Acer Aspire One Cloudbook, 11-Inch HD, 32GB, Windows 10, Gray (AO1-131-C9PM) includes Office 365 Personal – 1 year

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  • Intel Celeron N3050 1.6 GHz
  • Windows 10, Microsoft Office 365 Personal 1-Year Subscription
  • 2GB of DDR3L Onboard Memory
  • 32 GB Internal Storage
  • 11.6-Inch HD Screen, Intel HD Graphics, 8-hour battery life

Acer Aspire One Cloud book 11 AO1-131-C9PM comes with these high level specs: Intel Celeron N3050 Dual-Core Processor 1.6GHz with Intel Burst Technology up to 2.16GHz, Windows 10, 11.6″ HD Widescreen LED-backlit Display (1366×768 resolution; 16:9 aspect ratio), Intel HD Graphics, 2GB DDR3L Onboard Memory, 32GB Internal Storage, Secure Digital (SD) card reader, 802.11ac Wi-Fi (Dual-Band 2.4GHz and 5GHz), Bluetooth 4.0, Built-In Webcam, 1 – USB 3.0 Port, 1 – USB 2.0 Port, 1 – HDMI Port, 2-cell Li-

$ 177.38

Acer Aspire One Cloudbook, 11-Inch HD, 32GB, Windows 10, Gray (AO1-131-C9PM) includes Office 365 Personal – 1 year

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  1. Voltron00x says:
    193 of 201 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    Acer’s Cloudbook is a decent device with some performance compromises, September 10, 2015
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    Voltron00x (Audubon, PA) –

    This review is from: Acer Aspire One Cloudbook, 11-Inch HD, 32GB, Windows 10, Gray (AO1-131-C9PM) includes Office 365 Personal – 1 year (Personal Computers)

    Acer’s Cloudbook is another decent, sub-$200 Windows Laptop, with some key points of differentiation compared to others like the HP Stream 11, Asus X205TA, and Lenovo S21e. Most notably it ships with Windows 10 installed, saving users the hassle of doing an upgrade. It also has Intel’s new “Braswell” N3050 Celeron processor.

    Build quality is what you should expect for the price. All plastic, it still feels pretty good and weighs only 2.5 lbs, and has very little flex or give in the body. The trackpad is one of the high points, as it is VERY responsive for a low-end Windows device. The keyboard has relatively good feel and travel, but is cramped compared to other 11.6″ laptops like the HP Stream 11, or Acer C720. The screen is a typical Acer 1366×768 matte TN panel providing mediocre brightness, good resistance to glare, and an overall muted presentation that is about average for its class. Similar, perhaps better than the Stream 11, not as good as the x205TA’s glossy display.

    Battery life is about as good as advertised in balanced power mode, though performance is not so great in this mode. 7-8 hours of mixed use is reasonable, but you’ll take a hit if using exclusively for videos, gaming, on high brightness, or set to “Performance” power mode.

    2 GB of RAM and 32 GB of eMMC storage are provided. Neither can be expanded by the user. This is also slower eMMC flash storage, not an M.2 SATA SSD. Out of the box you’ll have roughly 16 GB free, though expect this to shrink by 3-4GB for required Windows 10 updates. Still, this is more than the Windows 8.1 budget devices had out of the box. It was enough room to install Office apps, Avast anti-virus, Steam with a few (small) games, Minecraft, the Netflix, Facebook, and Amazon apps from the Windows store, and Hearthstone while still having a healthy 5-6 GB free.

    Windows 10 itself runs great on this device. The UI is snappy and responsive most of the time. It may seem a bit sluggish upon first boot, but that is due to Windows 10 downloading updates in the background.

    Unfortunately, of all things, web browsing performance is relatively poor. Octane 2.0 benchmark in balanced mode is around 5800-6000, and 6800-7000 in Performance mode. That’s about 10-15% worse than the HP Stream 11.

    The new Braswell N3050 Celeron processor is more power efficient than the previous generation N2840 Bay Trail Celeron, but also has a lower clock speed, and sadly it actually seems a bit slower than its predecessor. It does have better graphics performance, though, so some applications have better performance.

