Acer Aspire One 533 review

A well-built netbook with few flaws, but also few standout features

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A 10.1-inch screen is standard for a netbook, and the Acer Aspire One 533's display is near identical to the one found on the Aspire One 532. The 1024 x 600-pixel resolution is suitably sharp with excellent contrast – perfect for viewing photos as well as working on complex spreadsheets.

To enhance vibrancy, a glossy Super-TFT coating has been used. Images look more realistic as a result, although this also makes the Aspire One 533's display highly reflective.

You won't notice the difference indoors, but try taking the Aspire One 533 outside and you'll be bobbing your head like a madman to make out what's on screen.

250GB of storage is what we'd expect of modern netbooks, and that's what you get with the Aspire One 533. For something that is likely to be used as a secondary computer, this should prove to be more than enough to carry all your important documents as well as thousands of songs and photos.

Netbook features are almost always limited, and the Aspire One 533 is no exception. You'll find a typically sparse number of ports, including three USB ports and a VGA port for hooking up an external display. There are also mic and headphone sockets and an Ethernet slot for wired networking.

Acer aspire one 533

While 10/100 Ethernet provides standard networking, the Aspire One 533 also includes built-in 802.11n Wi-Fi for connecting to a wireless network either at home or via a public Wi-Fi hotspot. This is the fastest wireless standard currently available, perfect for speedy web browsing.

Bluetooth is also on board for sharing files with compatible portable devices such as mobile phones.


Tech Specs

Product TypeNetbook
Hard Drive Capacity250 GB
Processor ManufacturerIntel
Graphics Controller ManufacturerIntel
Graphics Controller ModelGMA 3150
Wireless LANYes
Optical Drive TypeNo
Graphics Memory AccessibilityDedicated
Maximum Battery Run Time8 Hour
Backlight TechnologyLED
Product FamilyAspire One 533
Processor ModelN455
Operating SystemWindows 7 Starter
Brand NameAcer
Processor Speed1.66 GHz
Processor TypeAtom
Screen Size25.7 cm (10.1")
Number of Cells6-cell
Screen Resolution1024 x 600
Standard Memory1 GB
Weight (Approximate)1.25 kg
Cache512 KB
Processor CoreSingle-core (1 Core)
64-bit ProcessingYes
Chipset ManufacturerIntel
Chipset ModelNM10 Express
Graphics Memory CapacityUp to 64 MB
Display Screen TypeActive Matrix TFT Colour LCD
Wireless LAN StandardIEEE 802.11b/g/n
Ethernet TechnologyFast Ethernet
Total Number of USB Ports3
Height27.2 mm
Width258.5 mm
Depth187.2 mm
Screen ModeWSVGA
Memory TechnologyDDR3 SDRAM
Product Series533
ManufacturerAcer, Inc
Product Model533-13Drr
Product NameAspire One 533-13Drr Netbook
Pointing Device TypeTouchPad
Product LineAspire One
Aspect Ratio128:75
Manufacturer Part NumberLU.SC20D.014
Manufacturer Website Address
Marketing Information

The 10.1" Aspire One 533 helps you to engage in online activities easier and longer with optional 3G and an amazing 10-hour battery life. What's more, the 1" thin, 1 kg light Aspire One 533 is a pleasure to take on international travels, thanks to the Acer MiniGo adapter, which is extra-small, light, and features interchangeable converters.

Maximum Memory2 GB
Battery ChemistryLithium Ion (Li-Ion)
Package Contents
  • Aspire One 533-13Drr Netbook
  • Lithium Ion Battery
  • AC Adapter
Limited Warranty1 Year