Pros

  • Smooth video
  • Very portable

Cons

  • Lackluster input ergonomics
  • Sluggish application load times

At A Glance

If you're not expecting great performance, this is a nice step up from a netbook.

Manufacturer’s Description

The 11.6" Aspire One 721 is just 1? high and weighs only about 3 lb. but boasts a full-size keyboard to deliver the best of both worlds portability plus usability. This mesh-black netbook also has a multi-gesture touchpad for scrolling, rotating images, zooming and browsing with mouse-less, fingertip convenience.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://us.acer.com

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number LUSB002197
Processor
Processor type AMD Athlon II
Processor speed 1700.0 MHz
Cache size 1.0 KB
Display
Display size 11.6 inches
Resolution 1366 x 768 pixels
Storage
Drives included 1.0
Drive size 250.0 GB
Other storage
  • Memory Stick
  • SD/MMC Card
  • SDHC Card
  • xD-Picture Card
Drive type Hard Disk Drive
General Information
UPC Code 884483215621
Battery
Vendor Rated Battery life 5.0 hours
Ports and Connections
MultiMedia Card (MMC) or MultiMediaCard (MMC) Yes
Ethernet Type 10/100/1000 Mbps
SDHC Card or Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) 1.0
SD/MMC Card 1.0
Wireless connection 802.11 n/b/g
Video Interfaces
  • HDMI
  • VGA
Slots
  • Memory Stick
  • SD/MMC Card
  • SDHC Card
  • xD-Picture Card
Memory
Memory size 2048.0 MB
Memory type DDR3
Memory max 4.0 GB
Dimensions
Width 11.3 inches
Depth 7.9 inches
Height 1.1 inches
Weight 2.9 pounds
Weight with Accessories 3.8 pounds
Sound
Speakers Stereo
Storage Media
Memory stick Memory Stick
Included Software
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
Included Software CyberLink PowerDVD 9; EgisTec Shredder, My WinLocker; eSobi v2; Microsoft Works; Skype
Other Features
Devices
  • Built-In Microphone
  • Built-In Webcam
Input devices
  • Keyboard
  • Touchpad (multitouch)

Performance

Overall Performance
WorldBench 6 Score 63.0
Battery
Battery Life 4:26   (hh:mm)
Office Productivity
Web Browsing 463.0   seconds (lower is better)
Office Suite Use 363.0   seconds (lower is better)
File Compression 411.0   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 814.0   seconds (lower is better)
GPU Graphics Rendering 498.0   seconds (lower is better)
CPU Graphics Rendering 1940.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 474.0   seconds (lower is better)
DVD Burning 506.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Editing 394.0   seconds (lower is better)
Gaming
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 800 by 600 19.25   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 1024 by 768 14.76   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 800 by 600 17.48   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 1024 by 768 13.0   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, High Quality, 800x600 1.7   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, High Quality, 1024x768 4.3   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, Low Quality, 800x600 12.2   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, Low Quality, 1024x768 9.6   Frames per second (higher is better)
Multitasking
World Bench 6 Multitasking 824.0