When we first heard that Acer was planning to release the Aspire Vero as an affordable netbook, we were blown away. After all, what we have now is a variation of the famous Aspire Vero that could be had for as little as $50. The Vero is a 14-inch, 2-in-1 laptop that has all the goodness of a netbook, but with the added features of a full-fledged laptop. While it isn’t quite as phenomenal as the Aspire Vero, the Vero still has some great things going for it. Let’s take a look at what made it an excellent value and why you should consider buying one if you’re looking for an affordable, yet feature-rich netbook.
The Acer Aspire Vero
While many people are going on about the Acer Aspire Vero as an inexpensive netbook, the actual value proposition isn’t as clear. We tend to think of it as a cheaper alternative to the more expensive netbooks that come with a variety of additional features, but the Aspire Vero actually has more in common with a laptop than that. It’s an inexpensive netbook, but it’s also a laptop with some extra features. Weighing in at just 11.6 pounds, the Aspire Vero is remarkably light. While it does have a generous 1.5-inch thin-wall display, it’s not quite as thin as some of the lighter laptops we’ve tested. It’s also not as thin as the ThinkPad T os delivered by Apple, but its dimensions are close enough to be considered a netbook. The Vero comes with a generous amount of room for papers, books, and other papers that you might finds in your house. The only downside to this portability is that it doesn’t have the same portable battery life as some of the more expensive netbooks.
Light and Slim
Although the Vero is pretty light, it’s not a very slender laptop. Weighing in at just 11.6 pounds, it’s actually quite heavy when you consider how it’s packed full of all the right things. It’s packed with great hardware, with plenty of room for your books, papers, and other items. The Vero also comes with one of the highest capacities of any netbook we’ve ever tested. It’s capable of accommodating a full-blown Web surfing experience, with multiple tabs, pages, and more. The special-features section is where the Vero shines. It comes with a large, bright LED flashlight that comes with it as standard. The flashlight is great for when you’re in dark places and you need a bit of light to guide your way, but you don’t want to be too bright. The flashlight also comes with a special mode that makes it able to illuminate even the darkest of rooms. The Vero also comes with several extra features, such as a built-in Bluetooth speaker and mic, so you can make and receive calls with your netbook. The Vero is one of the most affordable netbooks on the market.
Design & Build
The design and build of a netbook are very important. Whether you’re looking at the feature set or the finish, it’s important to consider both how the design is made and how it’s built. While many netbooks come with a steel frame instead of a plastic shell, the Vero has a beautiful, elegant design. It has a nice, classic look that shouldn’t be confused with anything else. The frame is made of solid mahogany, while the wooden shell is a direct result of how much work went into the design. The Vero comes with aenezium-enhanced keyboard, which is one of the most expensive keyboards in the world. We’ve tested some of the more expensive keyboards and they tend to have smaller, which means they don’t have the same typing feel as a larger keyboard with more keys. The Vero has the smallest keys of all—only a single key is larger than a 1-character-bytes. This is perfect for smaller tasks such as entering a text or two words or simply copying and pasting text into the future.
Keyboard & Trackpad
Most netbooks come with a trackpad, which is one of the most recognizable features of a netbook. It’s also one of the most important, as it takes the guesswork out of navigating the page and navigating through apps. The Vero comes with a trackpad, which is a standard feature on many netbooks. It has a clickable keypad that you can use to enter and exit programs, or perform other actions such as entering a command and then pressing Enter. The Vero also comes with a dedicated button for background music, which is one of the most popular features of Internet radio stations.
All that portability, as well as quality speakers, come into play when you’re looking at a high-quality display. The Vero comes with a 13-inch, IPS display with a 1920×1080 resolution. That’s one of the highest resolution options available when it comes to screens with content, but not quite to rival your main computer’s HD resolution. The display has plenty of colors, has a good contrast ratio, and is bright. It’s actually the best of both worlds. It’s bright and colorful while being able to handle the demanding tasks that come with Internet use.
Good storage space
One of the things that make a great deal of difference when it comes to computing is having plenty of room for everything. This includes both storage space and the ability to charge your netbook when it’s full of charges. The Vero has plenty of room for papers and other papers, along with a few other devices, such as a pen and paper, digital camera, and mobile device. You have the option of adding a large, non-replaceable external hard drive or two, or even a few external hard drives if you want to go the extra mile and add more storage space.
Good battery life
You want to be able to get through the day without having to charge your netbook every few hours. That’s very important when you’re on the move, as you never know when something unexpected will come up that requires a charge. The Vero has good battery life, with an expected runtime of around 15 hours when used as a netbook. That’s good for you and your device.
Value for your buck
The price of the netbook is always going to be more than your initial cost, but this is true even when you’re getting only the basic model. You’re likely to end up paying more for the additional features and accessories that come with the netbook as it grows. At a glance, the Vero looks like a very good value, with a high-quality display, good storage space, and good battery life. However, once you start thinking about it, the value of the Vero is quite evident. All in all, the Vero is a great budget netbook. It has everything you need for a productive and enjoyable online lifestyle, and it’s only $50. Get it while it’s cheap, and you’ll be glad you did.
The Acer Aspire Vero is an excellent value, and it’s perfect for those who want a netbook that’s both fashionable and functional. It’s also great as a daily commuter, turning it into a great netbook for the everyday user. If you’re looking for a netbook with a few extra bells and whistles, the ThinkPad T Emborized 15 is definitely worth considering, but the Aspire Vero is the perfect netbook for the everyday user who wants a light, portable device that’s both fashionable and functional.