- Processor – Intel Pentium dual-core T3200 mobile 2.00GHz
- Mobile Intel Graphics – Shared Memory
- Memory – 2GB (expandable though)
- 160GB hard drive
- B, G and NÃ‚Â wireless
- DVD burner
- OS – Windows Vista Home Premium
- 3 USB 2.0 ports
For $399, you get an excellent laptop that supports Vsita (the laptop gets a 3.5 score). It’s very light at 5.9 pounds. It does not get very hot and it is very comfortable on my lap. It has a full keyboard (qwerty) with a numpad section to boot. It has Wireless N and even with our G home network, we’re still getting speeds in excess of 700kb/s instead of our normal G speed at 200kb/s. The hard drive is split into two partitions. Most modern laptops do this for a separate way to recover/reinstall the OS+Branded System however this laptop doesn’t force you to. The three USB 2.0 ports are all on the left side of the laptop spaced out very well.
However, there are some minor draw backs. The first is the Acer software that comes preloaded. Nothing scares me more than being forced to use software I don’t want to use. All of those trials and bloat-y-ware programs are annoying. Further, there is also this Acer Empowering Technology program that manages a lot about the laptop, primararily backup and other maintenance things. The other program is the number of processes that are running. Right now, excluding the programs that are visibly running on the desktop (chrome and firefox) there about over 85 processes running the background. Honestly, the laptop is still snappy fast but having that many processes is scary.
Overall, this laptop is great. I can’t imagine something better for a lower price. If memory is cheap enough, we’ll get some extra kick in there just for fun. I give the Aver Aspire, for my initial review (the only review until it has trouble) 4.5 out 5.
Now that my father has one, I almost want one!