The Aspire 1 is as thin and compact as the 15-inch, measuring 13.5 x 9.6 x 0.7 inches. Even if it doesn't have the most up-to-date connections, the Acer Aspire 1 offers a good selection of ports. An SD card slot, a USB 3.0 port, HDMI, an Ethernet port, and a Kensington lock are all located on the left side.
A headphone/mic combination jack and two USB 2.0 ports are located on the right side. A DC power jack is also included, as well as two LED indications for power and battery condition. The maximum brightness of the Aspire 1 is reasonable at 206 nits.
The Acer Aspire 1's keyboard has nice tactile feedback, but it's too stiff for extended typing sessions. The Aspire 1 doesn't provide the most comfortable typing experience, with 1.2-millimeter key travel and a 78-gram actuation force.
The speakers on the Aspire 1 aren't that loud, and they'd barely fill a medium-sized conference room. The audio quality is also subpar. The Aspire 1 struggled with everyday multitasking because to its Intel Celeron N4000 CPU, 4GB of RAM, and 64GB of eMMC flash storage. As it sluggishly loaded 10 Google Chrome web pages at once, I became irritated. Once they were all up, things got a lot better.
In the Geekbench 4 total performance test, the Acer Aspire 1 received a score of 3,349, which is significantly higher than the HP Stream 14's (1,817) but just below the budget laptop category average (3,622).
On the Laptop Mag File Transfer test, the Acer Aspire 1's 64GB of eMMC flash storage performed admirably, duplicating 4.97GB of mixed-media files in only 1 minute and 2 seconds. This translates to an 82.1 megabytes per second transfer rate, which is more than three times quicker than the HP Stream 14 (24.7 MBps) and Dell Inspiron 15 3000 results (25.7 MBps).
In addition, the Acer's storage is twice as quick as the average low-cost laptop (47.2 MBps).
When it comes to inexpensive laptops, we're usually lenient, but the Acer Aspire 1's terrible 640 x 360 webcam is simply unacceptable. Because the Aspire 1 doesn't have a lot of storage, Acer didn't load it up with bloatware.