Acer Aspire One Cloudbook Review


For those of us all too familiar with howling expletives about crashes, restore and recovery options equated with our entire Windows-based experience at-large, there is nothing more satisfying than the word “cloud!” Gone are the days of losing gobs of data and documents, as technology has brought us to a magical point where seemingly ethereal forces collect all of our work, and hold onto it for us in perpetuity while protecting our information at the same time. To this point, Acer has taken this comforting relationship one-step further and created a device that is dedicated to the cloud: the Acer Aspire One Cloudbook. These come equipped with a number of features, not the least of which is the 802.11ac wireless technology coupled with the latest Intel processor. This Cloudbook also comes in 11-inch and 14-inch screen sizes, and both are preloaded on the 32GB and 64GB models is 1TB of OneDrive online storage that accompanies a one-year subscription to Office 365 Personal.

This Acer Cloudbook comes equipped with DDR3L SDRAM, providing adequate memory for all your computation needs. Another really nice feature is that it has an LED backlight, and “ComfyView” display. These features work together to provide adequate resolution when traveling around, being exposed to varying sources of light. This Aspire Cloudbook is perfectly designed for travel as this feature-rich model weighs-in at just 2.54 pounds. The average battery life on both is around 12-14 hours. It has 2 USB ports as well as one HDMI connection as we as being equipped with Bluetooth 4.0, a webcam and Secure Digital (SD) card reader, keeping users ready to do everything they need to while on-the-go (

These Cloudbooks were ultimately designed to get you into the cloud as quickly as possible while being easy to transport with their slim, lightweight design ( Designed for the fastest internet connections on the go, Acer built this model with 802.11ac wireless technology and Intel’s Burst Technology. This latest Intel technology is designed to provide on-demand, short-interval high-performance in small device forms. They really built it to make mobile devices perform as well as larger, less mobile computer systems. The slim, clean and simple design makes this model slip easily into any backpack or briefcase. The touchpad is also built with pinch, flick and swirl intuitive navigation capabilities, so just as users can enlarge a document on their phone, the same can be done on this Cloudbook as a result of this technology. This is also a quieter model as it has been built without fans, so no more whirring noises when you enjoy your favorite sitcom!

Cloud-based computing is a very comfortable idea that is seeping into our entire device-using experience. From our smart phones to tablets, and now Cloudbooks, manufacturers seem to be merging the technology we enjoy from laptops, notebooks, desktop and mobile devices into one unit, eventually moving us toward a universal experience across all platforms. The Acer Cloudbook represents one solid step along this trajectory.

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