Acer Aspire One

Acer Aspire One

I couldn’t live without having another toy (and I buy them so infrequently…really).  And now that I’ve purged the Lenovo laptop…I had some extra cash in my pocket (I get a computer allowance from my work).  So I picked out a netbook (think of something about the size and weight of a hardcover book.The specs: Acer Aspireone AOA150-1813 (Refubrished) Notebook- Sapphire Blue- Intel Atom Processor N270 (512KB L2 cache, 1.60GHz, 533MHz FSB, 1GB DDR2 533 SDRAM, 120GB HDD, Card Reader, 802.11b/g WLAN 10/100 LAN Webcam , 8.9″ WSVGA (1024X600), 3 cell battery Preload with XP Home

Basically, they’re what I’ve been saying all along — that we don’t get anything extra for all that Ram, and gig this, and tetra that.  Computers still boot at the same speed (sometimes slower) take just as long to switch screens.  The software…which hasn’t really made our lives any easier, has demanded more and more resources.

But what if you took away all that software?  You’d be left with a netbook.  It’s designed to: surf the net, check your email, do some cloud computing, and maybe review/edit some documents.  Precisely what 95% of the home user does.

This bad boy was $320.  Comes with a 1 year warranty.  My only complaint (and it’s a doozy) is the keyboard.  It’s small..but more it’s the placement of the shift, return, and ctrl keys.  Especially the shift.  I have a week to check it out before I have to decide.

But as a toy — thumbs up.