The budget PC market has always been highly competitive, and pretty much every manufacturer is in a race to the bottom in terms of pricing. Surprisingly, though, that hasn't stopped them from trying out all kinds of designs and throwing in popular features to tempt users. Touchscreens and 2-in-1 tablet designs have trickled down from the high-end to the budget segment, giving customers more choices than ever.However there has to be some give and take. You can't expect to have every possible feature at this price level. Most of what we've seen are basically tablets with flimsy keyboard stands, such as the Notion Ink Cain, Swipe Ultimate and Croma 1177. While these are portable and affordable, they use slow processors and aren't easy to use in many situations.
Acer has created a unique budget 2-in-1 PC that offers some great features and is much more comfortable to use than its competitors, but makes a few compromises along the way. Rather than a flimsy folding cloth-backed keyboard, there’s a solid base with an integrated 500GB hard drive. However the screen is one of the weakest we’ve ever seen, connectivity is limited to a single USB 2.0 port, and there isn’t much processing power to tap into. The Acer One is small and light enough to toss in any bag, but if you’re concerned about getting work done on the go, you can safely ditch the touch and tablet features and invest in a vanilla budget laptop instead.
|Price in India||₹12,449|
|Release date||February 2015|
|Dimensions (mm)||38.00 x 25.20 x 6.20|
|Battery capacity (mAh)||6000|
|Screen size (inches)||10.00|
|Processor make||Intel Atom Z3735F|
|Expandable storage type||microSD|
|Expandable storage up to (GB)||32|
|Operating system||Windows 8.1|
|Wi-Fi standards supported||802.11 b/g/n|
|Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)||No|
|Ambient light sensor||Yes|