Features comparison - Acronis True Image 2013 vs Norton 360
Similar Features at a Glance
With both Acronis True Image 2013 and Norton 360, users are getting outstanding software programs that have been tried and tested by users all over the world. While there are some key differences in each of the software's features, there are also noticeable similarities, which may make the buying choice all the more difficult.
One of the main similarities between Acronis True Image 2013 and Norton 360 is the fact that they each have multiple options for securing your data. They also each protect the same types of data to ensure the full protection of your system. Both software options protect your system data and personal data. They protect everything from your personal settings to your music, apps, folders, photos, and full system backups.
Acronis True Image 2013 interface
They also both offer the same type of backup systems, which allow for constant backups or scheduled backups. These software programs are constantly working in the background to ensure that any changes that are made are saved, should your system crash or become corrupted.
Key Differences in Both Versions
One of the main differences is that Acronis tends to offer more advanced features than Norton does. The Acronis version works with Windows 8, while Norton operates on Windows 7 and lower. While a release patch for Windows 8 has not been announced by Norton as of yet, it is possible that this will be imminent.
Another difference in the two programs is that Acronis has seemed to embrace the latest technologies further than Norton, introducing cloud storage and all new supported devices. While Norton relies more on the traditional storage options of DVD, USB, FireWire, and Blu-Ray, Acronis has broadened their storage options to include mobile file access from smartphones, tablets, and other devices.
Norton 360 interface
System Requirements of Both Programs
Acronis True Image 2013
- Hard Disk Drive
- NAS-Network attached storage
- FTP Server
- CD-R/RW, DVD-R?RW, DVD-R/RW, BD-R
- Windows 8 (all versions)
- Windows 7 (all SP1)
- Windows Vista (all SP2)
- Windows XP Home Edition (SP3)
- Windows XP Pro and Family
- Windows Home Serve 2011
- FAT 16/32 NTFS
- Raw Image Support
- Minimum Windows 7 operating system requirements
- Minimum Windows Vista operating system requirements
- Windows XP/Home and Professional (300 MHz or faster, 512 MB (recommended 1GB) of RAM, 430 MB of available hard disk space, CD-ROM or DVD-ROM, Super VGA (800X600 or higher).
- FAT 16, 16X, 32, 32X
- NTFS, GUID (GPT)
- Dynamic Disks
- CDR/RW. DVD-R/RW, Blu-Ray, USB, FireWire, Iomega, and Jaz drives
Both software programs offer interesting features that may benefit some more than others. Acronis True Image comes in at $49.99 for the purchase price and $29.99 for the upgrade, while Norton 360 retails for $89.99 or has an upgrade price of as low as $30.00. Each program has their own pros and cons and many of the same features. There are each enough positives to the programs to make them running rivals. As each program goes head to head in the retail market, it will be interesting to see how each one fares. Right now, it appears that they are running neck and neck and a clear winner has yet to be named.
Like this review? Share it with your friends!
True Image 2014 Coupon Codes
Download Acronis True Image 2014
NEW! Acronis True Image 2014 + 5GB of free Cloud Storage for one year Buy Now
NEW! Acronis True Image 2014 Premium (includes Plus Pack addon) + 5GB of free Cloud Storage for one year Buy Now
NEW! $25 off Acronis True Image 2014 + 250 GB Cloud Storage Use Offer
$99.98 our price $74.99)
NEW! $40 off Acronis True Image 2014 Premium + 250 GB Cloud Storage Use Offer
$129.97 our price $89.98)
NEW! Acronis True Image 2014 Premium Upgrade (includes Plus Pack addon) + 5GB of free Cloud Storage for one year Use Discount
$79.99 our price $59.99)
NEW! Acronis True Image 2014 Upgrade + 5GB of free Cloud Storage for one year Use Discount
$49.99 our price $29.99)
NEW! Acronis True Image 2014 Family Pack (3 licenses) + 5GB of free Cloud Storage for one year Use Promo
$149.97 our price $79.99)