Acer Cloudbook Review: Affordable Computers for Your Middle Schooler

acer-aspire-one-cloudbook.jpgWhen it comes to computer usage in our home, I have to admit, we are all hopelessly addicted. My husband and I rely on our computers for both of our businesses (yes, two entrepreneurs living under one roof can be stressful to say the least). My daughter, who is a junior in high school is always using her computer for homework, research, group chats, Netflix streaming and much more. And then there’s my son. As an eighth grader, we’ve made it clear that we won’t be investing in an expensive computer for him until he heads to high school but he does still need one to complete homework assignments and projects.
Thankfully, I was recently contacted by the PR team at Acer who introduced me to a brand new affordable computer that’s less than $200 that comes complete with Microsoft Office. When they offered me the opportunity to try it out, I jumped at the chance and knew exactly who would be super excited to give it a try.
Acer Cloudbooks are ideal for anyone who wants an online-oriented notebook with a full-fledged Windows 10 experience. The Cloudbook includes a full version of Windows 10 along with a one-year subscription to Office 365 Personal and OneDrive online storage. The Aspire One Cloudbook 14 features a 14-inch HD display, Intel Celeron processor and 32GB of internal storage. It also provides up to 14 hours of battery life and weighs just 3.5 pounds, so it’s a great solution for kids who may want to carry their notebook between home and school. The model I received for review (AO1-431-C8G8) is priced at just $199 and is available at Walmart.
So far, my son has really enjoyed the new Acer Cloudbook and has already used it for his homework assignments and he even took advantage of the games featured on the computer. He also showed me the option where we could connect our XBox to the computer so that he can play his games on the Cloudbook and not monopolize one of our TV’s. Overall, the Cloudbook is an affordable option for kids in elementary and middle school and I’d highly recommend it to families in need of an extra computer for their kids.
Disclosure: I received a complimentary Acer Cloudbook for review. However, all opinions are 100% my own.

Amazing Holiday Giveaway Alert…Introducing Canvas Pop!

If you are like me and have thousands of photos of your family on your phone, your hard drive, CD’s and SIM cards but have never actually taken the time to create albums or even framed photos for you or your loved ones, I am here to say, stop digitally hoarding those photos and take five minutes out of your day today to order a holiday gift for yourself or your parents that will literally blow them away.
Recently, I was introduced to the website Canvas Pop, an easy to use online destination where you can transform your photos — whether they’re from Facebook, your smart phone, a camera or a professional photographer into incredible canvas prints, collages and now, framed works of art!
I can honestly say I have been wanting to frame one photo in particular that was taken the day before my son’s Bar Mitzvah. It’s this awesome shot of the four of us hiding behind trees. Our photographer captured my family in all our zany glory and I knew that one was totally going to be a feature piece on the walls of her home. But getting around to ordering it was a whole different story!
Thankfully, the team at Canvas Pop reached out and offered me the opportunity to have one of my favorite photos framed and I instantly took them up on their offer. Within one week, this is what arrived…
I cannot wait to hang it up in our house — just have to figure out which room is the best place to display it. The best part about the photo frames from Canvas Pop is that they are totally affordable and start at $79 and up. If you’ve ever framed a piece of art before, you’ll totally appreciate the price and the quality. Plus, if you order today before the holidays, you can get a 35% discount just by entering the promo code: ROLEMOMMY35.
Now here’s the best part. Here at Role Mommy, we’re totally into the giving spirit this time of year and we are offering a very special giveaway to our readers. Enter this awesome giveaway to win a free framed art print, sized at 16×20″ with 2.5″ white mat, supplied & shipped for free by CanvasPop.
The contest ends December 24, 2015 at 11:59PM PT. Open to residents of the US, Canada and the European Union.
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Disclosure: I received a complimentary framed photo for this post. However, all opinions are 100% my own!