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Acer Aspire One 531

alaTest has collected and analyzed 228 reviews of Acer Aspire One 531. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the performance and battery. The size and usability also get good feedback, but there are mixed opinions on the sound and screen. Many are negative about the image quality.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Acer Aspire One 531 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 user reviews of Acer Aspire One 531 from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on People really like the size and battery. The keyboard and price are also mentioned favorably.

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This summary is based on the products: ACER Aspire One 531 - black NetbookACER Aspire One 531 - black Netbook

Mar, 2019

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Acer Aspire One 531 Pro review


Acer's latest is an austere looking netbook – but is there more to the 531 than meets the eye?

Functional rather than fun, but one of the best netbooks available for the price

Sep, 2009

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Acer's latest is an austere looking netbook – but is there more to the 531 than meets the eye?

Functional rather than fun, but one of the best netbooks available for the price

Sep, 2009

Expert review by : Stephen Patrick (

Acer Aspire One 531 notebook


Acer has impressed on several occasions with its cut-priced netbooks, but its Aspire One lags behind rivals when it comes to quality and usability. The Aspire One 531 looks set to change this, with a highly attractive design, decent mobility and good...

Thin and neat design, build quality, bright screen

Keyboard could be larger, not revolutionary, average battery life

The Aspire One 531 doesn’t offer anything genuinely new, but it’s one of the nicest netbooks available when it comes to styling and quality. Although it comes in at the top end of the Aspire One range, it’s well equipped, with the option of 3G/HSDPA,...

Jun, 2009

Expert review by : Andrew Harrison (

Acer Aspire One 531 review


The original Acer Aspire One has proved one of the best selling netbooks, we hear, helped along by its competitive price circa-£200. That first model had a 9in screen and ran a friendly graphical Linux operating system; now we find Acer has kept the...

Unlike the original Aspire One, there’s less to get excited about by this me-too Windows netbook. But while it offers the usual roster of netbook facilities, there is the just-higher than average netbook speed performance, and the distinction of two...

Aug, 2009

Expert review by : J. Simon Leitner (

Review Acer Aspire One 531 Netbook


Heir to the Throne? Acer already landed a direct hit with the fir

Attractive but subtle design; Very slim case weighing just 1220 grams; Good workmanship; Multi-touch touchpad; Bright display with good illumination; Low system noise in office use; Good sound production; Excellent battery life

Small numeric keys; Reflective display is problematic in use outdoors; High heat emissions possible under load

Everything that has the guts to be called a netbook, or not: Asus Eee1002HA, Samsung NC10. Rather less: Acer Aspire One D150.

May, 2009

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Acer Aspire One 531 (Windows 7) (Netbook)


the good points are: its lightweight, portable, keyboard is fairly big to use, webcam is quite clear, and has sound for such a small machine it has everything a laptop and desktop has apart from the cd drive.

the battery life isn't that good as I thought when i purchased it that it would last for 7 hours as stated and infact it lasts for around 4 which is a bit dissapointing, other than that its a lovely little machine

Dec, 2010

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Acer Aspire One 531 (Windows 7) (Netbook)


-small and compact -easy to use -good keyboard -good battery life (about 4-5 hours!) -doesn't heat up too much -overall, great buy

-awkward battery extension -battery does not last the advertised 7 hours

Nov, 2010

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Acer Aspire One 531 (Netbook)


Size and performance

Screen resolution means that if I am e-mailing with an attachment, the line on which I am typing is so narrow that it is hard to see. I think this is a screen resolution issue but I haven't worked out how to resoolve this.

Nov, 2010

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Acer Aspire One 531 (Windows 7) (Netbook)


- Relatively light weight, good design - Easy to set up and get up and running - Good battery life (c4 hours)

- Performance seems a little slow although I guess this is to be expected on a smaller machine? - I know it's a necessary evil with netbooks but the screen is small!

Nov, 2010

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Acer Aspire One 531 (Windows 7) (Netbook)


Lightweight and compact ideal for surfing the net and the battery life is great.

Nov, 2010

Product Specifications

The Aspire ONE 531 promises to keep you on the go and on your toes! This netbook's 10.1-inch widescreen gives you the bigger picture and a better mobile viewing experience. The Aspire ONE 531's compact build, smoothly rounded contours and glossy finish make it not only the ultimate take-everywhere computing tool, but also an attractive accessory that'll reflect nicely on you. Driven by a fast, energy-conscious processor, the Aspire ONE 531 delivers superb portable performance, while the large-capacity hard disk drive and multi-in-one card reader let you download and share multimedia content.


Audio system:HD / HD Audio / High Definition Audio
Built-In Microphone: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2

Audio Output

Type:Sound card


Battery Capacity:4400 / 5200
Battery life (max):5 / 6 / 7 / 7.5
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:6
Run Time (Up To):7.5hour(s)
Technology:Lithium Ion


Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3


Colour of product:Black / Blue
Product colour:Black / Blue
Product Type:Netbook

Dimensions & Weight



Aspect Ratio:5:3
Display diagonal:25.6
Display Resolution:1024 x 600
LED Backlight: Yes

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:10.1in
Diagonal Size (metric):25.7cm
Max Resolution:1024 x 600
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: Yes

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes


Country Kits:United Kingdom
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Acer Aspire ONE

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Touchpad


Keyboard key pitch:1.6
Keyboard layout:QWERTY
Keyboard number of keys:84
Pointing device:Touchpad


Internal Memory:1 / 2
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:2
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 1
Memory slots:1x SO-DIMM




