What the Acer Aspire One Netbook Did to Dell

by Jay Bika on November 2, 2009 · 11 comments

in Acer,Dell,Opinion

Just a quick post to mention that thanks to netbooks, Acer has now become the second largest computer maker in the world, after HP, taking Dell’s spot.

Two years ago no one knew what this netbook craze was all about. Today, they say that the trend towards netbook like laptops (laptops that are standard size aka 13-15″ but with netbook features) will ultimately demise these ultra portable computers that we love so much.

Next Generation Acer Aspire One Netbook Now Available for U.S. Customers

Truth of the matter is that netbooks are just getting started. Most computer users do two things with their laptops: check emails and surf the web. Most times all this is done from an Internet browser. Yes, they do listen to music and work on the odd document file but all those tasks can be handled by a netbook without out it going bezerk.

Add the small size and portability factor coupled with the low prices and you have a winning combination.

If you’re still sitting on the fence, go ahead and buy your netbook. It’s no fad. Happy shopping!

{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

1 netbook reviews November 16, 2009 at 12:28 am

I agree, netbooks are the future

2 Kim November 18, 2009 at 6:54 pm

It is pretty amazing how well they have done in a short time. The first ones were great for the lightweight portability however limited too far beyond that. Still the improvements continue and people really like them.

3 Netbooks4Life November 26, 2009 at 7:58 pm

Netbooks are definitely here to stay. I’m am an advocate of the netbook. They are powerful little machine. They are low power and low cost and the right size for kids and adults alike. I carry around a huge EliteBook 8530W by HP and it is great, but I would rather carry a netbook when I travel because of the lightweight and compact size.

4 Netbooks4Life November 27, 2009 at 1:37 pm

On another note, netbooks will be everywhere because many folks that cannot access the $600 price point for a good laptop will enter the market at the lower $200 and $300 price point. With computing power in the hands of more children and adults, innovation will explode. Yes, these machines were built for the internet and with software becoming more of a service and moving to the cloud they become all the more relevant.

5 John November 29, 2009 at 10:23 pm


I really enjoy the light weight of my 1000HD and it’s reliability. I use my larger Presario as a desktop at home and carry the netbook to school and classes (I’m both a teacher and a student). Netbooks are here to stay, at least for several more years. I don’t use mine as a latop replacement but as a laptop supplement. I still like a larger screen to design classroom presentations on but carry them back and forth to school / class on the netbook. Of course a quick PowerPoint tweak is occassionally performed too. ;-)

6 ma December 8, 2009 at 7:03 pm

I think net books are taking over the world but i don’t think a phone will ever take over i think everyone needs a big screen and a full size keyboards.

7 Netbook Reviews December 10, 2009 at 7:06 pm

Yes, it is clear that Acer took the second pleace thanks to netbooks. Formerly i guess it is believed Acer’s notebooks are not that good but now Acer’s netbooks is known well enough. And of course it seems rise of netbooks will increase.

8 james December 11, 2009 at 9:34 am

awesome blog and awesome post! I have a dell myself and I’m looking into other option. This is definitely something I’ll investigate further. This article was also really helpful.

9 Rachel Rehm December 25, 2009 at 1:13 pm

I bought a netbook. I liked its size. Only problem was it didn’t really have any good software installed on it. PerfectNotes.com has a new product that’s worth looking into. It’s note taking software that is a word processor plus recorder. It makes it easy to go back and listen to anything you missed.

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