Portable and budget friendly are two qualities in a laptop that quickly grab plenty of attention so it is no surprise that the Acer Cloud Book AO1-132-C5MV has quickly become one of the most popular selling laptops in the UK. With plenty of consumers looking to avoid the high price tag that comes with some newer laptops this Acer provides a nice alternative for those looking to take it easy on the wallet especially during the holiday season. Below we will review this laptop a bit closer and see what some of its biggest benefits and downsides are so you can make the right choice if it is right for you.
Processor: Intel Celeron 1.6 Ghz
Memory: 2 GB of RAM
Storage: 32 GB eMMC
Screen: 11.6 Inches
OS: Windows 10
The primary benefit of the Acer Cloud Book AO1-132-C5MV is obvious and we have already mentioned it above and that is the low cost. The ability to get a brand new laptop for this price is huge for some no matter if its because you are on a tight budget or just have no desire to shell out top dollar for the latest model.
This laptop model has some nice qualities beyond just price and one of them is its portability. With a smaller 11.6 inch screen Acer has been able to design this laptop to come in at a feather light 1.2 KG making it a great option for those on the go, especially students who want something that can quickly slip into a backup and take with them instead of lugging around a heavy device.
Being compact and lightweight is great but to be a truly mobile option it needs to be able to allow you to keep going without having to be tied down to a power source charging up and this is another area that the Cloud Book does well due to its long lasting 10 hours of battery life, Easily enough to get you through a full day without needing to charge up.
As I imagine just about everyone is expecting a device this low cost and compact must have some limitations somewhere and the Acer Cloud Book AO1-132-C5MV has not avoided these. The biggest limitation comes around performance due to its lower end Celeron processor and the fact Acer has only packed 2 GB of memory into its compact shell. Don’t expect high end performance on this device and you will quickly start to see its lack of power when trying to do anything beyond basic computer tasks.
If plenty of local storage is a big deal for you this is another area that will disappoint as the device has only a 32 GB drive which can easily and quickly be filled up.
The Acer Cloud Book AO1-132-C5MV serves a purpose and serves it quite well, It provides a low cost and ultra portable option for those not needing to do resource demanding tasks and are on a budget but for high end power users it really lacks the performance needed for a smooth experience.