Acer Aspire One Cloudbook 11 Review – Letting Users Use the Cloud at a Price That’s Just On the Ground

The Acer Aspire One Cloudbook 11 is small, light, and easy on the wallet. It has all the basic features that a laptop that can connect to the cloud can get by. But the thing is… that’s it. There are some impressive features here and there, but overall, it makes for an average compact computer.

Acer Aspire One Cloudbook 11 Review - Letting Users Use the Cloud at a Price That's Just On the Ground

Connect to the Cloud Inexpensively With the Acer Aspire One Cloudbook 11

The Acer Aspire One Cloudbook 11 is equipped with a 1.6GHz Intel Celeron dual-core processor and 2GB of memory. While “okay” for the most part, it is not built for power. It is not also convertible to a tablet when comparing it to the Asus Transformer Book Flip TPS200SA or HP Pavilion x2, despite these three machines having similar hardware specs.

Instead, what you’re going to get with the Aspire One Cloudbook 11 is a compact laptop that can connect to the cloud, and that’s pretty much it. It even practically requires you to use online applications due to it only has 32GB of storage on tap.

The laptop is minimal by design and sports two USB ports. One of which is USB 3.0. There is also an HDMI port as well as a headphone jack. The exterior has a dimpled texture (which is similar to what you can see on a golf ball). This texture covers the screen lid. This gives the laptop a nice tactile feel when carrying it around.

The matte screen is good for using the computer even under sunlight. However, the image quality on the display starts washing out when it is tilted too far forward or back. It also has weak speaker, to nobody’s surprise, actually. These speakers are downward firing that has a volume that changes depending on the surface of the laptop that it is sitting on. Hence, it is not the greatest option for watching streaming videos.

As for the keyboard, it has equally small keys to go with the minimalistic design. The F-keys, in particular, feel microscopic. Many would suggest to not to rely on this laptop for long computing sessions. However, it is certainly helpful when writing quick emails, writing short documents, or browsing the web on the fly. The touchpad also has gesture controls such as pinch and zoom. This feature helps make for the fact that the display is not touch capacitive, but not so much.

The Acer Aspire One Cloudbook 11 presents the opportunity of using a cloud-based storage instead of an internal one. However, it forces the user to use said online storage instead of its miniscule built-in one. It comes with a price that is practically inexpensive, but there might be other, better options in the market.


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