the cooling system is adequate, as is the noise level, and the system includes the connectivity one would expect from a netbook, including bluetooth and the latest WLAN standard 802.11n. There is also plenty of room for expansion.
The keyboard on the Acer 722 is same as the one you find on other Acer notebooks. The keys are chiclet but have little spacing between them. It will take you a day or two in getting yourself adapted to the keys.
The netbook packs an HDMI port too along with VGA to output the display to a bigger screen or HDTV. Not a lot of 11.6 inch netbooks feature HDMI. The performance of the Acer 722 is similar to the Asus 1215B that we reviewed few months back as the specs of both the machiens are exactly the same. There are two differences though – one is screen size (11.6 vs 12.1) and second is resolution (1280 x 720 vs 1366 x 768). The 722 is also 200 grams lighter (and smaller) compared to the 1215B.
Overall, the computer suffers from the choice of a chip that under performs the Intel chips in its class. A stronger chip would make for a better recommendation. Nevertheless, it is still reasonably priced at $329.
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