Pros

  • Inexpensive
  • Very compact

Cons

  • Display resolution is too limited
  • Keyboard and touchpad are frustrating

At A Glance

In the 532h-2588, Acer has produced a very average netbook at a relatively low price, with all the drawbacks and strengths of the class.

Manufacturer’s Description

Big things do come in small packages. The 10.1" Aspire One 532H-2588 features the next-generation processor for netbook, all packed in a petit form that's less than one-inch thin and weighs about 2.76lbs.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://us.acer.com

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number LUSAL0D277
Processor
Processor type Intel Atom
Processor speed 1660.0 MHz
Cache size 512.0 KB
Display
Display size 10.1 inches
Resolution 1024 x 600 pixels
Storage
Drives included 1.0
Drive size 160.0 GB
Hard Drive Speed 5400.0 RPM
Other storage
  • Memory Stick
  • Memory Stick PRO
  • MultiMedia Card (MMC)
  • SD Card
  • SDHC Card
  • xD-Picture Card
General Information
UPC Code 099802666903
Ports and Connections
MultiMedia Card (MMC) or MultiMediaCard (MMC) Yes
Available Interfaces Bluetooth
Ethernet Type 10/100 Mbps
Memory Stick PRO 1.0
SDHC Card or Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) 1.0
Wireless connection 802.11 n/b/g
Bluetooth Yes
Slots
  • Memory Stick
  • Memory Stick PRO
  • MultiMedia Card (MMC)
  • SD Card
  • SDHC Card
  • xD-Picture Card
Memory
Memory size 1024.0 MB
Memory type DDR2 SDRAM
Memory speed 667.0 MHz
Dimensions
Width 10.1 inches
Depth 7.3 inches
Height 1.5 inches
Weight 2.7 pounds
Weight with Accessories 3.1 pounds
Sound
Speakers Stereo
Storage Media
SD card Yes
Memory stick Memory Stick
Included Software
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Starter
Included Software Microsoft Works 9
Other Features
Docking Station Port No
Devices
  • Built-In Microphone
  • Built-In Webcam
Input devices Touchpad

Performance

Overall Performance
WorldBench 6 Score 32.0
Battery
Battery Life 7:26   (hh:mm)
Office Productivity
Web Browsing 946.0   seconds (lower is better)
Office Suite Use 660.0   seconds (lower is better)
File Compression 708.0   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 1303.0   seconds (lower is better)
GPU Graphics Rendering 1299.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 753.0   seconds (lower is better)
DVD Burning 741.0   seconds (lower is better)
Multitasking
World Bench 6 Multitasking 1327.0