    Office apps like Word and Excel ran surprisingly well, exhibiting very little lag. This makes the Cloudbook a great machine for students.

    Oddly, Minecraft – traditional PC Minecraft via Mojang in Java – is not playable. As in not infrequent dips below 10 FPS even with all settings on low and render distance at 4 chunks; even the menu lags. Again this is odd as the prior generation processors from Bay Trail could run it, albeit with all the settings on low.

    Thankfully for those who need their Minecraft fix, at least the Windows 10 Minecraft beta works. Actually, works is an understatement as the beta ran impressively well and was totally playable even with all graphics settings on, with great frame rates.

    Steam could run most indie games such as Towerfall:Ascension, Duck Game, and Super Meat Boy. Via Steam, I could actually play Portal 2 at 25FPS at 720p with all settings on low. I could not run Rocket League at all, even with all settings turned down. Hearthstone ran very well once it was set to low graphics settings, which was also great to see.

    Streaming video was fine, with some infrequent stuttering at first when opening a video, and then no issues. I tested Netflix, Amazon, and YouTube.

    All in all this device is… ok. I don’t dislike it, but I’m not enamored with it either. The fact that it cannot run traditional Minecraft was a surprise. And the poor, sluggish web browsing performance was disappointing. More complex websites like CNN.com were really slow to render regardless of browser: Chrome, Edge, or Firefox. The HP Stream 11 and Asus X205TA both have better web browsing performance despite being on previous-generation Bay Trail Celeron and Atom processors (respectively).

    That said, if you can live without having more than a few tabs open in your web browser at once, this is a pretty good value, because it includes Office 365 and runs the MS Office apps very well, and can be used for Hearthstone, watching videos, and light web browsing / social media. Note that you’ll get better performance out of Facebook and Twitter using Windows apps from the app store (which are free) rather than via the web.

    Full review, here: http://www.voltron00x.com/?p=1278

    Note: I purchased this device…

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  2. KRMD says:
    84 of 88 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Well-Designed and Well-Constructed 11.6-Inch Notebook Computer featuring Good Quality and Terrific Value, September 7, 2015
    By 
    KRMD

    The 11.6-Inch Acer Aspire One Cloudbook 11 represents one of the best inexpensive Windows 10 notebook computers that is currently available. Solely on the basis of value, it is an unequivocal five-star portable computer. It has a minimalist and attractive design, along with thin, light, and sleek construction, that is also sturdy and solid. It features an LED-backlit anti-glare 1366x768p HD display, which is bright and crisp, with vibrant color reproduction. For such a thin device, its keyboard and trackpad are excellent, providing good key travel and a smooth typing experience, along with fast and fluid Internet navigation. Also, for such a thin device, its connectivity is superb, and includes a USB 2.0 port, a USB 3.0 port, a full-size HDMI port, a full-size SD card slot, and 802.11a/c WiFi capability. It is equipped with 2GB of system memory, as well as 32GB of eMMC flash storage. This 11.6-Inch Acer Aspire One Cloudbook 11 is powered by the Intel Celeron N3050 dual-core mobile processor with integrated Intel HD Graphics, which is in the Intel Braswell platform of mobile processors, and is essentially a 14-nanometer die shrink of the 22-nanometer Bay Trail-M processor, which it replaces. It has a 1.6GHz base frequency, a 2.16GHz burst frequency, a 2MB Level 2 Cache, a TDP of 6 Watts, and an SDP of 4 Watts. It is an ultra-low-voltage processor, which features low power consumption, long battery life and run time, low heat generation, and a fanless and silent system. This Intel Celeron N3050 processor has sufficient capability for mainstream computing endeavors, such as Internet search, E-mail communication, social networking, typing documents, preparing slides, and creating spreadsheets, while delivering up to eight hours of relatively cool and totally silent run time. However, it is a low-power processor, which is designed to provide long run time and a fanless system, as well as enable thin and light construction. It is not suitable for processor-intensive activities, such as sophisticated photo and/or video editing, graphic design, or rigorous gaming. This computer comes with a one-year Microsoft Office 365 Personal subscription, as well as a Terabyte of Microsoft OneDrive cloud storage for a period of one year from the date of redemption. Acer has become the quintessential purveyor of affordable yet decidedly capable Chromebook computers, and their Acer Aspire One Cloudbook 11 unit is essentially a Chromebook-style computer, for those cloud-embracing users who prefer or need the Windows 10 operating system for their routine day-to-day computing activities, or for their work-related computing. The recently-introduced Windows 10 operating system has received consistently excellent reviews, and is widely considered to be one of the finest operating systems ever designed. In conclusion, this 11.6-Inch Acer Aspire One Cloudbook 11 is a thin, light, sleek, and capable portable computer, characterized by solid construction and impeccable value, and I give it my highest recommendation.

