I have had an Asus Aspire One D270 for over a year. No problem - none of the keys have given away, the screen is safe, it is as light as a tablet and very often I can stand for long periods and work on the internet. It has 2GB (DDR3 memory ) and 320GB storage. Where else could you get that for $275. I am very happy with it
A lovely netbook. Out of the box performance is mediocre with only 1Gb installed, but upgrade to 2Gb and it flies (some people report upgrading to 4Gb!?). Found 2Gb is enough for compiler and development at a decent speed. Plus it has an excellent keyboard. Grabbed a few for posterity since all modern notebooks have chiclet keyboards. Too bad Acer discontinued this line but in terms of balancing cost, size and capability in the smallest package possible it could be the finest PC ever made.
I have one of these and it was painfully slow, however when observing the amount of RAM in use it was close to 1GB all the time. I put 2Gb of RAM in it and it is really fast now. Windows 7 will not work adequately with 1Gb of RAM it is forever paging which takes all the time
I have had several Acer netbooks and notebooks all have been fantastic. I have a 532 with 2bg ram and a SSD this is as fast as my acer notebook core 3 with same ram and SSD. My old notebook lost its battery charge and tried several times to get a replacement in the end stripped it down sold the bits for about the cost for a i3.
My netbook I upgrade every 2 years sell the old one add £40 difference to get the next model up for around £140 this way I dont get battery issues.
2GB ram is a must and so is a SSD. yes you loose some storage, so put the old HD in a portable usb case and watch it fly.
I have noticed that a lot of these now are 3 cells, cant be doing with that.
These devices are more than capable of surfing and office work, ok serious spread sheet or autocad then its a pc with masssive monitor, (saying that add a usb mouse and plug into hdmi TV way you go) but I like the keyboard so noooooo to touchpads and windos 8
I have no idea why, but whenever I create a video with the webcam, it "skips" and "stutters" WHILE its recording and it does so after its done. What can I do? I make J-Pop dance videos and I thought this computer would help.
Great review. My advice: throw out the 1Gb RAM and replace it with 2Gb (cost about $10) and install a better version of Windows 7 and you'll have a very decent little computer. I run Visual Studio on it and its fast enough for my needs. Yeah - a blinding fast desktop is in theory better but this thing is incredibly portable and a pleasure to type on. Battery life is awesome.