Acer Aspire One Cloudbook received.
I have always been impressed with Acer and their entire array of products they have in the marketplace. They have always done a great job in keeping their price point in the more affordable range, and I have also been impressed with a couple of their higher end laptops over the years.
That’s why I’m excited about the Acer Aspire One Cloudbook, and came away pretty impressed. I was a bit shocked to see this budget friendly laptop take on Windows 10, I thought it was an aggressive attempt and they succeeded.
The Aspire One Cloudbook that we reviewed is the 14” screen version, they also offer an 11” screen as well. Priced at $199 for the 14” model, it is the least expensive device I have seen that runs Windows 10, and it is deservedly said that it is a budget friendly laptop that can replace your desktop computer.
The most impressive thing about the Aspire One Cloudbook is the battery life, it routinely gets well over 12 hours without needing to be plugged in. That is a huge bonus! Here are some of the other things that stand out.
Every device is using some sort of cloud service now-a-days. This Cloudbook assumes you will take full advantage of that and offers a 32GB (and 64 higher priced model) memory, which if you are comfortable with smaller storage on your computer, then you can easily get by with this amount. The nice thing about Windows 10 is that you are able to take full advantage of the clouds and sync all your devices together and when you purchase and Aspire Cloudbook, you get 1TB of free online storage with OneDrive for a year – WOW!
The Aspire One Cloudbook runs Windows 10 Home with an Intel Celeron N3050 Dual-core 1.60 GHz processor. This not the fastest computer out there, but for the price point it is awesome and dependable.
The Cloudbook offers 2GB of RAM, more would be nice, this can become a minor issue if you are the type of person who likes to run 8 different apps while having 15 internet windows open at a time. The Cloudbook runs great while running single or just a couple of programs at a time, so you will want to make sure you close those browser windows to experience your best performance.
This is a good looking device, it is a dark grey color with a texture that feels good. I love the keyboard, somehow Acer was able to fit what feels like a full size keyboard on the Cloudbook. The keyboard is responsive and again feels great to type on. I cannot believe the size of the touchpad, it also is very comfortable to use and responds well. The Aspire One Cloudbook is in a plastic shell and get a tad warm when you are running a number of programs. After running a movie for about 30 minutes it started to get a little warm, but it was far from unbearable.
Overall, I am really impressed with the Aspire One Cloudbook, I am amazed at everything they were able to put into this device while having it run Windows 10 and keep the price under $200 bucks.
With it being so budget friendly, there are a couple of things that I would love to see improved, even with these “room for improvement” items, the Cloudbook is a steal for what it offers. I would love to see a touchscreen, better graphics and sound, along with a higher quality camera, but hey, when you are providing all of the options at this price, everything is not going to be top end.
With everything the Aspire One Cloudbook offers, it will make an awesome primary computer for someone who primarily uses it for email, web searching and is familiar and comfortable using the cloud for storage. For those who use their computer for some more advanced programs, this Cloudbook would be an awesome 2nd computer or laptop that is small enough to go everywhere and powerful enough to handle the majority of the processes you will need to do.
We really enjoyed our experience with the Aspire One Cloudbook, Acer does a great job putting all of this together and providing a lot of bang for your buck.
The Aspire One Cloudbook could make a perfect Christmas gift for you’re a loved one this holiday without breaking the bank, who would you like to get one for?