Conclusion: The Acer Aspire 1410 is a great alternative to the netbook class of devices. With its single-core ultra low voltage processor, it runs single threaded applications well and offers far better performance than any Atom-based (non-ION) netbook. Add to this the higher resolution screen, Windows 7 Home Premium, double the memory, and it starts to look a lot more appetizing than a netbook for just $60 more.
Conclusion: There really isn’t much else out there that will give you so much power and performance for the price. If it’s value you’re after, then you need to be taking a look at the Acer Aspire 1410-742G25N. Of course, there are far more powerful machines out there, but they are heavier, bulkier and much more expensive. Conversely, if losing an inch in size is really important to you, then take a look at a netbook – but be prepared to lose out on performance.
Excerpt: Acer's new 1410 netbook series is already quite popular amongst global users. Soon to be available in India, we got our hands on the latest dual core version, called the ZH7 model. Let’s check it out. Design The lid is a glossy silver and the bezel of the screen is a glossy black. The screen too doesn't have a matte finish and is 11.6 inches, 1366 x 786 native res. It’s LED backlit, so that's a plus point. The keys are almost full size including Shift and Enter.
Summary: The Acer Aspire One strikes an excellent balance between power, performance, price and battery life. The updated model offers marginally better performance and a much improved operating system at a lower price, which makes this $400 laptop look pretty attractive.
But it’s not perfect. It’s bigger and bulkier than a 10 inch netbook, and there are plenty of other machines that offer better performance or battery life.
Summary: If you like the portability of netbooks, but you want more power and a bigger screen in the same price range, the Acer Aspire 1410 is a very good choice. While identical in appearance, the Aspire Timeline 1810T lasts a couple of hours longer on a charge and offers more memory and hard drive space. However, that system costs $200 more.
Pros: Sleek design, Comfortable keyboard, Good endurance, HDMI output,
Cons: Mediocre graphics, Bottom left side runs very warm,
Summary: The Acer Aspire 1410 strikes an excellent balance between power, performance, price, and battery life. It can’t do
a more powerful laptop can. But at $449, this laptop is priced competitively with a netbook, and it can certainly handle a number of tasks that are beyond the reach of a typical netbook like playing 1080p video or some modern video games.
Excerpt: I like to play with different laptops and am on a perpetual quest to find a laptop that fits my needs for carrying around campus and using in my studies. I’ve used a lot of laptops and the Acer Aspire 1410 I recently purchased from Amazon.com has left me more impressed than just about any […]