When I decided to purchase a new computer, I knew I didn’t need anything super powerful. I don’t do anything like video or photo editing, nor do I play online video games. Due to this, I realized that I really didn’t need to drop a large amount of money on an expensive computer. I know this is a problem that most individuals fall into. They simply pay over a thousand dollars for a computer that gives them performance features they don’t really need. I did not want to make this kind of a mistake, which is why I went with the Acer Aspire One Cloudbook. At less than $200, the Acer Aspire One Cloudbook fit my budget, but I wanted to find out if it could meet my particular needs.

The Cloudbook doesn’t have any real extensive service features or hardware that is going to blow anyone away. It features an Intel Celeron N3050 1.6 GHz processor, 2 GB of DDR3L RAM and 32 GB of hard drive space. For most of what I do, the processing speed and RAM really did not prove an issue at all. However, the small storage space I would have liked to be more. I mean my phone has more storage space than this. But I don’t take picture and I stream most of my music, so ultimately it isn’t too much of a problem. It just required me to alter what I download and what I stream. The computer screen size is fine at 11.6 inches with a full HD screen. I would have liked a longer lasting battery though as it is just eight hours. It can’t last a full flight from LA to Tokyo, so in some ways, a tablet would be better, although I like having the physical keyboard. I also like that it came with Windows 10 and Microsoft Office 365 so I can work on business material.

Now, the Cloudbood does come with a USB port, so I can pop in a flash drive whenever I need to download additional content. Sometimes I save movies onto flash drives and bring the different movies with me. Ultimately, outside of the limited battery life, I really do enjoy my Acer Aspire One for Internet browsing, word processor content and just doing mostly business related work. In this way, I would recommend it to others looking for an inexpensive computing option.