Thursday, July 30, 2009

And the small one

There’s not much to write about the new Acer Aspire One D250 netbook, not because this little work-as-you-move netbook is no good, but because it still as good as the old Aspire One. This one is slimmer though—with thickness of one inch and a 10.1’ LED LCD screen—and cheaper at about Rs 21,000. This David still packs a punch with a 1.6 GHz Intel Atom N270 processor, 1GB DDR2 RAM memory and 160GB hard drive.

However, the keyboard is not for flat-fingered users like me who will end up typing M along with N, and R along with E every time—maybe it is time for some lessons from the neighbourhood piano teacher. There are no dedicated keys here and most keyboard characters are multi-tasking—I think it’s the price you have to pay for going size zero.

The webcam though with the same feature as that of the Acer Aspire 5738Z, just doesn’t do the same trick in low light. Though it carries an Energy Star tag, the battery won’t last you more than a couple of hours. And I still don’t know how this can be a primary computer for anyone without a DVD drive. But for those looking for a second, smaller laptop to take to the coffeshop, or read RSS feeds in the loo, look no further.

1 comment:

  1. I was thinking about buying the Aspire Timeline 4810T. It's a relatively newer model and I was told the battery issues have been looked into. It has 8 hours battery back up, 2GB memory with 320 GB HDD.
    A colleague who knows a bit about laptops recommended this particular model to me.
    What is your opinion?