    Update on 09-14-2015: After one week of continual usage, I must report that I absolutely love this new 11.6-Inch Acer Aspire One Cloudbook 11 notebook computer. It is very sharp-looking and solidly-built, with no flex whatsoever, and it is thin and light enough that one hardly notices its presence in a computer case. Because “The Verge” is a such a colorful, content-rich, and graphics-heavy site, I have always used it as an informal metric of the quality of the color reproduction of a computer display, and the general capability of its processor. When scrolling through “The Verge” on this 11.6-Inch Acer Aspire One Cloudbook 11, its color rendering is quite good, and its page loading and overall site navigation are fast and smooth. For those who prefer supplemental internal storage, its full-size SD card slot accommodates approximately three-quarters of my 128GB SanDisk SD card, and the USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 ports provide additional functionality as well. Transmission of Hulu and Netflix television programs and movies from its full-size HDMI port to my television via a long male-to-male HDMI cable has been absolutely flawless. Battery life and run time typically range from six to eight hours, depending on the type of activity and the processor workload. Its ultra-low-voltage Intel Celeron N3050 mobile processor does not require a fan, and relies on passive cooling, and the computer only becomes warm during long periods of more demanding usage, such as extended streaming of entertainment content. In reality, this 11.6-Inch Acer Aspire One Cloudbook 11 represents the Windows 10 equivalent of the wildly popular Acer C720 line of 11.6-Inch Chromebook computers, for those users who prefer a traditional PC, into which the standard mainstream programs can be installed in the traditional manner. Without a doubt, this 11.6-Inch Acer Aspire One Cloudbook 11 model provides a tremendous amount of computing…

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  3. Howard says:
    48 of 50 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    You get what you pay for, and that’s good enough, September 30, 2015
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    Howard

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    This review is from: Acer Aspire One Cloudbook, 11-Inch HD, 32GB, Windows 10, Gray (AO1-131-C9PM) includes Office 365 Personal – 1 year (Personal Computers)
    You get what you pay for – low specs, but at a low cost.

    I’m a power user with a bulky desktop at home, but for portability, I prefer something small, cheap (nearly disposable), with lots of battery life.
    I’ve been using this Cloudbook for a few weeks, and it actually exceeds my expectations, which is even a surprise to me, as I was skeptical it’d be enough. I’ve had crappy atom netbooks, and other laptops with limited CPUs and RAM, and they were terrible, nearly unusable. While this Acer is slow, it’s not brutally slow. Browsers today are massive memory hogs (I normally run FF and Chrome at the same time), but this thing can handle it. You’re not going to game, but you can browse and watch Netflix, and putz around the OS without pulling your hair out.Don’t expect to be able to use Readyboost even on the USB 3.0 port – W10 doesn’t allow it.

    Windows 10 is a step in the right direction for the weight of the OS on resources. I desperately want Linux installed, but as of yet, I can’t get Arch Linux to boot (The CPU is x64, FYI). Puppy Linux booted fine, but it didn’t recognize the touchpad. I tried Ubuntu as well, and it’d fail to boot as well. Note there is a legacy BIOS option, and regular UEFI and Secure Boot (Secure Boot can be disabled after setting up a password to the BIOS).

    The battery life is around what is advertised and Intel gives some tools to modify it’s power usage/performance.
    The body is strong. Plastic, and not averse to flexing, but it’s more rigid than you would think going in.
    C:/ currently has 10GB free with all Windows 10 updates and a few applications installed.

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