"Acer Aspire One netbook"4.0 starson by dbmrn
Pros: small, lightweight, simple operating system that does not need antivirus software since it is Linux.
Cons: 3 cell battery life
Summary: C-net labs has had this thing for about a week. So when are they going to post a review, already!! Sure, it will not replace your current laptop, but it is not meant too. I want one but I am rather impatiently waiting on their review. Get busy, guys!!Updated
I recently purchased as Acer Aspire One Netbook from Circuit City and I am in Love with it. I mainly use it for web surfing and chatting to family and friends on Yahoo and AIM which with the chat program installed on the Aspire One you can sign into both accounts at the same time. I get 2 hours and 50 minutes out of the included 3 cell battery which I feel is enough for me.
The screen is bright and easy to read web pages on. It has 10 steps of brightness and I usually have it set to about 50% brightness.
It worked great out of the box and even though I have had it only about a week, I have encountered no problems with it at all.
The Linpus Linux Lite operating system is light weight and easy to navagate and my system boots up in 17 seconds...much faster than the same machine with XP. Plus with Linux I do not have to run an Anti Virus program...saving me even more money. With the Linux Lite operating system, programs open up quickly.
The Intel Atom CPU runs very cool so there is no heat problems with it sitting on my lap.
This is one GREAT Netbook...one I feel is worth investing in.Updated
I recently purchased the Acer Aspire One and I am very happy with it. The Linpus Linux Lite operating system on mine is fast. Programs open up quickly and it has given me no problems. I like the fact that I do not need to run an Anti Virus program on it which would slow down the system and those programs slow down almost ALL systems.
When I want to use it I turn it on and the system boots up in 17 seconds.
I mainly use mine for web surfing and chat on the included messenger program that lets me access multiple chat accounts with a single sign in.
The battery life on mine with the 3 cell battery is about 2 hours and 50 minutes which I feel is not too bad.
The screen is nice and bright and I usually run it at 50% brightness....it has 10 different levels of brightness.
Over all it is a great system. Run out and buy one. You won't be sorry.