Acer AO722-BZ454 Review – Overview
I purchased this Acer AO722-BZ454 to replace my previous netbook which did not play HD and Flash movies.
The annoying problem with my old netbook was I had to wait several minutes to have my tab closed with an errant flash movie.
I was considering a laptop for $500 but just couldn’t fit, because I only want a netbook or small computer that can play flash videos, and I do not play games intensively.
Then I found this Acer Aspire One AO722-BZ454 11.6-Inch HD Netbook (Espresso Black) and ordered immediately. (Got it at $184)
This netbook plays YouTube HD videos, and the HDMI output lets me playing 1080p videos too.
The flash videos run smooth, and unlike my old netbook, it doesn’t slow to a crawl, really snappy.
Surprisingly, I have installed Portal and tested it, it runs flawless, better than I expected, and even smoother than in Xbox version.
I am pleased as well as really impressed that this Acer Aspire One AO722-BZ454 can play light game without lagging or anything.
The bloatware that comes with this machine is not too bad.
You can uninstall the unneccessary programmes and then installing your preferred applications.
The 720p screen resolution at 11.1 inch screen is more usable than the standard netbooks available which are usually on a 10 inch.
The screen is just a truly effective size, vivid and clear.
Acer AO722-BZ454 Review – Features
The best and important specs of this Acer AO722-BZ454 netbook is the operating system.
It comes with Windows 7 Home Premium edition (64-bit), instead of Windows Starter, and the 2GB of RAM instead of 1GB. (most netbooks comes only with Windows starter and 1GB of RAM).
The touchpad and the keyboard are truly great in terms of feel as well as design.
It is very closed to full-sized keyboard, very comfortable to type on, and the keys replacements are joy to use.
The Acer AO722-BZ454 battery life is long and impressive. With intensive use, web browsing, editing PDF files, and listening to music, this machine has 6-7 hours battery time.
Another coolness of this Acer AO722-BZ454 netbook is it includes some ports, such as Ethernet port, HDMI out, 3x USB 2.0 ports, and Card reader which supports a few format files.
The built-in webcam, although it has only 0.3 megapixels, it has decent quality, have tested it with skype video, quite happy with the webcam.
Apart of having many ports, it has two speakers which are placed on the right and the left of the machine. For a netbook the speakers quality is the best I have ever heard of.
The only downside is the glossy screen but nowadays almost all netbooks come with glossy screen, which makes it hard to use when you sit outside or in a very light environtment.
Acer AO722-BZ454 Review – Summary
If you are considering to get a 11 inch netbook instead 10″, I recommend to give this Acer AO722-BZ454 netbook a thought, for under $200, it is really the best value you can get.
It comes with 11″ screen, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit instead of Windows Starter, 250GB HDD, fast 2GB of RAM, Acer AO722-BZ454 is a fantastic portable netbook.