My New Toy. An Acer Aspire One Netbook D150

Filed Under (Tech Stuff) by admin on 25-09-2009

             Modified 2009f September 2009 03:13:38 PM

I recently purchased a new toy referred to in the technological world as a netbook (tiny ass laptop).  I got it for $295 from NewEgg.com.  It measures in with a 10.1″ screen and weighs a little over two pounds.  I purchased the red Acer Aspire One D150-1920 which comes with a 1.6Ghz Intel Atom processor and 1GB memory (expandable to 2GB max) with a 160GB hard drive and 6 cell battery they claim is good for about 6.5hrs of life.  Almost all netbooks at the time of this writing ship with Windows XP.  In my case it came with Windows XP Home which is fine for now.   

So far I really like its size and haven’t had any real trouble with typing on the miniaturized keyboard.  It has a really nice LED screen and the speaker volume is perfectly capable of putting out a lhigh enough level of sound to watch movies or listen to music without straining to hear it…like those stupid Apple Macbooks (Yes I have one and the volume level is pathetic).   Compared with a standard laptop you can see the sizable difference in footprint these netbooks have.  The only downside to a netbook is the lack of any DVD/CDRom drive but there are plenty of alternative methods in today’s environment to move data in or out of the machine.  Heck you can even just buy a fairly inexpensive USB optical reader. 

I would definitely recommend this little guy to any person looking for an ultra compact laptop for things like vacations or business trips.  If you hate heavy laptops this is what you need….and it looks pretty nice too.

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