Type: None


3G:No / Yes
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:2.0+EDR
Data Link Protocol:Bluetooth 2.0 EDR / Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g
Ethernet LAN: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100
Networking features:Fast Ethernet / Fast Ethernet, WLAN / WLAN, Fast Ethernet
Type:Network adapter
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11b/g / Bluetooth 2.0 EDR

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Optical Storage

Type: None

OS Provided

Edition:Windows XP Professional
Family:Windows XP
Type:Microsoft Windows XP Professional

Other features

Audio system:HD / HD Audio / High Definition Audio
Dimensions (WxDxH):259.4 x 206.4 x 26.1
Graphics adapter:GMA 950
HDD user password: Yes
Wireless Technology:802.11 a/b/g / 802.11 b/g / 802.11b/g / IEEE 802.11b/g / IEEE 802.11b/g/n


GPS (satellite): No

Ports & interfaces

Charging port type:DC-in jack
DC-in jack: Yes
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:3
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:30


Bus type:FSB
Conflict Free processor: No
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):12
ECC supported by processor: No
FSB Parity: No
Number of Processing Die Transistors:47
Processing Die size:26
Processor cache:0.5
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Diamondville
Processor Cores:1
Processor family:Intel Pentium Mobile
Processor frequency:1.6
Processor front side bus:533
Processor lithography:45
Processor Model:N270
Processor Number:N270
Processor operating modes:32-bit
Processor Series:Intel Atom N200 series
Processor Socket:Socket F (1207)
Processor threads:2
Thermal Design Power (TDP):2.5

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:N
Embedded options available: Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Intel 64: No
Intel AES New Instructions: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State: No
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology: No
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): No
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): No
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Processor code:SLB73
Processor package size:22
Supported instruction sets:SSE2, SSE3
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes


Installed Size:2GB
Max Supported Size:2GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM


BIOS password: Yes
Cable lock slot:Kensington
Cable lock slot type:Kensington

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty


Bundled software:- Acer Recovery Management \n- Acer Video Conference \n- Adobe Acrobat Reader \n- Adobe Flash Player \n- CarboniteSM Online Backup \n- eSobi\n- Google Desktop, Setup, Toolbar \n- Microsoft .NET Framework \n- Customized Windows Internet Explorer 7.0 \n- Windows Live Essentials \n- Windows Media Player / -Acer Recovery Management,\n-Google Toolbar,\n-Google Desktop,\n-Google Setup,\n-Adobe Reader 9,\nAdobe Flash Player 10,\n-Microsoft.NET Framework 2.0,\n-Customized Internet Explorer 7.0,\neSobi,\n-Acer Game Zone,\n-Acer Video Conference Manager 4.0, Windows Live Essentials — Wave 3 (Mail, Photo Gallery, Live Messenger, Writer). / -Acer Recovery Management,\n-Microsoft Office Ready 2007 (Service Pack 1),\n-Google Toolbar,\n-Google Desktop,\n-Google Setup,\n-Adobe Reader 9,\n-Adobe Flash Player 10,\n-Microsoft.NET Framework 2.0,\n-Customized Internet Explorer 7.0,\n-eSobi,\n-Carbonite online backup,\n-Acer Video Conference Manager 4.0,\n-Windows Live Essentials — Wave 3 (Mail, Photo Gallery, Live Messenger, Writer). / Acer Launch Manager, \nAdobe Reader, \nMicrosoft Works 8.5, \nMicrosoft Office 2007,\nAcer eRecovery Management / Acer Recovery Management, Google Toolbar, Google Desktop, Google Setup, Adobe Reader 9, Adobe Flash Player 10, Microsoft.NET Framework 2.0, Customized Internet Explorer 7.0, eSobi, Carbonite online backup, Acer Game Zone, Acer Video Conference Manager 4.0, Windows Live Essentials — Wave 3 (Mail, Photo Gallery, Live Messenger, Writer) / Acer Recovery Management, \nMicrosoft Works SE 9 with Office Home & Student 2007 Trial, \nGoogle Toolbar,\nGoogle Desktop,\nGoogle Setup, \nAdobe Reader 9, \nAdobe Flash Player 10, \nMicrosoft.NET Framework 2.0, \nCustomized Internet Explorer 7.0, \neSobi, \nCarbonite online backup, \nMcAfee Internet Security Suite (60-day trial),\nAcer Game Zone,\nAcer Video Conference Manager 4.0,\nWindows Live Essentials — Wave 3 (Mail, Photo Gallery, Live Messenger, Writer) / Adobe Acrobat Reader\nAdobe Flash Player \nWindows Media Player
Drivers included: Yes
Microsoft Office Ready:Includes a preinstalled image of select 2007 Microsoft Office suites. Purchase a Medialess License Kit (MLK) to activate the software.
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Starter / Windows XP Home Edition / Windows XP Professional
Trial software:- McAfee Internet Security Suite / -McAfee Internet Security Suite. / -Microsoft Works SE 9 + Office Home & Student 2007,\nMcAfee Internet Security Suite. / McAfee Internet Security Suite


Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD, xD / MMC, SD, xD
Hard Drive Capacity:160 / 250
Hard Drive Interface:SATA
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400
Total Storage Capacity:160

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive


Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:250GB
Notebook Type:Netbook

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:Intel GMA 950

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:18.3 / 18.7 / 20.6 / 3.3
Height :1.9 / 18.7 / 2.61 / 2.69 / 2.7
Height (front):1.9 / 2.61
Height (rear):2.69 / 3.31
Weight:1.15 / 1.2 / 1.27 / 1.3
Width:25.5 / 25.9